In the couple of years or so I accidentally discovered a way to make use of the 100s of old soft plastic
lures I had in storage for decades and stopped using. It's not that Sassy Shad or curl tail grubs don't work, they do. But like anything, you get bored using the same thing outing after outing. So, ever since I started using molds to cast soft plastic lures, I was used to using 300 degree plastic to make lures. I even found a way to make a minnow type thin, straight tail lure that did fantastic the first time it was cast - and it made using no mold.
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In fact, I spilled some plastic on a floor tile and noticed how thin the layer was. I then had the bright idea to dip the front part in the hot plastic a few times to build up the body.

After that, I figured that plastic lures could be cut and fused back together using a candle flame - even parts from different lures. Here are a few modified lures:
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Even just cutting away parts of a lure can make all the difference:
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The claws were cut from a crawdad lure and fused to a grub body.
You may think that small lure rigged on 1/16 oz ball head jigs are only for panfish, but you'd be very wrong:

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Catfish, bass, a few pickerel and many panfish all bit the lures.
Here's one where the curl tails were cut of the grubs and the bodied fused together after which wacky rigged the lure using a 1/24 oz jig:
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It catches everything!
You'd be surprised at how many changes to lures you can make with just a candle and a little imagination.