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Old 10-18-2022, 06:24 PM   #61
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The sand eel swimmer that Rockfish9 posted a how to on,Tried a couple different lips. rwc, pine, ayc. and some board thats been in the shop for 40 years +. I thought it was pine but sucks up sealer more then any wood i tried.
Lost 2 Agitators to huge bluefish last couple days. so they are on the list to do now
Let me know if you need template for agitator.
Unless you still have one to copy.
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Old 10-18-2022, 07:22 PM   #62
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Thanks Tommy, i kept and old beat up one to copy. I had been using the agitator body with a tail weight in both ends and a couple slugs of lead in the belly for a glide bait also.
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:17 PM   #63
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Thanks Tommy, i kept and old beat up one to copy. I had been using the agitator body with a tail weight in both ends and a couple slugs of lead in the belly for a glide bait also.
Awesome
Have you caught on glide bait?

Keep in mind the resistance from the deep eye sockets is critical to the action of the agitator.
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Old 10-21-2022, 08:38 PM   #64
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The couple that got turned into glide baits started as a level sink skin plug that i could put a 4/0 or 5/0 treble on. they only had 3/8 eyes and a real big notch for tying a skin. Yes i caught on them. made some needles same way tail weight in both ends and a couple of belly weights front of the belly hook.Swam nice, caught some fish, cast like crap.
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Old 10-22-2022, 04:15 PM   #65
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The couple that got turned into glide baits started as a level sink skin plug that i could put a 4/0 or 5/0 treble on. they only had 3/8 eyes and a real big notch for tying a skin. Yes i caught on them. made some needles same way tail weight in both ends and a couple of belly weights front of the belly hook.Swam nice, caught some fish, cast like crap.
Those sound awesome
Will have to give that a try

Yes skin plugs usually donít cast too great haha
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Old 10-26-2022, 10:56 PM   #66
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Some repaints, a couple of mine
And custom trout trophy’s I did for a Competitive fly fishing tournament I am going to right now till Monday, also raising money for women with gynecological cancers. So I know they are to support a good cause.
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Old 10-27-2022, 05:03 PM   #67
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Well done Tommy, trout look great.
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Old 10-27-2022, 06:32 PM   #68
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Kick ass work Tommy. Those trout look like real mounts.

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Old 10-28-2022, 01:44 AM   #69
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Old 10-28-2022, 01:54 AM   #70
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You are sooo talented!!

No boat, back in the suds.
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I've been working on my selection of lure bodies prior to knee replacement surgery. Majority of the arduous work is sealed & primed. Hopefully I'll be down in the shop in a couple weeks to start painting.
I have been working on a super slim shallow diver Jointed Pike . Similar to my slim version. Fortunately I swam tested it prior to surgery and this cold weather.
Another plug I'm doing is a model of my same super slim Pike but in a slope head. It's a slow level sinking/suspending/neutral buoyancy model. This plug started about a few years back when I turned 1 in Birch. Obviously that version was much heavier and required much less weight to get action. Unfortunately it sank slow as I continued to remove almost all the belly weight sans approx. 4-5 gr. Wasn't what I was looking for but nonetheless a club member had interest in trying it in some deep spots. So I painted it and handed it off to him. Over the first year he had hits but no solid takes. He started using it this season and had success with good size fish including many in the mid 30lb. As luck be had, he lost the lure on a very large fish in the rocks. So he asks if I can make another. So luckily I had scratch sheet with the scribbled specs on this plug. I tested the new bodies in my test tank and got it close but I need to get to salt water to test the drop rate, attitude and retrieve action. Hopefully in January I'll be ready and a thaw is present with a high tide to further test. I will update on my finding soon.

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Old 11-20-2022, 05:55 PM   #72
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good luck with the surgery.
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Old 11-20-2022, 08:44 PM   #73
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Thanks for the wood Billy
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Awesome work Tommy. What lip are u using?
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Old 11-21-2022, 08:12 AM   #75
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Awesome work Tommy. What lip are u using?
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A-40
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Yup, they will swim with a nice "wiggle" with an A-40 lip.

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