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DIY SPs

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:02 am
by anselmo
Has anyone tried to make their own? (pour their own?)

Nick

Re: DIY SPs

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:24 am
by Dan
I have thought about it but haven't tried it yet, you can buy the plastic kits on the net to do it i think.

Re: DIY SPs

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:40 pm
by anselmo
Yeah I ordered one, so I was curious

There are some things I wanted to change on a favourite and this was one way to do it

Re: DIY SPs

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:09 pm
by Mully
look forward to seeing your creations mate thumbsupsmilie

Re: DIY SPs

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:49 am
by anselmo
So am I! lol

I thought making your own rods and tying your own flies was creative but this looks really interesting!

I'm also doing the whole molding master copies of the lure and making molds to run 3-5 at a time
great fun!

Re: DIY SPs

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:58 am
by Mully
sounds great maybe do us a step by step process so we can learn from your experiance,,would be great bowsmilie

Re: DIY SPs

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:39 am
by anselmo
well the first ones have been done
I'll post pics in the next day or so

so very very easy
as a longer time lure maker and (i like to think) accomplished fly tyer bssmilie
i cannot believe how easy it is

having done this you will wonder how they can charge so much for such simple things spbx
even the complex laminated weighted scented ones cost a max of 25-30c each
not to mention they only take 10 minutes to learn the process and produce professional results!!!

(yeah i know marketing,testing,packaging etc - but still!)
seriously anyone looking for a business opportunity down under could do worse than start a mail order business for the makings and fixings for DIY SPs
Just remember you heard it first from me $$$$$

Re: DIY SPs

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:27 am
by anselmo
ok here they are
batch #1 clear and watermelon laminates

Re: DIY SPs

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:22 am
by Mully
they are very nice mate keep the picys coming

Re: DIY SPs

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:48 am
by anselmo
did some more last night, will post pics

made a mold using RTV silicone of an ILLIBIN luggrub
so now I have a collection of several different coloured "custom" luggrub

and several custom coloured (and flavoured - mmm anise and crab) snailstops

colours:
transparent fl yellow
opaque fl yellow
sweet potato/mango
glow in the dark
silver pearl
camo green
and my version of megabass's SK (spook killer) - which they do not offer in SPs only HBs

will take some pics and post them

next efforts
- making a shad body of my own design for pike and sea bass - whihc I will call ILLIBIN smoothnoses
- replicating x-layers (I want certain custom colours that megabass don't offer) - which i will call ILLIBIN whyhens
- replicating squidgies (can't buy them here, my supplies are getting low, no-one in oz seems to post overseas, plus there are a couple of improvements and custom colours I want) which I will call ILLIBIN scrumpys

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