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Old 02-17-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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need Danny Pichney help

What is this plug I have .. Bought it as a DP . Conrad Sr. Length 7.5 but weight is only 2.8 oz ,no hooks.. Dozer site and others call for a weight of 4 - 4.5 oz. ??? Lip is wire brushed like Pichney .. Tail wrap is like a sailor laying rope on a deck like Pichney . Why such a light weight ? paint kind of suky ... I cloned these and cast, swam and went down pissa . could this be Danny Proto ?
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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Eddie could be one of his personal plugs i just scored a bunch of pichney unfinished bodies that a friend had squireled away.I was given a needle that i heard he did not sell but only fished himself i will bring one up for you as i am cloning it.Needle swims nice.

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Old 02-17-2009, 11:22 PM   #3
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.Needle swims nice.

Swims ? I'm very interrested ..
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:07 PM   #4
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Is there a noticeable belly weight?

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Old 02-18-2009, 03:18 PM   #5
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Is there a noticeable belly weight?
Yes and yes.

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Old 02-18-2009, 04:46 PM   #6
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Is there a noticeable belly weight?
Yes 4.75" from rear to front and .5" in diameter ..
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most Conrads are .375 dia. belly wgt. and long

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Old 02-20-2009, 08:03 AM   #8
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most Conrads are .375 dia. belly wgt. and long
I just eye balled it .. don't look like 3/4" though ..
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:52 PM   #9
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.375=3/8
.750=3/4

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Old 02-22-2009, 01:07 PM   #10
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LOL, yes Bill is right, 3/8. I will get you speaking in decimals before you know it Ed.

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Old 02-22-2009, 01:39 PM   #11
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I did use calibers for about 5 yrs. in one job ... If I think for a minute I remember..I just type so damm fast ..
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I knew what you meant, they are dial calipers too.

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Old 02-22-2009, 07:31 PM   #13
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calibers are ammunition
calipers are a measuring tool
you DO type too fast
have another coffee Ed
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no way
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? I don't know if I mentioned here plug is only 3 ounces ,, not 4 or 4.5 ,, No Way Pichney ? have I been hood winked ?
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:43 AM   #16
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Ones I just made were in the 3.25 range, no hooks, AYC with the appropriate weight size. I am kind of leaning toward it being a real one myself, but I am far from and expert. I just picked up Jr and tail wrap looks similar with brass belly grommets, dull stainless thru wire, and lip looks right too. Did BM make any this size? They did make the JR's but shape was a tad different and had shinny new age lips.

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all very interestin, I make mine from birch I add 5 grams to the belly, they weigh 3.75 with a 4/0 front hook and the balance 3/0 trebles..

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Old 03-15-2009, 10:35 PM   #18
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Though I am far from an expert, I do still fish 2 DP Conrads and that doesn't look like either of them the body shape seems wrong and it appears to be a repaint. Maybe it was one of those bodies that were never finished by Danny. Also the woods Danny used especially in the Conrads was very variable and no two plugs seemed to be (or catch)the same.
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Though I am far from an expert, I do still fish 2 DP Conrads and that doesn't look like either of them the body shape seems wrong and it appears to be a repaint. Maybe it was one of those bodies that were never finished by Danny. Also the woods Danny used especially in the Conrads was very variable and no two plugs seemed to be (or catch)the same.
Thanks Crow ... looks like I'll be in the market for another Conrad Sr. at some point .. Will stick to the 4-4.5 weight range ..
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