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Old 05-03-2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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Plug Migration

Ryan,
See some needles are starting to show up south of here.
Any chance that some of those needles will join in the spring migration heading up our way?
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:23 PM   #2
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More than a chance . Hopefully within the next couple weeks.

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Old 05-04-2008, 09:40 AM   #3
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I'll get a Legendary Akespook to you for one of your needles....
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:59 PM   #4
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Ryan,
From what I've seen in photos, your needles from earlier this year appear to be thinner than your latest creation. Please enlighten me as to their difference, if any, sink rate, etc.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:15 PM   #5
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The needles from earlier this year? Not sure which you mean but if you are referring to the ones that were available at Asbury - the dimensions are exactly the same. If you have seen pics of older needles I've made - then there is a slight difference. I tweaked the dimensions of the tail slightly because I felt that I wanted a little more "meat" in the tail for durability reasons. I do a lot of testing with this stuff and one of the tests is to see how well the plug will hold up being smacked on the rocks. By bumping the tail diameter slightly I felt a great deal more comfort. I compensated the weighting so that the sink rate is where I wanted it. Having said that - the change is only in the tail and it isn't terribly significant and it has been that way on every needle I've made this year.

As for sink rates etc - I am basically only making the slow/moderate sinker available at the moment. I actually have three different versions (floater, slow/moderate, fast). Funny think is that my biggest holdup on the other two versions is that I'm too lazy to figure out how to appropiately mark them to diferentiate .

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What if you just added different color eyes - certain color for fast sinking, medium sinking and floating.

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Old 05-07-2008, 06:13 AM   #7
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Ryan,
Thanks for the info on the needles.
If you need any help testing any of your plugs, I've got plenty of rocks up here.
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:01 PM   #8
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Cool

I can't wait, how do we go about getting some of these with out missing out?

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Old 05-07-2008, 09:18 PM   #9
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Your killing me, I need some of these needles bad real bad

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I'll get a Legendary Akespook to you for one of your needles....
What! You holding out for TWO!!!!?

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Old 05-17-2008, 10:05 AM   #12
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I see a school of yours migrated out to Tightlines in Sag Harbor-WOW they're nice
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:49 PM   #13
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One migrated from M & Ds to my bag.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:21 PM   #14
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Long time Ryan. Can't find any needles, and can't aford 2nd hand prices.

When if ever do we get a few needles here in Jersey ? I want to catch 4 for this year. Any idea Ryan.
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