Home made lures on the "Tyenna" .

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Post by Tyenna Dave » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:37 pm

Been testing a few more home made lures with some good results .
Only had the chance to have a couple quick flicks and never had time to test the little brown trout before the rain set in .
I did have the chance to give it a few casts before i left to check out the action on the lure and it was spot on :)
The little brown trout .
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A quick test of this 4cm number produced a good 2lb brown .
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Next to be tested was the 65mm baby atlantic .
The fish loved this lure and a few were caught quite quickly .
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5lb Atlantic on Atlantic :)
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Another 65mm model done the job with a deeper diving bib .
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The pair of recent 65mm lures .
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Re: Home made lures on the "Tyenna" .

Post by diemai » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:15 pm

Looks like you've hit it straightaway with your new creations , ....great stuff thumbsupsmilie !

Are they of timber or PVC , ......at least fishies do love them thumbsupsmilie ?

Welldone lures , mate thumbsupsmilie , .........greetz , Dieter howdy
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Re: Home made lures on the "Tyenna" .

Post by Tyenna Dave » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:43 pm

Cheers Dieter !
Still from Balsa at present but with a different clear coat .The acrylic clear looks alot nicer than the urathane .
Going to try a hard resin finish next week but unsure of what product to use ???
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Re: Home made lures on the "Tyenna" .

Post by diemai » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:03 pm

Tyenna Dave wrote:Cheers Dieter !
Still from Balsa at present but with a different clear coat .The acrylic clear looks alot nicer than the urathane .
Going to try a hard resin finish next week but unsure of what product to use ???
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I'm using marine grade and fast curing epoyxy clear , has a processing time of only 20 min after mixing before slowly starting to turn to jelly !

Most epoxy topcoat mixtures cure a lot slower , so the use of a lure rotator is essential to prevent dripping , .....with my stuff I only have to switch the lures round from head to tail within 30 to 40 mins in my drying rack , after the coat is firm enough not to cause drips on the bottom end anymore , ..............after 24 hours I apply a second layer .

But the slow curing epoxy coats drying in a rotator do provide thicker coats , .......but I reckon you do not need such for pure trout lures ?

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Post by Tyenna Dave » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:45 pm

Thanx for that info Dieter !
Have tried an epoxy finished head on a lure and it was good for durability but still the bigger fish can rip into it at times .
Was looking at a hard resin finish similar to a Rapala .
Mates a fibreglasser and reckons there are a few new types of resins on the market these days that might do the job .
Thinking of trying a UV cure resin some surfboard makers are using .
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Re: Home made lures on the "Tyenna" .

Post by diemai » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:04 am

@ Tyenna Dave

............never heard of such UV curing surfboard stuff , I guess , ........but it definately sounds promising !

Dunno 'bout the topcoat on "Rapalas" , ...they're keeping secrets about it(I have a DVD showing their lure works in Finland , but in there the production manager insisted on not filming the painting and topcoating department) .

But I know , that many Finnish lure carvers use clear concrete laquer(the kind to seal off concrete floors) to dip on a durable topcoat , .......I have some homemadies from over there , that stuff really cures rock hard , ........sadly I do not know many details other than they dip their lures for several times , always on a still tacky previous coat for perfect adhesion .

good luck , ...greetz , Dieter howdy
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Re: Home made lures on the "Tyenna" .

Post by ocd1688 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:36 am

You are a real gun fisherman Dave clapclap clapclap clapclap
nice lures too mate. thumbsupsmilie thumbsupsmilie thumbsupsmilie

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Re: Home made lures on the "Tyenna" .

Post by Tyenna Dave » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:34 pm

Cheers Albert ,much appreciated and thanx again for the info Dieter !
Rapala finishes are fantastic and its a pitty it is all kept a secret .
Will also check out the concrete floor finish materials available here and see if they are compatable with doing lure finishes .
So many products to consider ??? :)
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Re: Home made lures on the "Tyenna" .

Post by diemai » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:54 pm

Tyenna Dave wrote:Cheers Albert ,much appreciated and thanx again for the info Dieter !
Rapala finishes are fantastic and its a pitty it is all kept a secret .
Will also check out the concrete floor finish materials available here and see if they are compatable with doing lure finishes .
So many products to consider ??? :)
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Yeah , ...sorry , Dave , but that Finnish friend , that I've contacted in terms of that concrete laquer , was unable to give me more details , ..either he was also beating about the bush or it was lack of knowledge of the English language ?

This concrete laquer is available in one, -or two components , ...he stated , that for dipping it has to be thinned to the consistency of horse pee lol , .......he would dip 6 to 8 times .

He's storing the thinned laquer in glass jugs with a clamped glass lid on top , ......but he would put a plastic bag inbetween jug and lid , so that the laquer cannot bind the two parts , ......also serves as a seal , I suppose !

He would also dip in that jug , ...prior one can always add some thinner and stir to get the right consistency .

I have looked around in tool marts over here , .....could not find any suitable stuff , as it was ALL in colors , no clear available there , ......guess , that one's gotta look for and contact a specialized supplier ?

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Re: Home made lures on the "Tyenna" .

Post by MXB » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:20 am

Nice lures Dave and I think I will have to knock up some Atlantic patterns - simple and look good.

That concrete finishing clears sounds good and I will try to talk to one of my concreting mates and see whats available. My advice Dave is to find what works and stick with it because I have found over the years that a change of paint or clears can sometimes mean that I have problems with other parts of the process.

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