home made baits vs store bought?
9/23/14 @ 12:18 PM
just recently started about a year ago making our own bucktails. Very educational!! You can make any color, shape, size from deer hair to feathers and blades galore! Yes there is the right time to use blades etc.. dont get me wrong I do fish with store bought baits such as a bulldawg, but the gratification of catching a monster on something you made is pretty cool. this fish was on a blade yes there was a happy dance on that one!!
4/24/15 @ 2:19 AM
I have a few ways to flare out my bucktails. A couple of the easiest ways that you can try us cutting an egg sinker in half, putting the skirt on backwards like a dream Catcher or just building up your wraps more. Some times I'll even pull the hair forward and wrap right up behind it. Once you've tied enough and use a certain. Amount of hair, thread and pressure you'll get to where you can do it by just a regular wrap. I've found that different parts of the tail work better or lay different than other sections of the deer tail.
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1/3/15 @ 7:33 AM
Yes, do have to agree with Muskie nut moores is Also a very good place to purchase components. Just wanted a big shout out thank you to all that saved me your huge deer tails!!! Also thank you to reinke brothers on the tips how to tan them! Very easy!!! Happy New Years to all!???????? now time finally to ice fish
1/2/15 @ 4:16 PM
ice queen, also another great place to get parts and info is from Dick Moore of Moore's Lures. Moores Lures This guy is great and very, very knowledgeable on all things muskie. If you run into problem(s), i.e. blade won't turn, line twist, etc. call him on the phone and he gladly help you out.
Also the Capital City Muskie School on March 14 @ Waunakee High School is shaping up. The list of classes/instructors are in the January issue of the newsletter on the web site or just click here
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1/1/15 @ 11:14 AM
I started making my own lures and bucktails a few years ago after taking two classes at the Madison Musky School. Since then, I have been making all of my own. I paint them with spray cans (Ace Premium Enamel seems best). After painting them, I mount them on a turntable that I made (Photo attached) and coat them with a heavy coat of Environtex LT which takes about 24 hours to totally dry - that is why they have to be rotated. The motor is a Disco Ball Motor that I bought for about $12 at Full Compass in Madison, WI. The motor rotates the drying lures at 1 RPM. The lures are held in place on the turntable with springs. Second photo is two lures that I made. If you have any questions, PM me.