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2017 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Plug building  (Read 1751 times)

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racer414

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A handful more that are finished. I'm making some improvement here and there, but still don't quite have the consistency I'd like. Just takes time and practice I assume.

Had my first short test to see if the fish approve. Not really the time for stripers around here but I did have one schoolie follower and hooked up to two green bass, that I promptly lost close to the kayak. Gives me a little hope at least! Can't wait to build some other types and sizes for my Baja trips. I need to make something that dives...




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Love the shine, glitter, variety.  That is consistent.  Production.  Keep going...such work is going into these that I hope they slammmm..... :smt006
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Well the madness has hit me! While I really appreciated using our family friend's shop, (and I think he enjoyed having me since he's in an all girl household) I didn't want to wear out my welcome. So I began looking around for a lathe. Quite a few guys that build lures use the Harbor Freight lathe with little to no complaints, but I've never been a huge fan of their stuff. Woodcraft happened to have a sale on Rikon products, which seem like better quality and have a 5 year warranty. Price wasn't much more when they were on sale.

I'll be looking to purchase a band saw and belt/disc sander sometime in the near future, as well.

I also picked up some turning tools and some Poplar to try some different wood. The past couple days I've been working on some new styles and sizes to try, along with some different profiles (skinny vs fat). For size reference, the big popper is 7.5" and the needle next to it is 8".

 I need to re-supply on some hardware and I can get back to building.



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A handful more that are finished. I'm making some improvement here and there, but still don't quite have the consistency I'd like. Just takes time and practice I assume.

Had my first short test to see if the fish approve. Not really the time for stripers around here but I did have one schoolie follower and hooked up to two green bass, that I promptly lost close to the kayak. Gives me a little hope at least! Can't wait to build some other types and sizes for my Baja trips. I need to make something that dives...





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Thanks guys! Hoping the stripers show up in good numbers this fall so I can put them to use.
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Got the spooks built out of this last batch. Tried some slightly different variations on body shape and came to the conclusion that they all perform about the same, except I prefer the shape of the two trout patterns. I still need to test them with the dressed siwash. These are all unweighted poplar. The 5" have 1/0 x4 Vmc and the 6" 2/0


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Got the spooks built out of this last batch. Tried some slightly different variations on body shape and came to the conclusion that they all perform about the same, except I prefer the shape of the two trout patterns. I still need to test them with the dressed siwash. These are all unweighted poplar. The 5" have 1/0 x4 Vmc and the 6" 2/0


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They look so pro..... :smt006
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