texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Fred-da-Fisherman, BassinMachine, Txtwister334, Bobby Gossett, Deckguy903
114698 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 100,660
hopalong 94,388
Pilothawk 80,708
John175☮ 78,684
Bigbob_FTW 71,316
JDavis7873 67,401
Derek 🐝 66,120
Mark Perry 62,244
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,141,243
Posts15,591,717
Members139,698
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
New to painting lures - my first shot at it #13854050 01/20/21 11:23 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,592
C
C Worthy Online Content OP
Extreme Angler
OP Online Content
Extreme Angler
C
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,592
OK, I am just getting started in painting my own baits. Getting ready to retire in Sept and figured I better find something to do for fun on cold rainy days. These are the first baits that I have ever painted. Be brutally honest, what did I do right, wrong, need to learn, whatever. I am having a blast at 66 yrs old. Finally doing some colors in certain baits that I have always wanted but no-one offered. Even learning to add micro glitter into the epoxy before going on the drying wheel. Had no idea that this hobby was going to grow into a house payment roflmao The first pic is just where a took an ugly glide bait and added a JigSkinz to it. Painted the underbelly bone, added the sunset orange under the front and gold and chartreuse micro glitter to the epoxy finish. The rest I sanded, and painted from scratch.

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


Life is one big playground. Be sure to ride all the rides before it closes.
Re: New to painting lures - my first shot at it [Re: C Worthy] #13854537 01/21/21 04:47 AM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 27,646
C
CCTX Online Content
mapquest
Online Content
mapquest
C
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 27,646
Sounds like you are having fun and enjoying the process = nothing wrong.


[Linked Image]
Re: New to painting lures - my first shot at it [Re: C Worthy] #13854928 01/21/21 03:41 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,719
M
Matt Jackson Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
M
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,719
They look great to me! It looks like you did a great job on the scale patterns which is often very easy to overpaint. You will enjoy this hobby very much, and never give up on a lure until you've put eyes and clear on.

Re: New to painting lures - my first shot at it [Re: C Worthy] #13855699 01/21/21 11:09 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,592
C
C Worthy Online Content OP
Extreme Angler
OP Online Content
Extreme Angler
C
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,592
Thanks guys... The hardest part is that there are soooooo many options to how you want to paint it. I want to try non-traditional colors because I think the fish have seen the regular colors so much that they kind of recognize them. But I find it fun to try something and if I don't like it, I just light sand and give it another goal. Love to look at the stuff you guys paint and I get ideas of "I think I might try that but use ??? colors instead".


Life is one big playground. Be sure to ride all the rides before it closes.
Re: New to painting lures - my first shot at it [Re: C Worthy] #13855708 01/21/21 11:18 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 389
L
Lmgreeri Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
L
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 389
They look amazing.The only thing funner than doing your own lures...is when you catch the first fish on one!

I bought molds for doing vertical jigs for snapper and the day I went out and slayed the fish on a particular color pattern was incredible.

I hope as you learn and progress that you keep posting pics. thumb

Re: New to painting lures - my first shot at it [Re: C Worthy] #13855712 01/21/21 11:21 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 389
L
Lmgreeri Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
L
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 389
I wonder how long it will be before you, like myself, realize that you are finding glitter everywhere and drastically cut back on using it.

Looks like you are using the coarser stuff. I had some powder glitters that i found...oh my god that stuff was hard to contain!!!

Re: New to painting lures - my first shot at it [Re: Lmgreeri] #13855948 01/22/21 02:56 AM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,592
C
C Worthy Online Content OP
Extreme Angler
OP Online Content
Extreme Angler
C
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,592
Originally Posted by Lmgreeri
I wonder how long it will be before you, like myself, realize that you are finding glitter everywhere and drastically cut back on using it.

Looks like you are using the coarser stuff. I had some powder glitters that i found...oh my god that stuff was hard to contain!!!

LOL, it is not supposed to coarse, it is advertised as being micro glitter. It is really pretty fine stuff. I have tried different amounts added to the flowable epoxy. The bottom pic has much less glitter than the lures above it. The 7" swim bait has no glitter but I used holographic vinyl tape. I cut and laid the tape, put 1 layer of epoxy over that lure, came back and sanded the edges so that you couldn't see the transition line, and then painted it. Final coated it with another layer of epoxy. I actually looks a lot better in person than it does in the photo. That was my very first lure. I started wishing that I had picked something a little easier than a multi-jointed bait pretty quickly after I got started. I don't like a lot of glitter but a small amount to flicker in the sun at daybreak is desirable. The colors above are pretty much for fishing the marshes around Galveston and Bolivar for whatever willl hit it. Now just need a chance to try em out.


Life is one big playground. Be sure to ride all the rides before it closes.
Re: New to painting lures - my first shot at it [Re: C Worthy] #13856498 01/22/21 04:17 PM
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 15
O
Overworked2020 Offline
Green Horn
Offline
Green Horn
O
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 15
Looks good. NIce colors

Re: New to painting lures - my first shot at it [Re: C Worthy] #13857550 01/23/21 11:25 AM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 4,507
B
Bayou Burner Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
B
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 4,507
Progress is looking great, CWorthy thumb


"Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway."

John Wayne

ADHAERO VIRTUTI
Re: New to painting lures - my first shot at it [Re: C Worthy] #13857760 01/23/21 03:34 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,592
C
C Worthy Online Content OP
Extreme Angler
OP Online Content
Extreme Angler
C
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,592
Thanks guys, one day, one day, I might get good.
wink


Life is one big playground. Be sure to ride all the rides before it closes.
Re: New to painting lures - my first shot at it [Re: C Worthy] #13858009 01/23/21 06:30 PM
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 32
R
RedHouse Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
R
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 32
Be careful...its habit forming.

Re: New to painting lures - my first shot at it [Re: C Worthy] #13870449 02/02/21 03:47 AM
Joined: Jul 2020
Posts: 105
D
d75bender Online Shocked
Outdoorsman
Online Shocked
Outdoorsman
D
Joined: Jul 2020
Posts: 105
My only criticism is I'm not a fan of the flake over the eyes. Other than that they look fantastic.

Re: New to painting lures - my first shot at it [Re: C Worthy] #13870780 02/02/21 03:11 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,592
C
C Worthy Online Content OP
Extreme Angler
OP Online Content
Extreme Angler
C
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,592
I agree bender, first time I tried. I like the flake but the only way to not get it on the eyes is to put one layer on with flake, add eyes and then second layer. Not sure how much that would change the weight or action of the bait. Still figuring things out.


Life is one big playground. Be sure to ride all the rides before it closes.
Re: New to painting lures - my first shot at it [Re: C Worthy] #13873410 02/04/21 01:56 PM
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 32
R
RedHouse Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
R
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 32
bender

Last edited by RedHouse; 02/10/21 02:28 PM.
Re: New to painting lures - my first shot at it [Re: C Worthy] #13873465 02/04/21 02:31 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,592
C
C Worthy Online Content OP
Extreme Angler
OP Online Content
Extreme Angler
C
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,592
I will definitely look into that. Thanks Red


Life is one big playground. Be sure to ride all the rides before it closes.
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3