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Ok, top ten smaller softies please. There been a fair bit of debate/discussion regarding the lighter stuff, be great to have a small list for suggested micro SP's and the ideal weight to accompany them.
 

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Not caught anything on them this Winter yet but my best small plastics have been Atomic 2in grubs. Natural colours have been best like pumpkin seed, watermelon and salt and pepper. Leadhead between 1 and 3gm have worked best. Hoping to try them for pollack, pout, channels etc soon.....
 

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Hi Chris. What heads are you using for the curlytails? I managed to get some 3.5g with size 4 hooks, but that was the only head I could find with hooks small enough for the little body of the grub thing. You out tonight? You can just show me then if you want..
 

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Hi Chris. What heads are you using for the curlytails? I managed to get some 3.5g with size 4 hooks, but that was the only head I could find with hooks small enough for the little body of the grub thing. You out tonight? You can just show me then if you want..
Mark,

I am making them, as some small SPs need long shank hooks like Aberdeens and others may need short shank hooks like Carp hooks. Weight wise I am either crimping split shot on the hook shank or using a Rapala knot (Youtube) and crimping split shot up the line, remember never pinch split shot with pliers -- use your fingures, and if the split shot does not slid ounce pinched you have over-pinched it. This seems to be a more versital method than setting them on jigheads.

Ask to look in my tackle bag Mark.
 

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Mark,

I am making them, as some small SPs need long shank hooks like Aberdeens and others may need short shank hooks like Carp hooks. Weight wise I am either crimping split shot on the hook shank or using a Rapala knot (Youtube) and crimping split shot up the line, remember never pinch split shot with pliers -- use your fingures, and if the split shot does not slid ounce pinched you have over-pinched it. This seems to be a more versital method than setting them on jigheads.

Ask to look in my tackle bag Mark.
Hi , have you thought about using tungsten putty thats used in carp fishing, its more versatile and will not damage your line, just a thought
 

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reins all day long simple the best, but........

got a few packs of these from japan, had success lrf with the schoolies and think they gonna be the nuts winter lrf, they look amazing in water when "flicked" off the bottom, 3" but can be trimmed to 2". having trouble sorcing more but will post when iv got d few more packs in the bag
 
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