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Offline Apdriver

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Threadfin Shad
« on: 12/20/16 21:41 UTC »
I had a request from a fishing friend of mine for some "white" spinnerbaits. I just couldn't bring myself to do an all white Spinnerbait and had to throw some color in it. I wanted to imitate a Threadfin Shad as that's what we have predominately in our lakes. This is a 3/8 ounce, fifty strand skirt with a Indiana and Willowleaf blade.


« Last Edit: 12/20/16 21:50 UTC by Apdriver »

Offline Mike J

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Re: Threadfin Shad
« Reply #1 on: 12/20/16 22:15 UTC »
Super nice AP. I really like your paint job. Also nice pics.

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Re: Threadfin Shad
« Reply #2 on: 12/21/16 04:49 UTC »
I'm now getting envious!!!!! That right there is a killer shad color with a perfect profile, excellent!!!! A lot of guys don't take profile into consideration when deciding the amount of skirt strands and the blade combination but it is evident you did, that is just spot on. I use those serrated blades on shad profile baits as well, they spin faster and tighter than a regular willow blade so you get a different vibration and instead of big flashes you get a lot of small flickers of light, just outstanding APDriver, Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!

Offline Lines

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Re: Threadfin Shad
« Reply #3 on: 12/21/16 06:06 UTC »
Beautiful.

Offline Lamar

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Re: Threadfin Shad
« Reply #4 on: 12/21/16 06:38 UTC »
  Awesome job. I love the color of that head. Can I ask what color you used for top half ? Is it powder paint ?

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Re: Threadfin Shad
« Reply #5 on: 12/21/16 08:00 UTC »
Dang. Now that's a match. Nice stuff AP.

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Re: Threadfin Shad
« Reply #6 on: 12/21/16 08:30 UTC »
Awesome job !

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Re: Threadfin Shad
« Reply #7 on: 12/21/16 08:41 UTC »
That will get the job done. Great color!!!

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Re: Threadfin Shad
« Reply #8 on: 12/21/16 09:13 UTC »
Great representation.  Well done.

Offline Apdriver

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Re: Threadfin Shad
« Reply #9 on: 12/21/16 14:34 UTC »
Thanks, Smalljaw. You know I'm a big fan of your work and what you mean to our community. That means a lot, coming from you. Again, thank you.

Offline Apdriver

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Re: Threadfin Shad
« Reply #10 on: 12/21/16 14:51 UTC »
  Awesome job. I love the color of that head. Can I ask what color you used for top half ? Is it powder paint ?

Not powder, Lamar. It's Wicked createx applied with an airbrush. Topcoat is KBS Coatings Diamond Clear MCU. I have some more work to do on my basecoats and I think Createx has a better product for that than what I am currently using. That said, base coat is 3 coats opaque white. Then two or three coats of Createx Wicked pearl white. Then two coats of wicked createx Fast back Green, greened up with 6 drops of yellow as the top accent. I know that some will think that's way too much work but I do 25 at a time and it goes pretty quick. You don't have to wait til each coat air dries. What you do is heat set each coat then apply the next.

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Re: Threadfin Shad
« Reply #11 on: 12/21/16 14:52 UTC »
Thank each of you for the kind replies.

Offline Muskygary

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Re: Threadfin Shad
« Reply #12 on: 12/21/16 16:09 UTC »
Wow, That's a lot of work! Whenever you loose one of those to the deep; makes you want to cry. LOL

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Re: Threadfin Shad
« Reply #13 on: 12/22/16 20:21 UTC »
Obviously a labor of love.  Great job.
Until next time.

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Re: Threadfin Shad
« Reply #14 on: 12/22/16 20:42 UTC »
That's mighty sexy! Great work.