use of sharpie markers on soft plastics

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use of sharpie markers on soft plastics

Postby MudShark7 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:15 am

I was wanting to know what most fishermen believe. Do sharpie markers leave an off-putting smell on soft plastics?
I know there are fish attaractant in the form of a marker but they don't leave much of a real color on the bait, to me.
SO, I was thinking maybe sharpie smell goes away in a few minutes in the water. Any thoughts? :mrgreen:

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Re: use of sharpie markers on soft plastics

Postby Eric Walsh » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:45 am

Be careful to only use a little as a sharpie will continue to bleed (be absorbed) into the plastic bait and I've found that
at the end of the bleeding area the color starts to fade to a purple hue. This is adding to clear/ white soft plastics of
course. As far as odor, most soft plastics already have a noticeable smell, either from the plastisol used or the added
attractant. Good luck, Eric.

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Re: use of sharpie markers on soft plastics

Postby MudShark7 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:48 am

Thanks, Eric

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Re: use of sharpie markers on soft plastics

Postby johnnybassboat » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:40 am

I have not used it on plastics, but use a Sharpie to blacken the first few feet of my bright colored braid. I have not seen a difference from the odor on the line.


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