yamamoto soft plastics

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by dannym, May 26, 2011.

  1. dannym

    dannym

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    man theyre sweet...i only have 2 issues with them

    1. they get a little expensive because
    2; the material "breaks down" or rips after 3 or 4 fish

    i use quite a few 5" prosenkos and 5" senkos. i started using an O ring on my wacky rigs, its an improvement but still only getting a few fish per bait
     
  2. ManxFishing

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    Yes they do work well

    Dick's has them 2 bags for 10 bucks these days

    But here's a couple tips
    If they rip, you can melt them and stick them back together with a lighter. The fish don't mind at all

    Or a piece of shrink tube were you hook them works as well

    I'm not a fan of the O-rings myself
    For the reason that the hook is in the wrong direction.
    But allot of people like them

    Bought a bunch of other stick baits this year after the GY price went to 7.49 a bag
    It's yet to be seen if they fish as well yet
    But if they do I'll lket you know
     

  3. jasnooks

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    I'll save my tore up texas rigged worms and use them for wackey rigging or hook 'em on the other end and drop shot them. Sometimes i'll even use 1/2 or 3/4 of a tore up one as a trailer on a spinnerbait or jig. Saves a little bit of coin.
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  4. RiverRat22

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    Love these products!! In the last couple years I started to used the senko worms which have been fantastic...but have used the two tailed grubs on a jighead for years catching all sorts of species!
     
  5. Fin-isher

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    Does anyone have a suggestion for a great crawler substitute on 2 hook harnesses, for walleye?
     
  6. Lugian

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    Berkley Power Bait or Gulp Alive. You can even use these brands if you use SlowDeath hooks if you put a little more bend in the hook. Try the Gulp leeches on your leech harness too.
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  7. sfw1960

    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    I get a lot more than 3-4 fish using an "O" ring...
    I am using a 3/0 Gamikatsu EWG Finesse....
     
  8. ManxFishing

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    Damn, That's a big hook
    I myself thought the weedless 1/0 was perfect.
     
  9. sfw1960

    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    They suck it right down Royce.
    ;)
    My buddy Brandon prefers (and I confer at times when I want a faster fall rate) the 4/0 Gamakatsu EWG Finesse.
    We yanked about 13-14 LBs the other night using them, DT3SS (in Royal Shad) and a couple spinner baits.:)
     
  10. bassdisaster

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    The thing about Yamamoto plastic's esp senko's that makes em work is the same thing that makes em not last long, see their filled or over filled with salt, in reality and few do this but take a new senko and stretch it out befor you place a hook in it, you will literally see the salt coming out of it, doing this will release more of that salt scent that makes em grab ahold and not let go! Or you can just use as new out of package they will last a little longer but the point is to get bit not SAVE baits!
    I have other brand stick baits and they too work all have salt tho not as much as the Yami's do, but they have other scents added, but not having as much salt means a slower sink rate as well, so even tho they look the same they are not, both have their value and the OFF brands do tend to last longer.

    BD
     
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  11. sfw1960

    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    Hey Carl!
    How goes it???


    Explain why Berkley Power Baits work good at first, and seem to suck after they been fished a while....

    ;)
    I don't mind too much, when I get my Senkos @ $4.50-$4.99 a bag.....
    :evilsmile
     
  12. bassdisaster

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    Sence I dont use em how would I know OMG
    But id reason for the same reason even if its not the same, Yami's are full of salt and we all know it dissolves in water, whatever their putting in power baits obviousely dissolves as well, just an observation.

    BD