You can buy a 3 inch Yum Dinger that last longer than the mentioned bait and is still a lot cheaper then a Senko.
Thanks for the ideas for strengthening these Stik-O's. I think I'll get a different brand next time, or just buy a bunch more with my next order. I also caught bass on a pearl-white version of the same 3" Stik-O.
Being a plumber, I do, however have PVC glue lying around!:grin: