Originally Posted by BuKuBass
To toughen-up soft stickbaits, cut some used fabric softener sheets into strips that are .5" x 1.5 times the bait's circumference. Saturate these with PVC cement. While still wet, wrap them around the bait where the hook will exit, then stick a straight pin thru the tail and let them hang to dry. This method of reinforcement creates a much stronger lure.
That is interesting.
I am not sure I would go through all that to make a bait tougher but it definatly sounds like it would work.
You can buy a 3 inch Yum Dinger that last longer than the mentioned bait and is still a lot cheaper then a Senko.