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#12514450 - 11/23/17 09:37 PM Senko plastic formulation ?
SenkoSam Offline
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 135
Loc: New York
I've been using M-F sinking plastic and fine salt to make stick worms. I've found that if the bait isn't heavy enough when wacky rigged, it falls too slow for the famous Senko tip wobble. Anything else I can do other than use a jig head?

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#12514457 - 11/23/17 09:50 PM Re: Senko plastic formulation ? [Re: SenkoSam]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Wire/tin snips and a metal coat hanger

About a 1/4 inch snip of the metal inserted into the worm gives it the right weight

Experiment with positioning the snip at the front and the middle of the worm
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#12514491 - 11/23/17 10:45 PM Re: Senko plastic formulation ? [Re: SenkoSam]
David Burton Offline
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How much salt are you using? I use regular table salt, about 1/3 or more of the plastic by volume. Make sure you stir really well before loading the injector/pouring the plastic.
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#12514641 - 11/24/17 07:48 AM Re: Senko plastic formulation ? [Re: SenkoSam]
SenkoSam Offline
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Registered: 09/03/03
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Loc: New York
I have tried regular table salt but found it sank to the bottom of the Pyrex cup too fast even stirring like H. Diamond Fine Salt stays in suspension but like any salt, firms the plastic so I have to add softener to soft grade plastic. Your ratio sounds about right. The sticks in 5" and 6" I made yesterday I'll try wacky rigging with a hook and then watch the effect using a 1/8 oz. jighead.
Good thing my pond has semi-clear water.

Thanks Guys!

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