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    with Jigs and Glow in the Dark Downrigger Weights from Chris at Roust-a-Bout Lures. Can't wait to use them, COME ON SPRINGGGGGGG!!!
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    These are awesome and can't give enough kudos to Chris for taking the time do the custom job, thanks Buddy!! They are actually quite a bit brighter than the camera picked up...
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    I used to think I had "enough" tackle on board...but every time I go to B&Js, BPS, Cabelas, etc, I prove myself wrong. My wife says its a sickness...I call it therapy!

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    Do you think that glow in the dark downrigger weights will help to catch more fish?

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    Have no idea, but they're cool! "Cool" helps with just about everything in life!! Lol...
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    Looks like a good start

    I've caught some nice fish with Chris's jigs and there is a ~100# butt in PWS that has some nice roust about lip jewelry after she broke me off. I'm sure she tossed the jig shortly after that.

    The nice thing about having a good selection of jigs on board is it doesn't hurt so much on those days when the rocks seem to be the big winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullelkklr View Post
    Do you think that glow in the dark downrigger weights will help to catch more fish?
    I guess they are the latest craze in British Columbia Canada. A forum member brought up the idea.
    Since I have the ability I made one for Drifter016 to try.
    Andy wanted a set so I made him some as well. Time will tell weather they work better or not.
    Certainly can't hurt. The Glow paint used on those is a bit expensive but it is also the brightest glow I have yet found.
    With the name of his boat on them Andy doesn't have to worry about who's boat they belong to either.LOL
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    The glow paint works ok. I got some of the glow powder online and it is really strong, but I had a hard time finding the right base to mix it with and get applied evenly. Mine turned out pretty ugly, but they glow very bright. Am not convinced it has helped. Would love to here how others coated their balls as I have a mold and a bunch of lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithtb View Post
    The glow paint works ok. I got some of the glow powder online and it is really strong, but I had a hard time finding the right base to mix it with and get applied evenly. Mine turned out pretty ugly, but they glow very bright. Am not convinced it has helped. Would love to here how others coated their balls as I have a mold and a bunch of lead.
    I start with airbrushing 2 coats of white Vinyl.
    Then I brush on a coat of Super glow Vinyl paint.The pigments in this paint are thick so it is extremely hard to airbrush so I hand brush it on.
    Any special lettering or reflective material, is then added.
    I finish with a coat of D2T Devcon 2 ton epoxy to seal it all in.
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    I do not coat may balls! I like my ball all natural, because when you drag your natural ball in salt water it you get that electrical charge that salmon like! I have found the larger the balls the more charge. When I commercial trolled we would sometimes have to add zincs to the wires if the electric charge was to high. (man the was tough)

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    Great selection there!


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    With balls like that he will be the coolest troller out there! :-)

    How did you apply the epoxy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullelkklr View Post
    With balls like that he will be the coolest troller out there! :-)

    How did you apply the epoxy?
    With a brush.
    I thin it a bit with denatured alcohol.
    A few drops per batch.
    Hang the downrigger weight.
    Then mix and brush on the epoxy.
    The epoxy I use dries and stays clear and its self leveling.
    Work fast it doesn't have as long a pot life as you think.
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    Chris's jigs and workmanship are top notch. And he's a good guy as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanly View Post
    These are awesome and can't give enough kudos to Chris for taking the time do the custom job, thanks Buddy!! They are actually quite a bit brighter than the camera picked up...
    Yes they are.
    I have one of the proto types on my shelf and it lights up the place.

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