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#11186230 - 10/25/15 08:19 PM Drying Out
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1308
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Usually I'm the boater, but this weekend we fished out of my partners boat. All of my tackle is soaked. The usual boxes are easy to dry out but I'm running into a problem. A lot of my soft plastic bags got wet. How do y'all dry these out? Or is it useless trying?

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#11186253 - 10/25/15 08:29 PM Re: Drying Out [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
jbcarroll3000 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 804
Loc: Denton, TX
Not sure there would be a point to drying out the soft plastics.

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#11186262 - 10/25/15 08:32 PM Re: Drying Out [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12759
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Take them out of the bag and lay them out on a towel or even better a "sham wow" if you have them. They will dry out and be useful again. I had some many years ago that got moisture in them and turned lighter in color. A day of drying out and they were just fine.

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#11186389 - 10/25/15 09:29 PM Re: Drying Out [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
WillieKetchum Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Huntsville, TX
Yep. If you don't dry them out they will bleach out.

Sounds like sound advice above to me.

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#11186415 - 10/25/15 09:44 PM Re: Drying Out [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
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Loc: Lufkin Texas
Sounds like I will be pouring em out on some paper towels. Reason number 4 not to fish in a hurricane. Lol

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#11186423 - 10/25/15 09:48 PM Re: Drying Out [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
WillieKetchum Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Huntsville, TX
Go ahead and lay out the other 3 for us.

Here are my guesses:
1. You get fairly wet
2. All your poo poo gets wet too.
3. The lake might be a little ruff.

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#11186456 - 10/25/15 10:02 PM Re: Drying Out [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1308
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Cuz little rough is an understatement. Then were the largest waves I've ever fished in. 52" shaft fortrex on 100%. A wave would roll over the nose the whole trolling motor bracket and head would go under. 8" of water in the floor at all times..... No more for this guy.

P.S. 150' of rope is not enough. And with two people on the back deck the nose will still spear waves.

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#11186495 - 10/25/15 10:42 PM Re: Drying Out [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
WillieKetchum Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Huntsville, TX
The EF can get a little rough.

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#11186502 - 10/25/15 10:51 PM Re: Drying Out [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 6710
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Why fish out in it when you can beat the bank and win it right now...

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