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#11772262 - 08/11/16 07:21 PM Mardi Gras Sunfish
Rocket Surgeon Offline
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Registered: 11/18/15
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A little experiment....





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#11772631 - 08/11/16 10:11 PM Re: Mardi Gras Sunfish [Re: Rocket Surgeon]
basscat dad Offline
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very nice work. one thing to watch is the size of the eyes.you really want them to fill the eye socket and use the 3d eyes. here's a few from the archives that might inspire you or drive you completely out of lure painting all together.








Edited by basscat dad (08/11/16 10:13 PM)
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#11772703 - 08/11/16 10:57 PM Re: Mardi Gras Sunfish [Re: Rocket Surgeon]
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These are 3D eyes

Tough to tell from the pic

As far as size, I'm using what I have here smile

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#11772704 - 08/11/16 10:57 PM Re: Mardi Gras Sunfish [Re: Rocket Surgeon]
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Nice pics, btw laugh

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#11772783 - 08/12/16 01:34 AM Re: Mardi Gras Sunfish [Re: Rocket Surgeon]
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6mm for 1.5 baits is all I use, looks like the ones you used are 4.5mm you can get away with 5-5.5mm. That's the only thing negative about the bait though with proper eye size it would be an flat out awesome.
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#11773075 - 08/12/16 08:51 AM Re: Mardi Gras Sunfish [Re: Rocket Surgeon]
C Worthy Offline
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You really want to scare the peejeebers out of him....... Basscat, show him the ruby slipper.. LMAO
Yes, I still can't forget that one.
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#11773231 - 08/12/16 10:11 AM Re: Mardi Gras Sunfish [Re: C Worthy]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Originally Posted By: C Worthy
You really want to scare the peejeebers out of him....... Basscat, show him the ruby slipper.. LMAO
Yes, I still can't forget that one.



very very bad idea!
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#11773409 - 08/12/16 11:48 AM Re: Mardi Gras Sunfish [Re: Rocket Surgeon]
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Interesting pattern ...very creative...thinking its a springtime lure. Just a few observations...the feather tail treble will slow the lures action down slightly...good or bad who can say?? The eyes seem to be the stick on style used on Torpedo's and spinnerbaits. Blacking out the eye socket and accenting around the eye area enhances their look. As a rule of thumb the eye should fill out the flat area of the eye socket leaving the raised back edge of the socket showing. Sometimes I use oversized eyes, particularly on small baits. Usually have to add a drop of superglue to keep them in place...once the D2T gets on them they tend to slide a bit. Good job RS thanks for posting your work here thumb

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#11773419 - 08/12/16 11:51 AM Re: Mardi Gras Sunfish [Re: Bois d'arc]
Rocket Surgeon Offline
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Originally Posted By: boisarc
Interesting pattern ...very creative...thinking its a springtime lure. Just a few observations...the feather tail treble will slow the lures action down slightly...good or bad who can say?? The eyes seem to be the stick on style used on Torpedo's and spinnerbaits. Blacking out the eye socket and accenting around the eye area enhances their look. As a rule of thumb the eye should fill out the flat area of the eye socket leaving the raised back edge of the socket showing. Sometimes I use oversized eyes, particularly on small baits. Usually have to add a drop of superglue to keep them in place...once the D2T gets on them they tend to slide a bit. Good job RS thanks for posting your work here thumb


The eyes are 3D ...pic just doesn't show it well ... I'm using what I have here before buying more ...funds for this hobby are limited smile

Thanks for the advice and kind words ...it's all a learning process for me ! smile


You guys are awesome!!!

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#11773683 - 08/12/16 02:35 PM Re: Mardi Gras Sunfish [Re: C Worthy]
basscat dad Offline
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Loc: savannah, texas
your wish is my command. an experiment with glitter that went horribly wrong...the infamous "ruby slipper". btw one of brads favorites!
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#11773687 - 08/12/16 02:37 PM Re: Mardi Gras Sunfish [Re: Rocket Surgeon]
C Worthy Offline
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Loc: Wylie
roflmao roflmao banana de hammer barf
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#11773719 - 08/12/16 02:55 PM Re: Mardi Gras Sunfish [Re: basscat dad]
Rocket Surgeon Offline
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Originally Posted By: basscat dad
your wish is my command. an experiment with glitter that went horribly wrong...the infamous "ruby slipper". btw one of brads favorites!








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#11774324 - 08/12/16 09:56 PM Re: Mardi Gras Sunfish [Re: Rocket Surgeon]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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wife barf
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#11774376 - 08/12/16 10:29 PM Re: Mardi Gras Sunfish [Re: basscat dad]
bronco71 Offline
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OMG barf

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#11800640 - 08/27/16 09:31 PM Re: Mardi Gras Sunfish [Re: basscat dad]
YAKaddict Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 524
Loc: Plano
Originally Posted By: basscat dad
your wish is my command. an experiment with glitter that went horribly wrong...the infamous "ruby slipper". btw one of brads favorites!


Id fish it all day... and im not joking

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