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Old 01-18-2018, 06:07 AM   #1
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Default 2019 Kwikfish (lure design) contest ideas!

Good morning!

I posted this (See below) on the 2018 Kwikfish thread and closed it, and would like to start a new idea/design thread for 2019.

For those who don't know, or are new to our annual coloring contest, here is an example. Click here.

What are your thoughts on planning for 2019? Something different? The same? A different size Kwik? Maglip?

Throw in your ideas!

Thanks!
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With the utmost respect to Carmen, it has been decided that Ifish won't be doing a Kwikfish contest for 2018.
It feels so strange to do it alone, that I can't quite get the motor started.

This will give me plenty of advanced time to think and plan for 2019.
Whether it be a Kwikfish, a maglip, or whatever, let's talk about it. I'll close this thread, and let's start a new one on what we are going to do for 2019. Wow. 2019 sounds so weird!

I'm kind of sad not doing it after all these years of succession... without missing a beat... but it is what it is.

OK. Onward and upward! Let's talk! I'll go start a new discussion!

Love you, Carmen. We miss you so much.

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Old 01-18-2018, 06:19 AM   #2
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Mag lip, please! Others can comment on what size would be best. A good tributary sized plug would be nice!




Also, with as many members here that really enjoy this contest, why couldn't we come up with a trophy/prize for the 1st thru 3rd place finishers? Nothing extravagant or expensive.

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Old 01-18-2018, 06:23 AM   #3
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Each person who designs and enters there colored plug gets there own plug ,,,would be cool
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Steelhead size plug would be a good change of pace.
Although I think you have hit it out of the park with the kwickfish thus far.
As a suggestion. Maybe a flasher contest?
I worry that will be more money though


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Each person who designs and enters there colored plug gets there own plug ,,,would be cool
... and probably cost prohibitive. Top 5, mebbe?

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Old 01-18-2018, 07:34 AM   #6
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I'd like to see a K16 produced Ifish lure

my collection of K15's Ifish's Kwiks is nearly intact, they don't fish as well as the 16's where I fish
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:36 AM   #7
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What if the design was created by all ifishers? What if there was feature sets like Body color metallic or solid and color that was voted on? Then a nose color with a list of set colors. Then butt, eyes, stripes, and spots. Maybe rely on all the experts to create the most deadly plug in Cosmos honor? Or maybe try to find out Cosmos favorite plug and tweak it a little bit?
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What if the design was created by all ifishers? What if there was feature sets like Body color metallic or solid and color that was voted on? Then a nose color with a list of set colors. Then butt, eyes, stripes, and spots. Maybe rely on all the experts to create the most deadly plug in Cosmos honor? Or maybe try to find out Cosmos favorite plug and tweak it a little bit?


That’s pretty good.
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:53 AM   #9
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:56 AM   #10
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As much as I'd like to see us do a 3.5 size Maglip for us tributary guys.......

.........I think a tribute to Carmen plug (K15 as usual) would be really cool.

Not sure how we'd set that up, but we have some time to think it through.
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:54 AM   #12
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The Cosmos Kwik..
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:32 PM   #13
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I have enjoyed the contest the past two years but don’t have much use for K15s I have bought. My vote is for a K14 or 13. Those are the sizes I slide down while plunking


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I like smaller.

Cosmos Kwik 14 or maglip 3.5?

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Old 01-18-2018, 01:41 PM   #15
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Food for thought, what about re-issuing the first plug design winner as a tribute to Carmen. Re-issue it in a K-14 or K-13. I'm not sure if the Cheese Measles was the first but it would not be a bad choice for a commemorative plug.
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I'd like to see a K16 produced Ifish lure

my collection of K15's Ifish's Kwiks is nearly intact, they don't fish as well as the 16's where I fish
I agree.... probably for obvious reasons I think keeping it kwikfish is the best option. maybe giving an option in k-15 or 16?
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The Cosmos Kwik..
How 'bout this throwback from over 10 years ago?

Nostalgic...
Commemorative...
Honorary...

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Old 01-18-2018, 04:52 PM   #18
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Probably worth considering a Brads Killerfish as an option. They seem to outfish kwiks fairly often (though my arsenal is still mostly made up of kwiks).
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Probably worth considering a Brads Killerfish as an option. They seem to outfish kwiks fairly often (though my arsenal is still mostly made up of kwiks).
I'm a killer fish guy myself in the K15. Also like maglips 3.5. What about a wobbler? Entry can be either standard oval shape or teardrop IFISHr's choice. I'm an original brads guy myself.
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Killer fish K15 and K16 would be legit.
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I would like to see a Mag lip in a 3.5
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:06 AM   #24
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How 'bout this throwback from over 10 years ago?

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Miss ya, Carmen.

And, Carmen IS a Beaver if I'm not mistaken. Once a Beaver always a Beaver.
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When it comes to the iFish plug contest, I'm a traditionalist and prefer sticking with the K15 Kwikfish. That said, Killerfish do tend to fish a lot better on average.

Kwiks for collecting; Killers for killing.

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When it comes to the iFish plug contest, I'm a traditionalist and prefer sticking with the K15 Kwikfish. That said, Killerfish do tend to fish a lot better on average.

Kwiks for collecting; Killers for killing.

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Here you go eyeFISH....

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Old 01-19-2018, 08:06 AM   #28
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...on the other hand this half/half lemonhead would be the ultimate tribute and deadly.
And it is so simple it could easily be modified with a little paint or stickers to become
everyone's own custom kwikfish.

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I could use a history lesson, but I believe the original contest used a custom painter to paint kwikfish. I'm ok with keeping Carmen's legacy as the K-15 Kwikfish contest era.

Now, there a lots of options for custom plugs including direct from the manufacturer with a minimum order which would be easily achieved in the ifish contest. It may be a more economical option as well. It seems like a new plug moving forward would be more popular. For me, a maglip 4.5, KF-14, or KF-15 are my vote.

I really like having the 5 finalists like we did last year. My preference is to have the top 5 mocked up by a custom painter for the final vote. The top 5 then get to keep those plugs after the contest is over. Then the production order is a custom batch from either Yakima Bait or Brads. Allow the mail-order folks to pre-order as well.

I'd be open to a superbait coloring contest, but they'd just all be Rotten Bannana .
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I could use a history lesson, but I believe the original contest used a custom painter to paint kwikfish. I'm ok with keeping Carmen's legacy as the K-15 Kwikfish contest era.

Now, there a lots of options for custom plugs including direct from the manufacturer with a minimum order which would be easily achieved in the ifish contest. It may be a more economical option as well. It seems like a new plug moving forward would be more popular. For me, a maglip 4.5, KF-14, or KF-15 are my vote.

I really like having the 5 finalists like we did last year. My preference is to have the top 5 mocked up by a custom painter for the final vote. The top 5 then get to keep those plugs after the contest is over. Then the production order is a custom batch from either Yakima Bait or Brads. Allow the mail-order folks to pre-order as well.

I'd be open to a superbait coloring contest, but they'd just all be Rotten Bannana .
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....and Rotty Nanners indeed!

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Here you go eyeFISH....
Carmen's probably grinnin' ear to ear with that line up about now.
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K-14 for me.

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The contest should be re-named to honor Carmen in some way since he had such a big hand in pulling it off.
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Great ideas, all. Looks like we are going to have lots of polls, coming up, on even deciding which lure.
We did a maglip one year, you know. It was a great option.
Anyhow, love reading your ideas! Some of them aren't options, but I'll look into all of them to see what can and can't be done!
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Make it a K-14 or Maglip 4.0 please.
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Then go get some chrome Killerfish and have them painted. Don't need a contest for that...

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Another vote for K-14's
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I think a mag lip, with an opening on the underside, like a brads super bait.
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Most versatile of the plug---> K14
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A second vote for the Flipfish. Everything about this lure makes sense..

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A second vote for the Flipfish. Everything about this lure makes sense..

Are they even making these? I've never Seen them in a store, and I've checked there website a few times over the last year or more and it always says they arent taking orders.

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Are they even making these? I've never Seen them in a store, and I've checked there website a few times over the last year or more and it always says they arent taking orders.

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