ant1969 wrote: the hook anchor points are they just screw in eyelets or wire inlaid in lure. thinking of making surface bass lures as go through quite a few and are expensive
Ant definitely do your own timber lures as they are a lot of enjoyable hours in the making and the satisfaction is when a fish is taken on your own creation.... one thing I learned is don't blindly follow the moulded resin styles as the buoyancy of timber is much different.
All my hangers and towpoint are DIY, and the method I started with was in here in this thread by Jayson, viewtopic.php?f=59&t=46326
Without knocking his advice in any way I found it difficult and came up with a variation to suit my old brain, and went to BCF and bought the wire held in the picture, although I now have been given some MIG wire from another AKFFer I also find it an advantage to wind anti clockwise, as it then give you a right turn when setting it in place which is done with 24hr Araldite [not 5 minute].
All my timbers are finished with a brush, and as you can see I am more interested in the lure action rather than the appearance, although do experiment with the colours. There is a 36 hour period between the following 2 pictures and they have only 1 coat of clear at this point, and after a swim 2 were modified
Will do a similar "How To" thread like the one kiwiozi did in the next couple of weeks, but using my old fashioned methods using brush and water based paint, but point out at the outset my style does not give the superb end result and finish achieved by the other blokes, but luckily the fish don't seem to care to this point.
4weightfanatic wrote:You need to do so many coats to get a decent layer. A 24 hr epoxy really is the way to go if you want to do an epoxy final coat but you'll just have to get your creative side making a simple rotisse to put the lures on to cure.
Pat am now using Cabothane for my clear and totally happy with the outcome, and get an easy 3 coats on in a day in our climate, and will not be going down the epoxy finish road after having a yarn with my LL mentor.