HKJonathan

What to do with chewed up soft plastics

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I throw soft plastic a lot. I’ve so many that have been bitten off by bluefIsh or just chewed up from use. Does anyone know where I might be able to recycle these Or otherwise put them to good use?  I don’t pour my own and am not interested in doing so.  Thanks

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I turn mine into diy dartspins, adding spinner bait blade on the back with an extra long bait keeper twist screw lock spring or running some line through the bait with a riggin needle from hook to swivel.  Different size and shape blades change the sink and lift rate like density of hair on a bucktail.  
 

They’ve actually become my go to search and new spot bait.  The vibrations make it easier to feel bottom and strength of current.
 

 

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I save all my Gulp that have their tails bitten off and keep them in the juice container.  When I run out, I reuse the heads as they are still effective for the scent attractant and attach a curly Otter Tail strip to the end of the hook in order to maintain the fluttering action of the presentation.

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On 7/3/2020 at 0:35 PM, Water Dog said:

I save all my Gulp that have their tails bitten off and keep them in the juice container.  When I run out, I reuse the heads as they are still effective for the scent attractant and attach a curly Otter Tail strip to the end of the hook in order to maintain the fluttering action of the presentation.

I do the same thing, Water Dog is a smart fellow. ;)

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26 mins ago, squidder 329 said:

I do the same thing, Water Dog is a smart fellow. ;)

Tb aks. I wasn’t really referring to Gulp but Esther regular soft plastics like Sluggos. 

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On 7/3/2020 at 9:43 AM, HKJonathan said:

Unfortunately most of these are where the tail or even half the body is gone. 

Same experience as you. I've started to rinse and save them in a ziplock bag. Eventually, I will create a mold probably for a sluggo or something like a whip it tail. Hate to throw away all that plastic.

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Thanks for the suggestions. Making my own is not something I’m really looking to do at this time. I was hoping I could just recycle them. 

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