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Old 09-09-2008, 02:53 AM
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I have just completed making the plug I have been searching for but after all the time I have spent basically making mistakes and learning I think I have finally got what I wanted. It took 8-10 attemps to complete after numerous times being sooooo close to completion only to have a flaw which I personally could not accept before finally reaching my goal. All being said I must have at least 10+ hours hands on time before learning how to get the result I was seeking. Is there an acceptable/reasonable amount of time one should have in mind when making a plug? I can't bear the thought of trying to hard to put it where the fish are only to backlash and hear that god-awful SNAP....! Although I have been fishing conventional for 20yrs plus and can't remember the last plug I lost ; but this being my first custom I do have concerns.I will post some pictures later today.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:46 AM
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When developing a new plug, a true custom, the only thing I keep in mind is, as long as it takes. The follow ups will progressively get faster.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:25 AM
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exactly....as long as it takes. sometimes you may just get lucky and whip out a plug that shines from day one. howver, most proven fish catchers take a few seasons to prove thier worth. its one thing to catch a big fish on a custom plug...its another to catch many big fish on a custom plug. i also build plugs and am constantly tweaking things here and there to improve upon the basic design...some are still being changed after three seasons. i can tell you time doesnt matter if your looking for "the one". as a side note it is possible to whip out a prototype in a few hours...mostly waiting for epoxy and paint to dry.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:15 PM
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Here is my plug about 6" long and 3.8 oz.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:20 PM
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THAT"S YOUR FIRST CUSTOM ???

Holy Crap! Damned thing is gorgeous !
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:11 PM
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That is a great looking plug for only 10 hours invested, if it swims as good as it looks that should catch fish. I can't carve to save my arse, that would take me 100 hours.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:35 PM
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.......YOUR FIRST PLUG MY ARSE......THAT THING IS SWEET.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:14 PM
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Nice plug i think we have a ringer.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:17 PM
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what no fins???????????
thats a waste of time if you dont put fins on it duh.....
may as well just send it to me i will put them on for you and save that poor plug.

lol awesome job now get to my shop and pump me out some more first's for me
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:51 PM
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Awwwwwsome! Get that in front of any fish and you're hooked up for sure! Nice, really nice!
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:03 PM
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Let me get back on my chair. That's one hell of a nice plug. We want to see more. I think the plug builders on this board are going to have fun this winter.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:10 PM
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nice hope this isn't a stupid question,but is that made out of wood???
once again nice
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:23 AM
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Yes it's wood so I think I will name it 'woodie', and I hope it will present properly...I don't really expect alot of movement/action but want to just twitch it near breaking fish. Thought about this plug for about 5-6yrs knowing what I wanted and thinking about how. Next one I make I will take more photo's along the way. Here it is after it's base color grahite metalic.

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Old 09-10-2008, 01:55 AM
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is there any way to sell me your plug before the finish? as it appears in the first 3 pics? that looks excatly like a spot, amazing job.
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:08 PM
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Natural Born Killer! Very nice.
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