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Painting jerkbaits for big trout

I have started to paint jerkbaits for big browns.  Now, I am completely new to this and just diving right in head first.  I purchased a fairly cheap complete airbrush kit from Hobby Lobby, water based acrylic paints, powdered mica pearl pigments, and 2 part epoxy clear coat as recommended by our very own Mr. Billethead.  Thanks Marty!  Been gathering various jerkbait blanks from different suppliers looking for ones I can get to suspend.  I’ve been trying my hand at two different color schemes and feel like I’m starting to get them dialed in.  My ultimate goal is to get a rainbow trout and brown trout pattern dial in but I’m a long ways off from that yet. It has been an enjoyable way to spend what little spare time I have this time of year sucking up some AC and staying out of the heat.

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Duane thanks for putting on the contest. Hope to see some action on those sculpins in Dec on the white😁. That is if I fish with DJ or if you are going to Jigfest.

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Literally slow boat from China... got 2 more weeks and then they'll be yours Mr. Doty.  

Killer deal on some of their sales.  These aren't a bad pattern either.   They don't come close to the Doty specials though...

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1 hour ago, JestersHK said:

Literally slow boat from China... got 2 more weeks and then they'll be yours Mr. Doty.  

Killer deal on some of their sales.  These aren't a bad pattern either.   They don't come close to the Doty specials though...

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I just found 40 of them in my mail box today 

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I've got a nice little stash of them on the way as well but mine haven't arrived quite yet.  I'm thinking with that color that a guy could add a few dots with a sharpie and make a decent trout imitation ?  Certainly won't be a Doty special but could possibly work.  I'll be the guinea pig with them next month.....

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1 hour ago, Travis Swift said:

I've got a nice little stash of them on the way as well but mine haven't arrived quite yet.  I'm thinking with that color that a guy could add a few dots with a sharpie and make a decent trout imitation ?  Certainly won't be a Doty special but could possibly work.  I'll be the guinea pig with them next month.....

The base pattern is def there to make a decent trout imitation.  I think for night time duty they would for sure put fish in the net.  They are just Ugly compared to Duanes work.  Heck my Rapala X raps are ugly compared to his.  

I did finally bust a bill on one last time I was down.  Hard jerk met a BIG rock.  It didn't break the bill all the way off just about a 1/4 of the lip which turned it into a shallow diver LOL!  I still caught more fish on it, and when the water was off it was about perfect being a shallow runner.  Baits are tough though for sure.

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