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Old 03-09-2012, 02:01 PM
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last Saturday was one of my favorite events of the winter season.. a plug builders get together where we display our work ( no sale of plugs are allowed, swaping is encouraged)..and swap ideas .. there are also vintage plugs on display.. a great time is had by all...

this yeat I had a 4 table display... two with custom plugs ( all made by me0 and two tables of jigs, fixtures and a Darter "how to"

I also did a demonstration of how to epoxy coat a plug.. I made a single plug spinner for the demo..

I also walked off with an award for having the plug that was "most likely to catch a cow on the first cast"... it was a jounted eel , the joint is unique because instead of the usual split, i used a ball and socket... the tail also sported a large hackle feather on top and bottom, mimicking the fin of an eel
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:19 AM
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No surprize.. hold that eely in your hand and you'll squeeze real hard in hopes it doesn't get away.... great set-up and display. Great selection. I may not say this often enough but... i got no business sharing the same oxygen with you. I have been jealous for years but remain humble. Don't ever try that act with a hatch in your hands ever again!!! Life is just so much more interesting with you around..... congrats kemosabe'



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Old 03-11-2012, 05:50 PM
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Congrats Roc!!!!! Looks like you've been busy.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:11 PM
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Excuse me but... HOW IN THE HELL ARE YOU DAVE!



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Old 03-12-2012, 08:14 AM
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a sure sign of spring.. Black birds have resumedpilfering my bird feeders and Wild Dave has emerged gfrom Hobernation...
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:51 PM
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Holy s**t, a Dave AND zim sighting in the same post...yet another sign that spring is almost upon us. Good seein ya fellas, won't be long now!!!
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:18 PM
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Been really busy lately, I am now the Canadian Rep. for HEVI-Shot. Great to see you guys on line also. Never made it to New England fishing last year but hope to go this year. Fishing Tuna last year. This chair was the one that Ken Fraser sat in to catch the world record in 1979, it weight was 1496 lbs. I got to feel the Karma we caught a 500 pounder that day.
Sure would have loved to catch one when we were trolling!!!
Heaven would have been to catch one trolling one of your plugs Roc!!!
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Been really busy lately, I am now the Canadian Rep. for HEVI-Shot. Great to see you guys on line also. Never made it to New England fishing last year but hope to go this year. Fishing Tuna last year. This chair was the one that Ken Fraser sat in to catch the world record in 1979, it weight was 1496 lbs. I got to feel the Karma we caught a 500 pounder that day.
Sure would have loved to catch one when we were trolling!!!
Heaven would have been to catch one trolling one of your plugs Roc!!!
I've been working on a plug design just for tuna...I've just about got the prototype tweaked to perfection so it can swim as fast as 5 knots and track correctly... It sports a .80 316L through wire.. reinforced dive lip... and a 10/0 owner hook on the tail.. no belly hook.. it's 10" long @ 5 ounces.. it's thick enough profile to give the illusion of a mackerel but thin enough to represent a needlefish..
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I've been working on a plug design just for tuna...I've just about got the prototype tweaked to perfection so it can swim as fast as 5 knots and track correctly... It sports a .80 316L through wire.. reinforced dive lip... and a 10/0 owner hook on the tail.. no belly hook.. it's 10" long @ 5 ounces.. it's thick enough profile to give the illusion of a mackerel but thin enough to represent a needlefish..
Roc you got to come to PEI in late August or September to try it!!!!!
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