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Re: Hours of carving

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:53 pm
by diemai
G'day , folks , are some pictures of my latest bunch , .......just assembled the hooks yesterday and shot some pictures , .......the bathtub test video is gonna be done during the coming days , since I want their three epoxy topcoat layers to cure more thoroughly before putting them into water .

Tried them all in a blank condition before , ...unpainted and with their wireforms and lead sheet ballast just stuck into their belly slots , not glued in yet , .......they all worked well at that stage , ........the small blue/white minnow had a very tight wiggle , allmost like vibrating , ......whereas the three (almost) identical Australian style deep divers did sport a pronounced kinda butt shake thumbsupsmilie !

Still added some more lead shot ballast to these after that initial swim , so that they'd come to dive a little deeper , .......I hope , that this won't slow down that butt shake too much again .

All lure are handcarved from PVC decking(only the straight bodied grub in grey/copper color is lathe turned) , ...sadly all of the grub's eye sockets turned out to be somewhat uneven , .....I was lazy and furnished them by pressing the blanks against a rotating Forstner drill bit , so the sockets got to wander off center a bit , time I'm gonna fix the in my vise for this work operation !
Cheers , diemai howdy

Re: Hours of carving

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:57 pm
by Tincan
Won't be long now and you an give the lure fishing a good run, nicely done again diemai.


Re: Hours of carving

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:34 am
by Pecheur
Hi Diemai,

These grub look real good.
What type of fish do you intend to target with them?

Have a good day,

Re: Hours of carving

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:32 pm
by diemai
@ Tincan

..............yeah mate , only about six weeks more to go until closing time ends in my homestate , eight weeks for Hamburg waters .

But also I'd have to face a real big problem soon , .........WHICH LURES SHOULD I PACK INTO THE TACKLE BAG , and which ones I should leave behind shockedsmilie shockedsmilie -duh ?

I can't carry them all at once got(and made) too many new ones through the winter break , still started out on a new bunch -duh lol !

Hard decisions to be made crazysmilie lol !

@ Pecheur

Thanks , mate bowsmilie , ....the curved ones also take about three times longer carving work compared to plain bodied lures , quite finacky work carving and sanding down all the single segments of the grubs .

I'm hoping to catch pike , perch(redfin) and zander on these lures , depending on the size of the single baits .

In my favourite swim in Hamburg there are spots , where such big bipped crash divers come in handy , even when fishing from the bank , .......this is one like it :

greetz , Dieter howdy

Re: Hours of carving

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:13 pm
by Pecheur
Hi Diemai,

As a kid in Europe I used to love catching Perch and Pike for sport, but Zander was my favourite for food...
And pike... They made some kind of sausage with them in the town I was born in... Delicious!
Thanks for the memories.

Have a good day,

Re: Hours of carving

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:50 pm
by diemai
I see , that obviously one post from FLASH was lost here , it was still there last night , but now it's gone , maybe due to the recent shut-down , dunno ??? ?

Anyway , .....thanks for your kind words , FLASH , .......that marbled paint pattern is quite easy to do , fact not many options left with my modelmaking enamels -duh lol .

Pecheur , .....I've never heard of any zander sausages , ... we most likely eat them as fillets , ....also much sought after over here .
Out of some other species like pike or European bream some people also make meatballs or burgers , but it's a lot of work , ...slicing down fillets is much easier lol !

Here is the lure test video of the latest bunch above , just made it this morning :

Thanks for your interest , ......cheers , Dieter howdy

Re: Hours of carving

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:37 am
by Mzuri3
Great lures Diemai, I always enjoy viewing your lure tests.

The luminescent eyes look great on the lures, and I know from experience that the Aussie born english perch are attracted to lumo beads and lumo lure paint jobs. I can't see why the German born perch would be different, and english perch do strike large lures too.

I look forward to hearing the results from a field test.

Tight Lines


Re: Hours of carving

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:37 am
by diemai
@ Mzuri3

Thanks a lot , Rob bowsmilie , ...still a couple of weeks have to pass until the predators closing time is through over here , ........May 1st is lureanglers feast day lol !

So no catch reports possible before , ........but nevertheless I'm in good expectation to catch some nice perch on my newly made lures , ....some of them have got the right size , ..............but these little buggas won't mind eating a lure of their own size sometimes , anyway thumbsupsmilie !

Greetz , Dieter howdy

Re: Hours of carving

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:49 am
by Mully
those lures are awesome mate im sure the natives here would be all over them when do you start importing to the Australia's ,,you should sell a few here for us down underers

Re: Hours of carving

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:15 pm
by diemai
@ Mully

Sorry to reply so late , Mully , just have missed out your post somehow -duh !

Indeed I'm slowly considering these days about making a few lures to sell , ....but I've never made up my mind finally , .........maybe some day I'll do ??? .

The reason is just that I need to spend my little leisure time in creativity , ...but all of my storage boxes are slowly getting too small , also storage space becomes less and less lol lol .

To add to my problem , here is my latest bunch , all carved from PVC :
You may watch the tub test of all lures in here :

Thanks for your interest , ....greetz , diemai howdy