Thursday, 21 June 2012

An Ordinary Thursday

Image Above: New colours.

I had a very mixed day. I finally got my new E-Shop up and running and my first new customer followed shortly after. I spent the morning finishing some new Hybrid Casting Spoons that I had sprayed up in a fire tiger pattern with a stripe of UV reactive green. The UV reactive paint shifts light form the ultra violet range into the visible spectrum thus making it appear brighter in water where UV light penetrates a little deeper than the red end of the spectrum.  As an opening offer on my shop I have put half a dozen up at an introductory price of £9.95.

The rest of the day was a bit full on epoxy coating pine wobblers, sanding down balsa blanks ready for priming, priming some casting spoons, pouring a new silicone mould, coating floats with Nitrocellulose and then a trip to the post office and the Tackle shop. While buying some fishing weights I was introduced to a wholesaler who gave me a bit of insider knowledge, luckily I had a balsa wobbler in my pocket from a fishing trip earlier in the week to show him.

I finished the day photographing the casting spoons above and testing a lure in the bath I had carved from some short scraps of balsa. Best of all I got a couple of pictures from Scotland of a little girl who has just caught her first fish and on my lures.

Tomorrow is going to be a much harder day; I am looking after my youngest sons.

Image Above Right: Balsa Lure carved from Scraps
Image Below: Bea and her First Fish.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Image Above: Handmade Balsa Waggler Floats

I spent the yesterday evening getting a little carried away float making with a drill press lathe and then bit of late night whipping.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Father's Day

Image Above: A very washed out looking perch.

It was father’s day all day. I got down to the lake early with the rain and a mobile phone that had run out of battery power to ensure I wouldn’t be recalled.  I fished with homemade floats and caught skimmers, roach and a fat perch but it wasn’t lure fishing. Luckily I have some balsa lures ready for a testing session later in the week.