Hey, striper fishing. For some reason I assumed this thread was someone making their own hula poppers or something :)
Cool photos. Nice to see a ton of hard work paying off. What does this bait do that a 6" lunker punker wouldn't?
I'd agree with carrottop on the tail down version. Most of my favorite pencil baits have been more upright, such as the Tango Dancer (my favorite surf striper topwater sinks like a torpedo sinker, but that's another story).