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Color Cook Book / Green lantern new color
« Last post by LTownsend61 on Today at 19:13 »
Trying to make this color on my lures need help on figuring out the colors on plastic this green lantern is a bobby garland mo,glo
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Crappie / Pan Fish Jigs / Re: Water ready
« Last post by billygee on Today at 18:55 »
These in the picture Mike have been weighted so they sink sort of slow. I used #5 shot, three per bait to weight them. Plenty of rattle in them. Today I was counting them down over 16 feet of water then retrieving so I could get an idea of how the action was

ctom

How or where did you apply the #5shot to sink slow (meaning internal or external ?)

billygee
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Crappie / Pan Fish Jigs / Re: Water ready
« Last post by ctom on Today at 18:39 »
These in the picture Mike have been weighted so they sink sort of slow. I used #5 shot, three per bait to weight them. Plenty of rattle in them. Today I was counting them down over 16 feet of water then retrieving so I could get an idea of how the action was and came away happy. These guys in this picture are 7/10", just under 3/4". Instead of tying them on I used a Qwik Clip, similar to the tiny clips fly anglers use, so the full range of action could be seen and felt.

The water temp this morning was "just" 50 degrees, way cool for expecting any real success with the tiny cranks but I had to give them a try. I have like 7 new cranks that are micro in size, some with short bills, some longer. None are longer than 1 1/2" in the body. I have another 50 in two sizes, just like these in this picture with 20 being just under an inch in size, ordered already.

I'm planning to clip the bills and the hook hangers off leaving the line tie in place on a half dozen of the smallest bodies and do them in three different patterns of two each and make ear rings out of them. I have some requests so what the heck. Maybe find a new market, who knows.
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Crappie / Pan Fish Jigs / Re: Water ready
« Last post by WALLEYE WACKER on Today at 18:06 »
Them are some small ones Tom wonder how deep some of the little ones will run.
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Crappie / Pan Fish Jigs / Re: Water ready
« Last post by Muskygary on Today at 13:55 »
Yes, That heavier line was my problem. I usually use 8# on my panfish rods. To heavy for those small baits.
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Crappie / Pan Fish Jigs / Re: Water ready
« Last post by ctom on Today at 11:51 »
I had these on the water this morning before a storm chased us off the dock. They fish very nicely. The water was at 50 degrees this morning so still just a hair chilly for a crank to work on crappies, but the plastics did just fine.

In another thread Musky Gary had asked about how these small guys tracked. On four and six pound mono and 4 pound Nanofil they tracked just fine at a moderate retrieve rate. 8 pound mono is too stiff. Most all of my crappie rods carry 4 pound XL line and a couple carry  6 pound mono and two more have the Nanofil 4 pound spooled so I feel confident that any of the crappie rods will work for me just fine. My buddy today had a spare rod with 8 pound XL spooled so I gave a few casts with it and the heavier line wasn't too happy hauling that peewee bait around.
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Photo Gallery / Re: First bait made
« Last post by Shaunm81 on Today at 03:46 »
Welcome to the Do It forums. Those look and good and  before long you will have so many molds and colors to play with.   I dont think its ever possible for a person to get to many molds atleast for me  :D
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Painting and Finishing Lures / Re: Emberglow color shift....
« Last post by Shaunm81 on Today at 03:41 »
Always a pleasure to seeing your beautiful works of art Tom
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Painting and Finishing Lures / Re: 1 1/2" cranks
« Last post by Shaunm81 on Today at 03:39 »
Thank you Tom  for your help  links and tips  this is something im plan on giving a shot next.
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Photo Gallery / Re: First bait made
« Last post by efishnc on Yesterday at 21:38 »
Another saga begins... welcome aboard!
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