View Full Version : Starting out the year right

01-01-2009, 11:31 AM
What better way than to start off 09 with some plugage porn :uhuh: What you guys been turning?

Been a while since I did any turning. Finally got round to painting some that I turned over the spring and summer. These ones were inspired by the old Pt Jude Flapper. Did them up with one hook rather than two, thru-wired, and added a shot of lead in the belly. Sink, but come up top real quick. Around 1.4 oz.


Got some other stuff finished too. You show me yours and I'll show you mine :hihi:


01-01-2009, 12:24 PM
Beauitful work as usual, Jigster. :btu:

01-01-2009, 12:43 PM

01-01-2009, 03:40 PM
those are pretty awesome, how can I get my hands on one?

I've been finishing up some floating birch needles, and a beer-cap lipped surfster style plug.

01-01-2009, 05:21 PM
When you say bud,....
Love it..

01-01-2009, 06:38 PM
I made these poppers for the canal. The jointed herring is 6.5 inches long and weighs 3 oz. The bunker is 5 3/4 inches long and weighs 3 oz.

01-01-2009, 06:40 PM
A-40's.....these were fun to make. Copied from the beater you see pictured and they swim great! 7 inches long and weigh 3.5 oz.

01-01-2009, 06:43 PM
These small poppers I made for tossing from the kayak I hope to have for next season! They weigh 1.5 oz. and are 4 inches long. These are for sweet water!

01-01-2009, 06:44 PM
Jigster they look super and, Oh Larry, keep me in mind.

01-01-2009, 06:44 PM
These are for saltwater.....bigger eyes!

01-01-2009, 06:45 PM
New paint for the jointed eels! :drool:

01-01-2009, 06:48 PM
Beer capped surfster, gotta love it :rotf2: Killer poppers Larry :uhuh:

Ummm, jointed :grins: 1.5 oz.



01-01-2009, 06:49 PM
:btu:Those poppers came out wick pissa.

01-01-2009, 06:50 PM
Those were for you Andrew! I frickin' love those jointed swimmers!!!:drool::drool::drool:

01-01-2009, 06:51 PM
Aaaaaghhh. I got about 50 plugs going at once and none finished. Epoxy does that to you.

Mr. Krinkle
01-01-2009, 06:52 PM
Big your work!

Love the Jointed's Jigman!!!!

Great start to the year !

01-01-2009, 06:52 PM
Larry's been busy :cheers2:


01-01-2009, 06:56 PM
I have no Jigman plugs.:( Interested in a swap Andrew?

01-01-2009, 07:01 PM
Jig I really like those. I made some flaptails last spring and I will tell you they are the most enjoyable plugs I have ever fished. A big thanks to Numbskull for telling me I should actually fish them as I gave him one. I made them cause I liked the look of them and the challenge of the rigging but never really thought I would use them. Boy was I surprised at how neat they fished. I am making more and look forward to using them this spring. I know I still owe you a plug and maybe I will send you one of these if you would like when I get some done.
Lawrence I will have one for you when I see you on the canal as I intended to give you one knowing your luv for rubber and thought you may enjoy fishing something kind of different in the wood category.:hee: BTW nice wood you got there L.

01-01-2009, 07:23 PM
Thanks Prof! They look great! Wanna fish the canal in the morning??:drool: Sorry I just can't wait! I will be sure to have one in the holster to give you in return!:happy:

01-01-2009, 07:37 PM
I wish. Larry your painting skills are second to none. Very nice color combos.

the greek
01-01-2009, 09:10 PM
Awesome stuff everyone.

Here's some stuff I've been working on.


the greek
01-01-2009, 09:18 PM
A couple spooks, some lips from big chopper blades, and one of my jerkbait bodies painted by Black Talon.


01-01-2009, 09:41 PM
nice Greek, you gotta trade with me someday for those jerkbaits

you guys have all been busy

01-01-2009, 11:53 PM
wow... u guys have some talent.... loving the porn so far :hihi:

01-02-2009, 07:57 AM
great thread, all really beautiful stuff....Professor, I'm bending my neck trying to see how you finished the tail wrap and attached the flapper, can you help with a comment or even a tighter shot? thanks so much...
ps... red eyes look awesome on those wonderbread colors

01-02-2009, 08:33 AM
A-40's.....these were fun to make. Copied from the beater you see pictured and they swim great! 7 inches long and weigh 3.5 oz.

Real nice.


01-02-2009, 08:58 AM
I'm workin on a bunch of stuff ,, all at different stages ,but none finished .. Love all of the above .. Jiggy that flaptail will raise fish like your spook I'm betting .. Always nice stuff Larry . Paint is mint ,, beer cap lip is way frickin cool .

Bay Stalker
01-02-2009, 10:12 AM
Killer stuff all!!

Love the eels and the flap tails Mmmmmmmmmmmmm

The small poppers will be killer out out the yak, like to have one of them in for down the susky hint :wave:

I am working on a few things see drawings. I am doing small stuff as a change. The hand carve drawing is 5" that will tell ya how small the others are.

01-02-2009, 04:45 PM
I would be interested to hear how you guys use a flaptail. In testing I slow waked it, sometimes twitched it to get some splatter, other times let it drop some, then back on top. Probably other ways to use them too.

Well, if we're going to get into freshie stuff :drool: A few that have done well for them. 1/2 oz pencils in wonderbread killed smallies. The one without the hooks will finish out at 3/8 oz and does well in summer. Jitterbug at dusk and after dark = LM.


Some 2 1/2 oz dannys too:



01-02-2009, 06:15 PM
great thread, all really beautiful stuff....Professor, I'm bending my neck trying to see how you finished the tail wrap and attached the flapper, can you help with a comment or even a tighter shot? thanks so much...
ps... red eyes look awesome on those wonderbread colors

Here you go. I picked this plug more because I thought it would be a challenge to do it. I entered it in the classic category last plugfest. I found out after that it is a really neat plug to fish. It is a top water plug, spookish with a splash. Sits a little under horizontal with the bum under water.
#1 Here is the original hardware. It is all brass with neat hangers and threaded brass end. That is the tail weight there in the picture. It was just a piece of steel not lead 3/8 dia by 1/4 " long. That is the only weight in the whole plug.
#2 and #3 I did it similar but in stainless. I used .062 welding rod , 308. I tried 316 but I couldn't get it threaded, kept busting off. I used an 0-80 die, which was a real bitch in stainless. I then had to make the nuts. I also made my own tail grommet and the part the flap hung on. that part is real important as it gives it a perfect flap and commotion hanging down below the plug like that. It may be the key to the whole plug.
I since figured out a way to do it with a tail wrap as you can see in the picture of the short length of wire. It works pretty good that way but I still like the nuts better. They also used a small nail to hold the flap onto the grommet thingy. I couldn't find any corrosion resistant nails that long and thin so I figured out a way to bend up my own using some small dia. SS wire. Worked great.
Capesams also told me of a way to do it with a bicycle spoke and came down to my work and showed me his version. Pretty nifty way also. You can see the spoke in the picture also.

01-02-2009, 06:19 PM
Andrew I fish mine just like a spook but a little less aggressive than usual. It is a top water plug I am pretty sure. I have not had a lot of experience with the plug. Maybe George will chime in as it was he who has some experience with that plug. Like I said before I just built it cause I was rooting thru Vineyardblues's collection and thought it would be a good challenge. George is the one that later convinced me to fish it after I gave him one at plugfest, and I am glad he did.

01-02-2009, 06:41 PM
wow!...thanks so much!

01-02-2009, 06:43 PM
I've built and fished a bunch over the years. Most come in like a torpedo, which works surprisingly well with rips and pauses. The point jude was better because it would veer during the retrieve (but I had hook fouling with the flaptail on a 2 hook version). Paul's Lido copy is by far the most versatile. It works much like a Jigman spook, but with a tail splash and flap. So much so, I'm pretty sure you could modify a Jigman spook to do the same thing. I do think the plug is better if it floats, letting it rest then ripping it while it veers and throws its tail drives fish nuts. Dropping the line tie below midline helps the action as well. The flaptail connection below the plug works better than coming straight off the tail wire loop. After seeing Paul's, I changed the flaptail connection from a swivel (first photo) to a bent wire,screw eye, and washer, (second photo) which works better (more tail action and no fouling).

01-02-2009, 07:06 PM
my pleasure. come to plugfest and I will show you it in person.

Thanks George.

01-03-2009, 12:58 AM
love it all!

01-03-2009, 08:27 PM
A few more. 2 oz pikies and 1 1/2 oz surfsters.


I know a few of you are holding out, lets see what you got :rtfm:


01-04-2009, 01:35 AM
if I post some of my other stuff, can I get a trade deal for some jigman stuff? haha

01-06-2009, 12:34 PM
I'm in the same boat as everyone else, lots of stuff "in process" very little finished... I finaly got some epoxy on these over the weekend..

01-06-2009, 12:42 PM
a few more. pays haveing a spinner that can handle 24 at once...

now if they would only rif themselves...

Nice stuff guys:kewl::kewl:...Jiggy you've been busy.. Professor.. nice flaptails.. I built my first ones last season.. they fished awesome..

01-09-2009, 08:03 PM
a wooden heddon, swims most pissah

01-10-2009, 01:42 AM
These are some Fish Sticks (my interpretation of the Tattoo Walking Stick) I just finished up. 4" X 3/4" and about an ounce when rigged.

Found them to be very versatile. You can fish them like a needle, or a pencil, walk them like a spook on the surface or under the surface, and they will dart when retrieved with a jerky action.

Seem to be very popular with my fishing buddies since I have less then half of them left already.:jump1:

Also working on some handcarved lexan square lipped crankbaits for the freshwater.

johnny ducketts
01-10-2009, 09:03 AM
is that a yuengling beer cap lip...?

01-13-2009, 11:04 AM
is that a yuengling beer cap lip...?

why yes, it is! Only the best.

Last night I drew out templates for the frech banana and scaled them down to 3/4 size, which would yield a 5-5/8" long plug, with a 3/8" dia vertical weight slug. (original is 7.5" long with 1/2" slug) I will probably get around to messing with that this week, amongst other things.

Backbeach Jake
01-13-2009, 05:40 PM
I wish. Larry your painting skills are second to none. Very nice color combos.

I wa sjust thinking the same thing, Larry , you're freakin' me out!

01-13-2009, 07:11 PM
Do the fish in Kentucky have double barrel shotguns slung over their shoulder?? :bl::D

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