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Anyone Have Some Soft Plastic Lure Mods They Want To Show?

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I've been modifying soft plastics with a razor and candle flame for years, even before pouring my own from molds bought or hand produced. I call them hybrids soft plastics.

 

 

How about it - any pictures? If so, maybe include the reason the lure seems to work better.

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If your like me, you have many designs of soft plastics and with a candle flame to melt both ends together, you can come up with unique action/ profiles. Helps the winter go a little faster.

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I'm a big fan of taking old rage craw bodys and melting them on to old beaver bait tails. i like these style better for jig trailers.

 

Senkosam, I noticed a few months ago on another forum you posted a picture of a beaver body /w a brush hog bottom half. If I can find it somewhere, there's a company that actually makes them now. I always thought that was a really cool looking bait. I made a few. They worked, but didn't hold up the best.

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The only thing I have done was to hollow out some and insert some lindy rig floats. I really like doing this for my carolina rig baits.

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MUST HAVE BEEN THIS ONE:

 

 

 

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I use two very soft baits  Fat Ika/Palm Tree and Damiki Hydras. The body of the ikas wear quick while the skirts acually last, just the opposite for the hydras, body lasts but the tentacles tear get ripped easily. So I put the ika skirt on the hydras body when they get too bad.

 

I now have a Hydrika

 

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I like to modify my soft plastics by adding a hook! :P

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I use two very soft baits  Fat Ika/Palm Tree and Damiki Hydras. The body of the ikas wear quick while the skirts acually last, just the opposite for the hydras, body lasts but the tentacles tear get ripped easily. So I put the ika skirt on the hydras body when they get too bad.

 

I now have a Hydrika

 

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Just dip it JJ's

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I have taken a small piece of packing Styrofoam and put it in the body of a tube bait.  This is great for Carolina rigs.  When it stops it floats up high in the grass and moves in the current.  Then when you move the bait it drives back down behind the heavy weight.  Stop and it slowly floats up, again.  It has worked great on Okeechobee.

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I have taken a small piece of packing Styrofoam and put it in the body of a tube bait.  This is great for Carolina rigs.  When it stops it floats up high in the grass and moves in the current.  Then when you move the bait it drives back down behind the heavy weight.  Stop and it slowly floats up, again.  It has worked great on Okeechobee.

 

what kind of hook do you use? how are you are hooking the tube?

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I have taken a small piece of packing Styrofoam and put it in the body of a tube bait.  This is great for Carolina rigs.  When it stops it floats up high in the grass and moves in the current.  Then when you move the bait it drives back down behind the heavy weight.  Stop and it slowly floats up, again.  It has worked great on Okeechobee.

I've never thought of that, it sounds effective.

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I take a #2 or #3 Ewg Gama light wire hook and Texas rig it right through the nose of the bait and the Styrofoam and then back through the mid section and then skin hook it. The Styrofoam is lock in the bait by the hook and floats as high as the leader. When you pull it, it dips down and then floats back up when stopped. If you shake the weight lightly the tube dances above.

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I do alot of repairing by melting and some modding plasics, I'll post some pics after i organize and sort all my plastics.

 

I do have a question, I usually use a lighter and/or candle to melt, but has anyone tried using a smaller soldering pen to do the melting? I have always thought this might be a precise method of melting and modding but don't have a solder pen to try it.

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I've never thought of that, it sounds effective.

 

very effective!

I Like that lizard/creatures profile

 

x2 on the lizard!  

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I do alot of repairing by melting and some modding plasics, I'll post some pics after i organize and sort all my plastics.

 

I do have a question, I usually use a lighter and/or candle to melt, but has anyone tried using a smaller soldering pen to do the melting? I have always thought this might be a precise method of melting and modding but don't have a solder pen to try it.

 

Yes this is what i used for the skirt attachment of my Hydrika

It has a few accessories blow torch, hot air, solder iron, hot knife.

 

 

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