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Old 03-04-2012, 05:25 PM   #61
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Had a great time, talked with a lot of talented plugbuilders, saw old friends, made new friends & to top it off I won the grand prize, a beautiful plugbag that "Numbskull" made, George it is spectactular & I will use it w/ a giant smile on my face!

I was walking around my shop today wearing it & starting the spring countdown.

Thank You Slip & John, you do so much & we all appreciate it.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:59 PM   #62
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Kudo's to whoever made this darter .. I have a CCB with this line tie ,, Been meaning to get around to making one .. I was glad to see it and wondered how well this system works .. nice work ..
That would be me... CCB only made that plug for 4 years... 1955-58... the 1955 -56 version weighed 2 1/2 ounces and had the line tie in the center of the mouth... in 1957, they moved the line tie to the top, the through wire was doubled and wrapped around itself and nestled onto the pull eye.... dyed putty filled the through hole in the mouth.( I have a primo 1958 version). extra weigh was added to bring it up to 4 ounces... due to the shortge of white cedar, that surf darter , the surf plunker, the salt water surfster and the pikie 700L ( tail weighted) were eliminated from the line up... It took some doing and dozens of trial and errors to get it right but that plug swam some pissa when I finished it.. whoever got it got a real nice swimming plug...

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Old 03-04-2012, 06:07 PM   #63
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I got some incredible pieces.

Picture 1:
-Muskyslayer jitterbug that I won in the raffle, This might be too nice to fish.

-A parrot darter by Joe (Rockfish9). We all know how much I like to fish parrot darters. This one will certainly have a place in my plug bag this year.

-A red, white , and blue pencil that Mark (mojo7) gave me. This is one cool piece, and I am very fond of the color scheme for obvious reasons.

Picture 2:
-Mac popper made by Ross (nightfighter). I have a few spots in mind for this one.

- Two pencils. I know the blue one was made by Dan (angler229) and the white one I am not sure of the builder. These will get some use as one of my favorite things to do is throw a pencil right at daybreak.

- And lastly is a unique bait made by Derek. I am interested in seeing how this swims , as I havent seen anything like it in action before.


Thanks again to everyone. It was nice seeing old friends and meeting new people. I am looking forward to next year and to the future when I get a space where I can build my own plugs.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:09 PM   #64
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Hi all,Just got home an saw the thread. was a great time an got some sweet plugs to use this spring. thanks to John an Slip for all the work you do to make this happen.Good time an great people.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:16 PM   #65
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I got some incredible pieces.
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- Two pencils. I know the blue one was made by Dan (angler229) and believe the white one is as well. These will get some use as one of my favorite things to do is throw a pencil right at daybreak.
Only the blue one is mine not sure who made the white.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #66
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Only the blue one is mine not sure who made the white.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:53 PM   #67
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:13 PM   #68
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That would be me... CCB only made that plug for 4 years... 1955-58... the 1955 -56 version weighed 2 1/2 ounces and had the line tie in the center of the mouth... in 1957, they moved the line tie to the top, the through wire was doubled and wrapped around itself and nestled onto the pull eye.... dyed putty filled the through hole in the mouth.( I have a primo 1958 version). extra weigh was added to bring it up to 4 ounces... due to the shortge of white cedar, that surf darter , the surf plunker, the salt water surfster and the pikie 700L ( tail weighted) were eliminated from the line up... It took some doing and dozens of trial and errors to get it right but that plug swam some pissa when I finished it.. whoever got it got a real nice swimming plug...
Joe their big darter was 7 1/4" no ? The one I have is 5 3/4" 2.2 ounces ,, feels weighted .. It would be mint except for the worm burn ..

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Old 03-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #69
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First off, this was such a great event and I want to say thank you to John and everyone who makes it possible. The new venue was great and really made for a comfortable and rexaled atmosphere. I must have walked around the room 10 times looking at everything and admiring everyone's work. I was fortunate to be able to talk to a lot of talented builders, and yet there were so many I didn't get to meet...there is always next year! I really think the tinker toy spinner was one of the best things on display! I got some great plugs, all of which are going to get some serious time on the water this coming season. I look forward to posting pictures of what they catch.

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Old 03-04-2012, 10:13 PM   #70
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Good times for sure. It was great seeing everyone. I Always enjoy it. Thanks to Bruce, John and any others who make this happen. Sorry I wasn't there at the end...Unfortunately I had to take off. Best part of that plug is gathering the materials....
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:32 PM   #71
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Thanks John and Bruce!!! Had a great day, learned so much, everyone in my party had fun at their first plugfest. Liked the Elks alot, plenty of room. It was awesome to actually hold Rowhunter, the Greeks and Muskyslayers plugs in my hand!! Impressive work!!!
Good to see everyone!!

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Old 03-05-2012, 07:35 AM   #72
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Joe their big darter was 7 1/4" no ? The one I have is 5 3/4" 2.2 ounces ,, feels weighted .. It would be mint except for the worm burn ..
what you have is the salt darter.. that also had a very short 4 year life span... they blamed the shortage of cedar for the demise of that plug.. my gut feeling is all those salt water series darters were toads.. I have yet to see one or speak to someone that has seen once actualy work..and yea all were heavily weighted.. theor catolog from 1956 states that thet were 'tail weighted to sail like an arrow"

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:10 AM   #73
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.. whoever got it got a real nice swimming plug...
I didn't have anything finished to trade so I knew the only way was to buy a handful of raffle tickets.
Sweet plug that will get fished this year.
Thank you!
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:07 PM   #74
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what you have is the salt darter.. that also had a very short 4 year life span... they blamed the shortage of cedar for the demise of that plug.. my gut feeling is all those salt water series darters were toads.. I have yet to see one or speak to someone that has seen once actualy work..and yea all were heavily weighted.. theor catolog from 1956 states that thet were 'tail weighted to sail like an arrow"
I like the size and the 2 hooks and the line tie .. cedar ? I don't know what they were trying to do,, but I'd make it out of birch ,, and tail weighted ? , sounds like a recipe for disaster,,, must come it like a ass dead stick..

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Old 03-05-2012, 12:20 PM   #75
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I like the size and the 2 hooks and the line tie .. cedar ? I don't know what they were trying to do,, but I'd make it out of birch ,, and tail weighted ? , sounds like a recipe for disaster,,, must come it like a ass dead stick..
white cedar.. which according to the collectors book was it's demise.. i made mine from Western red.. with( as i recall 6 grams)tail weight... it swims pissa.. my original sinks like a stone.. I never got to see how thye intended it to be.. and it's od din my way of thinkig CCBCO made tons and tons of small ( sucsessfull )darters

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Old 03-05-2012, 03:23 PM   #76
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plugfest

thanks to all who put on an awesome event. this was my first time and walked the room several times. found everyone pleasant and eager to share info. came away with alot of ideas. thanks to all who made me feel welcome and traded with me. was lucky to win the best in show plug, thank you rowhunter. also a thanks to slipknot for taking some time welcome me, if you are interested in the tappered tail weight we talked about pm me.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:13 PM   #77
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Hey Bruce just curious what happened to best recreation of a classic category as in years past ?

and BTW if I was the only nit wit to enter than it doesn't matter as you need more than one entry to have a category.

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:28 PM   #78
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This thread now has me realizing how much stuff and people I missed.... Didn't spend nearly enough time checking out jig displays of ProfM and Rockfish, even though they were right in line with where I put my crap.... Their tables were always busy, so I figured I would get to them later....not. Have to go visit Joe's shop in the next two weeks!

Built a centering jig, new mackeral paint master,and got a darter profile finished for the vega. Turned a new set up master and three bodies.

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #79
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ya, i quickly mentioned that earlier in the thread, sorry
brain fart

John has the list, I called him afterwards and mentioned it, but addressing that is not high on the list as he has much going on still. I think I screwed up one of the frames breaking the glass, but he said there was supposed to be an extra, well I think that may have been before the military was added. So we goofed up.
I am not even sure if there were any more classics, at one time during the day I tried to get Dan angler229 to enter something but then I got distracted like happened a dozen more times so you may have been the only one or maybe one other but i don't recall. I thought your plugs were both very worthy, I marvelled at both, your work is impecable. We will plan the contest better next time around. thanks
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LOL, no biggie I was just wondering. Thought youz guys may have dropped the category. Next year I will lobby for more guys to try some classics in time for the fest.

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This thread now has me realizing how much stuff and people I missed.... Didn't spend nearly enough time checking out jig displays of ProfM and Rockfish, even though they were right in line with where I put my crap.... Their tables were always busy, so I figured I would get to them later....not. Have to go visit Joe's shop in the next two weeks!

Built a centering jig, new mackeral paint master,and got a darter profile finished for the vega. Turned a new set up master and three bodies.
Just finished one myself. Works pissa.
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Had a good time as I do every year, seeing friends and meeting new people. As usual I missed several people i wanted to meet. Thanks to the people who do all the work and I know it takes alot. All I do every year is show up and enjoy everything. Vineyard blues thank you for bringing your displays and especially the stuff I was asking about. There is a world of difference seeing something in hand vs looking at pics on the internet. Paul your jigs and fixtures are beyond words and worth the trip just to get a look at. George I have looked at your xrays every year and still find something I get to take away from them. Jamie and Joe it was good seeing you guys again and I really hope I get some time to be able to come up and fish with you guys a bit. Plugfest was great but then I had the fortune of spending the rest of the weekend at Glen"s place. We ended up building stuff in his shop till about 2 in the morning. Glen your shop is to die for and you are a 1st rate host. Thank you. Can't wait to do it again next year.
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Great to see everyone had a good time as usual, thanks to all who posted pictures. Spent my Saturday on painting and epoxy, trying to finish up some plugs that have been sitting for months. Another year has gone and again I was unable to attend this great event. As they say there's always next year.
Sunday was fun watching everyone scramble around the room at the Berkeley Show to buy those limited edition ( and in full sets) fisherman catching plugs

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I didn't have anything finished to trade so I knew the only way was to buy a handful of raffle tickets.
Sweet plug that will get fished this year.
Thank you!
I have dirty dreams about where you are going to use that. So nice.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:31 AM   #85
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Sorry I missed out. Always a good time. I had a Cub Scout trip I could not miss since I'm a leader there was no way out.
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Sorry I missed out. Always a good time. I had a Cub Scout trip I could not miss since I'm a leader there was no way out.
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Missed you. Even had a meat raffle lined up. Lol
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Mike just dropped off my plugfest raffle winning plugs..wow. Whoever picked these out did a great job. Angler229, Muskeyslayer and ?? not sure who made the white one. All three are amazing , thank you for donating and picking these out for us.
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Mike just dropped off my plugfest raffle winning plugs..wow. Whoever picked these out did a great job. Angler229, Muskeyslayer and ?? not sure who made the white one. All three are amazing , thank you for donating and picking these out for us.
Andy I believe the bottom one is from stripermaineiac, I got a couple of those myself.
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