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Message Subject: Bite Size swimbaits
The Nate
Posted 2/15/2007 12:19 AM (#238918)
Subject: Bite Size swimbaits





I thought of calling them "Little Swimmers" but I believe that is the name of a diaper, therefore I didn't want to associate my lures with crap If anyone has any tips on taking pictures that would be great, as I can never get mine to come out too well.

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Riverman
Posted 2/15/2007 12:22 AM (#238919 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits


Very nice, lots of work.

RM
Mag / NoiseyCricket
Posted 2/15/2007 3:42 AM (#238926 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits


Awesome baits, very well made and beautiful paintjob.

Mag / Sweden
LeMay
Posted 2/15/2007 6:42 AM (#238929 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits





Posts: 106


Location: Michigan
Very nice.
Musky Snax
Posted 2/15/2007 7:06 AM (#238930 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits





Posts: 680


Location: Muskoka Ontario,Canada
Those are awesome Nate. Are these also made from wood? If so I'm curious about where the pins run through the screw eyes. It seems there wouldn't be a lot of strength in that area. This isn't a criticism, I'm sincerely curious because I have some customers asking for smaller swimbaits and I can't really do them with the hinges I use on the bigger ones.
Billy B
Posted 2/15/2007 7:38 AM (#238934 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits




Posts: 267


Location: Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Nate, those are some nice looking baits, keep up the great work.
Big Perc
Posted 2/15/2007 7:49 AM (#238936 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits




Posts: 1188


Location: Iowa
sweet looking baits Nate...

Big Perc
The Nate
Posted 2/15/2007 8:45 AM (#238949 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits





Thanks for the compliments. Do you think there would be any type of small scale market for something like this? From the guys that sell their baits how do you go about setting a price?

Snax the bait is made out of wood. I was skeptical as well when I first tried this method for a joint so I made sure to test it as best I could. This involved a nail, floor joist, and me. The screw eye was the first thing to bend out, so after that I figure its strong enough.
Musky Snax
Posted 2/15/2007 8:53 AM (#238951 - in reply to #238949)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits





Posts: 680


Location: Muskoka Ontario,Canada
Wow Nate, I'm glad to hear how strong the joints are. I may have to use that method on the smaller ones. As for a market for them you should have NO trouble selling as many of those babies as you can make! I'd aim for the Bass market personally.
As for price, check out your competition and figure out where your baits fit in quality wise and bear in mind that your baits will be an unknown to the consumers still. Once you get a few good reviews you can rethink the prices if need be.

Edited by Musky Snax 2/15/2007 8:55 AM
Jason Bomber
Posted 2/15/2007 3:02 PM (#239027 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits





Posts: 574


I'd like to take a bite out of the bluegill!
fatfingers
Posted 2/15/2007 4:44 PM (#239046 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits




Posts: 351


If those are more than 5 or 6 inches long from stem to stern, the muskies will smash them too.

Great work, great paint.
Musky Snax
Posted 2/15/2007 4:49 PM (#239047 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits





Posts: 680


Location: Muskoka Ontario,Canada
The more times I see that photo of them the more my jaw drops. I can picture the actions in my head based on the body shapes and in my head they look gooooood!!!
The Wanderer
Posted 2/15/2007 5:01 PM (#239051 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits


Nate, nice looking baits. I was wondering if you had a sucker style around 8" or 9" long. If so, maybe I can take one off your hands. Also, I keep waiting for an oppurtunity to get a look at the Lambulges as well. Great looking baits again. Its easy to tell you put a lot of work into them.
missourimuskyhunter
Posted 2/15/2007 5:17 PM (#239058 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits





Posts: 1282


Location: Lebanon,Mo
hey........now i know where the kickin minnow tails went!!!!????.... nice work!!!!
chico
Posted 2/15/2007 6:16 PM (#239064 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits





Posts: 497


Location: Lincoln UK
Sweet as ever Nate, the Bluegill is my favourite just on looks alone.
Tigger
Posted 2/15/2007 8:12 PM (#239102 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits





Posts: 399


Location: Burton, Ohio
Nate I am really impressed with your baits!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your style! I feel sorry for those baits, They are going to get CRUSHED!!!!!!!!! In a good way! The sky is the limit with those babies.
Will Schultz
Posted 2/16/2007 12:43 PM (#239257 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits





Location: Grand Rapids, MI
The Nate - 2/15/2007 1:19 AM
If anyone has any tips on taking pictures that would be great, as I can never get mine to come out too well.


Take your pics outdoors on a cloudy day, you'll get great light but not so bright that there are hot spots on the baits.

Great looking baits BTW.
Reelwise
Posted 2/17/2007 6:37 PM (#239597 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: Re: Bite Size swimbaits




Posts: 1638


Great baits as always. I believe we will be killing em' shortly

Will is right about taking pictures outside. Cloudy or sunny is fine...any natural light is good light as long as the camera isn't pointing at the sun. Do not use flash and use the macro setting if necessary(little flower symbol)
musky hunter IN
Posted 3/12/2007 8:53 PM (#244342 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits


hi i am very intersted in one of your baits if you are willing to sell lenghth and weight would be great. Thx, Kent
musky hunter IN
Posted 3/12/2007 8:58 PM (#244347 - in reply to #238918)
Subject: RE: Bite Size swimbaits


you can email me at [email protected] thx
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