smitty919

saltwater builders???

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any striper plug builders??

im a new guy to your great site but dont see many :whistle:saltwater plugs am i just not looking hard?

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Those look very nice, Smitty. I just have to ask how the hooks are attached. It almost looks like there is a swivel mounted in the belly and tail cavity areas. Some times, photos don’t always tell the whole story and others, my eyes tell me lies.

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I make most of my plugs for stripers then fish with them for largemouth, browntrout, amberjacks, snook, yellowtail, calico bass, lake trout, etc. I have 2 photos in the gallery from smirkplug. I also have lots of wood blanks for poppers and plugs. good luck

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Thanks Smitty.......BTW I am also a salt water striper guy. I live in NJ....which has a great spring and fall run of stripers...........Seems I am always wishing the lures I buy were just a little bit different. I pondered the thought of trying to build some of my own......and ended up here.......I have a couple of diferent designs in my head and also a few materials I would like to try. I will post pics just as soon as I get something worth looking at......Again....Thanks for the help........

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im from nj also so if i can help ya in any way let me know.

if you ever want to give it a try with a lathe i can show you that as well..

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Hi Fellas,

I recognize some virtual faces from stripersonline. welcome aboard.

I have a question for you salty gents, what is the preferred material for striper baits? Maple? some other hardwood? Balsa? Basswood? I watched a discussion over on stripersonline where some of you are working with closed cell PVC, any pointers?

Thanks.

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Are you south or north? Im up in Secaucus......I fish the Hackensack River and Raritan Bay..........Stripers Blues and Fluke.........

You do lathe work..........Are you a machinist?

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Are you south or north? Im up in Secaucus......I fish the Hackensack River and Raritan Bay..........Stripers Blues and Fluke.........

You do lathe work..........Are you a machinist?

lol no i live south jerzy

lol no i do hvac for a living but i have a full wood"plug"shop at my house.

i have 2 lathes to make thing go faster one for shapeing the other for sanding....

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the most common wood is cedar for swimmers and poppers wallnut for some needles and basswood is a good wood also.

never have used the pvc board i know who you are talking about and thay look cool.

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Hmm, Is this a mass migration from salt guys? Anyway, a warm welcome to all of ya, maybe TU will turn you guys away from your lathe? :teef: Some cross fertilization is always good ;)

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Here's one of my Saltwater Snax models. This is an Atlantic Mackerel...

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