Trust me - you don't want your baits anywhere near me! I doubt I ever paint a bait for someone other than myself. I am just not good enough nor do I have that kind of time.
Jeremy - you kill me. I see what you love about it. The clear coat is killing me. I think I finally got that figured out - but, as you said, we'll have to see if it lasts a few fish! **** one fish and I'll be stoked on my own paint job. I am guessing that isn't even a rush for you anymore.
P.S. - You should see me cutting up a paper plate to use as a template for the lateral lines. The painting only takes a few minutes - getting the pattern ready took me almost all weekend... LOL
I have a triple trout waiting for a clear coat as well.. same color. I am afraid to put the clear coat on it. I have ruined 2 of 4 paint jobs with the clear coat!