Thursday, August 4, 2011

Anti-twist rig

I have a really good wobbler that I use when trolling in the local fjord. It has a nice unpredictable swim and does the occasional loop. The problem with the looping is that it puts a spin on the line. This can easily be avoided by putting a plate with a ball bearing swivel in front of it. I have a few commercial variants of these but I was bored yesterday so I made my own from a stainless steel plate. I guess it would serve as a simple "flasher" as well?

The masking for the paint was pretty crap.. That's something I have to practice more :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

De Beer airbrush paint

I've been painting a bit with the Createx Airbrush Colors. They are cheap and come in many premixed colors which is a big plus in my opinion. Great for starting out, but has left quite a bit to be desired. So, a while ago I ordered som De Beer WaterBase Serie 900 automotive paint.

de beer paint

I did a quick test with the red and the black colors and the results were excellent! Much, much better atomization than with Createx out of the bottle.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

First catches on DST baits

I haven't very much in terms of wobblers, or catches to show so far. But here are three of them that are worth posting.

Trout 1

Trout 2
Two Brown Trouts 3.82kg and ~2.5 (c&r)

Salmon 1
Atlantic Salmon 6.2kg

Hopefully there will be more to show :)

New blog

I figured I would take a stab at maintaining a blog again. Mostly as a documentation for myself of the baits I make and fish I might catch using them. Other than that I don't really have any expectations and don't figure anyone else will either :-P