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Painting Crankbaits - Newly Found Passion
I will start by saying, I have no artistic talent. I've never been good at drawing, painting or anything artistic. I can follow instructions, but my paint by numbers never looked good.
I watched a couple of videos and viewed some facebook groups that show off people's painted lures. Was amazed at how beautiful and professional the designs were from group members. I thought to myself, I won't be able to do anything that good, but do the fish care if they are not perfect?
Why attempt this? The reason is two-fold. First, whenever I have a good crankbait that is working, or a fishing parter has one, I can never seem to find a similar item. Lures and baits made in mass are not necessarily transferable to the lakes I fish on. Some are, but a mass produced lure meant for fishing in southern USA may not be the best tool for fishing a small fishing hole in southern Ontario. Second, it would be, and is very gratifying catching a fish on a lure that you created/painted. I can "match the hatch" of the baitfish of the local lakes.
lure bodies found here
createx air brush paint
stencil, masking tape, screen material
split rings and hooks