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I dont really know, but my thoughts would be the whole can in production on time tested favorites, and the fact that many stil buy regular plastics.

MY 2 cents, Corey

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Not sure, is it possible strike king has a patent on the material? I know other companies marked floating worms, and terminator makes the snap back plastics...both similar qualities of the 3x brand.

Wayne

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A guy who was a scientist, came up with the material and sent it in to the patent office and found out that it was already patented. He then asked the person who owned the patent if he could use the material for a different application. After they agreed he sold his idea for the application to two companies strike king and terminator. The original application for the material was for kids toys that you get in a gum ball machine. One of the toys was a hand with an arm that when you swing it the arm whipped out and the hand would stick to things. They also had a spider that you could stick to a mirror and it would climb down the surface.

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I dont really know, but my thoughts would be the whole can in production on time tested favorites, and the fact that many stil buy regular plastics.

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That's funny, fivebass!  I thought maybe I was losing my mind or something. ;D  DOES NOT COMPUTE..........ERROR.....ERROR....ERROR ;D

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I can't remember where I saw it but there is a company that makes big swimbaits out of the same stuff.

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Am I the only one that's had trouble with the 3X baits? I can't seem to thread this goop on a hook and make it look halfway descent. I've been fishing a long time and I've threaded many a soft plastic, but I can't work with this stuff.

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dink....yeah, the dude kinda lost me on that one!

I like the 3X products.They are a @#$%^& to get hooked right like craw said but boy do they last a long time.I use them anytime I need a slow drop and the 3X centipedes and lizards are pretty much all I use on a carolina rig,just because they float so well.I'll also use the finesse worm on a shaky head because I know for a fact that the tail is going to float.

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I got some of this stuff when it first came out -- fish love the action, but my experience has been that they will spit it out in a hurry.  I tried it on a C-rig one night and had up to 12 bites without ever getting a hookset (now I can't be a 100 percent sure that they weren't blue gill bites, but when I switched to a Ring Fry I started catching bass).  IMO, this stuff feels funny to us and to bass as well.

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I use and love the 3X lizards.I love to C-rig,and where I fish it's VERY grassy.The 3X lizard floats above the vegetation.As for rigging the bait on a hook,I don't have any problems.Those things last forever.I've not had problems with missing fish,either.I just skin hook 'em.I've had some good results with hook ups.

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I love using the lizzards Tx rigged on beds, makes them look like their nose down on some eggs and bass dont like that too much.   I use carolina weight to allow the bait to float up before I twitch it down.

Good C rig baits.

I also like to match a small weight with water conditions (denisity of the water), a floating bait that sinks so slow, it stays in the strike zone longer.  1/16th-1/8th oz works well, the colder the water (more dense), the more weight needed to sink the bait.    The drop is so slow.

I like to split shot about 18" up the line for big trees along the creek channels.   The craws works well for the trees.

My first encounter with floating baits was out on the west coast, Riverside Air worms, if it wasn't for the west coast guys, I would have been clueless as to some of the things you could do with these baits.

I tried to use them as I did any plastic with a very little success.    

Thumbs up to  Floating 3x's.  

Matt.

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3X plastic is either a love or hate bait.

Personally, I do not like them.  I have used them in many applications and they produced no better than other baits.  They do last a long time, which is plus, but I had too many other problems with them.

IMO, these plastics will be better perfected in the future and will be much more popular.

My kids have a ton of the stretchy hands.  They stick to about anything.

Brad

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I believe Terminator made some soft plastics called Snap-Back with material that was similar and stretched like the 3X. Terminator has a closeout on those baits.

Chow

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Guest JoshKeller

hey Matt, bring those 3x's and meet me down on Choke. Gotta love those 6" 3x lizards on a c-rig   ;D

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Guest Texas_Bass_Pro

I've tried them and had little success.  They just didn't impress me.  I will have to stick with Zoom.

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I find myself pretty well aligned with fivebasslimit on this one.  I agree they can be a pain when they slide up the line and you need to re-insert the hook.  Initial hooking I see no probs.  I particularly like the finesse worms (usually 7") on a shaky head.  I normally start with this lure.  It does stand up.  If that is important to you, then I think you have to appreciate that about this bait.  

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