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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:59 PM
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?
Posted 29 January 2008 - 10:43 PM
some of my hand carved swimmers for saltwater.
4" long and a little over 1 1/2oz
Posted 29 January 2008 - 11:22 PM
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.
Posted 30 January 2008 - 08:53 PM
your pm is full....
i can make you some if you like.
Posted 30 January 2008 - 09:51 PM
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
Posted 13 March 2008 - 07:34 PM
Smitty919.......how do you distribute your weight in these wood guys pictured below? (if you dont mind me asking)
Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:16 PM
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........
Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:26 PM
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..
Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:35 PM
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?
P.S. Braveviper, you know you can download your messages to your PC & wipe your PM box clean?
just a FYI, I have 450 pm's if you care to know
Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:39 PM
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?
Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:43 PM
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....
Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:52 PM
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.