a firetiger, dalmation, or sonic pattern to a fishing lure or crankbait
can be difficult if you don't have a good masking pattern...so we've created
a printable sheet of the most popular patterns. Simply download
our template and print or copy it onto your masking material. Then
cut out the areas marked in black. When your mask is complete, hold the
mask in front of your bait and spray or brush through the holes to form
Aluminum foil, plastic shower curtains, blank stencils, cardboard, and
metal flashing all make good masking materials. We would suggest starting
with aluminum foil and when you get comfortable using masks, create a
re-usable set of masks using metal flashing or blank stencils.
You can purchase blank stencils in the craft section of Walmart or any
large craft store, and you can print the pattern right onto the stencil
and then cut it out using a box cutter or razor blade. If you want to
try out the stencil route, look for a product called '8" x 10"
Stencils' by a company called "Plaid". They usually come 3 to
a package and you can print on the rough side of the stencil.
Download the crankbait masking
stencil pattern (Requires Acrobat Reader)