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  1. Lightly used Musky Mania 7" bone Lil Doc. $16 shipped PPFF. Will throw in a lightly used W6 olive over white Bomber too.
  2. If y’all could fish only 5 plugs for the rest of your life for targeting (stripers, blues, etc) what would it be?
  3. Looking for the shortest heavy plug that is 2.25-3.5oz. Below I listed some I have found in a somewhat reasonable price range for targeting stripers and bluefish. Any recommendations? -Atom Atomizer (3oz) -Atom Striper Swiper (3oz) -Super Strike Little Neck Poppers (6in/3oz size) (sinking) -Madd Mantis Cherry Popper (5.31in/2.61oz) (floating) -Gibbs Polaris Popper 3-1/2oz
  4. I wanted to share a cool, custom topwater. I realized from a Charlie Campbell 80s bass video that it's called a wood chopper. He also shared how to tune and fish one. I would guess the wood chopper and others were predecessors to the whopper plopper. Anyone have a cool or unique topwater from their collection they want to share?
  5. 2 x used afterhours senior pencils. Perfect for that am topwater at the canal. $55 shipped for both. Payment via PP. Thank you!
  6. Why is it that some poppers like to sit horizontal with the water surface and others like to sit almost vertically? Is there a "proper" way a popper should sit? I do want to know how the popper sit affect the action, and I'm sure that I'm not the only one. In the picture is two poppers sitting in different ways as described. The one that is almost looking straight up to the sky is a Rebel popper.
  7. Can anyone ID this thing, or offer any suggestions on how I could restore it to fish it myself? The metal lip appears a bit offset, maybe it warped?
  8. Couple massive wake bait rats I just finished up, hope you like them Etch
  9. Some more finished creepers, these guys are going to get hurt bad Etch
  10. Went through and regroup and lowered some prices. Shipping is a flat rate of $8 for a priority box no matter how many plugs, I will pay the extra if I need to go to a larger box. Any new plugs may have storage marks, call were stored in boxes and bags with other plugs. can get better pics upon request. 1. 7" guppy new $22 2. 7" guppy new $22 3. 7" guppy new $22 4. 7" guppy light use $19 5. 4" jnski new $22 6. Ron muccie single hook Polaris new $19 7. Striperbites Polaris light use $20 8. Asbury ave used $14
  11. 3 Pencils - $60 pp shipped Afterhours (used) Big Fischer squid (new) Big Fischer (used)
  12. Now is the time of year to start tying for the spring. Need some topwater options and curious what other prefer for their top water favorites. So what is your favorite and why ? Any advantages to a Crease over a Gurgler or vice versa ? They both seem to create about the same amount of disturbance from the little I've used them. HT
  13. $30 shipped These are either fast sink or sinking with upgraded hooks (one doesn't have hardware.
  14. I am making lures with 3d printer and i draw myself. Coming Soon.....
  15. I have a lightly used 2019 topwater PDL,helix 5 and c-tug cart for sale. The kayak was purchased from The Kayak center of RI a few months back. Only used in freshwater. I am looking to get $2000 for the package deal. Located in RI but willing to meet half way for a serious buyer.
  16. Would anyone like to share some topwater fly photos. Was looking to tie some up for the spring run.
  17. Striper Maine-iac pencil -$25 shipped Lifishinvt pencil -$15 shipped Heddon spook-$10 shipped Heddon chugn spook-$ 10 shipped Tsunami popper-$7 shipped Gags grabber popper-$10 shipped *
  18. Want to buy Ocean Lures peanut bunker or sandeel. If you have ANY Ocean Lures that you would like to sell, id be happy to take it off your hands
  19. Hi all, Probably a long shot, but looking for help on a lure identification. Found this topwater spook last year walking the beach and immediately fell in love with it. About 4in long spook, filled with beads, loud and casted like a bullet. Crushed blues and bass a few nights on it until I had it break off. Karma for finding it I suppose. Anyway I've tried to find this bad boy online and saw the River2Sea Rover but that has three trebles and a slightly different head. Any ideas? Thanks!
  20. So, I start my morning at the lake around 5:15am, sunrise is approx. 6:10-15am. (I’m lucky to work at a college, surrounded by a huge lake and every morning, I see dozens of bass boat launch) My First choice is top water poppers typically then to a different style top water, of a few different patterns, colors, sizes, etc. My retrieval starts slow, a pop at a time. At times I let the ripples fade away then make another set of ripples or I pop frequently and at faster rate. I have also used jerk baits. The Lake is smooth as glass and bass are jumping all around me. And still NOTHING!!!!! What I'm I doing wrong??? Please advise
  21. Three Workhorse Lures spooks for sale. All have been lightly used but are in excellent shape. Unpainted is 2.25oz, larger bone is 2.7oz, stubby bone is 2oz. $45 shipped, PayPal preferred.
  22. Looking to buy small and large RM striders. Preferred color is some version of yellow, but would love to see what you got. Thank you.
  23. All like new in that they were carried not fished. $65 for this Lot...PP only, sold as lot only. For those windy days! Bull=3.5oz Guppy=3 oz Ranger=4oz
  24. $19 shipped per Plug via Paypal (CONUS). 2 - smaller spook style around 2 oz (olive over white and blurple) and (1) 3 oz green mackerel pattern pencil. These are fish catchers and highly recommend. I am thinning the herd as I have a lot of Ron's plugs on the wall and in the bag
  25. So i was having a conversation with an excellent plug builder and good friend of mine the other day about color selection in general but specifically in terms of topwater plugs. Does it matter? People traditionally use light colored spooks and pencils for stripers and blues from the surf; this makes little sense to me. personally it is my belief that color does not matter but that the action imparted on the plug is far more important. Recently I filmed a few of his plugs underwater with scuba equipment for his website; spooks and pencils as well as some topwater metal lips and a few divers and darters. I found this experience not only beneficial in seeing the action of the plugs from a fish's perspective but also in realizing the lack of color when viewing a plug from below. While it is true that the rod/cone combination within the striped bass eye is different than our own the plugs all appeared black when viewed from below. When looking at nature the top predators of the ocean also share my opinion on underwater color schemes. Think of the apex of the food chain, the great white shark. Dark blue on top white on the bottom, this helps hide the shark from their prey, prey fish looking form the surface down will have a hard time spotting the shark against the dark blue abyss while prey fish looking up will have a hard time making out the sharks silhouette against the light backdrop of the waters surface. Prey fish also use this same scheme in reverse to hide themselves within the water column, think mackerel, halfbeaks, etc. Because of this i believe it is not beneficial to invest in outstandingly accurate paint jobs in plugs, especially in the topwater genre. My favorite topwater color is simply woodgrain, also for darters too and i have not seen a drop in my catch rate since making this transition from mackerel scale patters and herring spots. In my experience it is the action of the plugs rather than the paint scheme that will catch fish, then again "It doesn't matter til it does." is always true. Presentation, angle of retrieve and the action of the plugs are the most important contributors in helping to increase your catch count. In my experience one exception to this rule is overcast conditions. Bass looking up will be able to make out the colors of the lure as it will not have as much of a silhouette against a darker backdrop. In these conditions I have the best luck with parrot colored pencils and spooks, not lifelike bunker/mack patters. These are only the opinions of 2 surfcasters, not rules by any means and i look forward to hearing your input on the topic.
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