Whiggly and water temperature

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Whiggly and water temperature

Postby Caja » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:41 pm

Noticed that homemade whiggly not as lively in cold water 40-50 degrees. real tight swimming action. Also tried boiling water for a minute to bring new life to some that I made with hardner. I think they will swim better when water warms up.
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Re: Whiggly and water temperature

Postby dahlberg » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:48 am

yup, also plastisol tends to get a tiny bit stiffer, and dryer with age. Actually I like the ones that are a little stiffer. They store energy when you give them short sharp twitches and go some cool moves that trigger fish.
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Re: Whiggly and water temperature

Postby Caja » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:24 am

Local tackle store uses purple/grape oil to treat soft plastics in wooden bins. Forgot the name of product. Does anyone use procure jells to treat plastisol?
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Re: Whiggly and water temperature

Postby RhettWheeler » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:25 am

Procure works great with the added bonus of the scent-

I also use crystal worm oil- but I've found that plastic that is softened down enough tends to be oily enough on its own.
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