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LURE MAKERS CASH CHALLENGE - SWEETWATER FISHING
« on: September 30, 2015, 10:14:41 PM »
Ok, let the word go forth, there's $500 CASH up for grabs in the - Sweetwater Fishing Aussie Lure Makers Challenge.

There's $500 cash prize to the winner of the following lure making challenge.

We're looking for a jointed wake bait primarily for cod fishing that can also cover bass. 

Specifications
 :tick Wake bait / swim bait - ultra shallow sub-surface lure that pushes a wake in front.
 :tick  Aussie Made , prefer timber - no overseas lures
 :tick prefer 90 - 120mm long is the target size we're looking for but up to 150 is ok
 :tick at least 3 body segments (2 joints)
 :tick color - doesn't matter. It's the action we're looking for
 :tick prefer floating but just suspending is ok

Will leave the rest up to the individual creative genius of the lure maker.

Submissions need to be posted to:

Sweetwater Lure Challenge
PO Box 66
Fernvale, Qld 4306

Info to include with entry:
- your name
- lure name
- construction material
- your contact details

Entries need to be in the PO Box by 12 November 2015.

Lure makers can send multiple entries if desired.

I will be choosing the winner when fishing cod fishing when the season opens.

All entries / submissions become the property of the cash sponsor. None will be returned, they will be put on display at the 2016 Australian Lure Fly & Outdoors Expo. Entries will be photographed & promoted here. If possible, video will be shot of each lure in action.  :thumbsup

The winning lure will be announced here on Sweetwater Fishing Australia at end of November after some tank & field testing & will be shown at the 2016 Australian Lure Expo. 

One winner of $500 will be paid by electronic transfer.

Why? We're trying to get Aussie lure makers into making a lure of this type / size; which appears to be under done at present by Aussie lure makers. We're trying to inspire the creative thinking that Aussies are so great at. 

More competitions for other types will follow.

SO IF YOU WANT $500 CASH FOR ONE LURE, GET INTO IT.......
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Got questions? Ask here.

Cheers,

Fitzy..



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Re: LURE MAKERS CASH CHALLENGE - SWEETWATER FISHING
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 10:48:46 PM »
There's some great examples from overseas. Want to see Aussie guys fill this niche

Here's a picture of a Kawashi


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Re: LURE MAKERS CASH CHALLENGE - SWEETWATER FISHING
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 05:56:57 AM »
So I assume you want the lure posted, not pictures of it?
Ferg has just retired and has dabbled in making his own lures for years, might point him to the page, give him something to do rather than sending me pictures of fish!

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Re: LURE MAKERS CASH CHALLENGE - SWEETWATER FISHING
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2015, 08:00:14 AM »
Yep, need to be posted. Pretty hard to test without having them in hand.  :thumb

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Fernvale, Qld 4306

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Re: LURE MAKERS CASH CHALLENGE - SWEETWATER FISHING
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2015, 06:39:44 PM »
Sorry, photos of lures aren't in the comp. All entries must be posted in. The address is in the top post.  :thumb

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Re: LURE MAKERS CASH CHALLENGE - SWEETWATER FISHING
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2015, 06:44:07 PM »
The Mudeye Snake is a great looking lure; good action etc.

However we prefer something 90 - 120mm long




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Re: LURE MAKERS CASH CHALLENGE - SWEETWATER FISHING
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2015, 12:01:15 PM »
Here's a nice jointed wake bait by Honey Hole Lures




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Re: LURE MAKERS CASH CHALLENGE - SWEETWATER FISHING
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2015, 09:31:56 PM »
Fitz :yourock

Great idea. Your definatley "the man" when it comes to trying to promote, help and inspire the Aussie timber lure game.

Without doubt Wake Baits / Sub Surface Lures are going to be the next big thing as surface lures are at present.

Keep up the great work.

Cheers TB :youbeauty

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Re: LURE MAKERS CASH CHALLENGE - SWEETWATER FISHING
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2015, 01:31:20 PM »
Happy to provide my  address for those prototype lures that quite don't make the grade :)

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Re: LURE MAKERS CASH CHALLENGE - SWEETWATER FISHING
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2015, 07:36:57 PM »
Entries starting to come in..... not long left to get them done & posted......  :youbeauty

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Re: LURE MAKERS CASH CHALLENGE - SWEETWATER FISHING
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2015, 10:16:22 PM »
Started testing the entries on the weekend.... I've got to say, there's some pretty impressive lures in there.

Slight delay in finalising testing, one of the lures was lost on the weekend by a mate (Steve Wheelbarrow) so we've bought replacement to continue field testing this weekend during cod opening in New England. Lost is somewhere off his kayak, an hours search by both of us couldn't find it.  :'(

Will announce winner as soon as a decision is made.  :youbeauty

Wait until I get some pics up & you see the entries.  :Clap)

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Re: LURE MAKERS CASH CHALLENGE - SWEETWATER FISHING
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2015, 09:08:34 PM »
Ok, sorry for the delay in getting this done, had lots of balls in the air the past few weeks. In my few moments of spare time & a couple of trips in cod country I've been swimming all of the entries. I got to say OMG..!!! How good are Aussie lure makers. ALL of them are amazing & that's not taking in the paint jobs & the finish even though the idea wasn't about looks. I was shooting some video on the weekend showing lure by lure comparisons, but battery went flat so I'll finish video over Xmas.

9 lures entered in total.
All of the lures had their strengths & to be honest weaknsses as well, however I'm very very impressed with all of them overall.

 I pushed them all from twitching, to slow to fast restrieve.   Some worked better at different speeds, some went subsurface with a little speed, some stayed on top.

Anyhow, until I finish shooting a bit more video & get some pics, I can't show you all a comparison & to be honest when some folks see these lures worked in an apples for apples scenario you may prefer things different to me. However I'm going to name the winner as James Judd from Gobsmacked Lures

I've called the big fella to notify him there's $500 on the way, & he immediately donated half of it to fish stocking....!!! Well done big fella.

Again,  my appologies for slow reply, things have been a little out of control with cancelled trips etc. I'll get some video & pics up as soon as I can.

Congrats & thanks to those lure maker who thrw their hats into the ring.
Merry Christmas to all.

Cheers,

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