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09-06-2010 04:10 AM
Basic Stik Formula by Del

Basic Stik Formula

This is a plastic formula to help you get started on making Stik Baits. While it might not be the exact one for you it will get you close.

In a 2 cup pyrex measuring cup mix:
1 cups of Calhoun Plastic.
1/4 cup Calhoun Softener
Add colors (before heat or after)
put in the microwave till the plastic is ready to pour ( microwave instructions Click Here)
then take a teaspoon and slowly stir while adding in 1/2 cup of salt (salt works best when its gound in a blender to a light powder).
when everything is mixed thourghly put back in microwave and heat and stir in 30 second intervals until plastic is hot and the consistantsy you want.
Pour from measuring cup stirring after every 1-3 cavities

Salt gives the Stiks weight for the sink rate. you can add more or less salt for your desired sink rate. Salt also makes the baits harder(stiffens the bait) in order to make your bait soft and flexible like the real thing you add softener. The more salt you add the more softener you add. The above formula is a good starter.

when adding colors to baits with salt inplastic you will have to add more color than normal. The salt is white and throws the color off a little. For example lets say you have a nice watermellon color with black fleck That you want in a Stik Bait. to get this you add 5 drops of watermellon color in one cup of plastic. to get this same color you might have to add 25-30 drops of watermellon to the Stik formula. All colors vary from color manufactures.

Grinding salt in a blender is easy and not messy. When using a blender just add enough salt to go over the blades about 1". If you go to much (more than an inch) you will burn up your blender , If you go to the blades or below you will have a big salt dust cloud when you take the top off the blender.

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