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Anyone know about styrofoams?
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Posted 10 June 2003 - 11:33 PM
I am making some floating lures for steelhead and salmon fishing. From my investigation it looks like I need to get my hands on some polystyrene. Does anyone know about this stuff and how it compares to say featherlite? Is there a huge difference in the amount of buoyancy, viscosity, hardness, etc.? Thanks!!
Posted 11 June 2003 - 11:03 AM
RiverMan, I have been wanting to try some featherlite for awhile now, are you presently using it for anything? If so plz let us know what your results are with the polystyrene and how you think it compares to featherlite, very intrested in both here, JIM
Posted 11 June 2003 - 12:24 PM
I will be happy to do that Celtic. I have used featherlite in the past with good results for making plugs. For some reason it gave me problems while using the silicone molds, other than that good stuff. I am interested tho in finding something that sets up a bit quicker and may be harder. If I forget to write you check back with me in a few wks and I will let you know how things are going.
Posted 12 June 2003 - 11:15 PM
I want to know how this one turns out. I want to make 'corkies' and spin n' things for salmon and trout. Carving the cork ones is way too time consuming for a lure you expect to loose.
Posted 30 June 2003 - 04:12 AM
Styrofoam is a bit light duty for cranks. The stuff to use is rigid polyurethane expanding foam. You'll get it at marine stores.