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Dulcecita Lures
04-17-2011, 12:01 PM
I've been working with my buddy Cliff (Buena Suerte Lures) to help him develop his lure making abilities. The student has learned very well! Cliff is producing some top-notch stuff! He and I will be marketing some of his designs, as well as my own, this spring and summer. Thought I'd share some of the stuff Cliff has produced. I'm interested in your opinions -- would you buy these lures? We anticipate the price (double-skirted) to be about $15 each. 9" to 11". I threw some skirts on the Hot Rod head at the bottom to give you an idea of what they will look like skirted. The lures with the coins for eyes are "pesoleros". We skirt them in petrolero pattern and the eye is a polished Mexican peso coin (we sell most of our lures in Mexico). Keep in mind both Cliff and I do this as a hobby; we're not a big time Pakula, Black Bart, etc. But we have a lot of fun with it and produce some interesting stuff that catches fish! :grin:

Gracias!


Dulcecita Lures
04-17-2011, 12:16 PM
These too.

Sudden Strike Fishing
04-17-2011, 01:16 PM
They look pretty good in the pics but I would have to see them close up to make an accurate evaluation. I am not real keen on the first colors but I like the blue & purple ones. I prefer to have the double taper on the lures for double skirting.


samoajoe
04-17-2011, 07:15 PM
From one lure maker to another those look great! I like the second group of heads (darker colors) with the colored inserts and the positions of the eyes. Please post pics of the fish they catch and how they work.

REDWEISER
04-18-2011, 06:51 AM
These too.

Hey Stuart ... Nice looking lures. What's the weight & dimensions of the bottom ones?

Thanks
Red


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Dulcecita Lures
04-18-2011, 09:22 AM
Thanks for the feedback so far!

The first group (I simply call them the "Hot Rods" because of the bright colors and flame designs and such) certainly are bright. I think they'll draw dorado strikes, for sure, but will find out in another month or so when the dorado get up into the Sea of Cortez. As mentioned, I prefer a double-taper as well. I think Cliff knocked these off an old Zucker-style head.

Cliff's been playing with all kinds of stuff as inserts and some of it works better than others. All part of learning what works well. Like me, he likes the root beers and petrolero color scheme (the darker lures in the 2nd and 3rd pic). It's a Humboldt squid imitation that is a killer color pattern in the Sea of Cortez.

Red - I'll weigh one of the heads and get you the dimensions.

VanW
04-18-2011, 09:28 AM
Are they gonna polish up any better? No offense or anything. especially because I can't make lures... but they look like some 15 year old abused Sadu lures I have.

Edit: I just seen that they are $15.00.

Dulcecita Lures
04-18-2011, 09:43 AM
They polish up pretty nice. We were manhandling them a lot. I do know that Cliff is using a different resin - more acrylic than crystal? The heads I produce are crystal resin and polish up like glass. Downside is that they are more brittle. A decent drop on the deck can crack them badly. The resin Cliff is using is softer and the heads can take a drop with no ill-effects. We dropped one on my garage floor (concrete) yesterday just to test it and it didn't crack. But yeah, for $15? Not a bad deal.

samoajoe
04-18-2011, 01:07 PM
They polish up pretty nice. We were manhandling them a lot. I do know that Cliff is using a different resin - more acrylic than crystal? The heads I produce are crystal resin and polish up like glass. Downside is that they are more brittle. A decent drop on the deck can crack them badly. The resin Cliff is using is softer and the heads can take a drop with no ill-effects. We dropped one on my garage floor (concrete) yesterday just to test it and it didn't crack. But yeah, for $15? Not a bad deal.



Like you stated earlier in your initial post this is a hobby. It is a hobby doe by guys who probably have day jobs too, there is ALOT of time and effort that goes into what you do. From my experience, once you can get to the point where you can show and or sell your work, you know what the what flaws and imperfections you have,if any at all. Keep doing what you're doing. If they're catching fish then you have done what you set out to do.

bigfishhooker
04-19-2011, 07:56 AM
Mahi season in NC is almost here...I'd be happy to give them a test for you here on the east coast!



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