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yeh .. It was taken from a black Bart tuna xxx lure. 

Regarding the color of the eyes, are u leaving the lures in the sun to dry up? 

Ive noticed that on some of my lures, the holographic tape fades or something.. I suspect it's not uv resistant or something

heres a few more I made. I water tested today and was pleased they swam well. I had the bullets in 30g and 50g heads.. The 50g definitely swam much better

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Does anyone know an Aus tackle dealer that stocks 3/16 white plastic tubing in length (by the meter etc) not in 1cm strips.

Cheers.

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So just an update on this post. Went out for a troll with my lures on Sunday and managed to grab this guy. Pretty stoked I actually caught some thing first time in action.

Now using the skin to make some inserts 

 

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Good on you mate!

I ran one of mine on Sunday too, it didn't get a hit but the one next to it landed a dolly.

 

Whats your process for using the skin?

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From my brief research on Google, I found  a page that recommended:

1. removing all the flesh with a butter knife.

2. Then soaking the skin in brine for an hour

3. Let the skin dry so that it's no longer dripping

4. Stretch it out as much as u can over a card board box with thumb tacks(I used staples since I didn't have any). U will need to place them about 0.5" apart

5. Leave to dry in direct sunlight for 2 days

i'll have to see how the skin turns out. But I'm planning on gluing it to inserts. Also possibly making some skirts and wings out of it

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I'm interested to see how it turns out. The process you describe seems to me as though the skin will fade to almost grey

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Yeh I think the skin fades mostly to grey.

u can't get it to become green again unless u touch it up with paint. Though I think that will make the skin not reflective.

i found these guys who make lure inserts out of real skin

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Hi guys, where do u guys buy the red eyes from? I can't seem to find them anywhere.

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On ‎9‎/‎02‎/‎2017 at 1:36 PM, VViCKiD said:

Hi guys, where do u guys buy the red eyes from? I can't seem to find them anywhere.

Ebay,just make sure you check the mm as the majority are for squid jigs etc.Or buy a hole punch/circle cutter.

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Thanks rjts.. yeh I eventually found some red ones. Cheers

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I made some lures. Do these top 2 look like a joe yee apollo and a super plunger ?

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I bought the paua from ebay.. Its about $26 a sheet (which would make about 10 lures)

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Apollo & Super Plunger

 

 

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1 hour ago, RJT said:

Apollo & Super Plunger

 

 

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Hmm Mundine apollo looks different. Have you made a copy of the apollo RJT? 

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A black mop shell copy of that blue Apollo,larger ones are 501s.                                                           

 

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Nice. Any chance I can buy an apollo off u? I really just want the shape of the head so I can try make my own

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See the fake Evil Apollo on E bay at the moment, $330 with a day to go one of those poor fools is going to get ripped off.

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3 hours ago, rjts said:

See the fake Evil Apollo on E bay at the moment, $330 with a day to go one of those poor fools is going to get ripped off.

Damn I'd be really pissed off if it was fake. I was actually watching that

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Good job guys,they look awesome,at that price I would be doing the same thing.:)

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5 hours ago, VViCKiD said:

Damn I'd be really pissed off if it was fake. I was actually watching that

It is 100% fake,it's a TopGun head with 2 stickers.Cant say you weren't warned 

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For those that were curious how the mahi skin turned out

 

 

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10 minutes ago, VViCKiD said:

For those that were curious how the mahi skin turned out

 

 

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Beautiful. 

I've dodged this thread till now due to not wanting to add another expensive time consuming element to my life. 

However my Jim rizzuto books arrived from Hawaii yesterday. 

Why do I get the feeling making them is going to get more expensive than buying them.... 

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