Surf Fishing Plugs #3: Bottle plug

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They’re coming out better with a little experience. This one is 2-3/4 oz and lead weighted in the entire bottom behind the treble hook. It should be extremely aerodynamic and cast like a rocket. I can’t wait to find out tomorrow morning! I hope it swims. ;-)

I finished this one with epoxy and it makes the whole thing look 10 times more professional.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

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Version 2.0. Still not swimming properly, although a huge improvement over the first one. Someone on my fishing website posted some very articulate information about the mouth shape and I think I know where I went wrong. I’m not sure of this one is salvageable or not. Version 3 will be hopefully an even bigger improvement.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Well, from an evolutionary standpoint, you’re correct, because this one doesn’t swim. It’s weighted totally wrong and now I get to wreck it to figure it how to do it properly. Lessons to learn. Next one will be better looking and swim properly. There is a secret science to these things that can not be found readily or easily on the interwebs.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

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