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Online Fishermanbt

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Two color Ripper swimbait
« on: 01/08/18 16:10 UTC »
Thought I would share my primitive DIY way I have been making two color Rippers since I don’t have a duel injector and a razor blade was just not garnishing consist results.
I started by outlining the mold cavity.

Then transferred the outline onto a scrap piece of wood using carbon copy paper. To the table saw and cut a rabbit half the baits thickness deep and half its width. Then removed the upper half of the bait profile with a dremel router bit.
Lay the bait in the recess tail paddle hanging over, place scrap wood block on top half of bait aligned with rabbit at the nose and at the tail. This put just enough pressure on the plastic to get a good fairly clean cut. Using a hand chopper found in the kitchen with some worm oil worked good especially after I put an edge on it

I found that running the cut section across a hot knife helped level out any uneven places caused while cutting. Make sure to cut a 45 degree off the nose so the second color has room to enter the gate and not lift the bait. Place the upper halves into the mold with some worm oil on the tail section, align them, and shoot the belly color.


Hope this makes sense. Most of my “projects” don’t.

Offline Do-It Corp.

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Re: Two color Ripper swimbait
« Reply #1 on: 01/08/18 16:22 UTC »
Great looking baits!  Thanks for sharing.

Offline bassinfool

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Re: Two color Ripper swimbait
« Reply #2 on: 01/08/18 16:44 UTC »
That's a slick little trick!  I can dig it.

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Re: Two color Ripper swimbait
« Reply #3 on: 01/08/18 16:45 UTC »
When you shoot the belly color, do you lay the mold on its side and shoot slowly so the bait doesn't "float"?

Offline ctom

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Re: Two color Ripper swimbait
« Reply #4 on: 01/08/18 16:52 UTC »
Where there's a will, there's a way! Pretty slick trick!

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Re: Two color Ripper swimbait
« Reply #5 on: 01/08/18 17:04 UTC »
When you shoot the belly color, do you lay the mold on its side and shoot slowly so the bait doesn't "float"?
Nope. Vertical as you would normally shoot, but yes I do shoot it slower with just a little extra pressure for about a 3-4 count. I was truly amazed at how well the bond is. No separation has been noted. I did get 2 floaters out of several lams but I think that was me shooting to fast or I didn’t get the nose cut right.

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Re: Two color Ripper swimbait
« Reply #6 on: 01/08/18 17:28 UTC »
Impressive! Nice work.

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Re: Two color Ripper swimbait
« Reply #7 on: 01/08/18 18:12 UTC »
Them are some nice colors. Same with the paddle shad type mold shoot back color first and cut belly of and shoot the belly color. Great job

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Re: Two color Ripper swimbait
« Reply #8 on: 01/09/18 05:10 UTC »
Nice work

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Re: Two color Ripper swimbait
« Reply #9 on: 01/09/18 05:21 UTC »
Nice that worked out pretty good.

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Re: Two color Ripper swimbait
« Reply #10 on: 01/09/18 05:56 UTC »
Thanks for the info.
My head have been wondering about this problem and here the solution was..
Nice!

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Re: Two color Ripper swimbait
« Reply #11 on: 01/09/18 06:08 UTC »
Makes good sense to me. Very cool Fishermanbt!

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Re: Two color Ripper swimbait
« Reply #12 on: 01/09/18 17:23 UTC »
Thanks for all the kind words everyone. I foresee this being a very versatile bait for multiple species. Well done Do-It.

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Re: Two color Ripper swimbait
« Reply #13 on: 01/10/18 10:10 UTC »
Awesome!
Marc

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Re: Two color Ripper swimbait
« Reply #14 on: 01/13/18 20:44 UTC »
Very ingenious job.