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    Default Soft plastic lure modification ideas

    I have proven that lure action is important as well as that unconventional shapes and actions do provoke fish to strike. Regardless of the reasons anglers claim fish strike, more to the point are specific lure actions coupled with shape, material a lure is made of and size.

    You can fuse the parts of soft plastic lures together using a candle flame. A part may be a segment of plastic worm or grub fused to the tail of something else. The first composite lure (chartreuse) was made from fusing Mr Twister grub bodies together after the curl tails were cut off and wacky rigged using a light ball head jig. The other blunt tails I added were from an injection mold.


    You might consider these ideas for a wacky rigging that involve mini-soft plastic lures:






    Note the number of species that attack the mini-wackies including this catfish:


    3. note how many fish were caught on clear plastic lures (zero color or flash)


    4. Fused grub bodies catch fish rigged the usual way on a jig head:



    5. all of these caught fish (note color variety):

    ...proving that lure action speaks louder.

    6. the two halves don't have to match:


    ....and the ends don't have to be tapered:



    This mini-hybrid stick caught this 7.5 lb channel catfish:



    Get yourself a candle and scissors or razor blade and get to work !!!! No soft plastic lure is beyond consideration.
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    The parts used were taken from Mr Twister grubs, Kut Tail worms, bass craw claws added to grub bodies, parts from a Sweet Beaver, etc. Only the tapered clear tails were from an aluminum injection mold.

    Here are more composite (hybrid) lures that have done really well:
    Sweet Beavers don't impress me so I use parts taken from them:



    The claw added to a grub body (caught 6 species this summer):





    Head of a craw bait added to a thick grub body:



    Crappie Magnet tail added to a thick grub body:



    Joker Grub tail added to a tube body:



    Flat tail added to a grub body:




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    Interesting baits
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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