Managed to sneak out this morning for some R & R. Being winter and after some recent rainfall I was not sure what awaited. Thankfully things went to plan, bass were caught, the water was spectacular and the company tops. Just a great little morning session.
Nearly completely glassed out and crystal clear,
The bass started early and kept coming through the day, great size on light tackle,
Some of the darkest bass I have ever caught, photo's don't do their darkness any justice at all. A great morning.
Took longer than planned but finally managed to get the testers painted and ready for fish. Came out ok, had a little eye issue and ended up having to pilfer some eye's from the used lure bin but other than that there ready to go. Shame as it takes away from the final product, luckily these are just testers.
Each one has been swim tested prior to paint and coated with a new topcoat I am trying. Looking the goods thus far, will be interesting to see how it holds up in the real world. Threw in a plastic jerkbait body aswell that I had lying around to try a new paint scheme.
Plastic, suspender, speculator colour scheme,
Hand carved, 75mm, suspender, pearl white with black highlights,
Hand carved, 75mm, suspender, gold,
Hand carved, 55mm, floater, not sure what to call the color.
Assuming all goes well will be moulding all three hand carved lures. Should be interesting to see how it turns out.