I'm happy with the carving but my painting skills could use some improvement.
This one has a hole for each eye that will channel water through the body and out a hole on top.
Either that, or the cavity will release trapped air bubbles as the plug dives under.
This last picture is the best I could do to show the path between the "eye sockets" and "blow hole." If you look close, you can see light coming through.
I don't think I'll ever know if this works as well as I think it should. This is the third plug I've made that I don't want to risk losing. You can see the other two here and here.
Oh! and I sent a Dahlberg and a couple simple blanks to Jonn "The Streamstalker" Graham during the most lop-sided fly trading session ever. I did quickly make four others that I do fish with (and they work fine).