Senko - type plastic
Posted: 05 June 2011 06:11 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Does anyone have a formula for pouring plastic like GYB does with their senkos?  I’ve examined a few torn up senkos and noticed that the plastic is ‘spongier’ than the typical soft plastic used for worms, lizards, grubs, etc.

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Posted: 05 June 2011 06:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Actually, I’m going to try to answer this one myself.  The reason it is porous and spongey could be from the salt that is mixed in with the plastic?

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Posted: 05 June 2011 06:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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The formula yamamoto uses can not be done via hand pouring, it is simply not possible. He uses a blend of salt, silica sand, and a special formulated plastic compound. The closest we can get is a super soft plastic with salt added for weight.

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Posted: 05 June 2011 09:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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That makes sense.  I posted another similar question on the bears baits forum but perhaps you could help me out with it.  What colorants and drop ratio would I need to make a near perfect replication of the red and chartreuse colors found in the 5” senkos?  I’ve been having excellent bites on the Red Bk & Rd Flk and Chartreuse Gn & Ch Flk.  These colors are of a shade/tone that I just have not seen in any other soft plastic…they almost glow!

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Posted: 05 June 2011 10:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I have never made those colors so i have no idea. Might just be something you have to experiment with to get it correct.

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Posted: 05 June 2011 10:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Ok, cool.  I’ll try scarlet red, candy apple red and chartreuse one.

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