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On 4/29/2021 at 8:20 PM, Antagonizer said:

Here’s a few I just finished up.  Swimmers, Danny’s and some pencils.  3 going towards the swap.  

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Damn, those are nice. I gotta get in on one of these swaps this Winter ! So many good plugs are bounced about !

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Playing with a new airbrush. Tried a Color-shift herring pattern on my first attempt at a surfster. Still ironing out my finishing method.. but all in all happy with how she came.. hoping to take her swimming  in the morning.... 

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Punch, great looking surfster, used to be one of my favorite plugs to make and fish. Did you make that lip?

Your plugs look better and better, the trollers look real clean. You a kayak guy?

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1 hour ago, Ed White said:

Punch, great looking surfster, used to be one of my favorite plugs to make and fish. Did you make that lip?

Your plugs look better and better, the trollers look real clean. You a kayak guy?

Semperfish88 made the surfster Ed. Nice looking plug. 

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Thanks, and yes I did make the lip, bent up some aluminum I had laying around... typically aluminum and salt are a bad combo... but I needed a big lip... ASAP... I ordered a pile of surfster lips... but apparently I ordered small ones... so until I order some larger ones I’ll be manufacturing my own from crap I have lying around... maybe  someone with a bit more plug building wisdom than myself could chime in,  should I definitely NOT be useing aluminum as a lip? Thanks! 

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9 hours ago, semperfish88 said:

Thanks, and yes I did make the lip, bent up some aluminum I had laying around... typically aluminum and salt are a bad combo... but I needed a big lip... ASAP... I ordered a pile of surfster lips... but apparently I ordered small ones... so until I order some larger ones I’ll be manufacturing my own from crap I have lying around... maybe  someone with a bit more plug building wisdom than myself could chime in,  should I definitely NOT be useing aluminum as a lip? Thanks! 

Never used aluminum. Get a sheet of stainless. I used to make my own surfster lips before they were available through the distributors that now exist. I made a die of sorts from a piece of maple so I could cup the lip. They work well. 

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Semperfish,

If the lips work, should be fine. The commercial lips are thick and heavy, which adds to the face down azz up surfster attitude in the water.

 

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11 hours ago, BassAssasin said:

Never used aluminum. Get a sheet of stainless. I used to make my own surfster lips before they were available through the distributors that now exist. I made a die of sorts from a piece of maple so I could cup the lip. They work well. 

 

10 hours ago, Ed White said:

Semperfish,

If the lips work, should be fine. The commercial lips are thick and heavy, which adds to the face down azz up surfster attitude in the water.

 

Thanks! Much appreciated ... I tossed  an old grill out a couple months ago... enough stainless on that thing to make 1000 lips... wish I thought about it at the time... guess I’ll just have to pony-up the $20 for a new piece 

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31 mins ago, semperfish88 said:

 

Thanks! Much appreciated ... I tossed  an old grill out a couple months ago... enough stainless on that thing to make 1000 lips... wish I thought about it at the time... guess I’ll just have to pony-up the $20 for a new piece 

Yeah that would have been nice to have all that stainless. Have you taken the surfster for a test drive yet? Next time you make one round off the hard edges on the nose. You did a nice job on that body . I like chunky surfsters. I have some similar i made years ago.

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5 hours ago, extreme fisherman said:

Few I just finished.. 

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Very nice.   Question.  Why the nails in the plug ends in the picture?  Curious. 

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