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Squidgy lures

Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by Chili, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Chili

    Chili Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, just to let anyone know BCF online have quite a few Squidgies on clearance for $5.
     
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  2. Dickson

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    Thanks Chilli they are a great soft plastic but get destroyed after 1 fish still worth stocking up on.
     
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  3. Chili

    Chili Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I like the Wrigglers, cast heaps better than the paddle tails and sometimes the paddles have a wonky tail. Wrigglers are always good.
     
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  4. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    I use Squidgy far more than anything else. Chilli, you might consider the wind resistance of paddle tails as the reason. I believe wrigglers cast 5-10m further because of their aerodynamics. I think they catch more fish too.

    You make an interesting comment Dickson. I have used Squidgy since their inception. Apart from when bitten by tailer and similarly toothed critters, from which no plastics are safe; I have used some, successfully, until all the colour has been chewed off. Sometimes I've had the impression that a well worn one catches more fish. There's no conclusive proof of that and have always considered them way above 'single use' quality. Of which ones specifically do you speak?
    I believe some of the newer lines are of an even tougher plastic and wonder if they will seem (feel) as life like compared to the originals.
    Squidgy, a year or so ago, began working on a plastic aimed at biodegrability within a defined period of time. Seemed a good idea to me and my hat goes off to Squidgy. This information came originally from Steve Starling (Starlo) who was one of the designers of the tails with Bushie. Starlo lives here in Tuross. Squidgy's main concern was that it could be done with the plastic itself but the chemicals used still remained and there are now millions in our waterways. Gulp have always claimed biodegrability but they are in the same boat. The material goes away but not the chemicals.
    Noel
     
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  5. Chili

    Chili Well-Known Member

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    Yeah they do cast further easily by that distance. The paddles often helicopter and cause line twist.
    Good bit of info there on those bio lures.
    Maybe thats why so many places are clearing out the older Squidgy lines, making way for a new line perhaps!?
     
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  6. diesel

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    They are also selling them instore for $5, not just online - also most of the bio-fish range going cheap.

    Jeff
     
  7. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps they've discovered that most of us have more than we could ever use (need is the female version) and sales are down.
    The Old Sceptic
     
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  8. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    You are the first I am aware of that agrees Chilli.
    Noel
     
  9. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    Bloody gulps fade away while they in your boat still in the pack! I like the squidgies good action etc and catch fish some or all have the scent tube in the packet. Just need to make them tailor proof!
    Might have to go get some.
     
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  10. Chili

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    I put my gulp in small plastic jars, the size of and sometimes actual old powerbait containers, and top them up with gulp recharge juice you get in the bottles. The salt water gulps say on the pack they are only good for 9 mths after opening, the freshwater ones last as long as you keep them juiced up. The packets are not that great after being opened and closed several times. They need to be kept standing upright with each lure touching the juice if kept in the pack.
     
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    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I've done the same with the recharge juice Chili and it definitely works. In fact, I've got an old plastic container holding about 10 packets of assorted Gulp sp's in the juice that's been sitting on the shelf in my shed for the last 4 years through months of mid to high 40's temps and they are still looking okay.

    Jeff
     
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  12. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    I still have so many plastics I'll never need to buy another pack. There's no guarantee that I won't though.
    No real idea but certainly at least a thousand. I still have one that hasn't caught a fish. It's the later model squidgy flick bait in the bright orange colour.
    Noel
     
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  13. Chili

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    I have too many. Im culling my collection over the next few days. Turfing out all my Squidgy paddles, some Atomics and others I stopped using that seemed like more to be fish repellers than attractors. Our spare room is starting to look like a small tackle shop.
     
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  14. Old fisho

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    Chilli, I'll never dump my small 'fish' Squidgies, as in paddles. They still work well but I don't use the 100mm fish series like I used to. They were once my 'go to' choice. Today it's usually a wriggler. I have only two or three packs of Atomics and don't often use them but now and then they come up trumps. And that's my big problem. The one you want is always the one you don't have. I have two bags of packs and about four boxes of plastics. Then there's the bigger ones and spare packs in the cupboard at home.
    Noel
    Gotta be mad to have so many
     
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  15. Chili

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    My misses keeps saying "how many lures can you buy, you'll never use them all!?"
    Actually, I am pretty low on Bozo's come to think of it!
     
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    I will second that, NEVER throw out any fishing gear, u never know, I had a lure in my tackle box unused for about 20 years I nearly didn't bring it to a future fishing trip it was the stand out lure on that bass and cod fishing trip I went on.
    A mans gotta have a hobby.
     
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    I only have two X Bozo's. Slender fish things that caught a couple of fish first day and not one since I feel.
     
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    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Is the hobby fishing or collecting? Is there a difference?
     
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  19. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    ha ha a combined hobby a fisherman and collector.
     
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  20. Chili

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    Im gonna get it all together over the next couple of weeks and give it away. Ill let you's know when.
     
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