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Posted 09 April 2007 - 06:24 PM
I had an idea I thought was awesome a few years ago. Then Storm came out with something like my idea. The idea was that someone would find a way to dip a wooden (painted) lure in some clear melted plastic and then it may be more realistic feeling to the fish. I dont know if this is a dumb idea or if someone has already tried it. I just thought it was an interesting idea. Let me know if anyone decides to try it. Id be really interested to know everyones thoughts.
Posted 09 April 2007 - 07:13 PM
LC has a rubberized coating on some of their Fat crank series (ex. Mad Craw). The coating appears to be formed around the lure body and sealed. The lips have a soft plastic texture feel to them as well.
Posted 10 April 2007 - 01:01 AM
If your idea is a dumb one, then I am a dumb person as well.
To cover a lure with melted plastic, you have first to find the right kind of plastic which is suitable for this purpose, and this is a difficult task for someone who is not familiar with the field of plastics, as I am.
I have not dropped the ideea yet, I just hope that one day I will have enough knoledge and technical means to achieve that.
Posted 10 April 2007 - 02:27 PM
the problem is the melted plastic, I think that a chemical reaction with thiner
is more appropriate then a hot melted on fire one (hope I can be understood) cause u can damage the paint , still searching for a solution
Posted 11 April 2007 - 02:20 AM
An adjustment: the chemical reaction with a thinner , I meant to say: dissolving the plastic using a solvet (paint thinner) resulting a clear solution that can be applied on the painted body similar to the plastic dip used to protect de wood
Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:26 AM
Jackall Bros. makes a hardbait with a very durable soft plastic plastic section to it. I have no clue as to what they use but they look great. If you do a search for "Jackall Mask" you will find it.
Bill Dance has brought back the Dance's Eel and Craw and they have a soft body with a hard insert. The plastic on these bait doesn't feel as high tech as the Jackall Bros.
Must be a good Idea, but I think I will stick with extra sharp hooks.
Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:35 AM
Createx now sells a Matte finish that feels very rubery.
Posted 11 April 2007 - 12:29 PM
This is something I've considered, but I have had a hard enough time getting my lures to work like I want in the first place...lol
This is was I came up with but never pursued it: How about trying Plasti-Dip the tool dip? I'd seal the bait first (if wooden). They make a primer for adhesion, so I'd use that next. Lastly I'd dip in the tool dip.
They make multiple colors, but they also make clear. My understanding is that Plasti-dip is actually just a plastisol formulation. If true, you could then color the clear Plasti-dip with any of the worm colorants we use for soft plastics. In theory you could even add glitter and/or scent!
Keep us updated on your experiments!