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 Post subject: Fish on homemade lure.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:24 pm 
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Finally a fish on homemade lure.

Went to test my latest creation for small game and was happy with the result.

Landed two Rockcods of decent size. These guys can fight on light drag.

Here is the lure and the fish. Couldn’t click the second one as it was dark.

6cm lure.
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Nice catch.


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Nice catch buddy!!! Congrats.


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great catch and made doubly enjoyable due to your lure. u must be proud man and u deserve it.


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nice brother i am proud of you :-) :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :D :D :D


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Thanks every one.
Yes Doc its an amazing feeling. Finally my time, sweat and blood came true. Very satisfied with the lures action and the result. Now its time to land something big on my other lures.
Be tuned in for more reports and pics.
Till then tight lines.


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Congrats Raj, Wish you many more. A a few for me . Hey Raj congrats on your first Barra + tiwins.


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Congrats Raj... Something i have always wanted to do.. i am still in the process of getting the action right.. all the best ... n eagerly waiting for more news...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:29 am 
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Excellent Raj,

What a feel to catch fish on your own lure, I mean made by you.

My hearty congrats to Raj for your creation and success.


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Very nice Raj. That's really industrious. Keep it going.


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Excellent work!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:52 pm 
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Hearty congrats Raj :D
It gives me great pleasure to see that your hardwork and handwork :wink: has finally paid off and I hope it motivates you to make more better, bigger and enticing lures and one day God Willing you will be world famous like Lauri Rapala , the finnish guy who made the world famous lures

Here is an interesting read
It all began with a hungry Finnish guy and a carving knife. It was the 1930s when a simple fisherman made an observation of simple genius: Big fish eat little fish, especially little fish that are wounded. So begins the greatest fishing story ever told. As Lauri Rapala fished the waters of Finland’s Lake Paijanne, he quietly rowed and watched. And what he saw was how hungry predator fish would dart into a school of minnows and attack the one that swam with a slightly off-center wobble. Over and over again.

Lauri realized that if he could craft a lure that mimicked the movements of a wounded minnow, he could catch more fish, earn more money, and not spend time constantly baiting lines. So Lauri set to work. He whittled. Carved. And shaved. Eventually a lure began to take shape. Using a shoemaker’s knife and some sandpaper, he created his first successful lure from cork in 1936. Tinfoil from chocolate bars formed the lure’s outer surface. Melted photographic negatives the protective coating. But most importantly, it perfectly imitated the action of a wounded minnow. Legend has it that Lauri sometimes caught 600 pounds of fish a day with that new lure. And as word of his abundant catches spread, the lure’s reputation grew. The rest, as they say, is history. That first lure was the forefather to the lure that has helped more fishermen experience the thrill of more big fish than any other: the legendary Original Floating™ Rapala.

The wiggle fish can’t resist. As fishermen around the world began to catch more and bigger fish with Rapala’s lure, it became clear that what triggered them was the lure’s tantalizing wiggle and wobble. Because even though fish throughout the world were different, predators and baitfish always acted true to form. Big fish hammer wounded little fish. That’s why Lauri tested each lure to make sure it swam true to the unique "wounded-minnow action." It wasn’t the fastest way to make a fishing lure. But it was the only way to make a Rapala. (To this day, Rapala lures are hand-tuned and tank-tested to swim perfectly right out of the box.)

Keep up the good job mate [smilie=coolup.gif]


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Thanks every one. :D

Sayed that’s an interesting article there. Who knows may be in future there will be RR Lures India 8) .

Thanks Mario and 80% of my catches are released to be hooked some other day, so I am sure there will be many more for you too.

Went to test my other creation satisfied with the action.

And the even today the Rockcods were hungry.

This guy attacked my lure twice. First time he took it under a rock and some how unhooked. Second time same place same rock bang and he ran for cower. He was resting in there for 5 min before he started his second run. I just love the way these guys ambush.

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Feel enlightened with the success. I have my own design for rockcods. Time to replicate and try different colors.

Regarsd,
Raj


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the grouper looks shit scared raj 3rd picture


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MERWYNTIGER wrote:
the grouper looks shit scared raj 3rd picture

:D :D :D

Double congrates raj......
its a great achievement....
wish you many more


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:42 pm 
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Congratulations Raj, I know it is extremely satisfying to catch a fish with one of your own creations. Very well done.

Looking at the angle of the lip this lure must have a very pronounced sideways wobble, this type of wobble works really well with Rock cods, but (in my experience) not too good with other fish. Try to narrow the angle on another of your lures around 45 degrees so the water will slip over the section where the lip meets the body on each side. If the lure is balanced well, this will reduce the sideways wobble in your lure and cause it to roll as well. This movement will work better on Barras and MJs


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:21 pm 
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Thats a tip that i was searching for Bobby. I think you have saved my time and effort to try various lips.

Will try the same on other ones, have some under construction.

Thanks again for the tip.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:14 am 
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Well done Raj. Hertiest congratulations on your fish as well as your perseverance. Keep up the good work and I am sure, you will catch many more of these predators. Congratulations for your Barra also.

Regards,

Ali. :D


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