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Dinner is served....
« on: 03/25/22 16:55 UTC »
...for hungry crappies.

Essential plastic with Essential 4 drops of Black colorant and three drops of Essential Junebug colorant injected over a clear/partycrasher glitter belly which was brushed with chartreuse Lure Coat across the very bottom of the belly and a red Lure Coat dot applied at the throat end. Eyes were applied and then the body section given a cover dip of clear plastic.

This process makes an unreal bait. With the chartreuse spread only across the very bottom of the belly the clear/partycrasher glitter belly pour still shows thru below the top color. These things are just flat out uncanny.

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Offline Muskygary

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Re: Dinner is served....
« Reply #1 on: 03/26/22 08:44 UTC »
Those are nice! I'd like to see them with a junebug or bluegill top. Bet they would slay crappies.

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Re: Dinner is served....
« Reply #2 on: 03/26/22 08:47 UTC »
The Junebug is today's project Gary.
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Re: Dinner is served....
« Reply #3 on: 03/26/22 12:49 UTC »
That chartruse lure coat you brushed on the belly.  Was that the UV Blast Worm Dip?

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« Reply #4 on: 03/26/22 13:04 UTC »
The chartreuse worm dip is the uv blast product Gary.

Here are the junebug backed baits. Just finished them. The darned camera's filtering robs the beauty of these suckers. I have not ever made a bait so close to an actual sunfish as these. The green glitter sets these guys on fire.

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Re: Dinner is served....
« Reply #5 on: 03/26/22 14:34 UTC »
Those look super. I'm going to have to try to copy that pattern!

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« Reply #6 on: 03/26/22 15:24 UTC »
Doing the clear glitter bellies then brushing the worm dip on is the clear deal. After seeing the first round of the junebug backs I went back and did another mold full. In the hand they are incredible. I've been in the shop just about all day. Time for a rest and maybe a pizza for dinner.
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Re: Dinner is served....
« Reply #7 on: 03/28/22 07:41 UTC »
Looks great

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Re: Dinner is served....
« Reply #8 on: 03/29/22 15:42 UTC »
I like the junebug on this. Is that worm dip something that will bleed? I’ve used it before but one dip at a time.

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« Reply #9 on: 03/29/22 15:59 UTC »
The worm dip is a solvent-based coloring and dries about as fast as you can dip it. Whether it will bleed I have no idea...I just dip and cast. For these baits I carefully brush it on holding the baits by their sides with the nose end straight down so any runs go straight down as well. I dip only the first 1/32" or so of the brush in it to minimize running. Once the eyes are attached of course the baits get the clear coat and I have not noticed any bleeding [yet] under the clear coat.

The junebug back with the green glitter makes these guys look like a very young sunfish. Up here the young-of-the-year sunfish can make up a significant portion of a crappie's diet. We had crappies in buckets and livewells that have regurgitated partial and whole 1/2" to 3/4" baby sunfish. Not just one or two or once in a while, but several at a time and many times. We fished this morning in high wind, dropping water temperatures and basically miserable conditions and the only hits or fish we got came to one of these in the picture.
There are good ships
and wood ships
ships that sail the sea
but the best ships are friendships
and may they
always be ......An Irish Toast