Soda straw instead of tubing?

N
newspin
ok so I'm wondering if there is a solid reason why
we wouldnt want to use soda straws instead of
the much more exspensive tubing over the treble hook joint on our lures?
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rogerdodger
rogerdodger
that's a bendy straw, excellent idea...
 
N
newspin
thanks roger
 
troutdude
troutdude
X2. The flex will cause it, to wiggle in the water--and entice a strike. A great idea (and less expensive, as mentioned). Winner winner chicken dinner!
 
rogerdodger
rogerdodger
since it's a 'bendy' straw, I would name that lure the "Bender"...
 
Chromatose
Chromatose
:thumb: on the NewspinBender cover.
 
B
Big3d
Super cool. The straw might need to be pretty heavy duty to hold on for too many seasons, but for me a spinner lasts a few days before the river god steals it anyway. Looks fantastic, keep innovating!
 
N
newspin
thanks guys. appreciate the feed back.

playing with idea for scent dispersal.
can't leave well enough alone its the drafters curse :).
 
C
ChezJfrey
The only downside I envision is longevity; I would think that a thin, plastic straw will quickly crack/fall apart (especially if exposed to sunlight for a time), whereas tubing is typically durable.
 
N
newspin
good point but all that required is drop the hook from split ring and install new "bender"
 
C
ChezJfrey
newspin said:
good point but all that required is drop the hook from split ring and install new "bender"

Ah yes, if the hook is attached to a split-ring, then that certainly negates lack of durability with a quick and easy reinstall...especially given the very inexpensive nature of a simple straw. Go with it. Another nice feature is ease of color change.
 
N
newspin
absolutely:D
 

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