Sunday, January 15, 2023

What Plastic Should You Use

Its really going to depend on the bait type and the preference of the angler using it. Tubes with thin sliced tentacles might be fine with a firm tough plastic, while a heavy salt stick worm might have the optimum action with a soft or super soft sinking formula.

A lot of people like a medium to medium tough plastic for creatures and craws, but out west there was a trend among some tournament anglers for a while to make baits in soft or super soft, and accept that a high bait usage was a fair trade off for higher hook up ratios.

Unfortunately there are anglers who want everything. They want a guaranteed 110% hookup, baits that will last for six trillion years, and if the fish doesn’t bite the bait swims it down, knocks it in the head with a rock, grabs a prybar to lever the fish’s mouth open, climbs in side, sets itself, and then yanks on the line to let the angler know to reel it in. If the angler is sleeping, then the bait climbs up the line and reels in the fish for them. When its safely landed it props the fish in the angler’s hands, and beeps the horn so their eyes are open when they snap the picture. Then it rigs itself back on the hook and casts itself back out again.

Seriously though its hard to please everybody. The best you can do is offer what they want as an option.

“Custom Options Available. Please Allow Adequate Lead Time.”

If you are just making baits for yourself you have to decide what is most important to you. You do have to choose though. Its unlikely you will be able to have everything.

Stick Worm (Club-O)
Can't beat this stick worm
Tube Bait (SNS2 Shoot N Slice Tube)
SNS2 Shoot N Slice Tube Mold
Creature (RFLT Ribbed Flipping Long Tail)
RFLT Creature Bait Flipping - Worming - Swimming