I happened to be hold up in my basement workshop due to bad weather and started wondering, now what can I do with all those old soft plastic lures collecting dust for decades?
A year ago I discovered a lure design that catches all fish species : a soft plastic lure in the shape of a bullet
. No action tail, nothing fancy, just a cone shaped tail that turned out to be incredible at catching fish.
So I figured, why must a lure even have an action tail if the lure's body has enough action to provoke strikes?
Enter the plastic worm - or at least a part of it.
The lures above are from the tail section of plastic worms (except for the minnow grub). I tried to find the slimmest worm bodies I could find, cut them to a length of 1.5-2" and rigged them on 1/16 oz. ball head jigs. They caught as many fish as any lure I own ! The craw claw
was from another bass lure I fused to a grub body using a candle flame. Another winner!
Fish respond to lure action and profile and what better than something finesse in design that gets fish to clobber a lure which you may have laying around unused?