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Old 12-20-2017, 02:40 PM   #4
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I am working on some Pine and Maple Donnys. They are between 7.5 and 7.75 inches and my tail dimension is a bit wider than most Donny style swimmers I have seen. Using Lefty Mid and Lefty High slot lips. I may try a couple Pikie 3's on the pines as well.
I also designed a 6.5 inch wadd style needle. I took my 8.5" wadd needle and shrunk it down. It casts well and sinks fairly level. Those are next to be turned.
Finally I'm going to take my 8.5" wadd and double down on the weighting to get it closer to 4 ounces. Hoping to get a faster sinking needle, but testing yet to happen.

It all started last year during a terrible thunderstorm, when I locked myself out of the house. Shelving myself with a large piece of sheet metal, I ran for cover under the tallest tree I could find!
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