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    Posted: 07 Jun 2019 at 3:21pm
Here are a few Krewfische that I've made, thought I would share.
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Great work, love the detail.

Cheers Sav
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Really like them!
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lovely little lures,I was with Ollie Hardt a few weeks ago when he caught a decent trout on one CharlesThumbs Up.you certainly make a good lureClap
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I appreciate that, thank you. I'm working on a few currently. I'll post some more photographs along the way. Finally purchased an airbrush, time to give these can get a decent paint job.

Glad you like them Chris, and I hear your the proud owner of one as well. Ollie mentioned the trip, and that a few cod took interest in these. Unfortunately I ran out of split rings and hooks on the batch I posted, guess those little hooks weren't large enough?


Think it was a motley of nudes I made Ollie it was way too cold to get out the rattle cans. Since then I've improved the design and aesthetics. Still experimenting with all the hardware, seems there is no end to the variations. The laminates do really well as they contain a lead ball rattle, but are more work to make. The ones I'm holding above are aromatic cedar sandwiches between mahogany. The oreo colored ones are ipe and poplar which are temperamental and like to hunt. After reading a number of posts that ipe is unsuitable to make lures I had to make a few haha. Currently have a penchant for mahogony as carves so beautifully.
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Wow they are amazing. Great work.
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Originally posted by ArdentAngler ArdentAngler wrote:

I appreciate that, thank you. I'm working on a few currently. I'll post some more photographs along the way. Finally purchased an airbrush, time to give these can get a decent paint job.

Glad you like them Chris, and I hear your the proud owner of one as well. Ollie mentioned the trip, and that a few cod took interest in these. Unfortunately I ran out of split rings and hooks on the batch I posted, guess those little hooks weren't large enough?


Think it was a motley of nudes I made Ollie it was way too cold to get out the rattle cans. Since then I've improved the design and aesthetics. Still experimenting with all the hardware, seems there is no end to the variations. The laminates do really well as they contain a lead ball rattle, but are more work to make. The ones I'm holding above are aromatic cedar sandwiches between mahogany. The oreo colored ones are ipe and poplar which are temperamental and like to hunt. After reading a number of posts that ipe is unsuitable to make lures I had to make a few haha. Currently have a penchant for mahogony as carves so beautifully.
the ones you sent Ollie were pretty darned good!,there is a lot of work carving these (ive carved this style myself),i take my hat off to you.When things warm up here again i'll catch some Bass on the one Ollie gave meThumbs Up
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Chris, that means a lot coming from you. The lures you make require great skill and imagination to project themselves from wood.

Personally they weren't up to my snuff and I wish that I did a better job. I'm new to this avocation and still very green behind the ears. There is much for me to learn and I've only been at this a few months,but I'm growing from experience.

I will dig about and see if I still have the pictures of that batch, if not maybe Ollie will post his up later. I take bloody awful pictures, and it's hard to see the details.







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How a laminate Krewfische progresses. The wood is aromatic eastern red cedar from a fell tree and the center is mahogony. Inside is a lead ball which adds as a weight/rattle. A time consuming process well worth the effort. I do my best to capture the ideal character of the wood such as knots and grain. Fortunately I had this glued and prepped for the bandsaw. Later in the week I will go in more depth and showcase this process as it is quite a headache.

The fallen tree was cut into manageable logs and run through a ryobi 9"bandsaw. This little champ has real mojo and works past its factory limits. I ripped 1/4" planks and proceeded to hand sanded these smooth and square. If only I had a planer...or a table saw. Very few of my lures are made with purchased stock, or perfectly square boards. Occasionally I'll receive some scraps such as mahogony or white cedar, but it goes quick.
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Carved and almost ready for the first coat of sealer.
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omg love the work you do  buy some  chance can i get two yabbies at some stage  please cheers keep smiling
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A bit out of order with the photos, mea culpa.

So far this is the fruition of a couple weeks work. As Chris mentioned its alot of carving and slow progress, but I find it rewarding. Looking forward to using an airbrush on a few, don't think I'll miss rattle cans.

After receiving numerous requests I will do my best to make extras, just PM me if your interested.
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these are beautiful Charles ,love the different colored timbersThumbs Up
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Wow, they look amazing! Clap
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I appreciate that, thanks.

This laminate is poplar and ipe " Brazilian walnut" not sure what the density is, but this stuff is rock hard and heavy. Absolutely love how well it casts, and the rattle has a loud knock. Constructing these are a constant vexation. Had a field day ripping the material on the bandsaw.
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Having received some of these beautiful lures from Charles and fished them, they’re fantastic, the nice natural wood colours present well in clear water. Having caught Trout on these and just missing out on some Cod(didn’t have larger hooks with me) I’am sure they’ll account for plenty of other species.
And don’t be to hard on yourself Charles for someone who has only made lures for a short period of time you do a great job, always amazed even meeting new lure makers at the recent Lure Expo, lure makers creating great lures for the amount of time making them.
Charles I hope you didn’t mind me giving a krewfish Lure to Chris, you had send me so many I had to share them with someone👍😃
Keep up the great work, your lures etc are on there way soon.
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Ollie ol chap you are too kind. Having high expectations only improves the quality in a strange way. Besides how will I improve if the bar never moves?

Don't mind at all, it had a serendipitous outcome. Chris is due a set of his own, hopefully he puts these through the gauntlet of species so we can be sure they work?

Got a few aside for you as well, and yes, they will all have proper hooks and split rings....I made sure to order them this time.
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