soft plastic lure fiddling

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senkosam
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soft plastic lure fiddling

Post by senkosam » 29 Aug 2019, 08:12

When weather doesn't permit, I'm down in the basement workshop smoking my pipe, listening to the news or watching movies on the Roku while messing with lures that I make either by pouring hot plastic or cutting and fusing plastic parts together using a candle flame.
Some of my best lures for all species of freshwater fish have been discovered in my well organized workshop:
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(BTW, the barbel on the floor has been collecting dust for over a decade...)

Plaster of Paris has allowed me to make copies of lures no longer made such as Uncle Josh's pork rind frog (never could figure out the name):
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..and another way too expensive to buy:
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I can't pass up a sale and found a way to secure this similar skirted jig trailer:
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Composite designs work better than most of the usual ones sold and there's no limit what you can come up with. Don't like the tail ?, substitute another using a flame (curl tail cut off and replaced by a spike tail):
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Here I added a Joker Grub 3-prong tail to a tube:
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Re: soft plastic lure fiddling

Post by overboard » 29 Aug 2019, 08:19

Interesting, I also just read about modifying plastics on another site, seems like there's no end as to how you can play with them.

senkosam
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Re: soft plastic lure fiddling

Post by senkosam » 29 Aug 2019, 08:25

Which site if you don't mind? I also post under the name of Spoonminnow.
Also figured out how to make a lure lock for jigs and soft plastic lures:
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wrap once:
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snip one end close to post:
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then bend a wire L shape:
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Now I buy only barbless jigs from Ebay.ImageImage

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Re: soft plastic lure fiddling

Post by overboard » 29 Aug 2019, 16:17

It was either walleye central or ice shanty, those are the only 2 fishing sites I'm on.

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Re: soft plastic lure fiddling

Post by LDUBS » 01 Sep 2019, 23:33

I don't use soft plastics, but I sure like your workshop. The experimentation process you talk about is pretty cool. I bet it isn't hard to lose yourself in there for hours.
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