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Old 04-14-2007, 10:13 PM
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I was so impressed with the lures you guys have been making that I tried to make some. Attached is what I finished today. Let's see if they catch anything other than hungry Blue Fish. I'm hoping for a cow striper.

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Old 04-14-2007, 11:03 PM
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you tried to make some? looks to me like you did make some....absolute awesome job man...they look great. if thats your first attempt ide say you definetley did your homework and a fine job. keep it up!
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:49 PM
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Lookin' very fishy, good luck with them. It's fun, isn't it, to make something and think about a fish taking it....I can't wait for plugging season, my plug bag overfloweth.
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:21 AM
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Very nice!!!
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:19 AM
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wow can you show me ho to do that.....
thats some great wook.
i will bet money that thay work for you
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:41 AM
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Default Re: Finished my first lures

All the info needed was on this site. This site is great. I had quite a bit of trial and error, and I have a mess of scrap from lures that didn't make it to paint. I'm going to build a few Danny Style swimmers, following Roccus's instructions. It is habit forming and making sawdust will help get through the storm this weekend.
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:24 PM
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Very nice shape for the pencils, as long as you have sufficient weight in the tail, they should be outstanding.
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They look good. You should see my first plugs

To get the best action you want the pencils to sit vertically in the water with approximately 1 1/2" of the nose sticking out of the water.
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:09 PM
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Looks like I need to add between 1/4 and 3/8 oz to the tail. As is, they float level. I hung weights off the trailing hook to try to get it close. Guess I need to drill and pour some lead in.

Thanks for the input. Do the trailing hooks seem a bit big? I'm not sure of the size, but had them in the tackle box for years
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:04 PM
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A little long, I usually stick with trebles or siwash's on the rear.

The bucktail is going to shorten the cast a bit as well. Keep it on one plug but take it off the other, that way you'll have one pencil that can get out a little further if you need it.
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ide change the tail hooks, i hear a lot of guys speak of short strikes in the canal, a treble in the rear is what they prefer. i use both, like sudsy recommended. i have also heard guys take the tailhook off all together because a striper tends to strike the head....bluefish the tail. make sure to pause after the first "strike", it may not be a strike at all....the second one will be though.
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A single siwash will hang more fish in the end, treble hooks = lost fish.

the size looks fine... Another thing to consider... ever try and remove a treble from the jaws of a 10lb blue, or a thrashing 20lb bass? stay single...
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I bored a 3/8 hole into the end, about 5/8 to 3/4 inch deep and poured in about 3/8 oz of lead in the green lure. Just a tap on the butt makes the tail dive down. The black is without weight.

Does it look about right?
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I bored a 3/8 hole into the end, about 5/8 to 3/4 inch deep and poured in about 3/8 oz of lead in the green lure. Just a tap on the butt makes the tail dive down. The black is without weight.

Does it look about right?
Nope, not nearly enough

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To get the best action you want the pencils to sit vertically in the water with approximately 1 1/2" of the nose sticking out of the water.
Yours are still riding horizontally.
Also, you're probably using freshwater in the bucket - you're going to be surprised at how much differently a plug will float in higher density salt water. If a pencil shows 1" out of the water in freshwater, it'll probably be dead on at 1 1/2" in salt
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I'll pop the weight out tonight, bore a little deeper and add more lead. I'll measure my depth and record the numbers for the other pencil popper...and those to follow. ...Thanks
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