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Floating Plastics

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Question - which soft baits float?
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BWG
#2
Proud to say Xcite Baits.

Available online through http://www.olbigmouth.com
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Robert Jacobs
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#3
Z-Man
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#4
Most that are not salt impregnated have positive buoyancy, some more than others but the previous two answers are correct. Swop your bath toys for plastics and you'll soon find out.
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#5
Thanks - :eusa_doh: Good idea. Going to dump the lot in the bath now.
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#6
From my experiance plastics like Zoom trickworms float to a degree. Also the tail on the BBB Squirel tail floats extremely well and this is what makes it such a great shakyhead bait.

But the only true floating worm I have come across is the Elaztech range from Strike King. If I am fishing the floating worm technique as a surface presentation these are the worms I have always used as they stay up better than any other floating worm I have tried.
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BWG
#7
Z-man...dont be dof like me and mix them with other plastics as you will have a plastic mutation that looks like a buzzbait cross Dreamfishes scraggly beard...
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#8
Yeah i also accidently mixed some z-man plastics with the rest. Must say i did have an intresting lure at the end of the day :blue-biggrin:
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#9
Please explain - does the colour mix?
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#10
not just the colour, the freaking plastics breakdown and melt...big mess...
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#11
No, the colours dont mix. They melt

Normal plastic lures is mostly made from Plastisol plastic. Z-man use Elaztec plastic. When you mix the two types in the same container there is a chemical reaction and the two plastics melt.

The only plastic lures that will transfer colour to one another is the Plastisol lures. Pop in a watermelon gold flake into a packet with black lures and see what happens over a few days.

In getting back to the original question: It would solely depend on the application of your presentation. Spro summed it up nicely above.
An example if you will: On sheet glass water I throw a weightless Z-too, when the ripple comes up and the weightless bite is still on, I throw a normal fluke type minnow because it is more subsurface that a Z-too.
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#12
Same thing happens with Snapback soft plastics. They melt when in contact with ‘normal’ plastics.

Caught my PB on a snapback. Like Z-man they are quite robust and can be stretched without breaking. Most of their baits have a handy slot for rattles.

They are very buoyant. Probably more than Z-man and actually needs weigh to sink
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#13
Thanks guys - all good to know. I do bang all my plastics in one container and I have found colour transfer.
Very glad to have found out about the melting because I have just got a delivery from Ol Big Mouth and it contains ZMan Crawdadz. I want to put on a short sliding sinker like I use for steenbras and see what happens. :eusa_think:
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#14
Bomb - there is nothing wrong with keeping similar types of 'plastisol" baits in a sealed container with a good sprinkling of salt, garlic powder and some spray n cook to keep everything nicely loose and pliable......don't put it on the back window in the sun when going fishing!
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