My shop has been down all summer due to a renovation project at my house... new family room/kitchen and updated bathroom
These are the 1st plugs I have made since April
8.25 " Musso Wadd needle... my first black over orange plug.. Chef tells me that this is a killer color... I need to make a few darters with this pattern now
And a SS popper weighted heavy for distance casting at the canal... made it in birch and you can see the 3 diameters I used for pouring mucho lead.... 1/2, 3/8, and 5/16 thats a lot of lead... even heavier than Steve's new 2 3/4 red eyed version.... but will it swim like the real deal
here is a black over orange (lobstah) 2 OZ darter made to resemble the original Musso 2 OZ wood model... Numbskull has perfected this design... incredible plug
Tasty, tasty, tasty.
I use mine with 2/0 trebles even though it will swim with 3/0's. I've not tried a siwash. I like the weight closer to 1.5-1.6 oz. The example I copied must have been a light one (the intended weight was 2 oz) but they have fished so well I did not change. I have taken most of my night fish over the last 2 years with this plug including several in the high 20# range. Casts very well, even with a big rod. Mine have been made from basswood, but they cut up from hook swing very quickly.
Made 3 more Musso Seniors... a 8 inch troller version 1 , a Pine with surface swimmer lip(yellow) (Lefty 2 top slot), and a Deep Diver with Pikie 3 lip. The troller will be visiting Plymouth Harbor behind a tin boat on Friday