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Elaztech + O-ring = Bad Neko

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So it turns out rubber doesn't react well with Elaztech. I made up some Neko rigs for a fishing trip and let them sit for a week before I could use them. I kept throwing off the worm and didn't understand why. When I examined the baits I noticed the o-ring was eating the elaztech. 

 

So I found an alternate. I used #5 split rings. Run the hook about half way thru the worm when you slide it under the split ring otherwise dinks can steal the worm.

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Looks like it made you some Ned rigs

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Yes! No elaztech was wasted here...

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I wonder if silicone o-rings would react the same way?   I'm sure they are vastly more expensive, but I would assume you wouldn't loose very many of them unless you snagged.   

 

 

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Do you even need o rings on elastec?

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6 hours ago, thinkingredneck said:

Do you even need o rings on elastec?

Interesting idea. Has anyone fished the Neko naked? Heh... at least without an o ring of any kind but fully clothed?

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5 minutes ago, Bass Turd said:

Interesting idea. Has anyone fished the Neko naked? Heh... at least without an o ring of any kind but fully clothed?

I did once. I almost caught a hook in my.... wait what? I'm confused by the question. 

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With Elaztech, I'd just slip the hook into the worm with its orientation the same as it would be with a ring . . . and I'd doubt it'd ever come out, tear, etc.

 

You might want to size the hook up a notch but I am not certain that'd even be necessary.

 

I think your problem is solved!  Ha!

 

Brad

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I think you might be right. I'll try it this weekend. 

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I just hook them wacky and put a nail weight in. 

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you ever try to put a nail weight in Elaztech?! It basically spits it out, the material is so stretchy it doesnt allow anything to penetrate it, haha!

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The ones with the ridges stay.

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42 minutes ago, All Day Fishing said:

you ever try to put a nail weight in Elaztech?! It basically spits it out, the material is so stretchy it doesnt allow anything to penetrate it, haha!

Heat a paper clip wire and slide it in to make a channel for the weight. I believe you still need super glue but I suppose it depends on the weight.

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I love the Zinkerz as a Neko bait. I pre set my baits with the weight but wait until I'm ready to put it on the hook before I put the O ring on. Man the Zinkerz catch lots of fish Neko rigged, great action in the water.

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