Hacks To Customize The Colors Of Soft Plastic Lures
Here’s a quick way to customize the colors of soft plastic lures!!
Most jigheads have a colorful head design to attract strikes and provide more attention to the lure presentation.
But that is lost when you switch over to using rigging hooks or weighted hooks.
Find out more in the video below!!
Customize The Colors Of Soft Plastic Lures [VIDEO]
It is very common to take your soft plastic lures and dip them in color dye.
Usually, this is to change the color of the tail or head of the lure.
I personally took the NEW F.R.E.D. Mulligan and dipped that in dye to turn the tail into chartreuse.
The dye I use is called Spike-It Dip-N-Glow.
This lure dye has been around for a long time and is popular amongst freshwater and saltwater anglers.
Typically, anglers do this to dye the tail of their lures a different color.
However, you can also dye the heads of your lures to mimic the color change that a jighead would provide.
Now you can rig any lure weedless and maintain the contrasting color pattern.
I also put little dots on either side of the lure to mimic the eyes of a baitfish.
For that, I use markers (also from Spike-It) that come in a four-pack of different colors.
One thing to keep in mind is that these dyes don’t work with all types of soft plastic lure materials.
This dye does not take well to the stretch, elastic material used to create Z-Man Lures and our Brazilian ‘Power Prawn’, for example.
You shouldn’t have an issue with most standard plastisol soft plastic lures.
I have not tried this with Gulp! lures yet.
Furthermore, in my experience, it takes about 3-4 dips of the lure into the dye to cause the full-color change.
Meaning, I would dip the lure in the solution, then let it sit and dry for about 10 seconds, then repeat.
Similarly, you can also paint the color of blank jigheads whatever you choose.
Get the jigheads you need without any color and then paint them the color you want.
Or you can leave those jigheads unpainted and continue to dye the heads of your lures the color you want to maintain a color contrast.
When it came to dying the darker-colored lures like our Gold Digger and Alabama Leprechaun, the dye did not really stand out against the dark green and black of those lures.
If you know of any dyes or solutions that work with dark-colored lures, please let us know in the comments!!
This is an easy and fast way to present your lures the way you want and gain confidence in doing so.
Have you ever dyed your soft plastic lures before to change the color and create new patterns?
Do you know of other types of soft plastic lure dyes that work better??
Please go ahead and start the conversation below in the comments section!!
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