TimS has been kind enough to allow me access to the commercial BST forum. Let me state up front that I have no intention of turning this into a full-time job. I am a hobby builder and plan to keep things that way. I will offer plugs for sale from time to time to offset my own building expenses. As such, the plugs that I offer up will be in smaller batches and at reasonable prices. When I turn stuff for me, I'll turn some extras for SOL.
For those who do not know me, I started plug building in 2001. While I mostly fish freshwater (stripers, hybrids, smallmouth), I have spent a week fishing the surf each year since 2003 (Cape Cod and Rhody). If you see a plug for sale by me, its something that I have tested, tweaked, and tested some more until I got the action I was after and the fish liked. I will not offer a plug for sale unless it has proved itself worthy of a place in my plug bag. All plugs offered for sale are also test swum by me to insure that they'll work as advertised.
I build a variety of plugs (various metal lips, spooks, pencils, poppers, bottles, darters, hand carves, etc.). Some of the plugs I build are what I would term niche plugs: they were built with a certain set of conditions in mind. Other plugs were designed to work in a variety of conditions. When I post plugs for sale here I'll indicate the types of conditions where I use the plug, or where I would not use the plug, so you'll have a good idea of whether the plug will be of use to you or not. Iâ€™ll also try to keep this thread updated with tips on how I use the various plugs that offer. If you ever have a question on the plugs that I build, how to use them, etc., please feel free to PM me. I'm always happy to talk plugs and fishing :-)
If you buy plugs from me, you can take comfort in the fact that all proceeds will go to a good cause: the buy jiggy more fishing stuff fund Hey, it's a win-win-win situation. I get more stuff, you get plugs, and the fish will get to beat on some wood that they do not see that often. What's not to like
Edited by Jig Man - 11/30/11 at 9:32pm