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Old 01-20-2008, 11:25 AM
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I knocked these out yesterday. I didn't use a lathe, but I used a jig saw, a drill, and a rasp. I'm going to epoxy today.
They are weighted, and will get 2/0 trebles, the VMC 4x kind.

I like darters, they are my best producers, but I lose many whenthe toothy critters are out and about. These are about 5"s each, and are equivalent to the weight of Gibbs or SS larger darters.
I have made more of my own I'm going to use this year, so far about 22 plugs.
Next I'm going to make some jointed kinds, not sure yet if the tail piece will be hard or some type of soft plastic tail. We'll see
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:31 PM
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Nice job Jimmy.
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:21 PM
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nice. I still dont own even one. and wont till I learn how to build the. nice to hear they are producers. makes me want to start building
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:51 PM
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I noted the eyes right over the hook. Gives the Stripers something to aim at right before they get hooked.
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those look very fishey to me. nice job jimmyz...
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those look very fishey to me. nice job jimmyz...

I'd test swim them before you go through anymore trouble..
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:38 PM
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I'd test swim them before you go through anymore trouble..
Trouble, my friend, I don't do this for trouble. lol, I had a blast!
I've built 'em before, and they swim fine.
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