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You can pick up a lifetime supply of bluegill lures in multiple colors in your local dollar store toy isle. I use a pair of scissors to cut off the various stretchy toy appendages in different lengths. They are soft and durable. I usually drop shot rig them on a #8 Owner Mosquito hook or a #12 aberdeen fly hook. They stay on the hook well, seldom requiring replacement. The un-weighted material floats and might make a good fly fishing or Tenkara lure on a small hook. See attached photos.

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I've seen those and thought the same thing. You've used them to catch fish?
I can see those in a small spinner jig as a "grub body."
Going over this weekend to get a couple.
Thanks for the reminder!
David,
I have caught a lot of bluegills and a few crappie using the "toy clippings" on drop shot rigs. I have used them for jig bodies but due to the properties of the material they are
difficult to thread on a hook straight. I still think that the fish hold on to Gulp baits longer but sometimes I don't want to mess with the liquid and use the clippings instead.

yep and I get mine at  walmart on big balls

Resourceful and cost effective there Marcus ! I use plastics sometimes but not a lot anymore .Bait from the yard or cheap hotdogs cut into  pieces  is my choice these days .Going to use  plastics this weekend though as I 'm camping and fishin' the Delaware river for 2 days and it'll be practical to use some of the plastic baits I have . 

why not.

those tentacle things feel more like a worm than a worm does.llots of online vids of flies and jigs made from these things

I will look those videos up. Every time I think I have an original idea I find out it wasn't. Oh well.

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