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    Soft Plastic

    If you store soft plastic in plano boxes will they melt together? I would love to consolidate my bagged baits and just sort them in boxes.

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    No, mine have not, but they do seam to dry out or lose there oily feel.......

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    Re: Soft Plastic (Bassn)

    I keep all of my creature baits in plano boxes all last summer. Never melted together and kept their oily feel. I did it this way to be more organized.

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    I like to keep mine in the packages that they come in bit I stored some basstrix swimbaits in a plano and after a year they started bleeding and got real slimmy feeling to them.

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    Re: Soft Plastic (budman47)

    I keep all my plastics in the original package....then put them in a plastic Rubbermaid container from Wal-Mart that is just wide enough for the bags.....the container is about 18 inches long, has a lid, and only costs $2.98.....you can seperate and organize everything very easily....

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    they say worm proof and haven't had any problems but some of the different colors will bleed together if mixed up. of course may not be such a bad thing i would sure try any bleeding baits first before discarding them some fish like something different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassn View Post
    No, mine have not, but they do seam to dry out or lose there oily feel.......
    use the plano waterproof boxes. keeps water out, oil and scent in!


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    Be careful of the plano tackle bags (that you store the boxes in). Mine (I try to find the model number later) has a hard rubber bottom that is NOT worm proof. I had a couple of soft plastic baits laying in the bottom of one of my boat storage wells. I loaded my tackle boxes in the bag and set the bag in the storage well, on top of the soft plastic baits. This was at the end of the season. After a couple of months, I was getting my tackle out in preparation for the spring walleye run. I pulled the bag out of the well and set it on the carpet. A short while later, I noticed a substance that looked like and had the consistency of black tar on the carpet, my pants and my hands. A plastic worm had melted into the rubber base of the bag. The melted bottom had turned soft and goey.... ughhhh!!!!!

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    I took all my plastics separated into worms swim baits creature baits and then ones I use most often and put them in zip lock bags and the put them in my tackle bag. All the extras I put in a grocery bag and store in a small compartment in the boat. Big time saver.
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    try the plano 3731, you can store 50 bags plastics in them standing up. They are about 1.5x in depth compared to standard 3700's.

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    be careful with red baits, a lot bleed the color in the box and can discolor other baits

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    mine do fine (zoom, powerbait, havocs, etc). HOWEVER, don't mix elaztech plastic with say Zoom or others. Something about it will dry it out and make both unusable. I thought I would try the elaztech stuff. Lesson learned. lol

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    Here are my plastics. They have been in these boxes for many years with no issues.

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    if you store your plastics in these storage containers what is something good to put on them to keep the oily slick base to them? im looking for a set up like this ^^^^^ to go in my triton i got bags everywhere finesse,trick, creatures man today i bout beat myself in the head finding watermelon candy under everything i got
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbp84 View Post
    if you store your plastics in these storage containers what is something good to put on them to keep the oily slick base to them? im looking for a set up like this ^^^^^ to go in my triton i got bags everywhere finesse,trick, creatures man today i bout beat myself in the head finding watermelon candy under everything i got
    I add nothing and they are as good as the day I put them in there. some have been in there for 6 years because I buy my baits 100 at a time whenever possible.

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    Don't try this will z man swimbaits. I store all my plastics just like you guys and the only bait I've had problems with is the one I just mentioned. They didn't really make a mess.. just melted and lost their shape

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    I have to add that I do not put any of the soft plastics that stretch and don't break in these boxes. I forget what they are called but I keep them in thier original bags. X treem or something like that

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    I have never had a problem with plastics melting until I bought some z-man worms. They will definitely melt and make a sticky mess. No more Z-man for me unless its a chatterbait.

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    Same here I was keeping mine in bags and I fish with a buddy of mine and he had all his worms in 1 box and no bags, I said hmm no bags to mess with open container pick a color and setup and cast, so when I got home I switch ALL MY BAITS over and a week later I had a mess, my Z man baits had mixed with zooms and some worms with salt and they melted and others dried out, so I'm going back to my old way, it worms are greaesy keep them in the bag and don't mixed, it will save you money and no time, do to time you are back at the bait shop spending more money.

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    I use this. Just got it this season, so I cannot say about long term, but so far it is perfect.Bass Pro ShopsŪ Finesse Binder Bags or Replacement Pages | Bass Pro Shops

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