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small whitebait/smelt sized plastics for trout

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Category: Saltwater Fishing
Forum Name: Soft Bait Fishing
Forum Description: Anything to do with this latest and greatest way of catching our favourite species
URL: https://www.fishing.net.nz/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=129684
Printed Date: 17 Jul 2019 at 12:28pm


Topic: small whitebait/smelt sized plastics for trout
Posted By: Lurcher
Subject: small whitebait/smelt sized plastics for trout
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 12:00pm
I am looking for some small soft plastics (I guess 3 inch or less) that are a good match for whitebait and/or smelt for fishing in estuaries for searun trout

I did some searching on here and saw the basstrix flash trix baits mentioned. I then did some googling and found some nice ones but not available in NZ?

can anyone help out?
cheers in advance



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Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 12:08pm
The closest imitation I've seen would be the Berkley Powerbait 5cm Minnow Smelt.
Also, the "Dragon Lunatic" 7.5 cm with paddle tail comes close.

Will see if I can upload a pic


Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 12:16pm


Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 12:17pm


Posted By: Coochdog
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 12:35pm
Blackmagic jelly beans with a small eggsinker or splitshot in front.


Posted By: kaveman
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 1:04pm
Do the softbaits need to be unscented? I have something that is right up your alley but mine are scented

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Posted By: MightyBoosh
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 1:24pm
Originally posted by kaveman kaveman wrote:

Do the softbaits need to be unscented? I have something that is right up your alley but mine are scented

It depends on local regulations. 


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Posted By: strx7
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 1:30pm
google "kopyto relax shad 2.5"     I'm suprised Uncle hasn't mentioned them as he used to have a good supply of them.....


Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 1:47pm
For strx..






Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 1:48pm


Posted By: Lurcher
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 1:53pm
all good for scented baits as long as it is moving and not used in fly fishing only waters


Posted By: kaveman
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 3:03pm
Originally posted by Lurcher Lurcher wrote:

all good for scented baits as long as it is moving and not used in fly fishing only waters


message me your email address and i will send you pictures. 3inch paddletails


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Posted By: Lurcher
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 3:14pm
Done, cheers

looking into these also, realistic size/colour, not cheap when you add freight

https://www.tackleexpress.com/collections/shad-style-baits/products/basstrix-flash-trix-1-5" rel="nofollow - https://www.tackleexpress.com/collections/shad-style-baits/products/basstrix-flash-trix-1-5

https://www.tackleexpress.com/collections/shad-style-baits/products/fish-arrow-2-flash-j" rel="nofollow - https://www.tackleexpress.com/collections/shad-style-baits/products/fish-arrow-2-flash-j

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Basstrix_Flash_Trix_10pk/descpage-BTFT.html" rel="nofollow - https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Basstrix_Flash_Trix_10pk/descpage-BTFT.html


Posted By: terrafish
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2018 at 12:03am
https://www.fishandsave.com/" rel="nofollow - https://www.fishandsave.com/
Have a look here as well. I brought a heap of larger size softys from here a while ago. Shipping sucked but still came out ahead by a large margin. Very good crowd to deal with. Informed me of my shipping charges and maximum allowed weight of what I ordered for package(4lb). Told them to top it up to limit, then confimed, and paid. Lots of their softys are bass fishing in 3inch odd sizes. plenty off other cr#p to look at as well.


Posted By: The Tamure Kid
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2018 at 9:53am
great if Kaveman can help, good to support the Forum supporters...

But here's another option, little 2.5" Z Man paddle tails, very slim profile unlike some of the other minnows which to me look too fat for smelt - more like sprats. They also have a 3"in the same pattern. Will cost you about $20 in fast shipping, but Anglers Warehouse take the Aussie GST off (10%) which eliminates the exchange rate factor, and the significantly lower price than Z Mans in NZ makes a bulk buy worth it. Jackall and some of the other manufacturers make softies with eyes, but to my eyes that always looks a bit odd with a jighead in front. Rather have a plain body and stick eyes on the jighead to get the overall fish profile/dimensions right. if you're fishing below a ball sinker and a trace, one with eyes would make sense.

I got some of these Z Mans for trying at Lake Rotoiti, look great. I'm keen to try the Motor Oil for its UV factor as well as the more smelt-like colours.

While you're on the site, check out the finesse jigheads they have which are much more suited to trout fishing than most we can get here.

https://www.anglerswarehouse.com.au/product_detail.asp?productnospaces=z_man_slim_swimz_25_inch_11396%20" rel="nofollow - https://www.anglerswarehouse.com.au/product_detail.asp?productnospaces=z_man_slim_swimz_25_inch_11396




Posted By: rockz
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2018 at 10:54am

these could work...



Posted By: kaveman
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2018 at 12:34pm
Originally posted by rockz rockz wrote:


these could work...



Those look exactly like my colour  but mine are 3" paddletails


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Posted By: Pop Rocks
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2018 at 1:18pm
Dragon softbait
Hunting and Fishing have this brand and a few different shapes, colours and sizes. All non scented.


Posted By: Pop Rocks
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2018 at 1:24pm
Dragon close up
Here is a close up one.


Posted By: Colombo
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2019 at 10:40pm
Kaveman please send me details of the softbaits you are referring to.

Thanks man


Posted By: Crunch
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2019 at 12:14am
These black magic jelly beans are quite good.
https://www.blackmagictackle.com/product/jellybean/" rel="nofollow -
https://www.blackmagictackle.com/product/jellybean/


Posted By: Barbary B
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2019 at 2:07pm
These would be interesting - Greg at Go Fish has them



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Posted By: braveintranets
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2019 at 9:54pm
Soft plastics are awesome. Have a good range of colours on hand and be ready to change over if your lure isn't working.



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