As some of you might know, on occasion I like to add some "teeth" (pardon the pun) to my lures, as I have been inspired by the cool WWII fighter planes of the past. I thought, "Wouldn't those be neat to see on baits?" These teeth have been my amateur trademark/personal touch on baits I have made.
The teeth look great on propeller baits for sure! This was dubbed shark bait.
And crankbaits too:
Yeah, she’s ugly, but she fooled both big trout and bass.
The two lures above were hand-carved and painted by hand brush.
I thought that perhaps I could try piranha teeth. Fortunately, I found a never used Stamina plastic plug in the garage that I bought some time ago for a cool project with the neighborhood kids. I primed it with white (it was made from transparent plastic) and penciled in Piranha like teeth. Since this picture, I have already inked in the teeth with an ultra-fine black sharpie.
I am envisioning a black back (I've been having awesome luck with black back/silver bodies this season) and a bright yellow/chartreuse bottom with splashed of red. I hope it pans out. Many times, when it comes to painting, what I picture in my mind's eye doesn’t seem to translate correctly to my hands. I.E., I suck at painting as you can see in the first two baits.
If you have read some of my previous threads of my lure making adventures, you will know that I've gone crankin' and I've gone minnow. Now I think it's time to run with the piranhas. ;D :D