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Basics Needed to Start Making Soft Plastic Baits #13161532 05/21/19 03:01 PM
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My son is really wanting to start injecting a few of his own plastics. We are going to start with a few baits that we use a ton of. Mainly the baby brush hog and a senko type bait. I can find the molds, colors, glitter, etc easy enough. However, when it comes to plastic I really don't know where to start as far as what type of plastic to buy (soft, medium, extra soft, etc) and the amount of salt etc to put in the bait. Just looking for a starting point to get me close to what a zoom brush hog and senko are like coming out of the bag as far as softness and sink rate. Any input you could provide would be appreciated. Thanks!

Re: Basics Needed to Start Making Soft Plastic Baits [Re: Tx Tree Grower] #13162320 05/22/19 02:00 AM
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Check out the soft plastic section on www.tackleunderground.comas it's full of great info. YouTube and Google are great as well.

Re: Basics Needed to Start Making Soft Plastic Baits [Re: Tx Tree Grower] #13166623 05/25/19 11:23 PM
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For a Senko, start with Super Soft Plastisol, Heat it up, then add a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of salt and stir in really well. Mold it, and test it. Do this without colors until you get the consistency you like (re-melting as needed and adding salt or plastisol). Then you have the formula. From there, add colors/glitter to melted plastisol until you get what you like.


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Re: Basics Needed to Start Making Soft Plastic Baits [Re: Tx Tree Grower] #13220035 07/20/19 02:04 AM
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M-F Inc sells the most consistent quality plastisol and colors I've used. I used to use salt by don't find it to be an advantage - even making sticks.
A Pyrex 2-cup cup and microwave are what I use. Lurecraft.com has over 400 non-injection molds in silicone and others made from laser cut aluminum that need injection. Amazon also has molds as does many other good mold sources that are on-line.

I know this reply is a bit late, but I'm curious how well your son made out.

Re: Basics Needed to Start Making Soft Plastic Baits [Re: Tx Tree Grower] #13220207 07/20/19 01:39 PM
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Holler at Jeff (254) 239 9697 with Fringe Tackle, he is close to lake somersville and has Calhoun plastic. Very well known plastic. He has really good deals every once in a while. Got 5 gallons for 100 bucks shipped last time I made an order.


Re: Basics Needed to Start Making Soft Plastic Baits [Re: Kens3313] #13272825 09/07/19 01:05 AM
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Like to see some lures! Remember one thing about color: you can catch fish on clear plastic lures as long as the size, shape and action are right in combination.
Also, you can add craft glitter to the outside by using Mend-It Glue (some have tried Super Glue) and roll the lure in it.
Today I caught a dozen fish on one lure - clear with glitter.
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4 fish species on this wacky rigged mini-stick.

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