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Old 05-10-2007, 10:05 AM
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Made a few mistakes, learned a lot.
What do you think? Suggestions for improvements (anyone)?
Gonna take them swimming in a few.
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:09 AM
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They look like they might entice a fish or two... in the end, the striped ones will be the judge... you may want to cut down on the length of the tails, it may (or may not) induce short strikes....time will tell.
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:13 AM
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Figured the Blues will shorten them for me.
Long tails are actually a fly design that I like a lot. Basicly a "Flat Winged Eel Punt" variation.
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:22 AM
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you dressed em well..
i really like em alot...great job man...i am proud.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:10 PM
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They look great. How do you fish them? Do they sit horizontal or vertical in the water? I've been primarily a chunk fisherman, but want to transition to working lures....so it's good to know how to work various types.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:26 PM
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work em like a needle..they sit below the surface almost at a 45degree angle, more towards the vertical though. a twitch will make em dart side to side and bring em to the surface...then let sink a bit and twitch again...or a slow steady retrieve will put the head just at the surface leaving a v wake as it slowly moves side to side..the boyuncy of each one is slightly different...kind of like a small medium and a large...fast sinker...med sinker...slow sinker. current plays a big role too.
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Thanks Jimi, Glad you liked the way I deviated on the finish.
I was kind of "so-so" on the results,,,, until I swam them.
The 2 smaller ones are just below neutral bouyancy. They'll sink ever so slightly,,,,, and level.
The larger black one does the 45 degree with the nose about 1/2 " up and out at rest. I found with this one a variation of retrieve offers a whole lot of style, even a slight popping. Gurgling, twitching, short jumping, and of course the swimming "V" wake.
I'm going to be "P-Oed" when I loose one I can tell you that.
I'm syked,,, thanks for the head start on these. You may very well have helped to create a lure making nut (S).
Let's see, now I need me a lathe, drill press, air sprayer, etc., etc., etc.
Thanks,,,, owe you one pal. (LOL)
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PS; No flounder today,,,, but a great time playing around no less.

PSS; Mental note to self; When I get a lathe, dulicate profile but turn it around. Eye same location, swap tail end for end. Would seem to be a likely resemblance towards a squid form w/ long tail for tentacles?
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:54 AM
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AWESOME.....the smaller ones probably sit level because the tail on yours are a little lighter than when i do em...i make my tail wrap really big..i use the whole peice of wire, as well as a 6/0 or 7/0 siwash on the back, it definetley adds to the weight, leval with neutral boyuncy is good too..im sure they move nice with a little twitch...again, awesome job floatsum, im sure with a little smelly jelly they outta be potent fish takers...especially at night.
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just a small addition of polar bear. easily restored to original magesty



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Old 05-22-2007, 03:31 PM
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WELL ILL BE DAMNED...YOU GOT THE POLAR BEAR PLUG YOU ALWAYS WANTED.... nice addition zim.
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They look really nice, did you put weight in them or just use a dense wood?
Thanks for the input on fishing technique, I usually fish easy lures like spoons, and rapalas which you just reel in, and sometimes twich or let sink.
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:01 PM
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they are all weighted..thats what gives the plugs action.
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:46 PM
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ed will say the same. got the pkg today and will bug out on them asap. saw the white stubby and drooled! but love the brown one just the same.



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