Benny Raw

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  1. I try to check in on occasion, having three kids has mostly put a halt to building plugs, but it seems like this pandemic has me back in the shop. I really like the slim swimmer pictured above, I still have a couple in my bag.
  2. I had some time today and was able to borrow some gear from work so I set up this inline scale to pull test some gear. I realize that torque and leverage play a big part in why stuff fails but they should effect everything equally so these are just straight pulls. I also realize that the hook is bending more easily because it's being pulled near the tip, but this was the easiest way to rig it. First up was a Rosco HD split ring, trusted by many good fisherman for many years. At 40 lbs. the VMC 4x 5/0 started to bend and there was some slight deformation of split ring. At 60lbs the split ring was bent completely out of shape. The next pull on the come-a-long caused split ring failure. Next up was a cut 4x 5/0 VMC At 40lbs the hook started to bend, no deformation of cut eye. At 60lbs the hook was bent out pretty good but the eye was still closed. The next crank straightened the hook enough to lose the connection. For testing purposes I re-rigged on two tines. At 100lbs the hook eye started to open slightly. At about 130lbs the nose loop pulled out of the plug, hook eye was still connected. Next up was the large Wolverine triple split. At close to 70lbs the split still looked pretty good and the hook was essentially straight, I re-rigged on two tines... At 100lbs the split was still in pretty good shape and the nose loop was starting to pull, I stopped there to keep from destroying another plug. Next was the #5 spro power split ring, 90# test At almost 70lbs it was still looking pretty good, but the next crank on the come-a-long caused split ring failure. I also put an Owner stinger 66 on a Spro #255 porwer split, the hook bent at about 150lbs with no deformation of the split. The conclusions, for me, small splits are no good for landing cows, cut hooks or large splits should hold up fine, VMC 4x is not enough if you hook the fish of a lifetime. Make sure your drag is set correctly and maybe none of this will be an issue. If you guys have some good ideas for further testing, I've still got the rig set up.
  3. Pretty sure that one was built by Throwing Timber (SOL name), I forget his real name. Real nice guy, I met him at one of the plug bash's up in NE.
  4. IN 1.BrokenHook p Kansas City, Arizona, Miami, Vikings, New England, Buffalo, Denver 2.Chief500 p SEAHAWKS, PANTHERS, DOLPHINS, REDSKINS, PACKERS, BILLS, BENGALS, 3.Benny Raw p Houston, Carolina, Packers, Steelers, New England, Buffalo, Bengals, Vikings 4.JM132 p Green Bay, CAROLINA, Miami, Houston, New England, BUFFALO,Cincinnati 5.Glub p ​​Seahawks, Carolina, Miami, Bengals, Patriots, Bills, Packers 6.Glub1 p Chiefs, Arizona, Dallas, Redskins, Vikings, Titans, Bengals 7.jschroe p Houston, Carolina, Miami, Denver, Pittsburgh, New England, Cincinnati OUT FishLava2MTK p NY JETS Robraz p Green Bay, Seattle topwatercowboy p Green Bay, Seattle LBI Surfrat p Seattle, CAROLINA, Steelers Wasy p Pittsburgh, Carolina, Arizona fishnmagician p Kansas City, Baltimore Pittsburgh jbaer p Philly, Baltimore, Giants CQ p Seattle, Baltimore, Miami, Arizona JM131 p Seattle, Carolina, Miami, Arizona gobigblue p Green Bay, Carolina, Seattle, Arizona Possum p Seattle, Carolina, Dallas, Arizona drc p Kansas City, Carolina, Green Bay, Arizona DMcLeod p, Seattle, Arizona, Green Bay, Washington, Carolina JM13 p Houston, Carolina, Miami, Washington, New England, Pittsburgh MikeMunn p Kansas City, Carolina, Miami, Redskins, New England, Steelers north-shore fisha p Seattle, Arizona, Miam, Redskins, New England, Steelers Eagles Dare p Seattle, CAROLINA, Miami, Bengals, Indy, Steelers BillHassan p Houston, Arizona, Miami, Washington, New England, Steelers Firinne p, Seattle, Carolina, Dallas, Bengals, Packers, Buffalo, Atlanta
  5. IN 1.BrokenHook p Kansas City, Arizona, Miami, Vikings, New England, Buffalo, Denver 2.Firinne p, Seattle, Carolina, Dallas, Bengals, Packers, Buffalo, Atlanta 3.Chief500 p SEAHAWKS, PANTHERS, DOLPHINS, REDSKINS, PACKERS, BILLS, BENGALS, 4.Benny Raw p Houston, Carolina, Packers, Steelers, New England, Buffalo, Bengals 5.JM132 p Green Bay, CAROLINA, Miami, Houston, New England, BUFFALO 6.Glub p ​​Seahawks, Carolina, Miami, Bengals, Patriots, Bills 7.Glub1 p Chiefs, Arizona, Dallas, Redskins, Vikings, Titans 8.jschroe p Houston, Carolina, Miami, Denver, Pittsburgh, New England OUT FishLava2MTK p NY JETS Robraz p Green Bay, Seattle topwatercowboy p Green Bay, Seattle LBI Surfrat p Seattle, CAROLINA, Steelers Wasy p Pittsburgh, Carolina, Arizona fishnmagician p Kansas City, Baltimore Pittsburgh jbaer p Philly, Baltimore, Giants CQ p Seattle, Baltimore, Miami, Arizona JM131 p Seattle, Carolina, Miami, Arizona gobigblue p Green Bay, Carolina, Seattle, Arizona Possum p Seattle, Carolina, Dallas, Arizona drc p Kansas City, Carolina, Green Bay, Arizona DMcLeod p, Seattle, Arizona, Green Bay, Washington, Carolina JM13 p Houston, Carolina, Miami, Washington, New England, Pittsburgh MikeMunn p Kansas City, Carolina, Miami, Redskins, New England, Steelers north-shore fisha p Seattle, Arizona, Miam, Redskins, New England, Steelers Eagles Dare p Seattle, CAROLINA, Miami, Bengals, Indy, Steelers BillHassan p Houston, Arizona, Miami, Washington, New England, Steelers
  6. IN 1.BrokenHook p Kansas City, Arizona, Miami, Vikings, New England 2.Firinne p, Seattle, Carolina, Dallas, Bengals, Packers 3.JM13 p Houston, Carolina, Miami, Washington, New England 4.MikeMunn p Kansas City, Carolina, Miami, Redskins, New England 5.north-shore fisha p Seattle, Arizona, Miam, Redskins, New England 6.Eagles Dare p Seattle, CAROLINA, Miami, Bengals, Indy 7.BillHassan p Houston, Arizona, Miami, Washington, New England 8.Chief500 p SEAHAWKS, PANTHERS, DOLPHINS, REDSKINS, PACKERS, 9.Benny Raw p Houston, Carolina, Packers, Steelers, New England, Buffalo 10.JM132 p Green Bay, CAROLINA, Miami, Houston, New England 11.Glub p ​​Seahawks, Carolina, Miami, Bengals, Patriots 12.Glub1 p Chiefs, Arizona, Dallas, Redskins, Vikings 13.jschroe p Houston, Carolina, Miami, Denver, Pittsburgh OUT FishLava2MTK p NY JETS Robraz p Green Bay, Seattle topwatercowboy p Green Bay, Seattle LBI Surfrat p Seattle, CAROLINA, Steelers Wasy p Pittsburgh, Carolina, Arizona fishnmagician p Kansas City, Baltimore Pittsburgh jbaer p Philly, Baltimore, Giants CQ p Seattle, Baltimore, Miami, Arizona JM131 p Seattle, Carolina, Miami, Arizona gobigblue p Green Bay, Carolina, Seattle, Arizona Possum p Seattle, Carolina, Dallas, Arizona drc p Kansas City, Carolina, Green Bay, Arizona DMcLeod p, Seattle, Arizona, Green Bay, Washington, Carolina
  7. WEEK 5 IN 1.BrokenHook p Kansas City, Arizona, Miami, Vikings 2.Firinne p, Seattle, Carolina, Dallas, Bengals, Indy 3.JM13 p Houston, Carolina, Miami, Washington, New England 4.MikeMunn p Kansas City, Carolina, Miami, Redskins 5.north-shore fisha p Seattle, Arizona, Miam, Redskins, New England 6.Eagles Dare p Seattle, CAROLINA, Miami, Bengals 7.BillHassan p Houston, Arizona, Miami, Washington 8.Chief500 p SEAHAWKS, PANTHERS, DOLPHINS, REDSKINS, 9.DMcLeod p, Seattle, Arizona, Green Bay, Washington 10.Benny Raw p Houston, Carolina, Packers, Steelers, New England 11.JM132 p Green Bay, CAROLINA, Miami, Houston 12.Glub p ​​Seahawks, Carolina, Miami, Bengals 13.Glub1 p Chiefs, Arizona, Dallas, Redskins 14.ljschroe p Houston, Carolina, Miami, Denver OUT FishLava2MTK p NY JETS Robraz p Green Bay, Seattle topwatercowboy p Green Bay, Seattle LBI Surfrat p Seattle, CAROLINA, Steelers Wasy p Pittsburgh, Carolina, Arizona fishnmagician p Kansas City, Baltimore Pittsburgh jbaer p Philly, Baltimore, Giants CQ p Seattle, Baltimore, Miami, Arizona JM131 p Seattle, Carolina, Miami, Arizona gobigblue p Green Bay, Carolina, Seattle, Arizona Possum p Seattle, Carolina, Dallas, Arizona drc p Kansas City, Carolina, Green Bay, Arizona
  8. IN 1.CQ p Seattle, Baltimore, Miami 2.BrokenHook p Kansas City, Arizona, Miami 3.Firinne p, Seattle, Carolina, Dallas 4.JM13 p Houston, Carolina, Miami 5.JM131 p Seattle, Carolina, Miami 6.MikeMunn p Kansas City, Carolina, Miami 7.BrokenHook p Kansas City, Arizona, Miami 8.north-shore fisha p Seattle, Arizona, Miami 9.Eagles Dare p Seattle, CAROLINA, Miami 10.BillHassan p Houston, Arizona, Miami 11.Chief500 p SEAHAWKS, PANTHERS, DOLPHINS, 12.DMcLeod p, Seattle, Arizona, Green Bay 13.Benny Raw p Houston, Carolina, Packers, Steelers 14.gobigblue p Green Bay, Carolina, Seattle 15.JM132 p Green Bay, CAROLINA, Miami 16.Glub p ​​Seahawks, Carolina, Miami 17.Glub1 p Chiefs, Arizona, Dallas 18.Possum p Seattle, Carolina, Dallas 19.ljschroe p Houston, Carolina, Miami 20. drc p Kansas City, Carolina, Green Bay OUT FishLava2MTK p NY JETS Robraz p Green Bay, Seattle topwatercowboy p Green Bay, Seattle LBI Surfrat p Seattle, CAROLINA, Steelers Wasy p Pittsburgh, Carolina, Arizona fishnmagician p Kansas City, Baltimore Pittsburgh jbaer p Philly, Baltimore, Giants
  9. Amazing, as always.
  10. I'll take the Packers
  11. Carolina
  12. I think we're allowed to change our minds, anyway, I picked the right game, wrong team. I'd like to take Houston if I can change, if not Its all good.
  13. Da Bears
  14. I'm in, paypal sent
  15. I would prefer to see first place regular season get something, maybe $300, $100, $100. But I'm in either way.
  16. I would be in if we can fill it with SOL guys.
  17. No worries on my part, it was a fun, tight league this year, thanks for running it again.
  18. Congrats Super Striper, well deserved, I got really lucky backing in and finishing third. Some really bad numbers by most everyone in the playoffs. I like the flex idea, not so much the PPR.
  19. Only ten cuts and I'm still pretty sure I couldn't do it.
  20. I'll take the Colts
  21. Against my better judgement as a fan, I'm taking the Jets this week.
  22. Green Bay
  23. Green Street BBQ in Chicago, hands down. Big long wooden tables, everything served at the counter, on parchment paper, out of this world. Swine in Miami is pretty good too.
  24. San Diego
  25. I'll take Seattle.