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Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 09-09-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,467
Posted By Eric Roach
Thanks, George.

Thanks, George.
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 07-24-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,467
Posted By Eric Roach
Pencil Popper Sanding Jig

I'm burning through more pencil popper bodies than I'd like to trying to sand the curve in the angled nose. I am using the 2"drum on my belt sander so I'm holding it horizontally by hand. There...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 06-09-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By Eric Roach
Gibbs Pencil Wood

What are the 3.5 oz made out of these days? Eastern White Pine?
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 04-17-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,646
Posted By Eric Roach
I'm a low-yield builder as well and I like to...

I'm a low-yield builder as well and I like to complete them as fast as possible.

Waiting for the solvent to evaporate after sealing is easily the longest part of the building process, so I'm now...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 12-17-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,581
Posted By Eric Roach
Thank you all very much for the thoughtful...

Thank you all very much for the thoughtful responses-- especially George, whose opinion on darters I greatly respect.

I did very well with tandem-rigged 12" and 9" Slug-Gos in these conditions...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 12-03-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,581
Posted By Eric Roach
Darter for Open Beach Use

I am looking to build a darter for nighttime use over calm, shallow, open beaches which hold a lot of squid. Iím just curious if the characteristics of a darter used for this purpose would be...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 10-30-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By Eric Roach
Yes, lots of squid in this area I was fishing. ...

Yes, lots of squid in this area I was fishing. The night bite would be good for decent fish, but once the sun was up the only real game was schoolies chasing some sand eels.

I'll have to try the...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 10-29-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By Eric Roach
Sandeels & Poppers

Quite a few mornings this season I fished a large-ish floating popper around sand eels at first light, and caught some decent fish -- mostly on the bucktail Siwash.

I made a mental note to try a...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 10-06-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,219
Posted By Eric Roach
Thank you, gentlemen. I will notify the owner...

Thank you, gentlemen. I will notify the owner that it looks like he has an original Russo.
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 10-01-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,219
Posted By Eric Roach
Flaptail Identification

Does anyone happen to know the builder of this flaptail?

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/eroach1970/Flaptail.jpg
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 09-20-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,407
Posted By Eric Roach
The recommendations here worked wonderfully --...

The recommendations here worked wonderfully -- thank you all so much.
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 09-16-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,407
Posted By Eric Roach
Thanks, guys. I will try it.

Thanks, guys. I will try it.
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 09-14-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,407
Posted By Eric Roach
Second Coat of E-Tex Questions

I refinished a plug for someone and had some pitting problems on the E-Tex topcoat. I lightly sanded the raised epoxy around the pits and sprayed the area with E-Tex Spray Sealer to cover the...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 09-11-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By Eric Roach
Thanks for all the feedback, guys. I have to...

Thanks for all the feedback, guys. I have to lookup some of the items mentioned above.

I have some pre-drilled stock I bought in the past from somewhere that I haven't been able to use because...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 09-10-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By Eric Roach
Center-Drilling the Blank (Prior to Turning)

My boss asked me recently why I don't center-drill before turning, and one of the answers I gave is that the centers on the head and tail stock of my Jet Mini lathe are not wide enough for a 5/32"...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 08-21-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,435
Posted By Eric Roach
Thanks, George. I do love the castability of the...

Thanks, George. I do love the castability of the 1 oz, but despite a handful of good catches I find it difficult to work. Those stock belly swivels are heart-breakers as well.



Thanks for the...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 08-14-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,435
Posted By Eric Roach
Thrashing Pencil Action

Most pencils I make are pseudo-spooks, as I like to walk-the-dog if I can. For a true "thrashing" pencil (back-and-forth slapping with very slow retrieve) is it better to have the hip closer to the...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 05-28-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,405
Posted By Eric Roach
So many process variations, goes to show many...

So many process variations, goes to show many ways to reach the same end.

Here is my process for coating one lure, which is the same process I use in rod-building:

Using denatured alcohol &...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 05-25-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,530
Posted By Eric Roach
I think what you are trying to do can be best...

I think what you are trying to do can be best accomplished with transparent Createx paints. You can go very light or strongly colored and it would still be translucent.
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 04-08-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,385
Posted By Eric Roach
Very nice shape.

Very nice shape.
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 04-05-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,810
Posted By Eric Roach
I wonder as well what market Yo-Zuri was...

I wonder as well what market Yo-Zuri was targeting when they developed these. The hooks with the twisted eyes are over $1.00 each.
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 04-04-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,810
Posted By Eric Roach
Just Circle Hooks(?)

Has anyone had any success rigging their lures with circles? I'm curious about how well they do actually hooking-up...My guess is they do a terrible job.
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 04-01-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,168
Posted By Eric Roach
Good Lord, then that is some seriously impressive...

Good Lord, then that is some seriously impressive reflective paintwork. Nice job!
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 04-01-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,385
Posted By Eric Roach
I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't been in my...

I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't been in my shop at all this winter. I'm working two jobs so building and fishing this year is going to be tight.

The most I've done is design Vega templates...
Forum: Plug Building - Got Wood? 04-01-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,168
Posted By Eric Roach
Very nice, Mike -- that's foil, correct?

Very nice, Mike -- that's foil, correct?
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