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Swimming Plugs For
Swimming Type Surface Plugs
The swimming plug can have a body about 6 1/2 in. long and a diameter of 1 1/4 in. at the head. It tapers at the tail to about 5/8 in. This plug has a metal lip of the type and size shown below, which can be cut from sheet brass or stainless steel.
If you use stainless steel, you can use a lighter gauge than if you use brass because it has more spring. The metal lip is bent and a hole is drilled as shown.
For this plug the through-wire construction as described for
is most practical to hold the metal lip and the three 5/0 treble hooks in place. The wire used for this construction is bent into a loop to form the eye in front of the lip and plug, as shown in the illustration.
To assemble this plug, first cut a slit at the head of the plug body to accept the metal lip, then drill a hole for the wire to run through the body. This hole is slightly off center at the head of the plug and through the center at the tail.
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