Welp I'm screwed

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Welp I'm screwed

Post by Spicytuna » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:14 pm

After receiving a killer balsa fly from the late Carolina Fly I was hooked as that fly was $$$, well I lost in the mouth of a very above average fish for me.

Since then I have looked and messaged and tried to track someone down who can do similar work.

Finally I took it upon myself and this will now consume way to much of my time that I didn't have much to start with.

I got the wood and the paints that I will need. Have not even got into hooks, weed guards, materials to trailer etc... I am in to deep and have no clue what I am doing but what the hell I like how they fish.

Any tips hints or ideas please send them as I am all ears, no seriously I need info if ya got it.

So it here it goes.

Phase one:

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Front:
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Bottom:
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More to come...
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Re: Welp I'm screwed

Post by cornholio » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:12 pm

Looks like a penis head.
Huh..huh...I said penis.

Seriously...nice start Spicy! Let me know what type / size hooks you need and whatever tail materials you need. I got a lot of that shit scattered on the floor and will send some to you.

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Re: Welp I'm screwed

Post by Spicytuna » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:15 pm

I don't know the first thing as far hooks sizes and all that shit. I will have to measure the bottom when I am done sanding it to see what size hook I need. I got AW on the lifeline as well, between the two of you I should be just fine.

thanks
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Re: Welp I'm screwed

Post by FormerlyChaseChrome » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:10 pm

Palometa does a nice finish man...he should be good for some info...seriously...no penis about it

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Post by Palometa » Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:48 am

CC- thanks. Spicedawg, how are you going to finish that beast? I'd say paint and then apply 2part epoxy with a paint brush. Let me know if I can help. Cool project
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Post by overbrook » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:33 am

That's how I do mine...I just use cheap acrylic paints and coat them with zpoxy...fuckers are as tough as nails....but Palmetto has that fancy airbrush shit so his are prettier than mine.
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Re: Welp I'm screwed

Post by Spicytuna » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:24 am

I got the cheap acrylic paint for now. I already have two coats of sealer on then I am going to paint it then put the varnish on at the end. Got some small brushes that seems to work fine for the painting. At my pace right now I can probably bust out maybe 2 flies per month, but i am pumped to catch fish on something I put a lot of work into. will keep the progress updated.
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Re: Welp I'm screwed

Post by Surly » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:08 pm

If'n you want to try airbrushing, I'd recommend the Copic marker "system." Alcohol (mmmm, alcohol) markers, a nozzle-thingy and a can of compressed air. Cheaper than an airbrush setup. But tougher to feather/blend colors.
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Post by Spicytuna » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:23 am

Here is the latest.

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As of now I am cool with the sealer, paint, and varnish with the brush. I don't need to get any deeper than I am maybe down the road I will look at an airbrush.

This shit is fun and I am stoked to see it come together. Can't wait to stick my first pig on one.
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Re: Welp I'm screwed

Post by yard4sale » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:43 am

Spicytuna wrote:Here is the latest.

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As of now I am cool with the sealer, paint, and varnish with the brush. I don't need to get any deeper than I am maybe down the road I will look at an airbrush.

This shit is fun and I am stoked to see it come together. Can't wait to stick my first pig on one.
Nice! We are going to need a lighter in the pic for reference.
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Re: Welp I'm screwed

Post by Spicytuna » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:52 am

My bad, that is standard now in teh suk I will sit in the corner and feel shame now
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Re: Welp I'm screwed

Post by Spicytuna » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:18 pm

Here ya go Yard...

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Rare breed." - MTgrayling

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