Home Made Tackle

When buying a Bic lighter, I usually just grab a plain one 'cause cheap and boring suites me just fine, but this time I figured the extra dime was gonna be well spent. Black spine, silver scaled pattern with holographic finish, looks plenty fishy to me! Once it's empty, I figure drilling a...
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good info on the relationship between lure color and light/water conditions...cheers, roger https://www.fix.com/blog/view-from-b...es-underwater/ "Most keen anglers have a favorite lure or fly color, and swear that their choice will out-perform all other offerings. But just how important is...
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Let me know what you think. Eleven have the nylon sheets on them, one has fingernail polish (the one with dots). Surprisingly, my girlfriends fingernail polish stash is quite small and the only "good" colors I could try were pink and white. The very first one is the long black one in the...
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Tying yarnies is like so freakin' easy. Step one: watch the Steelhead Stalkers video. Step two: tie yarnies. the upper orange yarnie (slightly smaller) is what I caught my buck on last Tuesday. the lower one is literally the first yarnie I have ever tied in my life. Step three: catch...
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I just finally realized I could upgrade and customize my Abu 6501 anyway I want to. Problem is there are so many things and upgrade parts. Anyone have a suggestion for where to start?
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Have any of you ever used these kind of spinnerbaits? The ones on the left without the skirt, just the hook and the blade. I got them for a steal as a bid on ebay but are they just as affective without the skirt?
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Ok, after hemming, and hawing with my brother for the past couple weeks, we want to attempt to make some spinners for ourselves. Building them is not so difficult, our question is: What size wires are optimal for builds. What size wire works best for trout, steelehead, and salmon? I had a random...
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I didn't see a section for rod building, so I thought this was a semi appropriate place to post pics this new spinning rod I built. Built it for my dad who is huge UW Huskies fan. Since they had a pretty good season I wanted to give him something to remember it, and even more importantly...
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL !! Thought I'd wrap up a little Christmas candy today. Now how could a wild Steelhead pass up a tasty morsel like this? Cheers!
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Check out my best friends Mouse Lures. They are getting great bites. He has made a frog, crab, and a duck also. Have a great day all!
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I was in Washington DC with the family for spring break. While touring the National Portrait Gallery I came across a display of fishing decoys. I'd heard of duck decoys but not fishing. Here are a couple of pics.
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I finished my collection of Dicroic Spoons, what an amazing medium for a lure. The colors resemble something from a Grateful Dead concert, when the proper heat is applied at just the right moment the colors just seem to pop. The durability of the glass is unbelievable, bouncing them off rocks...
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Hi every body, New to O.F.F. I have been fishing in Dallas /Salem area for better part of two decades chasing mostly trout. however decided to start building my own lures (mostly small ultralight spinners) because; A. I'm a do it myself type and, B. I'm a family man and therefore CHEAP...
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I am going to make some beads here pretty soon. I am thinking of starting with size 10mm and 12mm. I am thinking as far as colors go a few solids and a few two color mixes. I am in the Mt. Hood region anyone out there have any good color combos you think I should start with?
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It's been a while since we had a good old fashioned jig swap. I think that we will limit the participation to 9 people. Therefore a participant would have to tie 8 jigs and would recieve 8. So... if you feel like sharing some of your productive jig patterns and tying a few to share, you will...
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This is a thank you to the off member. (they know who they are) This member decided to give my lure building a giant boost. They Gave me their large collection of supplies, tools and books.:yikes: thank you soo much. Let the mad science begin:D.
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This is funny, I'm a drafter/ designer by trade. Just now my boss was having trouble visualizing a pipe rail for a project, so he asked me if i could make a miniature. then asked me if I had pliers:D..guess lure building is a professional skill.... now wheres my resume at:lol:
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ok so I'm wondering if there is a solid reason why we wouldnt want to use soda straws instead of the much more exspensive tubing over the treble hook joint on our lures?
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I've been looking for some larger beads to use in fishing for steelhead. something in the 12-14MM size. I don't see any in the stores and I haven't seen any online yet. Any suggestions? GD
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Let's have some fun and debate a contentious topic.... The treble hook. Love 'em... Hate 'em... Ban 'em... How do you feel about trebles? Sure, I've heard them called "you make 'em bite hooks" mostly by folks who retrieve their fish tail first... But I digress, that's foul hooking, helping to...
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