Thursday, 3 March 2016

Something new for me, 3D printing lures

Been too long between updates unfortunately so I thought I would put up a progress shot of my current luring addiction, 3d printing lures. I have been working on these lures for over 6 months when I have the spare time. Don't know whether I will be able to get any decent paint on these before they are tested on Barramundi but don't really think it will matter.

Larger lure is 150mm and smaller is 125mm. Both designed to be slow floaters. Designed in CAD and then printed in ABS. Each contains a moving weight system for better casting and has internal rattles.

Should be interesting to see where this goes...

Monday, 23 March 2015

Barra Lures again

Finished the last of the barra lures before heading north, again few different methods amongst them to see how they go. These are all pressure cast, handmade eyes, 120mm, weighted for a slow float with 60lB spilt rings and owner 4X hooks.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

For some Barra

Put these ones together for an upcoming Barra trip, wanted to try a couple things and see how they hold up under a bit of pressure. A new shape for me, hopefully they pay-off. Lure specs are,

- 120mm in length
- Pressure cast urethane resin
- Dive to approx 1m
- Weighted to slow float with 60lb split rings and Owner ST66 treble hooks.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Holographic FInish

Bit of a sad face at the moment on the lure making front, these are all that I have to show for the last couple months. Just some testers to check weights for holographic finish and the layering which has to go into it. Both 75mm baits, very slow floaters, moulded with handmade eyes. These have 4 layers of epoxy.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Some Bream Lures

Churned out a couple lures for a friend, these ones to fish for bream in my local lake.

First two are 75mm, all handmade. Starting to like this shape, just got to come up with some more colour schemes.

Second pair a couple smaller ones I have been working on for a while, starting to take shape. Again, all handmade. These are 55mm

The group shot

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Some new lures

A few lures I have finished for a fellow Aussie lure maker. These ones going up north, hopefully to wrangle with some barra.

First two I have been working on for the last 18months, it has taken me heaps longer than initially planned but such is life. Not 100% on carved scales yet, time will tell.

First two with hand carved scales into the body, face details, handmade eyes and thru wired. These are 75mm long and slow floaters. Scales look great on the finished product, time will tell if they are practical

Second two with painted scales, hand carved face details, homemade eyes and thru wired. These are 100mm long and again slow floaters.

The group shot

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Some small baits

Couple of the latest, have been meaning to try thru-wire lures with the tow point in the bib as I like the final lure action. Took a while to get a harness that I was happy with but that is just part of the challenge. Also tried out a couple new paint schemes for me, nothing fancy, just trying to keep it simple.

Also completed a repaint and slight re-mod of a lure for a mate, this was a lure from another local manufacturer but it did not have inset eye's, it does now :)