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Why do some Senkos and TRDs feel different than others?

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I'm talking about the same brand, as in the genuine Senkos and the genuine TRDs. Baits of the same size sometimes feel different depending on the color. Some are stiffer than others and you can tell when holding them and rigging them up. What is it about the different colors that causes this?

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Hadn't noticed with colors, but flakes definitely make a difference....flake size and amount change it up noticeably

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7 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

Hadn't noticed with colors, but flakes definitely make a difference....flake size and amount change it up noticeably

That could be what I'm noticing. At least with Senkos.

 

I noticed it yesterday with TRDs. I use Coppertruese 90% of the time. I got some in Molting Craw to try out and they're a lot stiffer than the others. 

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Possibly different salt content too.  With my Z-man products I always stretch them out and let them go to get as much of the salt out of them as I can as less salt makes them float better and gives them much better action.

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Maybe I'm not paying close enough attention, but I have not noticed this.  Do these variations affect action at all as far as you can tell?

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im pretty sure different zman baits have different amounts of salt

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I've relayed this before.  There are Senko differences in the different colors due to the pigment, differences between different flake type/colors and differences in the laminates.  Some skip better, some sink a little faster, some are a little more durable, etc.  Takes a very experienced hand to notice the differences but they are there.  

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1 hour ago, MIbassyaker said:

Maybe I'm not paying close enough attention, but I have not noticed this.  Do these variations affect action at all as far as you can tell?

@TOXIC is way better versed on Senko variations than I am and probably anyone else here. He covered some basics. There is a difference for sure, but they also all have the classic Senko characteristics.

 

As far as TRDs, I didn't notice any difference between the softer vs the stiffer other than the Molting Craw caught more channel catfish than smallmouth bass yesterday, but I'm sure that had nothing to do with the different characteristics.

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48 minutes ago, TOXIC said:

I've relayed this before.  There are Senko differences in the different colors due to the pigment, differences between different flake type/colors and differences in the laminates.  Some skip better, some sink a little faster, some are a little more durable, etc.  Takes a very experienced hand to notice the differences but they are there.  

 

Just when I thought I didn't actually need every color...

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manufacturing tolerances between production runs.

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Another fun Senko Fact:  Hold a 5" Senko by the head vertically.  They are not straight.  They will have a curve to them.  For those of us who are obsessed with rigging, it just adds another "factor" to consider.:wink1:

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