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Old 01-31-2021, 01:39 PM   #1
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2021 Sunday plug talk

Lets get the ball rolling...
I've got a bunch of maple blanks cut and turned the first 1/2 dozen into some needles.
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Old 01-31-2021, 07:04 PM   #2
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I'm toying with a fat needle. Those look great. Bigger profile. How is the sink rate?
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Old 02-07-2021, 09:34 AM   #3
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Starting to mess with some ideas. I plan to do a long thin needle in the 10-12" range and going to try a hand carved jointed swim bait.
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Has a request for a jointed pike I make from my current 1 pc version. Started making these a couple years back. Diving and surface. Some wood composition differences form the 2 versions. The proto caught relatively quick but unfortunately a bigger fish had its way in the rocks. My tester was quick to point out he needed another. Nonetheless I documented the specs and built a hand full . The divers are built with different woods ( ayc & birch/maple. This allows the tail action to lessen than the surface model. I'm not a fish but I think bottom dwellers move lazily through structure especially during slack tides. Which we know us a prime tone for large to hunt.
I incorporate the Creek Chub style loop in front half and recess the front loop in tail section to tighten joint for casting and believe it or not it also has a developed knock especially on the surface model.
Ill elaborate more on the front section wiring in another post if anyone is interested.
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Old 02-07-2021, 12:26 PM   #5
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I didnt make too much progress this week. I got the rest of that batch of needles turned but then I took a timeout to clean the basement to reduce the amount of sawdust that was getting tracked upstairs...
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Old 02-07-2021, 03:49 PM   #6
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Since its snowing and was doing some plug weighting, I decided to turn min pencil poppers. 4" long. 4gr tail wt. The went well last year.
Make a nice little surface needle too. I would post pictures but they're on phone. It would be great to have that option on the site.
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Old 02-07-2021, 05:37 PM   #7
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Lets get the ball rolling...
I've got a bunch of maple blanks cut and turned the first 1/2 dozen into some needles.
Those look exactly like the ballerinas I make, patterned after one by Capesams. It is very similar to a spook, which I have called them before. It is really the only plug I can create repeatedly well. Interesting you call it a needle

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Old 02-08-2021, 09:33 AM   #8
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Made a small batch of some Nike’s this week that are ready for a test swim and started work on figuring out the steps in a few bottle plugs.
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Old 02-14-2021, 07:36 AM   #9
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Today looks like a paint day. My mini pencil poppers are ready for color. Ill base color some pearl white and yellow then accent them with hot pink , red &chartreuse. These little buggers are 4" and weigh in <1oz. They're made from clear pine. With one or 2-#4 hooks sit in water tail down. Works like a regular pencil. Fresh or salt. Slow retrieve on top. Mini needle. Largemouth smash em.
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Today looks like a paint day. My mini pencil poppers are ready for color. Ill base color some pearl white and yellow then accent them with hot pink , red &chartreuse. These little buggers are 4" and weigh in <1oz. They're made from clear pine. With one or 2-#4 hooks sit in water tail down. Works like a regular pencil. Fresh or salt. Slow retrieve on top. Mini needle. Largemouth smash em.
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Sounds like they’d work on albies as well. Hope to wrap up some odds and ends today but starting a big house project tomorrow so gonna have to change gears
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Oh yeh Albie snacks for sure!
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Old 02-21-2021, 11:55 AM   #12
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I feel like I'm in slow motion and very rusty. Just out of practice I guess. I did get my drilling and sanding done last week and hopefully I can steal a few hours to get them sealed this afternoon.
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Finally got out to do some testing in the salt water today. It was much colder than I expected but worth it regardless. Tested four new plugs Im working on. A 2oz Danny flat glide needle that’s a level moderate sink a bottle darter and a Nike clone. Supringsly the Nike swam the best. I miss read the original Floyd roman plans from the professor on the first one but wanted to test it anyways and it swims amazing!! I have the weight more forward than the plans and a smaller lesser slope on the face but the action was impressive. Which to me was great becasue I’m ok to make some plugs similar to other builders but always have to have your own stuff. Only way to learn is to keep testing and keep tweeking. I’ll take some videos next time but hands were frozen. Enjoy the week
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I have some 6" needles in the works which I am weighting a bit differently than I use to. I'm waiting till it get to 40 to test.

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Painted plugs this afternoon. Have a couple new designs to test and a new rod build. Warming up this week.
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I have some 6" needles in the works which I am weighting a bit differently than I use to. I'm waiting till it get to 40 to test.
Once it hits 40 you’ll be out on the new fairway mowers over the club hahaha 😝
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I got my needles primed this morning. Ive got some nice pine leftover from last year so was thinking I might try and turn a few fat swimmer prototypes, something along the lines of a nike.
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Weighted my pine slim version of BM jrs. Come in at 1.2 oz. Dive a couple feet. 4 gr tailweight. Mid lip.slot cut. lefty 1 hi slot. 5 gr belly wt.
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