Basstrix Production Quality

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crawdaddy
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Basstrix Production Quality

Postby crawdaddy » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:13 pm

I use a ton of Basstrix but I only get about 25-40% that are not stiff and have that amazing wiggle. I have tried boiling the stuff ones without success. Any help here? I end up tossing out half or mor of the baits I buy, at $3 each it adds up quick.
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Gilgamesh
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Re: Basstrix Production Quality

Postby Gilgamesh » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:17 am

From Wired2Fish's website: Plastisol doesn’t form completely the same every time. These swimbaits are made through a very manual process. So you will sometimes have swimbaits that swim a little different and look a little different. Depending on how long they’ve been packaged, sitting, and the temperatures they are stored.
One easy cure is to hold the head and dip the tails a little more than half way into boiling water for a short time. It will give them a little more flex and kick on a slower retrieve when you do this.

Not much new info, but maybe you're not supposed to boil the whole thing? Hope this helps

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Re: Basstrix Production Quality

Postby The Roofer » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:12 pm

Have you tried "Bass Magic" swim baits? They are super durable, and have great action. I was able to catch multiple keeper bass on one of them and it still runs great with the same action. I hate spending money on expensive baits that fall apart quickly (senko). :lol:


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