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  1. @Travis Glass beads sounds like the best one. It sucks how it can ruin your injectors and possibly other equipment. I will still look into the beads though. @Bass-Boys It's for both. The fish probably don't care whether it's opaque, clear, or super clear. Making cool looking baits gives fishermen confidence which I think plays a huge part in being successful at fishing soft plastics.
  2. I wanted to experiment with Kosher Salt today but I couldn't find any without the anti-caking additive. Morton Coarse Kosher Salt contains that additive. I went to three different stores today and couldn't find any pure kosher salt.
  3. @Travis That was exactly what I was looking for! Excellent info there. I wonder if the larger grit GBM (glass bead media) will be more clearer than the smaller grit since there would be less media per square millimeter in the bait...It sucks how it scratches your injectors though. That's crazy how glass can scratch aluminum that badly.
  4. Nice, I'll try Kosher salt out before I go buy a 50lb bag of glass bead media (I'm still thinking about glass bead media though). Thanks @mark poulson @TravisThanks for that explanation! I had a lot of questions in my head about Kosher salt and you hit the nail on the head on all of them. That flat surface area makes a lot of sense and a huge difference in everything. Plus the purity. I like it! Thanks again.
  5. @mark poulson Thank you so much for that info! I kind of had a feeling it would cloud it up but I wasn't sure. Why do you use Kosher salt instead of regular salt? You don't grind your kosher salt?
  6. @mark poulson I'll have to try it out some day. Anyone ever used salt flour? I found this: https://www.webstaurantstore.com/morton-50-lb-bulk-salt-powder/102SALTPOP50.html?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=GoogleShopping&gclid=CjwKCAjw67XpBRBqEiwA5RCocR7DGFJ6AeT35OewTit28GpI-p8Gqootbzk45RDduudAzeioM3zWnRoCQ90QAvD_BwE I bought a coffee grinder last night too. Trying to get all this started!
  7. @mark poulsonWhat would it look like if you put glass bead media in clear plastisol with no colorant? Would it be clear like glass or clouded glass? That'd be cool if they made super clear glass bead media.
  8. @Baitjunkys what do you use to make your baits sink like a Senko if you don't mind me asking. I have both floating and sinking formula plastisol. The sinking formula doesn't sink fast like a Senko so I think an additive like salt or glass beads will be necessary.
  9. So I tried using table salt and now I know what you guys are talking about when you say the salt doesn't suspend. This made the weirdest feeling baits I've ever made. Soft on top and hard/salty on the bottom. If you pinch the bait, it leaves a dent in the bait lol. So for all the n00bies out there, don't use table salt because the salt won't evenly suspend the way you want it to inside the bait.
  10. Thanks for the link! So do glass beads not cloud up your baits at all or just a little less than salt? My goal in adding salt is to make my stick baits cast far and sink faster than normal plastic. Just like the Senko. I'm contemplating on whether I should buy glass beads and have super awesome looking baits or get a coffee grinder and grind my own salt and be more efficient. The cost of the salt plus shipping from the big online stores is just too much, in my opinion.
  11. What grit size of glass beads do you like to use? Any particular brand I should get over the other?
  12. Thanks everyone for responding. I guess I will have to experiment with all the different kinds of additives out there. Kosher salt, ground salt, glass beads, sinking formula, etc. I'm making stick baits so I wanted them to cast far and sink faster than they are now. Just like the original senkos.
  13. Hi, what happens if I use regular table salt in my baits instead of the stuff that's made for soft plastic baits? What's the difference? Can I make my own "salt for soft plastic baits"? Sorry if this has been covered. I think there's something wrong with the search button lately. Thanks, Troutfishing303
  14. Hi, What happens if you add water to your hot plastisol? Everyone says don't do it but they never really say why or what would happen. I could have missed it too. The other day I heard taps in the microwave and when I opened it, the plastisol was producing bubbles and making loud tapping noises when the bubbles popped. It kind of scared me as I thought the cup was going to break. Everything turned out OK but I was just worried. I don't think water got into it but maybe it did and that's what caused the loud bubble bursting?
  15. @Canga~ Nice, that makes me feel better. Thanks for replying. I'm going to try out their Stingers.
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