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#11188747 - 10/27/15 12:33 AM Where does one get started
COWBOYSFAN008 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/13
Posts: 223
Loc: Killeen, TX
Hey All,
Where/How, does someone get started into building their own baits? I suppose I could Google it, but I figure I'd ask the pros!
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#11188751 - 10/27/15 12:42 AM Re: Where does one get started [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Online   content
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Registered: 10/05/10
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Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
I'm no pro but to get started you can watch some videos on you tube. Dakota lakes tackle has.some very nice videos as well as several others. If I can ever get caught up I would like to do some videos I have just been to far behind to spend the extra time to record and edit.


You will need a brush best bang for the buck would be the iwata neo from hobby lobby. Use the 40% coupon puts it around 50 bucks. You will need paint you can buy createx, americana, folk art from hobby lobby, or apple barrel from walmart.
A cleaning pot is a big plus for cleaning out the airbrush, you will need mixing cups, mixing sticks, reducer/water, and baits.

Bait suppliers that I use are in no particular order dingerbaits, predatorbass.com, getbitcustombaits, Dakota lakes tackle, and unpaintedlures.com.

You will need hooks and rings I purchase mine in bulk from captainhooksdiscoutwarehouse.com

This should give you a little info to think about and if you have any other questions feel free to ask. There are several others on this forum that will help you out as much as they can.
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#11188785 - 10/27/15 04:00 AM Re: Where does one get started [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
COWBOYSFAN008 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/13
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Loc: Killeen, TX
Man, I appreciate the response. I'm definitely gonna look into to it, I have a Hobby Lobby and a Wally World right around the corner! I look forward to ur vids too.
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"On the 8th day, God created the DALLAS COWBOYS"
" Now then, get your weapons-your quiver and bow-and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me" GEN 27:3
Real men love Jesus, don't wear scarves, pop their gum, or use an umbrella....IMO

<*\\\><
PHIL 4:13

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#11188881 - 10/27/15 06:51 AM Re: Where does one get started [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 1456
Check this post out for some good ideas and helpful hints: TIps and Tricks

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#11188888 - 10/27/15 06:59 AM Re: Where does one get started [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 1456
Originally Posted By: COWBOYSFAN008
Hey All,
Where/How, does someone get started into building their own baits? I suppose I could Google it, but I figure I'd ask the pros!

Warning!!! painting lures is addictive wink. If you decide to try your hand at painting lures I have a Master G51 airbrush with spare parts (needles, hoses, tips. etc.) that I'd let go of for small $'s. It works great...not junk. Would consider sharing a few paint patterns for beginners, too. Good luck.

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#11189004 - 10/27/15 08:08 AM Re: Where does one get started [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
basscat dad Offline
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Registered: 06/12/12
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Loc: savannah, texas
start out simple with basic patterns and techniques. boisarc has suggested practicing and trying out new ideas on a piece of pvc pipe...excellent idea. precut 2" x 24" piece at home depot or lowes.
before you spend a bunch of money on blanks, use some old lures to practice. give them a light sanding to remove the finish then base coat in opaque white. you'll be amazed at how you can revive an old beat up lure.
plenty of "how to" stuff on you tube.
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#11273079 - 12/09/15 07:26 PM Re: Where does one get started [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 1456
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