Friday, January 13, 2017

Faux Fish Mask's

I like Fish Mask's. I really do. Recommend them highly. Suggest you try them if you have not.

If you want to make your own try this.

Material to try 1/4", .250, or 6.35 mm clear plastic tubing.

The Idea

I was wondering if there might be a way to make the Fish Mask DIY style. Here's what I was experimenting with.

A piece of clear plastic tubing. 1/4" in diameter.

 Could it be shaped in such a way to create the face of a streamer pattern?  


Side cutters

Squirrel Leech

#6 Bass Hook
6/0 tying thread gray
3D eye's
Gray Pine squirrel zonker strip
Sparkle dub
UV Resin
Super glue
Shaped segment of clear tubing


Step1. Thread your hook.

Step 2. Tie in your zonker strip at the bend of the hook.

Step 3. Wrap your zonker strip toward the eye.

Step 4. Tie down your strip behind the eye.

Step 5. Build a thread head.

Step 6. Glue the head.

Step 7 slip your shaped tubing over the thread while wet. 

 Step 8. Pinch to shape and let set.

Step 9. Place eyes on the tube.

Step 10. Add UV glue to fill and shape the head to taste.

Step 11. Cure the UV with light.

Step 12. Go catch some fish!

Stay Clever and Trashy my Friends.

Dedicated to my son, Bailey. I Love you.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy 2017!

May 2017 see our skills improve. May we trick the fish. Copy nature with all the materials we can find. Share our knowledge and experience. Share our fruit's with those eager to learn. Practice with determination and regulatory. Support and encourage our peers on their journeys. My 2017 be clever ideas, skillful designs, and artful examples. 

Stay clever and trashy my friends.

Tip: A small Crochet hook makes a great way to start or retrieve your dubbing from a box with a hole.

Stay Clever and Trashy my friends

Dedicated to my son, I love you.