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Attaching Swimbait Tails
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Posted 07 January 2009 - 11:02 PM
A few months back I finished a three piece swimbait for fishing the salt here in SoCal and was happy with the tail I made using the weed guard material from the leadheads I was pouring. This however was a little messy and somewhat hard to control while gluing the tail into the bait. I took a hiatus and am now back to perfecting the bait.
I have the means to make a mold and pour my own plastic tails but am wondering what methods everyone is using to attach them to the bait.
The downside of a plastic tail is replacing it after it gets torn up from a few fish.
My current thought is using something like a "twist lock" you would see on some of the leadheads on the market.
What do you think.
Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:31 PM
Thanks for the link. Everytime I see someone ask for some specific info it seems like you have a link in your back pocket. Sometimes the search feature can lend to a lot of useless browsing if you do not put in the right words.
Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:14 PM
when I used soft plastic tails I used a half spring like the kind from a fat pen.