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2T Pencil Plugbuild

2020 Plug Building: The 2T Pencil

The story behind and the instructions to build a lure that has reached almost mythical status in recent years up and down the Striper Coast.


In this second plug building tutorial video of the season, Dave Anderson shows the finer points of drilling an off-center line tie in a wooden fishing lure. This technique can be applied to a wide range of lure bodies and styles.

2018 2 Nats Needle Nats Needle Main

Nat’s Needle

Kicking back to a needlefish plug designed by legendary Long Island surfcaster Nat Piazza.

Tying a Deceiver

Whether used as a fl y on its own or teaser ahead of a plug, this basic pattern will serve you well.

2017 1 Plug Building Needlefishs

Plug Building: Trophy Tackle Needlefish

One of the Striper Coast’s more respected plug builders takes on the Trophy Needlefish, a design that relied heavily on input from legendary surfman Steve Campo.