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plug size and weight

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What determines the size and weights of your plugs., and can a plug ( Pencil Popper ), be too big. I'm guessing most of the builders

are using stock that is 1 1/2 x 1 1/2, not matter the type of wood, and as far as the weight, 

that is determined how you want it to float ( or sink ) in the water. I've been buy Eastern Red

Cedar blanks that are a Full 2" x 2" X 11" and when turned, dressed and epoxied, the final plug weighs

in at just over 5 oz, and 9 1/2" .  Is it too big, or is bigger better.20190211_080014.jpg.c4cc86e43585eabb3e75389e2f090320.jpg

 

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If you have a rod that will handle a 5 ounce pencil then have at it. My personal favorite size for a pencil is about 4 ounces, because my rod throws 4 well.  I'd definitely use that one you posted. Looks great and big plugs catch big fish.

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Yeah, Punch...the best way to address this 'problem' is to catch some nice fish on that size lure, and then post pics of the Fish Caught on Custom Wood 2019 thread

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Particularly with needles, pencil poppers, and darters too big for me is usually determined by what i can cast or comfortably cast. The weight is most often "predetermined" by the volume of the plug and whether I want it to barely float or barely sink

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