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what is best to load plugs

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I didn't want to buy a whole quart of Mineral Oil, So I have been using Baby Oil ....

 

You can buy a small container for about a buck, works just as good ...

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Water worked fine for me in redfins last season, but this year I'm trying mineral oil. They lost about 4cc since October to march with water.

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13 mins ago, ThrowinPlugs said:

I'm intrigued

Done ‘right’(that’s open for interpretation) it creates a sp like effect. The load stays in the tail and the plug flies straight during the cast . Then on retrieve it levels out. 

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17 mins ago, nateD said:

How are you all measuring cc's, with a cooking type syringe?

Go on Amazon and you can buy a 5 pack of syringes with cc’s labled on side for around $10. Buy the kind that can accept a blunt tip needle. It basically 1/4 turns onto the syringe. They can be bought there also. Use the smallest tip you can ( i use 18mm ). You can figure out a drill bit from there for the hole to accept an average sized toothpick.

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On 3/14/2019 at 5:43 PM, surf fisherman said:

Looking for the best material to load plugs. I have used water, 6 cc,s in a 5" Redfin.

 

Don                                                                           '"

 

This is what I use to load Cordells.

 

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10 hours ago, VanStaalSteve said:

Like Mack 26 stated many substances will work but water is the easiest and works just fine in a plug like a 5 or 7" Red fin. Just be sure to seal hook hangers and nose ring with super glue. I use Zap-A--Gap. This will prevent leakage and water will remain in the plug for a long time. Let dry over night then drill a small hole in top of head area of Red fin. Don't drill hole directly on seam. Then fill with water. I have found 10 or 11 ccs works best in a 7" plug ( weight 1 1/4 oz.) while 4 ccs is good in a 5" version ( total weight 5/8 oz.). After filling to appropriate amount, soak the tip of a round tooth pick in the super glue then jam it in the hole. Cut tooth pick flush with plastic of plug with sharp scissors or cutting tool  then put drop of super glue on the top of tooth pick. Let dry.

I liked how you challenged those who like popping plugs by giving them loaded/modified Redfins to try, at the CSA meeting. Classy move VS Steve.

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1 hour ago, nateD said:

How are you all measuring cc's, with a cooking type syringe?

Depending on were you live there are plenty around parks and places were the junkies are ! Just clean the blood out with bleech.

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