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Thermoplastic Elastomer lures "nightmare"

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Picked up some 3 inch Thermoplastic Elastomer soft plastic "the ones that stretch and don't break" I tried rigging them on a standard jighead they totally were a disappointment, is it just me or is it a NIGHTMARE to rig on a jig head?? here is a picture of them, every one went in the trash:thdwn:

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Picked up some 3 inch Thermoplastic Elastomer soft plastic "the ones that stretch and don't break" I tried rigging them on a standard jighead they totally were a disappointment, is it just me or is it a NIGHTMARE to rig on a jig head?? here is a picture of them, every one went in the trash:thdwn:

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See “how to rig Z Mann soft plastics” on youtube by neuse river b&t.  The Z Mann heads work really well.

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Superglue is your friend, but yeah they're difficult no question about it.  Their EWG worm hooks work well but I prefer jigheads with wire keepers over ones with molded lead barbs.

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What Fishjerk said.  Glue, glue, and a little bit more glue.

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The plastics tend to fight you a little when you try to get them on the jig head. I use super glue gel. A few dollars for a multipack at the grocery store.
 

These lures are great.

 

But don’t store them with your other soft plastics. Return them to the plastic bags they are sold in with the jig head when you are done. 

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6 mins ago, hookmeup said:

The plastics tend to fight you a little when you try to get them on the jig head. I use super glue gel. A few dollars for a multipack at the grocery store.
 

These lures are great.

 

But don’t store them with your other soft plastics. Return them to the plastic bags they are sold in with the jig head when you are done. 

"tend to fight":eek: I tried another soft plastic the same size and it was SO MUCH easier, I will stick with the pain free plastic:th:

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A heated up screw lock also can work super well 

Melts it's way in and doesn't want to let go 

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16 hours ago, CoffeeHangover said:

I'm a big fan of their zoom fluke style baits, their EWG hooks work well and as other users have said, superglue helps.

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I’ve found this type to work well with these baits, As for straight jig heads zman eye jigs work well for me.

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14 mins ago, Bogey said:

I’ve found this type to work well with these baits, As for straight jig heads zman eye jigs work well for me.

What jig head is that?  Looks like the hook moves freely on the weight.  Me likes!

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