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Old 01-14-2010, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can you use regular table salt in your plastic to enable it to float?
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you use regular table salt in your plastic to enable it to float?
Salt will not make them float, it will make them sink. If you want salt to help aide in sinking get salt without iodine or any additives. I forget what its called but I know Mortons makes it. Your plastic should float as it is. Hope this helps, I am sure that others will be along shortly to tell you more.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can you use regular table salt in your plastic to enable it to float?
I think your lookin for Kosher or Sea salt neitheer has Iodine.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have also read of additives that add microbubbles to the plastic that will enable the plastic to float better. Never used it though.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have never used micro bubbles either, but, I have heard that they are hazardous stuff when used. Use a respirator. Put it on before you open the container and don't take it off till you leave the area where you were working with them.

Most plastic compounds float without hooks. If you throw a bait in water that has no salt and no hook, it will float, usually. As far as getting one to float with a hook, you will have to experimant a little and see what size hook you can get by with and still have it float.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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www.pouryourownworms.com is the website for m-f mfg. in ft, worth, tx and they sell microbubbles and they are really light and will cloud the air you are breathing so handle the open container with care!!! start with a 1/2 tsp. per cup that should hold a 4/0 offest hook with a 7" straight tail worm with no salt. and its non-iodized you are looking for www.bearsbaits.com is the best place for that the grind that david is selling is perfect for soft plastic baits...jon/pw
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Silly question....Has anybody ever tried using a Worm Blower on their plastic worms/lizards, etc to add a little lift to them? I had meant to try this last season and apparently spaced it out!!



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Old 01-17-2010, 08:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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A couple of us were talking about this the other night in chat for fishing suspended fish. I've been toying with the idea of putting corkies in the mold before you pour it. Of course you'd have to experiment to get the correct depths but I would think it would work.
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Cork would work if you sealed it first. There is a lot of air inside the cork and when you pour plastic around it the air will want to get out.
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Maybe try a coat or two of clear coating on them first.
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