What is the best salt to use for soft plastic

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What is the best salt to use for soft plastic

Postby tshpank@hotmail.com » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:22 pm

I'm new to lure building and inspired by Larry to try it. I'd like to add salt to my soft plastics but I'm not sure what to use. Is standard salt ok or is there a special salt that is better.
Thanks in advance for you time.
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Re: What is the best salt to use for soft plastic

Postby dahlberg » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:16 pm

hey tsh
welcome to the forum! Most guys I know use standard salt. some guys like a coarser salt, others fine, still others garlic or onion salt! Adding salt also affects the weight of the lure and the sink rate. Be sure to stir well right before pouring.
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Re: What is the best salt to use for soft plastic

Postby tshpank@hotmail.com » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:59 pm

Many thanks Larry. Been watching you for years and truly appreciate all the knowledge you have passed along. Working on my 1st wiggley blank and several other soft plastics, as well as some large and small spinners.
I tried something new that I'm anxious to try this year. I made up several Muskie/Northern spinners, like the double cowgirl but with a twist - pun intended. Instead of regular wire I used 150 lb titanium wire .035" instead of the .051 wire, using about 12-16 inches long to incorporate the leader and spinner in one. Hooks are removed and I can coil them up in a smaller container for the long journey to the north country. All the water here in Colorado is hard right now so I haven't had the chance to properly test them but they look good in the bath tub.
Thanks for the inspiration to try all this, I'm enjoying it very much.
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Re: What is the best salt to use for soft plastic

Postby dahlberg » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:41 am

I too have used titanium for that purpose. You have to be careful in the areas where it's been bent, even if you have "killed" it with heat. If you can make them hold together, they are much better than those made with regular stainless steel wire.
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Re: What is the best salt to use for soft plastic

Postby tshpank@hotmail.com » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:04 pm

Thanks for the heads up, I'll keep that in mind.
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