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My dad and his buddy are making lures but they asked me what I would use to catch panfish. They mold their own plastic tails, so I told them I use plastics 95% of the time. They want me to come up with some ideas for them to try and make. I have two drawn out but I thought I would ask what you all think would be the perfect plastic for crappies and gills? These would be made from a saltwater grade soft plastic. 

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Just cause I am bored

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Thanks @ZachD some are similar to what I can up

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I have also had my best luck with plastics if they had long flexible tails.

Silver, pink, yellow, and orange or combos of these colors are my favorite colors.

Cliff

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I am probably not the best to offer input because I almost never use plastics, but how about something with more arms similar to a Watsit?

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That is a good idea thank 

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Moose...even though I love plastics I use more plastics in the summer for crappies than I do the winter so "duel purpose" should be considered...paddle tails work great for both winter and summer or put a little round ball at end of that pink one (4th one down)....and soft soft soft plastic is the key....they work better IMO plus from a sellers standpoint they wear out quicker thus making more repeat sales. Good luck and let us know where to find them...I'll buy some!

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Add a small ball at the end of the tail to add some water resistance.   Really adds additional action.

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Great stuff guys

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