Floating plastics?

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Floating plastics?

Postby Handler » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:44 am

Anyone know of any highly buoyant plastics? I thinking Neko rig and Carolina rig as applications.

I know Elastech floats, but it also eventually melts half a tackle box no matter how careful I am. I've heard hand poured and more buoyant than machine poured. What's the gold standard out there that just reliably floats without hassle?

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Re: Floating plastics?

Postby Cracker » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:15 am

Fish Arrow Airbug shad
Fish Arrow Airbug grub

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Re: Floating plastics?

Postby ec1 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:39 pm

http://nikko-fishing.com
These float very well but it will be hard to source. Claims to be biodegradable and as of now, I've had small smallies, bluegill and crappie eat these up. Much more durable than gulp, and seems to be getting hits just as well. I need more time to confirm its effectiveness.

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Re: Floating plastics?

Postby big_gee » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:31 am

Nothing floats like the ZMan elastics. I keep them in the original bag and I have no problems. I do spray scent in the bags.

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Re: Floating plastics?

Postby LowRange » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:48 am

Handler wrote:Anyone know of any highly buoyant plastics? I thinking Neko rig and Carolina rig as applications.

I know Elastech floats, but it also eventually melts half a tackle box no matter how careful I am. I've heard hand poured and more buoyant than machine poured. What's the gold standard out there that just reliably floats without hassle?


The soft plastic Z man uses will react (melt) when in contact with other soft plastics of differing chemistry. This has been a known issue since the terminator snap back and strike king XXX soft plastics. As long as you keep the baits in their packaging they will be fine.

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Re: Floating plastics?

Postby dirtygeary » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:19 am

LowRange wrote:
Handler wrote:Anyone know of any highly buoyant plastics? I thinking Neko rig and Carolina rig as applications.

I know Elastech floats, but it also eventually melts half a tackle box no matter how careful I am. I've heard hand poured and more buoyant than machine poured. What's the gold standard out there that just reliably floats without hassle?


The soft plastic Z man uses will react (melt) when in contact with other soft plastics of differing chemistry. This has been a known issue since the terminator snap back and strike king XXX soft plastics. As long as you keep the baits in their packaging they will be fine.

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Re: Floating plastics?

Postby earthworm77 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:13 am

Cracker wrote:Fish Arrow Airbug shad
Fish Arrow Airbug grub



I think they are called "Air Bag". ZMan also float really well.

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Re: Floating plastics?

Postby Nitroman77 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:26 am

Xcites plastics float..
THkustoms.com
Dobyns rods
Omega custom tackle
Biospawn
seaguar
phoenix boats

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Re: Floating plastics?

Postby mrtori » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:26 am

I am having another similar post and seems I can find answer here. Thanks guys and happy holidays =D>

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Re: Floating plastics?

Postby Snyder Rods » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:41 pm

Most of the Producto Lure plastics float REALLY well.

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Re: Floating plastics?

Postby Pen3 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:28 pm

I dont know what happened, but last time I had zman, it melted the carpet on my boat... I was very upset and git rid of it all.


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