Friday, December 31, 2010

One Last Post ....For This Year !!

A few shots of some Medussa's that is the last thing I'm painting ......for this year.
The first pic is of a few of them waiting their turn to go under the gun.
The last pics are of them right before they get boxed up and sent on their way.....its Show Time !

Here's a question for our viewers........

How many different paint patterns are in photo two ??

The answer will be forthcoming next year.
You can post you answers in the comment section of this post.

Happy New Year !!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Colors...Some Old.... Some New

A mix of colors that were commissioned by a couple friends. Some are colors that I've posted in the past but there is a couple new ones too. The new patterns were painted to match some photos that the fellow sent me. Matching colors and patterns from a photo is sometimes very difficult to do but is very satisfying when they turn out good.
In the photos of the Big Boys, the first one is a Char pattern, next in line is one I call Atomic Perch. The third one down is a Brown Trout color and the bottom one is a black, yellow and gold perch.
In the photo of the Big Paddletails, the one in the top left is a natural Yellow Perch color, below that is a fluorescent perch pattern that is referred to in some Nordic countries as Black Squares. The one in the top right is a Cisco and the lower right is a orange belly (Hot) Bluegill. At the bottom of the pic is a 3/0 custom tail that was painted to match a Firetiger Hellhound.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Color and Pattern Experimernts

While doing some painting this weekend I did a little experimenting with some new patterns and colors on some Big Boy bodies I had.
The top one in the first two pics is a variation of one of my bluegill patterns, I may call this one Chartreuse Bluegill.
The next one is a yellow, brown and black perch pattern with some metallic green highlights. Golden Perch may become it's name.
The bottom one uses the standard Firetiger colors but in a different pattern. Names for this one may be Commando....or possibly Fluorescent Camo.
In the bottom photo are 2 Widetail bodies.
The first one is a 2 tone chartreuse with orange and copper. Not really sure what to call this one but it looks similar to the Miller Perch color by Bucher Tackle.
The last one is a chartreuse and black checker board pattern, it's hard to really see the colors in this photo. This one too is still un-named.

Something New ????

Here's the first released photo of a new jerkbait design I've been working on lately. Each color has been weighted differently for testing purposes. Depending on how the testing goes, I may have some of these available for early spring.....but then again maybe not.
Length is 14 inches
Weight is from 4-1/2 to 5 ounces
Hooks, 1- 7/0, 1-3/0 and 1-2/0

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Mix Of Things

A experimental color Widetail body, an assortment of colors in 3/0 tail hooks, a Big Boy in a Brass Sucker color, 3 flavors of 9" shad bodies and a handful of 9" Split Belly Swimbaits in a Custom Roach color.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Long Time....No Post !!!

It has been a long time since I've posted anything because due to other commitments I've not had much time to work on any baits for the past month or so but here's a pic of 5 that I did manage to get finished for a friend.
There's a 10" minnow bait, a Slammer I think, a Shallow Invader and magnum Bulldawg all in the Dr. Carp color. A Mag Dawg in a Perch flavor and a Hellhound in an Orange Barred Sucker. Below the Hellhound is a custom color matched tail for it.
Hopefully after we get through the holiday season I'll be able to get some more time to work on baits.