Heavy Hooksetter

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  1. the plug in these shots is also a monster. one of my ideas I came up with that worked out perfectly. the perfect test for this was with the tide being a 1/4 out,water ripping kinda hard and nice gators staying waay out in the rips where the rips look like long dancing black legs. I slung her out there and did the LDP method. got into 3 before they stopped feeding,dropped the first one and landed the last 2. I was very happy with how it performs. it is yet another version of the original hound dog design but,totally done by hand so,it does vary when compared to the original hound dog design. since I have a liking for the Rudolph color I did it up in those colors with a twist,not just a red nose. HH
  2. this is a monster swimmer built by a friend of mine whom I fish with quite a bit. it is totally massive on all accounts. thing has shoulders and is so big it even wears bloomers. was given to me by him last season and will be fished this year. although it is massive,it is not heavy,maybe just a bit over 3 oz. it is an EJM heavy hitter. we will see what it can do out there soon.
  3. this is a monster swimmer built by a friend of mine whom I fish with quite a bit. it is totally massive on all accounts. thing has shoulders and is so big it even wears bloomers. was given to me by him last season and will be fished this year. although it is massive,it is not heavy,maybe just a bit over 3 oz. it is an EJM heavy hitter. we will see what it can do out there soon.
  4. this piece was built was on purpose but,at the time I never thought it would even swim at all being so big. I kept the length because the wood was so purrdy. at the time it was one of my biggest. this piece is just under 12 inches and was a great waggle on top or go faster and it will go like 2 feet sub. it is one of my original hound dog designs before I morphed it into the stubby version. I took it along to test it's swim,how it handles the rips and crazy current directions. the result in this test was doing the LDP method and that will prove if it was worth it's salt. well,it def proved it's salt after it got slammed by this gator.
  5. mine gets put in the shower and then rinsed good when I join it. HH
  6. that's great,my kinda plug. I'd add 2 more inches though. glad it produced for you. HH
  7. that's very good,glad it swam nice for you. such a plug that's swims nice in current is not by accident either,it's by design of river fishing. lots of water moving in or out has to have a solid swimming plug to work those rips which get even worse during the moon tides,so,there you have it. built by a man that does rivers! I'm sure you'll find it. HH
  8. I like the triples,have not had one fail of even get distorted. HH
  9. boron does indeed make for a stiff rod,also gives it a ton of lifting power. not sure of it's durability although I would say it may shatter rather than snap off. boron is a low abundance element in our solar system. the best known deposits are found in turkey. it is a metalloid element which explains why it was hard to cut my blank. HH
  10. Boron in fishing rods is not a new thing. shimano used it in their steelhead special long rod. I have one that has to be 30 years old. they were from 7 feet up to 9 I believe. they had a titanium reel seat and no foregrip,the rod has a bulge as you near the bottom end which make the rod easy to hold. If I remember correctly it was called a fightin' rod. really nice rods,they should modernize them a bring them back. they were ahead of their time I say. they had strands of boron running the full length of the rod from but into the tip. once I almost slammed the rod tip fully in a door,i caught it but it cracked the blank under inside the tip. I took the tip off and had to cut off an inch,it was not easy since the boron was very hard and the mini hacksaw got dull trying to do this. took 2 new blades to get that 1/8th of an inch thick piece to cut off. there were other rod makers that had boron in their blanks but,names escape me right now. I'm not sure but,Kunnan may have been one of them. but,to actually answer your question,I know nothing about the rods you mention but,wanted to share the info with anyone here. HH
  11. big baits big fish,you just throw something large,they will come to check it out! HH
  12. not a problem BM,,,,, HH
  13. Lou,lemme know how that pink chocolate hound dog swims,I never tested it,I leave that to you. HH
  14. Hello BM, I have never sold any in a shop at all. I sell to guys I know locally and on the water. I have sold to some guys,traded with others whatever tickles my fancy. I have backed off building a bit since I have more than enough and I am doing replacements and adding designs where I only have 2 or 3 of. I do have 4 to test out at this moment and will get that done very soon. if I find that one does not tickle me I will sell or trade it off. when what I have cued gets finished I will share shots of them right on this thread! HH the original hound dog design,,,
  15. that's a fine piece,right up my alley. what kinda spex on it? nice fish too! HH
  16. Lou,in your case I always mean you well. hey,pink chocolate can be a killer under the right conditions. it may even lead to your lower back going out or yer arms getting stretched. a sharp eye and some sandpaper gets the finalities in order. and,YW! HH
  17. also,I still have a few to test out this season. HH
  18. well BM,I have not built any. stuff is all packed up,looking for a new condo/house. have 5 blanks shaped but not smoothed out,2 7 inch mullets,1 rip-runner/hound dog hybrid design,2 large hound dogs. they will get done soon,I hope. large hound dogs,, rip-runner/hound dog hybrid design,,, medium mullets,, HH ps-large hound dog,,
  19. I am sure you will,I have faith in ya Mike. when you do connect,yer arms are gonna get yanked from their sockets! HH
  20. actually it's a very old belt sander mounted to the floor,does a great job too. I only wanted to "nudge" you towards fixing them,they deserve to be waggling along the surface in your haunts. HH ps-thank you for the kind words and breaking in your large fatcats! large fatcat,,,
  21. I agree with you. some designs of wood could be thrown farther but,those would be the compact/heavier types. for other than meat fishing I'd say 12's are not needed for plugging. 10-11 works good. my likes are a 10ft 3-8 oz and 2-6 oz winch style. most of mine are 3-7 oz with some over 8,the monster jointeds I built. I also love the creek chub giant pikies,,,@ 4 oz and a subtle swing they will fly well but,with a try to the horizon,they tumble more. HH
  22. I have not casted either one but,thats a spread in weights,depends on what you'll need/be doing with it. HH
  23. Lou,did you fix the 2 fatcats? you know it's been like 3-4 years now. yes,I'm trying to make you feel guilty,,,,, HH
  24. wow,that sure sucks. I agree with you on those laws,keeping someone from defending themselves or being prepared?,,,that's just plain stupid. can't cut a radiator hose with a 2 inch knife. police can't help since they show up after the stuff has happened. I always have one of my knives on me at all times be it a 10 inch fixed blade or my 8 inch assisted folder,gotta be ready for anything,,,being a boy scout you know. I feel for ya. HH