How To Avoid The Destruction Of Your Soft Plastic Lures
Prevent the destruction of your soft plastic lures before it’s too late!!!
I see these same mistakes all the time.
And people wonder why their soft plastics don’t last as long as they should.
Avoid these common storage mistakes to save your soft plastics!
How To Avoid The Destruction Of Your Soft Plastic Lures [VIDEO]
- Slam Shady 2.0 Paddletail
- Z-Man MinnowZ Paddletail
- Savage Gear Shrimp
- Savage Gear 3D Crab
- Power Prawn USA Shrimp Lure
- F.R.E.D. 2.0 Paddletail
- Slam Shady Jerk Shad
Depending on the brand of your soft plastic lures, they’re made out of different materials.
If you mix those plastics together, you’ll end up with a melted mess of useless lures.
Direct sunlight, heat, or simply spending too much time together will cause chemical reactions that ruin your soft plastics.
Standard soft plastic lures are made out of PVC/Plastisol material.
Salt Strong lures along with DOA, Zoom, Saltwater Assassin, and a host of other companies use this mix for their lures.
You might have noticed Z-Man and other lure companies use a different plastic for their lures.
They use TPE or Thermoplastic Elastomer which is softer and able to stretch more.
Lots of pre-rigged lures are also TPE because it is a bit dense.
You MUST avoid mixing Plastisol and TPE lures together!
These two plastics will negatively react with each other and ruin your lures.
Another overlooked factor is the plastic container you’re storing your plastic lures.
The wrong plastic can also negatively react with your lures causing more headaches.
I recommend keeping everything in its original packaging to avoid this issue.
If you prefer to store your lures in tackle trays or boxes, be sure to do so SEPARATELY.
Keep TPE lures with TPE lures and Plastisol lures with Plastisol lures.
Also, avoid mixing either type of plastic lure with hard-body baits.
Lastly, let’s address Gulp!
Gulp! lures are in their own class of materials.
Gulp! absorbs liquid so they must be stored in the liquid they are sold in.
Keep them in the liquid they come in or else they will dry out.
You can bring them back to life if they dry out by soaking them back in the liquid they came in.
If you have any additional tips and tricks of your own for storing soft plastic lures, please go ahead and let me know down in the comments section!!
FINDING THE FISH HELP
In order to help make sure that you are targeting the right areas based on the latest feeding trends and upcoming weather forecasts, make sure to use the following 3 resources because they will save you a ton of time.
1. WEEKEND GAME PLANS (UPDATED WEEKLY)
These regional game plans will show you exactly what types of spots to target in under 10 minutes… just click the video to start, and you’ll be informed on what to do on your next trip.
2. SMART FISHING SPOTS PLATFORM (UPDATED EVERY 15 MINUTES)
This exclusive software literally shows you where the most fish are likely to be feeding based on exactly when you’ll be fishing. It factors in the tides, wind, and weather to help you quickly see which areas to target throughout the day.
3. COMMUNITY REPORTS (LIVE FEED)
The Insider Community platform is what you can use to see what is biting near you, and you can get to know other members who fish in your area. Plus, you can use it to keep a log of your catches so you can use past trips to help predict future catches.
STOP WASTING TIME ON THE WATER!
Do what the “SMART ANGLERS” are doing and join the Insider Club.
Here’s what you’ll receive today when you join: