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    Posted: 04 Jun 2017 at 9:37pm
G'day guys, nothing special about these spinnerbaits except that I made the mould myself. Mould made from SCA body filler. Other than hand twisted wireframe and paint job, the rest of the components are "off the shelf". Not really what I call 'lure making' more like lure assembly. Helps fill the bass spinnerbait bag though! The buzzbait blade was cannibalised from a $1 Walmart special buzzbait to beef it up for an Aussie bronze battler.

Approx 3/8 oz, I've also poured a few twinspins and made a couple into chatterbaits too. Just finished making a mould for a 1/8 oz spinnerbait that I plan on pouring a few next week.

I just use a camping gas cooker and stainless steel ladel to melt and pour the lead.




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Looking as good as bought ones mate.
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Lookin good!
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your too modest Tim,these are little beautiesThumbs Up
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You don't have to fall trees to be called a builder 
And they look good
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I haven't had much time to make timber lures of late so have filled the gap by playing around with pouring lead. I've experimented with making a few different moulds and have filled the bass arsenal a bit more for summer.

A variety of small spinnerbats and buzzbait


Tailspinners, I shaped a blank out of clay and made a mould from it. Should be around 1/2oz. Haven't been able to weigh it yet.


Chatterbaits


3/8os Twin spin and Siamese spinnerbaits


Not quite the same as shaping a bit of timber, but it adds variety to lure making
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Good going, and they will catch you lots of fish.
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Looking good mate and great variety there.
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they look pretty good to me - nothing wrong with them 
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They look fantastic and well done.

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is that a double headed spinnerbait in the bottom pic never seen one like that beforeShockedThumbs Up
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Thanks guys, I can't take credit for the Siamese spinnerbait. I have seen them made for cod, I just down sized for bass. I'm hoping it looks like a small school of baitfish swimming past
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Have just seen a lure on the Livetarget lure manufacturer from the states that has 4 or 5 small baits linked together with a blade as well. Looks like a small group of bait fish...was on the USA tackle show ready for realise soon. Looks very expensive and easy to get damaged by a big fish
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The skirts can be found at quite a cheap price nowadays.

Is the movement or the colours of the skirts the important factor to look for.


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As for colours, it is no different to hard bodies and everyone will have their own favorites. I tend to like dark colours or natural. With spinnerbaits,I thinks it is the flash and vibration that attracts the fish more than colour?
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Originally posted by whipit whipit wrote:

Have just seen a lure on the Livetarget lure manufacturer from the states that has 4 or 5 small baits linked together with a blade as well. Looks like a small group of bait fish...was on the USA tackle show ready for realise soon. Looks very expensive and easy to get damaged by a big fish

If anyone wants to have a look and it looks great.



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Baitball spinner looks good. I think I have found my next challenge, I've already worked out how to knock one up!
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That's the one Dave..
Looking forward to see what you come up with TJC.
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Originally posted by TJC TJC wrote:

Baitball spinner looks good. I think I have found my next challenge, I've already worked out how to knock one up!


Can't wait to see your design TJC.

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Knocked up a rendition of a baitball spinnerbait this afternoon. It is about 1/4 to 3/8oz. There are 3 smaller 50mm squidgy fish as teasers and an 80mm squidgy fish. Came up ok for a first try, just need to paint it up and clear coat. Swims quite well in the pool.

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Not sure why photo posted upside down?
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looks the goods Thumbs Up, now to get a fish on it
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Nice Tim and well done.
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