Herring stickbait

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Herring stickbait

Postby RhettWheeler » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:03 pm

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Decided to make a large stickbait that I can fish wacky style for the herring runs this spring

This is what I came up with. It’s 8”- heavily salted plastic. This was just a quick pour with some scrap stuff I have laying around. Pleased with the results. Action tested this morning and it looked awesome. Next time I mold it I’ll add a hookslot because when rigged weedless it has a great dart and glide action.
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Re: Herring stickbait

Postby dahlberg » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:24 pm

Very sexy! surprised it doesnt roll with that shape.
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Re: Herring stickbait

Postby dahlberg » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:24 pm

Very sexy! surprised it doesnt roll with that shape.
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Re: Herring stickbait

Postby RhettWheeler » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:32 am

Honestly I think the salt settling in the mold helped to keep it keeled at the belly- didn’t roll at all surprisingly
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Re: Herring stickbait

Postby RhettWheeler » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:46 am

Poured a few unsalted and it did want to flip when unweighted- so I used a 1/4oz weighted swimbait hook and it looked pretty slick . I can also probably just use some nail weights strategically to keep it belly down
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