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New 3 1/2" ploppers

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I finished the last two ploppers, and repainted the first one.  All are createx paints, Rustoleum X2 Gloss Clear (2 coats) and clear nail polish on the hook swing path to prevent/minimize hook rash.  I used some silver glitter nail polish to add flash to the tails.

 

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3 hours ago, barrybait said:

They look great Mark. Nice work.

Barry

Thanks Barry.

They actually plop louder than the bigger versions.  I have no idea why!

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Hey Mark, what diameter wire do you use with these baits?  I'm assuming there's one through-wire going through the entire bait that the tail spins on, and then a twist eye hook hanger in the belly, is that correct?  These look great!

I've only used a plopper once, I think it was called an Awaker.  I had a pretty decent muskie/pike hit it, but had the drag set wrong, so instead of catching a nice fish I just saw a nice surface strike...

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21 minutes ago, Big Epp said:

Hey Mark, what diameter wire do you use with these baits?  I'm assuming there's one through-wire going through the entire bait that the tail spins on, and then a twist eye hook hanger in the belly, is that correct?  These look great!

I've only used a plopper once, I think it was called an Awaker.  I had a pretty decent muskie/pike hit it, but had the drag set wrong, so instead of catching a nice fish I just saw a nice surface strike...

I use an .051 through wire for my bass ploppers, but I did try the .062.  It was a bear to bend to form the tail loop/hook hanger, but I could do it.

I just find the .051 is plenty strong for bass.  I buy the 12" wire loops, just in case I want to make a longer plopper.  The 8" and the 12" wire bunches are the same price, so I opt for the 12".

http://www.lurepartsonline.com/Online-Store/Wire-Shafts/Looped-End-Wire-Shafts.html

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31 minutes ago, mark poulson said:

I use an .051 through wire for my bass ploppers, but I did try the .062.  It was a bear to bend to form the tail loop/hook hanger, but I could do it.

I just find the .051 is plenty strong for bass.  I buy the 12" wire loops, just in case I want to make a longer plopper.  The 8" and the 12" wire bunches are the same price, so I opt for the 12".

http://www.lurepartsonline.com/Online-Store/Wire-Shafts/Looped-End-Wire-Shafts.html

Thanks Mark!

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