Re: Testing and tuning plugs
The biggest issues are with topwater plugs, pencils, spooks,and poppers. They need to sit just right in the water to develop the proper action.
If you make your adjustments in freshwater, the odds of the plug working to it's full potential in salt are slim to none.
Easy way to deal with that:
Stop at your local aquarium supply/pet shop and get an inexpensive hygrometer, shouldn't cost any more than $10.
Fill a pot or bucket with tapwater and add cheap kosher salt until it reaches the specific gravity of seawater - which is 1.25 at about 75 to 80 degrees.
Now your plugs in progress will float exactly the same as they will in actual fishing conditions.
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