Dave Peros

Flaptail Makers - Vintage and Current

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I have been working on a flaptail collection as a way of remembering Steve Shiraka, who went by the handle "Flaptail" on a number of forums before his untimely death. 

Bob Jones, in particular, has been very helpful in making a number of special vintage pieces available for purchase and sharing some interesting history on flaps.

At this point, I have a pretty good idea about what I need to add to my vintage collection, but I have been thinking lately about what current or more recent builders made flaptails? I have pieces from Surf Asylum, Twisted, and Stetzko, but I know that builders like "The Greek" and others have also made or continue to make these plugs. 

So what I am looking for is any help in identifying builders that you know make flaptails, even on a limited basis, so I can continue my search and project.

Thanks in advance. 

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Sudsrat also made one he sold commercially. I may have some obscure ones I will look when I get home. I also have some vintage ones. Let me see what I can find.

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20 hours ago, MorningWood said:

Sudsrat also made one he sold commercially. I may have some obscure ones I will look when I get home. I also have some vintage ones. Let me see what I can find.

one of my fav builders ... man makes a solid plug... every time I come across something of his I try and grab it .... here only flaptail of his I come across yet 

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18 minutes ago, MorningWood said:

Another Sudsrat, BS Plugs flaptail needle, Two Musky Dan. Also the guys from Twisted made a flaptail needle/pencil.

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very cool stuff ... and loving that color on the sudsrat... I would fish the hell out that ... his name smudged on yours?? more then half the ones Ive found the in bled in the epoxy 

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Dave,

 

I only have two, and here they are:

1.  A paint-peeled plug that I was told was made by a guy who went by the name of "BS4Shore", which looks very similar to the flaptail in the package that bears the label "BS Plugs"

 

First pic is that plug as I received it:

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Next few are after my rough rehab attempts:

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Here's the SA flaptail:

 

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HTH!

 

Just LMK if you want more pics.

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