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    Posted: 10 Jun 2019 at 6:30pm
well ive been thinking of a dedicated flathead lure for a while so carved a few up to try on them.
I decided to use the same shape as i use for my "martins minnow" just a bit smaller (see top photo).Ive decided on a bib tow set up because i'm playing with a new bib shape to give it a different action to the Martins(Martins minnow was developed for north Queensland fish ) anyhow see how we go!

so we carved these guys out of huon pine put in eyelets sealed and undercoated them

next a light sand with 600 wet and dry then a basecoat of red.The reason for the red is that when the lure gets scratched by fish it'll look a bit like blood

then i just painted the lures in nice flatty catching colors and added the eyes followed by a clearcoat ,all paint and clear is acrylic lacquer

time to cut some bibs out next ,keep you postedBig smile
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these guys have a different action to your normal minnows (sort of like a cruising mullet or whiting which was what i was looking for).Bib angle is not ideal its out by about two or three degrees but a slight bend in the bib will sort this for this batch ,future ones will have an amended angle 
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Awesome Chrisso, they look fantastic mate, I'm sure they will produce the goods 👍🙂.
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Wow, looking good! Thumbs Up
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great job ,like that little flick on there tails .they will work on many species i reckon 
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Wasted on bloody flathead
Look better on my wall
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Lovely Chris. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

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Looking awesome!
How deep will these go?

Flatties are starting to fire up, we are averaging around 14 for a half day at the moment. Some solid fish lately


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Originally posted by Ducks Ducks wrote:

Wasted on bloody flathead
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Originally posted by wickky wickky wrote:

Looking awesome!
How deep will these go?

Flatties are starting to fire up, we are averaging around 14 for a half day at the moment. Some solid fish lately


Cheers Zac
sounds encouraging mate!Thumbs Up,i'm looking at around 2mtrs Zac
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Sweet spot at the depth

Unsure where you are fishing out of but we have done well with shallow diving hard bodies on the flats at around 2-3ft. So if you can make some shallows I'm sure you would do well with those too

Can't wait to see some flattie pics!
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they look great & are different to the ones you made for me
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They look good to me Chris, I like the natural grey/green colour. As for depth, I like flatty lures that bump along the bottom in about 1m of water, knock em on the head, they can't resist.Thumbs Up
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Would go nice in some of those creeks running off the coomera river I reckon
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Awesome, the Martin’s has a “mini me”.
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Great looking lures. That finishCool


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Great colours Chris and the body looks sleekWink
Perfect for the channels around the Gold Coast area.

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Originally posted by hypnos hypnos wrote:

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they look great & are different to the ones you made for me
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those ones are my Frugall Dougalls Baz,they're more of a Bass lure but i'm sure the lizards would eat them .they run deeper too at about 4.5mtrs
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Originally posted by wickky wickky wrote:

Sweet spot at the depth

Unsure where you are fishing out of but we have done well with shallow diving hard bodies on the flats at around 2-3ft. So if you can make some shallows I'm sure you would do well with those too

Can't wait to see some flattie pics!
definately worth looking into Zac Thumbs Up
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Awesome, the Martin’s has a “mini me”.
"Marteeny's"Wink
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glued the bibs in and gave them a final test today,pretty happy so far just have to convince the fish.pics tomorrow
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Originally posted by puglee62 puglee62 wrote:

Originally posted by horrorhead horrorhead wrote:

Awesome, the Martin’s has a “mini me”.
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Those look great, and the bleeding bait idea is counter intuitive I like that.

Curious what kind of action these have, and what type are you going for with the new bib style?


Just throwing this out there's a old video "vav wobbler vaapun valmistus" think its Finnish, but don't quote me. I'm sure many are familiar with it. The action is eye catching and worth considering for your flat flatheads lures. It's a way in left field thought perhaps?
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Originally posted by ArdentAngler ArdentAngler wrote:

Those look great, and the bleeding bait idea is counter intuitive I like that.

Curious what kind of action these have, and what type are you going for with the new bib style?


Just throwing this out there's a old video "vav wobbler vaapun valmistus" think its Finnish, but don't quote me. I'm sure many are familiar with it. The action is eye catching and worth considering for your flat flatheads lures. It's a way in left field thought perhaps?
its kind of a tight action Charles but  it has also a subtle snaking action,i'll try and get a video up of it.i'll check that vid you suggested thanksThumbs Up
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.....still got to take the tape off the bibs

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I was right.  They'll look great on my shelf.
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My gut feeling was tight action, but based solely on the shape. Recently started experimenting with the tow points on my lures and learned loads on how it affects the action. Closer to the nose brings out the shape, whereas further away triggers a tight wiggle and less swaying. The possibilities seem endless and contradictory, just when you assume a grasp of lure physics.....your thrown for another loop.

I'm very familiar with the bib in the picture, I'm guessing its snaking at higher speeds?

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They look great chris.
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Originally posted by ArdentAngler ArdentAngler wrote:

My gut feeling was tight action, but based solely on the shape. Recently started experimenting with the tow points on my lures and learned loads on how it affects the action. Closer to the nose brings out the shape, whereas further away triggers a tight wiggle and less swaying. The possibilities seem endless and contradictory, just when you assume a grasp of lure physics.....your thrown for another loop.

I'm very familiar with the bib in the picture, I'm guessing its snaking at higher speeds?

no it does it slow too,its a weird set up and shouldn't work .the bib angle is ultra slack for the smallish bib perhaps having a duo snap for the tow point is the reason it works but i'm not sure.I'll make some more and try them with a omega clip and see if it still works(might go even better?LOL)
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That’ll still work well on the reef and on barra
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Very nice Chris, and those colors are different-- a lot like some Brazilian lure colors I have come across, they have an entirely different palate to what we are used to here.
They should work a treat, but I know what you mean about getting the bib slightly out, it sometimes drives me nuts.
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Love the Marteeny Chris, I'm sure we'll see them hanging out of a flatties gob soon enough!

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Originally posted by Tony Tony wrote:

Love the Marteeny Chris, I'm sure we'll see them hanging out of a flatties gob soon enough!

Marteeny, Stirred but not shaken! Cool
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How did you go mate? Swum any or any luck with them?
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