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Old 05-31-2008, 07:59 PM
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Great information .... I'll hae to take a look at some of my Dad's older stuff.
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:26 AM
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StriperJim - Those plugs you have there in the second post, have you used the ones with the spinner tail? How well did those work? They look nice!! I would think the spinner would interfer with hook ups though...
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:28 PM
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Those are Russo Flaptails Straw.
Worth nearly $1000 bucks a piece. I sold or gave most of mine away.
I still have one but havent swam it just yet. Maybe Ill put hooks on it and see tomorrow
thats if theres no bluefish around.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:27 AM
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Update. Used the russo with offcenter custom and tailweight modification last fall at M. Big fun - blasted on almost every cast riding the back of the wave. Too many bluefish made me nervous enough to switch to a more bearable plug if lost.

Also Retreived the article from the wayback machine for surf and shore stripers here in this thread.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:52 AM
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What a great inciteful article about those vintage plugs. I am from Long Island, and now live in St.Augustine Florida. Many of the same type of topwater plugs are used here for redfish and trout in early morning and evening fishing. Growing up, we used to spend summers out in Montauk camping in Ditch Plains trialer park, and we fished day in and day out. I used to bug my DAD to borrow his pole to give the surf a try. Most of the time is was a "no", but one time I think I wore him out asking and he gave in ...I went down to the beach only to drag a 17lb striper back. I think the entire park knew I caught that fish, and soon the beach was crowded with fishermen, but noone caught anything that I can remember. Those were great times, thanks for article which really jogged my memory, I think the striper swiper, and the Hopkins were the ultimate for catching blues and bass in the suds...Great job from the sunshine state..wish we had linesiders here in St.Auggie....furthest south I have ever heard them coming is the Shands bridge...Tight lines
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:43 PM
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thanks for that history lesson.Dan Pinchney is the reason i started building.
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