RebelMusicNP

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About RebelMusicNP

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    Art, Music, Photography, Surf Fishing, Lathes and Vises.
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    Art Teacher
  1. The surfster lip would probably limit the plug to a narrow range of conditions where it shined. I would think the lefty lip would work well but the added surface of a small pikie lip might help the tail out a lot. As mentioned, when I start messing with a prototype I will drill holes for it to be single hook, two belly hook, and even place an extra hole for weight in areas I was curious about. Take a bunch of hardware to water and start seeing what happens. Plug looks awesome by the way.
  2. The Prairie Dog. I once took my fishing buddy there when I lived in Manasquan. He has eaten a pizza wrapped around a cheese steak before...he didn't finish all his food.
  3. I use Devcon 2 Ton for tails. I have a flexcoat rod spinner that I altered into a fly spinner so the epoxy spins around in a circle around the shank until it sets. You will get a nice even application that is very durable. I have also used simple UV cure type stuff as well...good luck
  4. Could not find anything in the search so asking here. I want to buy a new high quality 8” bit and can’t find the site I used last time online. Any advice would be appreciated as I don’t have a good local source.
  5. Surprised you didn't through drill before it was all sanded down. Did you do it by hand or just a lathe chuck to line up the ends. Awesome job on the step by step.
  6. There are tips and tricks learned through fly tying and plug building that stand out in ones mind. The first plug I through drilled using a lathe chuck was one of those happy times.
  7. I did an order last week and had it three days later....was crazy!
  8. Two days in the 60’s in NJ put on a hard thaw. East winds pushing a little open water. Nikon D750 85mm f2.2 1/3200 100
  9. A few recent clicks...
  10. Banged out three last night...
  11. That's a good link. Thanks Jigman.
  12. I like those mice Stripercrazy. I built for a number of years and had a hiatus for a year or so. Back at it in a new home and finished up my workshop a few weeks ago. My main goal is to do new things so you might have inspired me here for something different. My current build is a 4 and half inch surfster style swimmer for largemouth and also small striped bass. Keep it up.
  13. I have always recorded all my plugs on pieces of wood. Marks for lengths, widths, tapers, different areas where weight, eye, and swivels are added all included. Looks like a mess probably to most but I can figure it out easily. Never was into duplicators as for me each plug is it's own entity and I like the physical process of working out the shape each time. For high production guys it's a no brainer but I know even some of those do it all by eye.
  14. gave it a crazy go yesterday and worked a good stretch of water with scoters, pintails, and loons feeding. conditions were equally good and would have produced a couple weeks ago. fresh air was needed and multiple waterfowl and numerous snowy owls made the trip successful as always.
  15. hilarious