OrtleyBeach35

What makes a GREAT plug ? Where’s the data

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So the analytical side of me was wondering? With all the custom plugs I see, why does no one share the following information?

1. Type of wood they use?

2. Sink rate if applicable?

3. Best time to use? Day/dusk/ night?

4. Best used for? Big surf, sweep, flat conditions?

5. Best imitates? What baitfish?

there is so much more....

 

so so why spend $25 or a lot more without good data to support... if these catch BIG fish, why not share what you’ve researched to improve your catch ratio?

 

just wondering....

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You may want to watch a few hundred John Skinner videos he kinda breaks that stuff down

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You posted an excellent criteria for evaluating a plug.... The reason for spending 25 bucks is because of an addiction sportsmen have.... 

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The answers are here, just ask or look through the thousands of threads ?   What do you have to share with us? Tell us what you think . I'm  sure you will love this place, once you find your way around. 

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2 mins ago, OrtleyBeach35 said:

Skinner is great, but he doesn’t sell plugs...

Sorry misread your post, 

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Most plug builder tell what they use for materials and describe what all their plugs do.some in great detail. 

Have you read any of the plugbuilders websites and seen this?

 

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Some of the other information you are asking is common knowledge. .....pink=squid

Dark colors at night 

Yellow during the day.....

Theres tons of info to thumb through.....

 

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Most of the things on the list are subjective by nature with the exception of #1 (type of wood) which may not want to be shared by the maker. For instance I have fished many trolling plugs but never from a boat. Plug makers make plugs. What can be done with them is up to the person using them.

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Each plug has it's appropriate conditions/location to be used appropriately, but a lot of the GREATness of it has to do with the confidence and knowledge of the person using it. 

 

A far as the price.... well that is an entirely different argument.

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2 hours ago, OrtleyBeach35 said:

So the analytical side of me was wondering? With all the custom plugs I see, why does no one share the following information?

1. Type of wood they use?

2. Sink rate if applicable?

3. Best time to use? Day/dusk/ night?

4. Best used for? Big surf, sweep, flat conditions?

5. Best imitates? What baitfish?

there is so much more....

 

so so why spend $25 or a lot more without good data to support... if these catch BIG fish, why not share what you’ve researched to improve your catch ratio?

 

just wondering....

Most, if not all, of those you should be able to figure out yourself.

 

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2 hours ago, FyshhTrap said:

I'm an Addict

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I’m an addict to we need plugaholic rehab haha .. does it mean a a $50 plug would catch more fish ?

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Very true about the confidence, that comes with experience knowing when to use a specific plug under specific conditions..

 

kinda interesting that even on many builders “Facebook” sites data is limited 

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