Thursday, January 5, 2012

the best foil work I've done so far

Tried one of the batch in Japanese style -- Foiled it, and it turned out to be the best foil work I've ever done.

Here is some tips I learned,
1. the lure body has to be strong and smooth, especially working with soft wood like balsa. Without special treatment, balsa foiled work can be too fragile. I use super glue to harden the balsa, and then epoxy it to get a smooth surface.
2. The right glue makes work easier. I tried spray, and some other kinds glues. The one that works is a double-side tape for making a sticker. It was sold at Walmart. The tape was so thin. It's tricky to work with it, and once you used to it, it's amazing for foiling.
3. Use a soft cloth to rub the uneven foil, your finger sometimes scratches the foil. Yes, that's true!
4. Cut the scale after the foil applied


  1. that foil looks awesome, kinda reminds me of GINEI baits. but like you mentioned it is japanese inspired so no wonder :D

  2. Yep, inspired by his lure. He is another Magician :-)

  3. yeah its really cool idea to add the foil like that :)