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  1. Plugs and Plug Building
    Dont mind the missing eyes on the black/gold one happy3.gif
  2. Plugs and Plug Building
    Finished last night tomorrow hardware
  3. Plugs and Plug Building
    Here they are finished, my first painted plugs (from kits). learned a lot on my first lap around the short track, like.. 1. Wife will complain if you bake lures in her oven on her favorite cookie sheet. 2. Bright lights, fresh E-tex and bugs are a real P.I.A. 3. Built twice as many, because...
  4. Rods And Custom Rod Building
    Hi there. This is my first post here. Ive been lurking around for a while and have gained a wealth of knowledge. I live in southern california and caught the striper bug a few years ago. Here in southern california lakes the stripers feed on stocked rainbow trout and shad. Sometimes when Im out...
  5. Plugs and Plug Building
    every one swims, Took them to M in that 4 foot heave when they were naked with just theyre hardware and hooks, and threw them. I was able to get working darters from Douglas Fir AYC Pine and Unweighted maple all of those, AYC pine and DF had weights logged in theyre, pine was the trickiest as It...
  6. Plugs and Plug Building
    Still drying, Really love the way tehse came out and swim. Yozuris are handcarved Big yo zuri style darter. has 3 hooks Big 4.5 oz fully sealed pencil smaller yozuri style Pencil for my uncle. These all ahve redish glitter on the red section and a streak of blue and silver glitter down...
  7. Plugs and Plug Building
    Just wired these up over the weekend - Can't wait to FISH!
  8. Plugs and Plug Building
    I finished a few. Top picture has a freshwater popper, swimmer, and spook. Then onto a larger swimmer, Roc Ballerinas, and Heddon Woodpeckers. Second picture is an assortment of Pencils.
  9. Plugs and Plug Building
    Finished some plugs. The top 2 are 4290 stubby copies. Plugs 2nd and third from the top have bear hair dressing. They all swim great. These are being sweet water field tested in South Carolina for the winter, but I'm so pleased with the way they came out, more are definitely on the list of...
  10. Plugs and Plug Building
    Here ya go... Plus a close up where it fell on the ground while the expoxy was still tacky...I dont think the fish will mind.:redbiggrin:
  11. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    I'm looking to find an online site I can order hammered finish diamond jigs (A47,67 & 87) in the 5, 6, and 8 oz sizes single 8/0 or 9/0 hooks or no hooks at all I can put them on.. The season is almost upon us and by the time I get to the takle shops they're usually out ... Any help would...
  12. The Sports Bar
    She Finished the race in 21st spot with "puppies". Several were under 1 1/2 yr old dogs and backed off in the second half. Called yesterday while I was at a meeting. Told mom that she "fell in a snow drift" over her waist. Spent several minutes trying to get out and couldn't. Finally just...
  13. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    A green 6500, two spool gearings, an idler bearing, and the level wind bearing. Rocket side plates:smile: The best thing, it cost less than $70.00 to build.:smile: The blue had the idler bearing, and two spool bearings, and it's smooth. The last is a 5500 size with, a level wind, idler, and two...
  14. Hudson River
    Any one still fishing the upper hudson...Albany...Troy area........If so are there still fish ?????? Blumax
  15. Rods And Custom Rod Building
    (see if this works?) http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d103/riarcher/rod%20build/?action=view&current=PICT0108.jpg&slideshow=true&interval=3 I call it the "44" because on the 18th of june it'll have been with me for 44 years! Was a present on my 13th birthday from my dad. Retired it a few years...
  16. Plugs and Plug Building
    my first bottle plug, measuring 6 1/2" from tip of bottom lip to the tailwrap...after minor tuning, it looks alive!!! i tested in really still freshwater and at first it seemed a little dead, it wasnt digging in that well. i bent the nose loop up a little and the next cast proved worth the...
  17. Rods And Custom Rod Building
    Made a few mistakes, learned a lot. What do you think? Suggestions for improvements (anyone)? Gonna take them swimming in a few.
  18. Plugs and Plug Building
    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. Rick
  19. Plugs and Plug Building
    i have been brushing paint and experimenting alot with tapes and so on. there is no real reason for my color choices, i have been just playing around finding methods that work best for me. i have to become more familliar with color choices the cows are partial to. as i learn i know i will...
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