...I have covered quite a few baits with dollar store aluminum foil.
Never had much luck with aluminum foil or space tape. The blanks in the pictures are covered with silver leaf metal. Basscatdad was the first on this forum to use foils on bare blanks. He's done some very nice foiled lures
. The stuff is messy and hard to work with but it makes a pretty fair base for paints and gives off a nice flash in sunlight. Slick blanks are best for flash and textured blanks seem to be more realistic
. Six of one or half dozen of the other...just a matter of preference. Hope to post a few of both types in the future.