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Anyone ever try styrofoam for bodies?

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Worth the effort? I even read here once that one fellow used foamcore glued together to get enough width for his bodies. I guess the first step is to try ET on the foam and see if the foam desolves away, maybe paint it first, then ET it. Any ideas on this? Thanks.

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I have been playing around with some of the blue 3M foam panels that are used in construction. I found them laying around my neighbor hood after Charley. I have sucessfully coated iit with with Decvon and E-Tex.

The problem I see is t just doesn't seem solid enough, even with several coatings of epoxy. It is tough and does not tear, but it gives a lot and think screw eyes would not hold and a wire trhough harness would rip it apart. I am planning to use it to make some fly rod baits. I am thinking it may hold up to pan fish and small bass.

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I was planning on running a thru wire. Seems like it would be easier than working with wood, However, if a pike or musky grabbed it, it may be a one time use bait. I;m sure it would need alot of lead to get it down too. I still may give it a go. Thanks.

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