First the photo's -
|South Dakota Badlands National Park dirt|
|Badlands layers - dirt and time - just add water|
I bought the stick-on eyes and crane swivels from Hagen's and the wholesale beads from Modebead.com - three sizes of ovals (eggs) and about 10 colors of each.
Slow Death hooks from Shorty's.
Here's a taste of what they look like out of the box -
|Oval flat glass beads|
Oh well, Fun, Fun, Fun, Fish Fashion.
I sure like to look at shiny stuff! Sure it's purdy, it's made from sand.
I think it has to do with all the sun in Colorado, lol.
So, I've started to put a dent in the flat glass beads and prism eyes recently.
A dent means empty paper cards where there once were stick-on eyes. Empty strings where there once were strung beads. And sticky fingers and the smell of drying lacquer in the workshop.
|Strings and paper cards|
The beads are sweet new components. Stick a couple of eyes on them, coat them with lacquer, and fashion takes a turn to fishy.
|Oval Flat glass and lacquered stick on eyes|
|Mustad Slow Death hooks on 8 inch swivel Walleye Rigs|
I like the finished products and so does a guy in North Dakota
The South Dakota Walleye's already voted -
Decided on two models - one using the small ones for 1/16oz spinners
and another using the largest size for walleye propeller rigs. I need to get new pictures of the finished rig, made some changes, the link shows an older version.
Still waiting for inspiration on the medium size. Most likely I'll split the baby, going for two models - a larger spinner and a smaller rig.
Whew, let me publish this thing.
Time to get back to tying some work in progress Zonker spinnerbaits.
These going to a guy in Pennsylvania to be used on Canadian Pike in June. Going to tye a Perch pattern on the Yellow one.
The Main blades can be changed.
Added some stingers and extra blades to the order. I love my job, custom orders ROCK!
You might find better, but you won't get more time, energy or passion in your mailbox for some time!
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