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mparrino


Joined: 09/26/2006
Posts: 837
Location: Staten Island
 posted 10/24/2013 11:10 AM  





THE BEST WAY TO A FISHERMAN'S HEART IS THROUGH HIS FLY.
 
rockfish9


Joined: 06/02/2004
Posts: 701
Location: Reading Mass
 posted 10/25/2013 07:46 AM  

Is that the first of that profile for you?..it appears that the proportions are correct.. nice slopes... not boxy.. good job!.. those are an efective plug... have you swam them yet...


A mans got to know his limitations... Clint Eastwood
 
mparrino


Joined: 09/26/2006
Posts: 837
Location: Staten Island
 posted 10/25/2013 08:34 AM  

rockfish9 wrote:

Is that the first of that profile for you?..it appears that the proportions are correct.. nice slopes... not boxy.. good job!.. those are an efective plug... have you swam them yet...
Thanks Rockfish!
This is my first, a friend just gave me one turned by another builder. It looks like the belly could be a little rounder and bigger if the copy I got is accurate but hopefully it swims well. It's still in paint and I have to build a drying jig for the epoxy.




THE BEST WAY TO A FISHERMAN'S HEART IS THROUGH HIS FLY.

This post edited by mparrino 09:03 AM 10/25/2013
 
mparrino


Joined: 09/26/2006
Posts: 837
Location: Staten Island
 posted 10/25/2013 09:01 AM  

7" needle, 9" needle, and the Nike. Solid backs look ok but my scales need some work Frown it wasn't on the plug tight enough in some spots and I waited too long to pull the screen. Next one will be better.




THE BEST WAY TO A FISHERMAN'S HEART IS THROUGH HIS FLY.
 
rockfish9


Joined: 06/02/2004
Posts: 701
Location: Reading Mass
 posted 10/28/2013 07:50 AM  

the scale on the Nike is the way it is for two reasons... ... the paint under the scale wasn't completely set... compounded by letting the scale layer dry a little too long.. other than that.. it's sweet...


A mans got to know his limitations... Clint Eastwood
 
mparrino


Joined: 09/26/2006
Posts: 837
Location: Staten Island
 posted 10/28/2013 01:31 PM  

rockfish9 wrote:

the scale on the Nike is the way it is for two reasons... ... the paint under the scale wasn't completely set... compounded by letting the scale layer dry a little too long.. other than that.. it's sweet...


I really have to work on taking my time. I'm an odd ball, I actually hate painting lol.


THE BEST WAY TO A FISHERMAN'S HEART IS THROUGH HIS FLY.
 
mparrino


Joined: 09/26/2006
Posts: 837
Location: Staten Island
 posted 10/29/2013 04:34 PM  

Tightening up my learning curve. My first attempt at epoxy finish came out ok. Build a drier that runs off my rod building lathe. I got one lump of finish on each of the 4 plugs I epoxied. I suspect I over did it on the epoxy applicationFinger




THE BEST WAY TO A FISHERMAN'S HEART IS THROUGH HIS FLY.
 
mparrino


Joined: 09/26/2006
Posts: 837
Location: Staten Island
 posted 10/30/2013 09:06 AM  

It's been 2 months of sawdust and fumes. Here's what I have, 4 lumpy, blotchy plugs but that's ok because they're mine Smile



THE BEST WAY TO A FISHERMAN'S HEART IS THROUGH HIS FLY.
 
tman1

Joined: 11/01/2002
Posts: 918
Location: West Sayville, NY
 posted 10/31/2013 03:56 PM  

They don't need to be pretty to catch... I give my friends the "nice" ones and fish the "rejects".
 
mparrino


Joined: 09/26/2006
Posts: 837
Location: Staten Island
 posted 10/31/2013 07:12 PM  

tman1 wrote:

They don't need to be pretty to catch... I give my friends the "nice" ones and fish the "rejects".

They catch for sure, but I get hung up on getting it right sometimes even if it doesn't matter to the fish. I honestly think white, chartreuse and black is all you ever need for fishing, but all the fancy colors and patterns do look nice Wink


THE BEST WAY TO A FISHERMAN'S HEART IS THROUGH HIS FLY.
 
CapAp


Joined: 12/11/2002
Posts: 976
Location: Sheepshead Bay
 posted 10/31/2013 10:01 PM  

I think they look awesome Marco !! Keep up the good work man !!


Gaff um, Ice um, Ship um
 
mparrino


Joined: 09/26/2006
Posts: 837
Location: Staten Island
 posted 10/31/2013 10:06 PM  

CapAp wrote:

I think they look awesome Marco !! Keep up the good work man !!

Thanks Keith. How you been? When r we blackfishing?


THE BEST WAY TO A FISHERMAN'S HEART IS THROUGH HIS FLY.
 
CapAp


Joined: 12/11/2002
Posts: 976
Location: Sheepshead Bay
 posted 11/01/2013 08:05 PM  

Doing ok thanks doing all types of stuff keeping busy. I been out with Davey this last week and fishing was good ill be there this week again probably. U still have my #?


Gaff um, Ice um, Ship um
 
mparrino


Joined: 09/26/2006
Posts: 837
Location: Staten Island
 posted 11/02/2013 02:06 PM  

CapAp wrote:

Doing ok thanks doing all types of stuff keeping busy. I been out with Davey this last week and fishing was good ill be there this week again probably. U still have my #?

Yup, will call you when I get back from my trip.


THE BEST WAY TO A FISHERMAN'S HEART IS THROUGH HIS FLY.
 
mparrino


Joined: 09/26/2006
Posts: 837
Location: Staten Island
 posted 11/02/2013 02:11 PM  

This one has a wider lip, same slope and weight. I'm curious how it will change the action.




THE BEST WAY TO A FISHERMAN'S HEART IS THROUGH HIS FLY.
 
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