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I dont hear much about this being done anymore these days, but you can get more of a rise out of the tail of your plastic worms by carefully using a hyperdermic needle to inject an airbubble into it.

The trick is to slide the needle in almost parallel to the surface of the tail. As you depress the needles plunger, slowly draw the needle back out of the plastic. The result, if done properly, will be an elongated air bubble. As the needle withdraws the plastic will close up and keep the air trapped in. If its not sealing up for you, then just before you withdraw the needle, drop a minuscle drop of superglue at the entry point of the needle then draw the needle the rest of the way out. Draw the needle out quickly once you drop the glue on, so as to not glue the needle to the worm.

If you cant get a hyperdermic needle, you can more than likely stop in at your local hobby shop and get a very similiar device that model builders use to apply glue in very small amounts. It looks just like a needle except the tip part is a slight bit thicker (not much though), is not pointed and is made out of aluminum. Despite the fact that they are not pointed, they are still small enough to easily penetrate the plastic without damaging or leaving a large hole.

End result is that now when your worm is underwater, the airbubble will keep the tail of the worm suspended higher than normal. This works excellent on paddle tail worms and smaller worms. If the worm is too big there may be too much weight for the airbubble to make any difference.

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Nice tip once again. Never tried that. That would be good for a Shakey head presentation to ensure that the worm tail is floating up and not laying sideways on the ground.
 

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thank you keith :)

KeithsCatch said:
That would be good for a Shakey head presentation to ensure that the worm tail is floating up and not laying sideways on the ground.
exactly! :) One of my favorite worms to use when bass are in a negative mood or the water temps are cold is a Producto 4" Spring Worm. http://www.productolure.com/springworm.php I blow that tail up and it's awesome underwater :)
 

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We use Superfloat worms, split the tail 2" for jig trailers. Superfloats were a closed cell foam injected worm, still on the market ? Today most of the plastisol used to mold worms is very buoyant, unless heavily loaded with salt. The need to trick out worms has lost its following due to the high flotation materials. You can use the same air injection needles sold for live night crawlers to inject air into plastics.
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That is definitely a new one to me. That has to be awesome though. I'll bet that really helps when fishing heavy vegetation. The blown up tale it seems would help ensure a vertical fall as well as slow it down a bit. I will be definitely trying that this weekend. If it works half as well as it seems it would, it will become a constant in my arsenal. Great tip man, thanks!!!!!!
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OLDSCHOOL, doesn't Don Ivanhoe sell a tool that removes some of the plastic material making the plastic more boyant and even adds a chamber for scent? For some reason I can't get my internet connection to work right tonight, but thought you would have heard about this tool.
 

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actually i got a whole box o plastics and have NEVER used them. I do know that down in these parts you get pulled over and searched (not hard to get done) and they find a hypo needle ya probally goin to jail for drug paranephalia. That is why i got the worm blower.
 
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That is why it is dangerous to spell check other people's posts. Haha. Sooner or later they will catch you too.
 

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OLDSCHOOL, doesn't Don Ivanhoe sell a tool that removes some of the plastic material making the plastic more boyant and even adds a chamber for scent? For some reason I can't get my internet connection to work right tonight, but thought you would have heard about this tool.
http;//www.iovino.com/
Don has a few tools to weld plastic. You might check with a local tackle store for a night crawler air needle. Cabela's may carry them. One model looks like a small plastic bottle with the needle in the cap. Barlows tackle may also carry them.
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oldschool said:
TampaCountryBoy said:
OLDSCHOOL, doesn't Don Ivanhoe sell a tool that removes some of the plastic material making the plastic more boyant and even adds a chamber for scent? For some reason I can't get my internet connection to work right tonight, but thought you would have heard about this tool.
http;//www.iovino.com/
Don has a few tools to weld plastic. You might check with a local tackle store for a night crawler air needle. Cabela's may carry them. One model looks like a small plastic bottle with the needle in the cap. Barlows tackle may also carry them.
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Try your local Walmart. I've seen the wom blowers there.
 
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