Favorite soft plastic designs and especially tail designs

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2018/11/20 05:39:10 (permalink)

Favorite soft plastic designs and especially tail designs

Most of my soft plastic lures are either hand poured or modified using a candle. After years of using pretty much every lure shape you can think of, I come to the conclusion that any of the tail designs shown below catch fish even when clear plastic.

The above are what I would call a stick tail - one made from the tail of a mini stick added to the body of a lure.

Mini sticks rigged on light jigheads have also done well this year. Wacky rigged stick on the right:

 
Claw tail hybrid doesn't look like it would have any action, but it did and caught a lot of fish!

 
....another version:

 
Thick blunt tails are a standard and believe it or not have a unique action fish can't ignore:

 
Even works well with a float:

 
Similar in design are Crappie Magnet tails which are up there with the best and in many colors!

 
Spike tails are superb no matter the season:
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    spoonminnow
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    Re: Favorite soft plastic designs and especially tail designs 2018/11/20 05:41:03 (permalink)
    to continue...

    Thin flat-tails are hard to beat:


    Along the lines of the mini stick are grub bodies joined together (Note wacky rigged jig):


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    spoonminnow
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    Re: Favorite soft plastic designs and especially tail designs 2018/11/20 05:42:23 (permalink)
    When I say most colors work in the designs shown, I mean ALL colors such as these:
     

     
    When it comes to worm designs Kut Tail worms are hard to beat:
     

     
    Slider Worms work for all species:

     
                                                                (and even this 7 lb catchfish wanted it) :

    Slider tail added to a grub body /\
     
    Thicker paddle tail worms are different in design but still catch fish:
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    Re: Favorite soft plastic designs and especially tail designs 2018/11/20 21:16:04 (permalink)
    Nice
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    Re: Favorite soft plastic designs and especially tail designs 2018/11/20 21:27:16 (permalink)
    Yeah what Porktown said.   Nice pics, enjoyed the read and as for my two cents, nothing like a split-tail to get things fired up.

    Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
     
     
     
      Old fisherman never die; we just smell that way. 
     
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