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CaveClown 08-01-2021 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoky buck (Post 4399834)
I will add two other designs before the contest ends :happy0034:

I am super hyped to see what you come up with... This is gonna be awesome!

Gun 08-04-2021 08:36 PM

I like the green one

CaveClown 08-05-2021 07:43 PM

I gotta say the 2nd one on the tail spin is amazing... well both are amazing but if I was to be able to pick only 1, I would go with the 2nd one. Great work, they are all looking amazing!

SamSteele 08-05-2021 08:30 PM

2nd cast of the dayÖ

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CardiacCowboy 08-05-2021 10:57 PM

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This show how aggressive these fish are regardless of size

Howard Hutchinson 08-06-2021 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by stein (Post 4399299)
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...45cad77e91.jpg

On the 15cm hit stick!


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Beauty pic of a beautiful fish. Freshwater shark. Man he looks healthy and strong. Great photography catching the moment.

AK47 08-09-2021 02:58 PM

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From recent vacation trip

Smoky buck 08-17-2021 09:27 AM

Ok so here is two out of the four lures that will be giving away at the end. They are all clear coated and assembled waiting in my lure room for the winner

I am carving some new designs as well debating on what 2 designs I will add

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Smoky buck 08-17-2021 09:49 AM

One suggestion for the winner of the contest is to pinch the barbs on these lures. I use large hooks so they hold very well barbless and are not taken as deep. I find this works well but if you leave them barbed the larger hooks can be tough on smaller pike

Trust me the way these lures hook up barbs are not needed. I would say 90% or more of the pike caught this year on these designs are T bone hits taking the front hook or both hooks. Landing % had been extremely high with barbless

When I have forgotten to pinch the barbs it has been too time consuming/hard on the fish and unnecessary for keeping them hooked up

This is a suggestion but in the end is your choice

LUNKDAWGEH 08-17-2021 10:16 AM

Those lures are sick! Imma have to drop another entry in now lol.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...c9797d0ebd.jpg

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Triple droptine 08-17-2021 04:55 PM

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Andrew Lake July 2021

Smoky buck 08-19-2021 10:52 AM

Carved out the one concept sketch and itís just in the refining stage. Some sanding and then itís time to make a mold. After that itís getting the weight/buoyancy correct with my resin mix

Itís a bit of a beast by some peopleís standards even without the soft tail added but I like big baits.

Is it a bit much for you guys?

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...ec466df1c9.jpg

I am also going to start carving this lipless crankbait concept today

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Smoky buck 08-19-2021 10:58 AM

Odds are one of the above lures will be provided for the contest but un decided still

I am also debating for the contest of doing a one off wooden crankbait instead of one of my resin poured lures. It would be a one of a kind and not replicated

Immigrant 08-26-2021 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by LUNKDAWGEH (Post 4404749)
Those lures are sick! Imma have to drop another entry in now lol.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...c9797d0ebd.jpg

That is an awesome picture.
Those lures sure are slick....almost too nice to actually use!

Immigrant 08-26-2021 11:34 PM

Here are a couple more pics. Not for the competition, but just a reminder of the good times we have fishing....

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TBoe 09-05-2021 12:57 AM

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bryard2 09-06-2021 04:27 PM

A lot of very nice pictures on this thread. Way to go to everybody who got a nice Pike! First of these pics, the one with the bad hand hold on the fish is 15.6 pounds and the other one is 9.5 pounds. I was fishing a part of the lake I would never be hunting Pike in and I was using a tiny jig with a 2.5 inch rubber body on https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...26f534e2c7.jpg
it. The 15.6 pound one was the first fish that my wife ever needed for me and she did an awesome job. Both of these would have been a personal best for me. I weighed my net empty and then weighed the fish in the net and subtracted the net weigh. Both fish revived nicely and swam away no problem thank the Lord! So ashamed of my hand hold on the bigger fish lolhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...773c048153.jpg


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EZM 09-07-2021 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by TBoe (Post 4410815)

Great Pike, but you must be pretty far North to enter a fish after July 1 since there is still ice on the lake ....:)

bryard2 09-07-2021 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by EZM (Post 4411510)
Great Pike, but you must be pretty far North to enter a fish after July 1 since there is still ice on the lake ....:)


I say when you catch one that big you can show it anywhere you darn well please lol


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Smoky buck 09-12-2021 05:19 PM

Nice pics everyone sorry I have not completed the last two lures yet because I was stuck in BC do two a death in the family so no pics of them yet. Everything is still a go I am just lagging behind

CaveClown 09-12-2021 09:21 PM

So sorry to hear about your news, my condolences to you and your family. Take all the time you need lures are far less important then your family and your own healing needs.

KegRiver 09-18-2021 10:11 PM

Our pike population has taken a beating in recent years so this year I haven't caught a single pike worth photographing.

I don't even carry a camera on most fishing trips so I don't have a lot of fishing photos to begin with. The few I do have would not be admissible for this contest.

They are all, too old, not from this year, too big, I only photograph the catches I want to remember. Or not of Pike.
This year my best catches were Walleye. My best photos were of the grandkids catching Perch.

But it's nice to see what others are catching. Good thread.

patrol1957 09-19-2021 01:12 AM

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Our pike population has taken a beating in recent years so this year I haven't caught a single pike worth photographing.
all the more reason to take pics before there all gone big or small :)

Smoky buck 10-13-2021 07:16 PM

I have two top water bodies complete I will post as options for one of the lures later

I lost the prototype lures I was working on up until this morning. Put them in a spot for safe keeping and could not remember where. I will finish one and create a mold tomorrow and get one complete

I have not forgotten just behind sorry guys

Smoky buck 10-13-2021 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by LUNKDAWGEH (Post 4404749)
Those lures are sick! Imma have to drop another entry in now lol.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...c9797d0ebd.jpg

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This is my choice for the contest winner. I will PM you for mailing information when I complete the last lure

Thanks to everyone who posted pics

Smoky buck 10-14-2021 11:14 AM

Theses are the two top water bodies I have painted/clear coated as options. They still need to be assembled

First to speak post chooses the one that is given away

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SamSteele 10-14-2021 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoky buck (Post 4425769)
Theses are the two top water bodies I have painted/clear coated as options. They still need to be assembled

First to speak post chooses the one that is given away

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...653fde875b.jpg


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I like red and white. Classic for pike!

Smoky buck 10-14-2021 09:16 PM

The whit one it is then :happy0034:

Smoky buck 10-23-2021 10:35 PM

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I know I have been slow getting the lures done bare with me I wanted to provide something special for this contest. I did not want to just provide lures I have already designed and tested. Because of this and a few other reasons I have been slow

The mold is made and the first test pour is done. I will test the action tomorrow and if itís good I will complete it. If not I will have to do a few test pours

The pic is the blank I will test tomorrow


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Lowrance Fishburn 10-25-2021 04:17 PM

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I was at a lake up north and happened to run into an old buddy of mine I hadnít seen in years. He was fishing with his son and looking for big pike but not having any luck. My other buddy and I were up there fishing for walleye as we normally do but know the lake very well from many years of past gloryís. I mentioned to him to follow us the next morning and we will put them on some pike. I even gave his boy one of my lures that has had lots of success in the past. Anyway, we get to our spot, they see us on the water and head over, as they are approaching and literally on my first cast, boom! This big girl hit hard and fought even harder. Good times and they ended up finding some nice fish as well so was a win-win for everyone.


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