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Extend The Life Of Soft Plastics

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November 10, 2016 by Tom Redington

 

Soft-plastic baits come in all shapes and sizes these days. It seems every conceivable type of tail and appendage has been invented, so there is a bait that will work in nearly every situation. However, all soft-plastic baits have one inherent flaw, namely the “soft” part.

The softness gives baits great action, but when a fish eats the bait and you set the hook, the top of the lure often splits as the hook tears through it. For a 10-inch worm it’s no biggie. Just cut off 1/2 inch and you’re back in business. For a lot of lures, especially creature and beaver-style baits, a torn head instantly renders them worthless.

Thankfully, there’s an easy fix. My friend’s dad showed me a solution using an O-ring that’s so simple I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before. Yet, as simple as it is, I haven’t seen anyone else do it.

Here’s how it works:

 

https://www.flwfishing.com/tips/2016-11-10-extend-the-life-of-soft-plastics

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will try that out this weekend. gonna be punchin mats. looks awesome.

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Pretty cool, thanks for sharing

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