sudanraghu2210

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About sudanraghu2210

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  • Birthday 10/22/1967

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  • About Me:
    Love Creativity
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Lure Making, Fishing, Craft
  • What I do for a living:
    Working as HR Manager

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    United Arab Emirate

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  1. Thanks wire for wire for your feedback, hope these lures will prove functionally once they are in real situation. Regards, Raghubir
  2. Hi Thanks for your views. Basically all predator fishes like king-fish, barracuda, trevally & cobia are the front line fish will love to chase above lures. Specially in the water of Dubai,Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah & Umm Al Quawain emirates of UAE for shore / beach fishing. But if you go specially deep sea in Fujairah emirates good chances of hooking up mahi-mahi, Tuna, Amberjack. Thanks, Raghubir
  3. Dear All During covid 19 locked down here, worked with Balsa timber and crafted 11 crank bait – 5.2cm / 22gm / coffin bill. Just finished 3 with final coat of epoxy and are ready to fix hooks & bill, here are some pics. finished lure - swim test.mp4 Look forward for your views & comments. Thanks, Raghubir
  4. Hi Good morning !! Thank you wrikerjr, onthefly and Jig Man for the fantastic inputs , i was looking for the same. Now i can goahead with balsa project. Once again thanks to all of you from bottom of my heart. Have a great Day. Regards, Raghubir
  5. Hi Billy Saw the notification while on the job, few minutes reached home to check your reply. Thanks for your prompt reply and tips appreciated. So far i have made around 30 timber lures (used pine wood) and in some of them i have put belly weight. All of them sit balance on the water surface without any lead weight except the weight of hooks , bib and through wire. They give good action even those without belly weight. I am working with balsa now and have carved some of the lures and this weighing of belly was keep on hammering me. I thought of taking views of seniors into this hobby. If you see the attached lure made by me i have put weight only in the chin of the lure and it gives side to side action from the belly eye till tail while head down. The back 2nd lure give again gives head to tail side action but not great, i weighted both at front & rarer of belly eye. The bib angle is at 40 degree.In the last pic, pink color gives fantastic action which is also weighted same and in the same pic mackerel pattern lure weighted same way but gives less action. All of them have bib angle at 40 degree and made in the same way and weight same as 24 gms. Could you advise why there is difference though all made in same way - design, size, weight , bib angle , wire & hook size. Thanks, Regards Raghubir
  6. Hi Billy Saw the notification while on the job, few minutes reached home to check your reply. Thanks for your prompt reply and tips appreciated. So far i have made around 30 timber lures (used pine wood) and in some of them i have put belly weight. All of them sit balance on the water surface without any lead weight except the weight of hooks , bib and through wire. They give good action even those without belly weight. I am working with balsa now and have carved some of the lures and this weighing of belly was keep on hammering me. I thought of taking views of seniors into this hobby. If you see the attached lure made by me i have put weight only in the chin of the lure and it gives side to side action from the belly eye till tail while head down. The back 2nd lure give again gives head to tail side action but not great, i weighted both at front & rarer of belly eye. The bib angle is at 40 degree.In the last pic, pink color gives fantastic action which is also weighted same and in the same pic mackerel pattern lure weighted same way but gives less action. All of them have bib angle at 40 degree and made in the same way and weight same as 24 gms. Could you advise why there is difference though all made in same way - design, size, weight , bib angle , wire & hook size. Thanks, Regards Raghubir
  7. Hi, I have been looking around to find answers to some of my quries, i am into the addiction of timber lure making as hobby. Spend 9-10 hours on job and remaining hours on lure making and love wood carving. 1). does lure requires weight even whenit sit horizontal on the water surface and gives a good head to tail side to side action. Does it requires to sink down the lure slowly or fast either way to reach at the depth of getting the target species of fish. 2). i have seen in majority of lure making tutorials the weight is placed one at front and other at rarer of belly eye. In some cases 2 weights at front and one or 3 at the rarer of belly eye. What function it gives to the lure apart from balancing. 3).what action of the lure is expected if i put 2 gm weight in the front and .5gm to 1 gm at the rarer of belly weight. (more weight in the front & less at the rarer of belly eye) It has been proved that - line tying, bib shape , angle of bib, design of lure affects / give action to the lure but i would appreciate if someone share his experience or resource which will help me to clear what functionality of weighing a lure apart from balancing and acheiving depth. Thanks, Regards, Raghubir
  8. Hi , countryfisher Thanks again for your views and tips. In fact if it is bald at some places it's better to do second coat becz it will give more life to the lure else there are chances of damage to the surrounding epoxy coat. Regards, raghubir
  9. Thanks Fishy Fisher for your motivational reply, i was little depressed as all 3 plugs i coated now have same issue. Spent so much time to reached this stage and all the hard work goes down, you can understand the pain. Your words gave me a great feel thanks buddy Regards, Raghubir
  10. Hi Countryfisher & Antagonizer Thanks for your suggestions & prompt replies. Is there is a way to save my lures !! could you please advise. Its pain to loose a lure at the final stage of finishing. Regards, Raghubir
  11. Hi I am in the process of completing another 3 lures, while doing top coating with envirotex lite I came across following problems not able to sort out. How I did it ; First I clean the lures with rubbing alcohol and put them on my drying wheel. Mixed resin & hardener thoroughly for 4 minutes before applying on the lure and start my drying wheel. After 15 minutes I use hair drier to blow away air bubbles if any. Kept the lures on drying wheel for 4-5 hours and then stop keeping the lures still on the drying wheel for curing. The coat was uneven at all the places with small pots and lumps at few places. After 72 hours I sanded the lures lightly and tried putting thick coat and the end result top & sides of lures were nicely finished but the belly is in bad shape with pots at few places & lumps. Here are the pictures : Would appreciate if some one advise me where I went wrong and how to correct the belly now. Thanks & Regards, Raghubir
  12. Thanks for your kind motivation. I have uploaded video of the above tool on You Tube here is the link It turned out to my expectations. Regards, Raghubir
  13. Hi Today I have finally run my home made scroll saw for cutting lure profile. It was amazing journey of last 6-8 months to reach a final mile stone. As history tells us that need is the mother of all inventions which proved true in my case as well. By mistake I purchased Jig saw with a view to cut timber as well as profile for the wood lures. I tried a lot with jigsaw but could not handle it even while cutting the timber for lures forget about cutting out profile of the lures. This was a great set back for me and spend good time on internet to find any source which can give me some idea to utilize my jigsaw to lure making. Got great idea from the videos posted by Paoson woodworking and Sergio Acuna Padin on YouTube. I am not a carpenter, but through resource online I could make the body for my scroll saw and again got struck as how to mount the upper arm to hold the blade as well as adopter for jigsaw on other side. Could not find any good source online and started trying on a piece of paper with some ideas using basic common sense. Made arm spring with welding steel wire in order to give tension and for the jigsaw adaptor I cut my jigsaw blade to suitable length. Now the challenge was to drill a hole in the blade to make connection of scroll saw blade. The blade of jigsaw is made up of hard steel which cannot be drill through and it will break. I lost few blades in doing so and then thought of getting it done from a workshop. They also broke few blades while trying to drill hole and finally they heat the blade and succeeded in making hole. I spend lot of time in understanding and trying to develop my own idea for the adaptors at both the end and finally the day has come to run my home made scroll saw made from jigsaw. Still I need to do final touch up here and there but functionally it works great. I cut first profile of lure today and also bib slot on the same with bib cutting jig made as per Paul Adam tutorial. Here are few Pictures of the same.
  14. Hi friendsFinally I manage to get one brand without Ammonia from AEC Shopping mall in Dubai. It was shocking to know WINDEX without Ammonia is not at all available. Any way I got GLASS PLUS Cleaner of about a liter pack.Any of you have used the same, please share does it do the trick.Thanks, RegardsRaghubir
  15. Thanks Jimmy for suggesting another options. Regards Raghubir