Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
monstermoose78

? For you all

9 posts in this topic

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. 

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just cause I am bored

bored.png

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks @ZachD some are similar to what I can up

with

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is a good idea thank 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great stuff guys

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0