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Puttem in hinged/clasp display case so can cram more in later... ¬†tempted to fish a fewūü§Ē

 

 

 

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One to fish with...

 

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On 8/22/2022 at 9:47 PM, denduke said:

I seal the corks by smearing CA glue or Krazyglue w/brush all over them when I’m gluing bodies to the hooks.

do you use any filler material to cover the pits?

after the crazy glue dries, do you sand the cork before painting?

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Great work DD.I don.t hunt much anymore  but my son and several friends do.I have so much mallard and wood duck,goose turkey partidge pheasant ,enough for life.Hobby lobby has goose biots they use in floral displays in several colors .99 cents for a bunch.My wife brought some home.Had no idea what they are.I prefer balsa for my bass bugs .I think the old Heddon Creek Chub etc are bass wood,harder and heavier than cork or balsa.The bunyan bugs were cork.

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I use some bait hooks from AcademySports. ¬† 15 for $3¬†size 2 and some 1/0.¬†They got little¬†¬†barbs on the shank. ¬† Made in Korea prolly by slave labor. ¬†Bout everything else, serious stuff,¬†is Mustad 3407DT Duratin rather than expensive¬†SS. ¬†The silver wouldn‚Äôt look quite¬†right on the ‚Äúold‚ÄĚ stuff I figured....

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Couple Gadwall, breasts and flanks

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Academy stocks the Duratin but not in smaller sizes so had to order.  4,2,1,1/0

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On 10/5/2022 at 9:31 PM, jcozzz said:

prefer balsa for my bass bugs

I gave up on balsa.  Got tired of the splitting and braking that doesn’t happen with cork or hard foam.   I had to wrap the bodies to prevent splitting.  PITA  after shaping bodies and they brake apart when putting in the hooks   

 

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Foam has become the easiest.  I ran across some kinda foam in an A/C crate that is remarkable.  Shape and sand like cork, takes paint, and very durable.  I made my infamous Ploppers with it.

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Never thought about¬†old fashioned poppers. ¬†Never considered searching or making any of those. ¬†Had a couple years ago made of hard wood with feathers tied on the outside like has been posted.¬†We have digressed ¬†into the new stuff now.¬† ¬†Back to¬†some blue?ūüėõ

 

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Couple of more.  Maybe a Halloweenie...

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, denduke said:

Had all the purple stuff out

Nice.  This style is on my 'to do ' list this winter.  What are you using for ribbing?

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