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READERS REVIEW IN THE MAY 2013 ISSUE OF
On The Water Magazine
New England Edition
Mike’s Custom Plugs Ditch Witch
"Every now and then a plug comes along that is not just good-looking but is easy to cast, has great action and also catches fish. Mike at Mike’s Custom Plugs has found this balance in the Ditch Witch. This plug made me look like I knew what I was doing because I was able to cast it farther than any plug in the past. Once it splashed down, it took minimal effort to work the Ditch Witch to produce fish-enticing action. The plug has a flat belly that allows it to easily obtain the “windshield wiper” motion of a pencil popper. While a lot of guys will only use a topwater plug when fish are showing on the surface, I found the Ditch Witch produced even when blind-casting. The plug is hand-turned out of Alaskan Yellow Cedar, through-wired, and equipped with a VMC 3/0 6X belly treble with Wolverine triple-wrap split ring on the belly, hung on a Spro 1/0 swivel; and a VMC 2/0 6X tra strong tail treble.
Ditch Witch Pencil Popper 7".... 3.3 oz.+-
A well balanced, easy to walk, slow sinking pencil that comes rigged with a 6 extra strong VMC treble hooks, this plug is weighted for maximun casting distance and is built to be fished anywhere there is a strong fast moving current, particularly the Cape Cod Canal.
All fishing tackle is subject to federal excise tax (which is not a state sales tax). This excise tax encompasses almost every aspect of our sport from rods to reels to lures. Lures in particular are subject to 10%. Some builders separate the excise tax and tack it onto the price while others build it into the cost (like I do).
All federal excise taxes associated with the Sport Fish Restoration Act that are collected are redistributed to the 50 states based upon their land area and license sales to anglers and hunters. These funds are then used by the states for fisheries and wildlife management as well as land acquisition that benefits the non-hunting population as well.
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