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#11753588 - 08/01/16 04:07 PM Floating soft plastics??
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Would like to know what brands of soft plastic will float a hook? Looking mainly for straight tail worm or senko style baits, but other types might be useful also. Old dog trying to learn some new tricks. Thanks
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#11753601 - 08/01/16 04:12 PM Re: Floating soft plastics?? [Re: zaspook]
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Maybe Grandebass air tails with foam inserted in them? Like an ear plug


Edited by Rhino68W (08/01/16 04:12 PM)
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#11753665 - 08/01/16 04:38 PM Re: Floating soft plastics?? [Re: zaspook]
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The elaztech baits are the most buoyant and have no problems floating even bigger hooks
All the z-man baits are elaztech. The strike king 3X baits are all elaztech also
Do not mix elaztech baits with non elaztech (regular) plastics. Keep them in their original bags--there is so much softener in the elaztech, that it will melt and destroy other plastics it comes into contact with.

Other very buoyant plastics that can float a hook include the Xcite baits and hollow body plastics like Paca Craws and GrandeBass airtails.

Buoyant plastics that almost float a hook (but are more neutrally buoyant) include the ring type worms (LFT, GrandeBass, Hags Tornado), roboworms, zoom salt free series, and pork fat baits like Paca finesse worms.

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#11753813 - 08/01/16 06:14 PM Re: Floating soft plastics?? [Re: zaspook]
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Here's a floating stick worm for you.
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#11753842 - 08/01/16 06:30 PM Re: Floating soft plastics?? [Re: Rhino68W]
JacksonBean Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rhino68W
Maybe Grandebass air tails with foam inserted in them? Like an ear plug


The rattlesnake also stands up pretty well if I remember correctly.

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#11753845 - 08/01/16 06:33 PM Re: Floating soft plastics?? [Re: zaspook]
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All of our plastics float....zero salt...very durable.
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#11753882 - 08/01/16 06:57 PM Re: Floating soft plastics?? [Re: RiverAtackle]
Donald Harper Offline
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Originally Posted By: CarlosRivera
All of our plastics float....zero salt...very durable.


+1 for Riveratackle - They are here on the forum for our support and Carlos is a great guy to deal with.
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#11753894 - 08/01/16 07:04 PM Re: Floating soft plastics?? [Re: zaspook]
KC Injection Baits Offline
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Kcinjectionbaits all regular plastic floats. We have it,an can even put in flotation additive if you like.

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#11753899 - 08/01/16 07:05 PM Re: Floating soft plastics?? [Re: zaspook]
Nutman Offline
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OKay......
I believe the tails will float or stand up
BUT,,,,,, to float a hook? That would take an awfully lot of air. to float the plastic and the hook would be quite a trick.
I have tried and tried to float a hook with no luck. Stand up the tail,,,,,sure. But actually float the whole bait and hook. I would need to see a video of that.
Just saying
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#11754003 - 08/01/16 07:54 PM Re: Floating soft plastics?? [Re: zaspook]
zaspook Offline
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I have tried the elaztech type baits but I have a very low hook-up rate with them. Skin hooked and even exposed hook points still do not work for me. When I said float a hook, I was talking about standing up more than actually floating.
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#11754332 - 08/01/16 10:24 PM Re: Floating soft plastics?? [Re: Nutman]
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Originally Posted By: Nutman
OKay......
I believe the tails will float or stand up
BUT,,,,,, to float a hook? That would take an awfully lot of air. to float the plastic and the hook would be quite a trick.
I have tried and tried to float a hook with no luck. Stand up the tail,,,,,sure. But actually float the whole bait and hook. I would need to see a video of that.
Just saying


What size hook and what brand? Thanks
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#11754349 - 08/01/16 10:33 PM Re: Floating soft plastics?? [Re: zaspook]
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Does anyone remember the old tube worms?

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#11754700 - 08/02/16 09:26 AM Re: Floating soft plastics?? [Re: zaspook]
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#11755069 - 08/02/16 12:31 PM Re: Floating soft plastics?? [Re: zaspook]
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