8fishermen

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About 8fishermen

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  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Crow hunt, Fish for Stripes and Cats, Target shooting, Deer and small game hunting.
  • What I do for a living:
    Commercial Paint Contractor
  1. Paper is 15" wide and overlapped. These range from ¼ up to 2oz.
  2. It's a terrible pic. The green is actually chartreuse. The other side is painted white. We cast these in into tail races targeting stripes, hybrids, and white bass. By catch is blue cats, largemouth and spots, fresh water drum, and an occupational carp or buffalo. We lose lots of them in the rip rap.
  3. I learned something new today. I was painting lead spoons using one of our spray rigs. I stayed them on brown floor paper while shooting them at different angles to cover the edges. I had a little over spray wrap around and the slabs stuck to the paper. When i flipped them over, I lined the boards with parchment paper instead of brown paper and placed the painted side down. When they dried, I had complete and free release with no sticking. You could pick up one edge of the parchment and the slabs would just slide off. This is probably well known to some but thought I'd share.
  4. One thing i will add... They run alot shallower than i expected. Most of the fish i caught today i saw come up from below and actually got to watch the eat. These smaller ones will be perfect for our shallow spillway with riprap bottom when minimum flow is being released.
  5. Bending the spoon and adding split ring to the front is there ticket so far. A steady retrieve or a stop and drop on Simi tight line to trigger strikes works very well. I will paint these with industrial waterborne alkid urethane so the coating will flex when bending and adjusting. Can't wait to put these in the current at our local spillway.
  6. I have tried multiple combos and so far the winner is a snap or a split ring and a bend in the spoons. Works excellent in the ¼ through the 1 oz. They seem to swim better with this combo than direct tired to the wire loop. Snap swivels came in second but the added length seemed to absorb some of the side to side motion. Catching bad and bluegill on the ¼ and ½.
  7. The ¾ has a decent wobble at moderate speeds. The ½ and ¼ need a moderate fast retrieve to activate them. Not ripping it back in, but a pretty fast retrieve. I will be fishing and swinging these in current so the current will help with action. I'm experimenting in my stillwater pond trying to get the wiggle dialed in. I'll try rings/clips and bending today.
  8. I just realized I put this in the subform for lure building. Could a mod please remove this.
  9. I just ordered a Do it casting spoon mold in the ¼, ½, ¾, and 1 ounce size. Already had the 1 ½ and 2 ounce. The ¾ swims ok. Actually caught a largemouth in my pond test casting it unpainted. The ½ and ¼ need a little help if they are going to swim well. It got dark before i could play around with them. I read an artical that said a split ring or snap would help a spoon swim a little better. I am thinking of flattening the line end a little to see if more surface area up front will help. Does anyone have a tip or trick to get little lead spoons to swim better? Would tin swim better? Any other mods?
  10. I just ordered a Do it casting spoon mold in the ¼, ½, ¾, and 1 ounce size. Already had the 1 ½ and 2 ounce. The ¾ swims ok. Actually caught a largemouth in my pond test casting it unpainted. The ½ and ¼ need a little help if they are going to swim well. It got dark before i could play around with them. I read an artical that said a split ring or snap would help a spoon swim a little better. I am thinking of flattening the line end a little to see if more surface area up front will help. Does anyone have a tip or trick to get little lead spoons to swim better? Would tin swim better? Any other mods?
  11. Depth and speed. If I've covered them all then the fish ain't there... yet.
  12. Hey guys. Been a while since i stopped by. Are there any 3000 or 4000 sized reels that are built like the larger distance reels? I'm looking for good line lay and spool design for as much distance as possible with a lighter smaller reel for 8' rods. Thanks
  13. Thanks for all the replies. Checking these and other options out. Will let you know what I decide.
  14. Are cts or century blanks available in the US?
  15. Not sure on budget. Not sure what I need to spend to get what I want. Don't want to spend more than needed but also understand that we are talking about a high preformance tool Brand is not really important to me. As far as action, will be throwing metal, jigs, and topwater. We often use a technique where we throw weighted popping corks with a teaser.