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Surf Asylum Plugs

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I’m looking to learn some more about Surf Asylum plugs and how they are used.  If you guys can post pictures and info of the plugs and describe the weight and action that would be helpful.
 

If this already a thread please post the link. I’ve been looking for a bit and haven’t found much on Dave’s plugs.
 

Thanks for sharing.  

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Maybe some more specific details would help.  Any particular styles of Dave’s plug, or questions about how to fish them?

 

I think one of the most well known is the 8” Flat glide needle.  A great tool to have, that can be fished many different ways in different scenarios.

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2 hours ago, put_em_back said:

Before Surf Asylum, he was signing plugs as Canal Man and had a danny that swam killer.

Yes, that’s Dave’s name on the sites.  I believe the Danny was a copy of the Largest (3oz Pichney?).

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I have a couple of his Dannys from Canalman times and they are both double hooks in about 6 to 7 inch long.  They are very light and may be Western Red Cedar?  I have newer Slow Pokes, Hammerheads and Sleep Walkers.

 

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On 11/12/2022 at 9:16 PM, t_man7 said:

Maybe some more specific details would help.  Any particular styles of Dave’s plug, or questions about how to fish them?

 

I think one of the most well known is the 8” Flat glide needle.  A great tool to have, that can be fished many different ways in different scenarios.

Thanks for the suggestion. I actually am interested in the flatglide and his Danny. Will you be able to elaborate what makes these two plugs so great, how you the behave in the water column, sink rate and in which scenario you’d use them in?  
 

I’ve seen the plug before and read about it but I’ve never fished one before. 

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On 11/13/2022 at 10:21 PM, t_man7 said:

Yes, that’s Dave’s name on the sites.  I believe the Danny was a copy of the Largest (3oz Pichney?).

Yes it was a copy of Pichney’s surface swimmer ,aka the Danny plug, as so many have copied including me,  and it was made out of red cedar. I prefer white pine. That was years ago not sure he’s still using red cedar. Haven’t seen Dave in a few years. 

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17 mins ago, Steel Pulse said:

Yes it was a copy of Pichney’s surface swimmer ,aka the Danny plug, as so many have copied including me,  and it was made out of red cedar. I prefer white pine. That was years ago not sure he’s still using red cedar. Haven’t seen Dave in a few years. 

What type of action do these plugs have? Is there a reason for your preference in wood? 

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It’s a light wood like red cedar but I like the way it machines and finishes better than red cedar. Pretty sure Danny never used red cedar. He probably used pine mostly. It’s a surface swimmer. Very

productive daytime lure and just as good in the dark too. 

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@Steel Pulse Thanks for the insight. I’m making a effort to learn a little more about metal lips as I don’t fish them that often. I believe they could be a valuable tool to add to my bag. The more I read, the more I feel like I’m missing out.

 

Are these plugs are hard come by? If so could you recommend others plugs that are based off the same design? 

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On 11/18/2022 at 8:53 PM, Steel Pulse said:

It’s a light wood like red cedar but I like the way it machines and finishes better than red cedar. Pretty sure Danny never used red cedar. He probably used pine mostly. It’s a surface swimmer. Very

productive daytime lure and just as good in the dark too. 

Did Danny use pine mostly bc it was more available?

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From what I have gathered Danny used whatever wood he could get his hands on and adjusted his weighting to that species of wood. I doubt red cedar was often available as much as a common white pine or maple was. 
 

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@Steel Pulse do you have preference of wood type depending on the style of plug your making? I know you’ve said early in this thread that you use white pine on your Danny’s.
 

I’ve read a few plug building articles and it seems like builders will use different woods on the same style plug. I was wondering if this because of the woods workability, characteristics, or a combination of both? 

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