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Soft Plastic Bait Making => Photo Gallery => Topic started by: ctom on 05/06/17 13:12 UTC

Title: The Ripper....
Post by: ctom on 05/06/17 13:12 UTC
This is one heck of a bait at 3.5"

It shoots very easy and the mold doesn't balk when its cold. I lain the mold in the deep freezer for ten minutes and shot it ice cold the first time and it fills great even when cold. The full length and all around venting makes the tail colors a snap. I figured a pair of eyes would dress one of these up for the camera so I heated the flat head of a sheetrock nail and made a couple very fat indents for them and did a short cover dip. The eyes are not needed.

(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/cttackle/18268470_417237311985068_2199977605245236323_n.jpg) (http://s941.photobucket.com/user/cttackle/media/18268470_417237311985068_2199977605245236323_n.jpg.html)

This style of bait has been a hottie for a couple years now and its nice to see it in the Do-It line-up. Now all I need is a smaller bait for crappies.

Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: Apdriver on 05/06/17 13:50 UTC
That two color is nice. I shot a bunch in pro blue and a few other colors to feed the Smallies in Canada on an upcoming trip. Leaving next week.(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a501/apdriver1/IMG_1625_zpsefr71mwa.png)
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: ctom on 05/06/17 14:52 UTC
That's a sweet looking color AP.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: DF on 05/06/17 14:55 UTC
Great work guys!
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: Fatman on 05/06/17 16:42 UTC
Very nice!!  I'm with ctom on a smaller one for panfish. 
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: WALLEYE WACKER on 05/06/17 21:30 UTC
Really like that bait Apdriver you might want to pour some watermelon red flake did well for me in Canada in the flipping zip.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: Apdriver on 05/06/17 22:34 UTC
Thanks, WW. I poured up some Avacado that's just watermelon browned up some. So it's somewhat close. I thought if I could have three good colors, I would at least have a few options. Hope we catch the weather favorable.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: WALLEYE WACKER on 05/06/17 23:49 UTC
Apdriver hope you have a awesome trip and the weather is in your favor. And the fish will cooperate in large numbers for you.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: alwrenn on 05/07/17 07:33 UTC
Fire stuff CTom and Apdriver!
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: BryanM on 05/07/17 15:25 UTC
Apdriver,  that is an awesome color would you be willing to share the recipe for your pro blue?
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: Apdriver on 05/07/17 16:48 UTC
Apdriver,  that is an awesome color would you be willing to share the recipe for your pro blue?

I would be glad to, Bryan. I am away from my bench now but will get back to you tomorrow. I think I could go by my memory but......lemme look at my notes before I get back to you.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: Grizz12 on 05/07/17 20:31 UTC
This bait has some awesome action too, although I didn't catch anything this weekend but sure had a blast casting these and other winter pours. Great lure sure do love it.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: Apdriver on 05/08/17 19:31 UTC
I've had several ask for the pro blue recipe. Smoke on steroids! Here you go fella's.

1 cup Medium Plastic
One drop Lure works blue hi lite
One drop UV Blast do it
2 drops Baitjunkys 3X Black colorant
1/8 tsp. Navy blue hex .035
1/8 tsp .040 black hex
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: ctom on 05/09/17 07:06 UTC
The bait that was left in the mold in my picture has a pro blue almost a spitting image of AP's....but leaving it in the mold doesn't allow the light to pass thru it. A serious walleye or crappie angler up in these parts without pro blue baits in the box just isn't a very serious walleye or crappie angler. lol
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: BryanM on 05/09/17 18:10 UTC
Thank you very much APdriver!!!!!
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: Phillippe on 05/16/17 03:06 UTC
That two color is nice. I shot a bunch in pro blue and a few good testogen reviews (https://www.the5x5project.com/testogen-review-results) colors to feed the Smallies in Canada on an upcoming trip. Leaving next week.(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a501/apdriver1/IMG_1625_zpsefr71mwa.png)

They look amazing. I bet they work great.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: Muskygary on 05/16/17 09:12 UTC
Hey Phillippe I see this is your first post, welcome to the forum. We love to have new members joining us in this great hobby! Feel free to ask any questions and also to contribute any comments you have.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: ctom on 05/16/17 09:14 UTC
Indeed. Welcome aboard Phillippe.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: Apdriver on 05/16/17 12:39 UTC
Those did work great, Philippe and welcome aboard. We look forward to your input. The Smallies and the Pike really liked the UV too.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: StevenRamos on 10/03/18 08:56 UTC
I've had several ask for the pro blue recipe. Smoke on steroids! Here you go fella's.

1 cup Medium Plastic
One drop Lure phenq works (https://theskinnyvibes.com/phenq-reviews) blue hi lite
One drop UV Blast do it
2 drops Baitjunkys 3X Black colorant
1/8 tsp. Navy blue hex .035
1/8 tsp .040 black hex

Thank you so much for the Pro Blue recipe. I was looking for it.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: ctom on 10/03/18 09:14 UTC
Welcome aboard Steven! Cook that recipe up and let us see what you've put together!
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: Apdriver on 10/03/18 09:20 UTC
Your welcome, Steven. Welcome aboard. That pro blue is really a nice color.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: WALLEYE WACKER on 10/03/18 10:21 UTC
Welcome to the forum Phillippe and Steven great color and real fish catching bait too
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: andrewlamberson on 10/03/18 16:40 UTC
Very nice bait! One of my favorite baits and favorite colors.

I've been kicking bass butt the last couple weeks using the Ripper as a trailer on a blade bait made from the Do-it Ultra Minnow spinner mold. Black with blue flake skirt and a blue Ripper (not as nice as yours though).
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: Shaunm81 on 10/04/18 18:16 UTC
Wow those are cool looking.  I think im going to order that mold here soon.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: ctom on 10/04/18 18:34 UTC
I sample out lots of baits made with Do-It molds and the Ripper, regardless of size, is by far the most popular with the walleye and a few bass guys up in these parts. I've handed out the cnc version and the Essential series baits and it makes no different.....they just love'm. Our cold weather walleye and sauger river anglers really like these baits while there are a lot of big lake anglers who rely on them too. Honestly, I think the Ripper is the smartest bait    Do-It has created. Now if they'd get a 2" or 2 1/2"version on the blocks...... Kyle? Kyle? Are you out there?
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: Canga~ on 10/04/18 19:10 UTC
I sample out lots of baits made with Do-It molds and the Ripper, regardless of size, is by far the most popular with the walleye and a few bass guys up in these parts. I've handed out the cnc version and the Essential series baits and it makes no different.....they just love'm. Our cold weather walleye and sauger river anglers really like these baits while there are a lot of big lake anglers who rely on them too. Honestly, I think the Ripper is the smartest bait    Do-It has created. Now if they'd get a 2" or 2 1/2"version on the blocks...... Kyle? Kyle? Are you out there?

i agree, a 2.5" or slimmed down 2.75" version would be awesome! i love the ripper, both the mold and the bait that comes out. i do with the made a top inject version to make laminating easier, but i would rather have the 2.5" version! i really hope the come out with one soon!
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: Lines on 10/05/18 07:10 UTC
Great post. Nice work on the baits guys! Welcome Steven & Phillipe.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: Kyle on 10/05/18 08:44 UTC
I sample out lots of baits made with Do-It molds and the Ripper, regardless of size, is by far the most popular with the walleye and a few bass guys up in these parts. I've handed out the cnc version and the Essential series baits and it makes no different.....they just love'm. Our cold weather walleye and sauger river anglers really like these baits while there are a lot of big lake anglers who rely on them too. Honestly, I think the Ripper is the smartest bait    Do-It has created. Now if they'd get a 2" or 2 1/2"version on the blocks...... Kyle? Kyle? Are you out there?

Everyone's feedback has not fallen on deaf ears.  No promises, but I can confirm we have done some successful testing on smaller versions in that size range.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: Lamar on 10/08/18 18:15 UTC
Everyone's feedback has not fallen on deaf ears.  No promises, but I can confirm we have done some successful testing on smaller versions in that size range.

  Smallies beware !
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: IsidroJames on 03/08/19 08:34 UTC
Thank you so much for the D bal max (https://alvenda.com/dbal-max-review/) Pro Blue recipe. I was looking for it.

I was also looking for the Pro Blue recipe. Just joined the forum. Hope to learn and contribute a lot.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: efishnc on 03/08/19 08:47 UTC
Welcome aboard, IsidroJames, this is the place for learning... and we look forward to seeing your work.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: ctom on 03/08/19 08:54 UTC
Welcome aboard Isidrojames! Everyone has something to offer here. Everyone. So feel free to jump in.

If you do a search of pro blue you'll see a lot of variations. Personally I use a clear batch to start and add small pieces of black scrap slowly to get the desired smoke color I want then I boot up the blue hi lites to where I'm happy and have at it from there.

Pro blue is one of those laminate colors that goes with so many other colors its really good to have a consistent recipe for it as you'll be using it a lot.
Title: Re: The Ripper....
Post by: osborn ronald on 07/10/19 06:49 UTC
That two color is nice. I shot a bunch in pro blue and Contrave reviews (https://www.dreambodyweightloss.com/contrave/) a few other colors to feed the Smallies in Canada on an upcoming trip. Leaving next week best hard pills (https://www.hardmenstore.com/semenax-review/).(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a501/apdriver1/IMG_1625_zpsefr71mwa.png)


i have no idea what is  that. but its look so amazing..i really like the colour..