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#11481469 - 03/16/16 01:39 PM Pre-Rigging Soft Plastics
tbates Offline
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Does anyone do this? I had some extra time here at the shop and was thinking about organizing some tackle. I leave my plastics in the bag, in the waterproof box....Would they rust?

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#11481472 - 03/16/16 01:41 PM Re: Pre-Rigging Soft Plastics [Re: tbates]
timwins31 Offline
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I don't follow.

Why would plastics rust? Are you talking about rigging hooks in the plastics and putting them back in the bag? Why would you do that? 95% of the time when I need a new soft plastic I already have a hook on the end of my line.

Maybe I misunderstood, feel free to correct me.

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#11481488 - 03/16/16 01:47 PM Re: Pre-Rigging Soft Plastics [Re: tbates]
tbates Offline
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Yes putting hooks in the plastics then back in the bag. I was talking about the hook rusting...

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#11481490 - 03/16/16 01:49 PM Re: Pre-Rigging Soft Plastics [Re: tbates]
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I used to pre rig some neko rigs so I didn't have to dig around for nail weights, octopus hooks, rattles, etc; but I've gotten away from doing so. The hooks will rust if there's salt in the plastics. Another factor-- I've found that the color/type of worm you feel the most confident in at a specific moment in time changes a lot; particularly if you fish a bunch of different lakes.
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#11481492 - 03/16/16 01:50 PM Re: Pre-Rigging Soft Plastics [Re: tbates]
tbates Offline
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I didn't make that clear did I....

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#11481500 - 03/16/16 01:53 PM Re: Pre-Rigging Soft Plastics [Re: tbates]
tbates Offline
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Figured it would rust...Thanks for saving me some time.

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#11481509 - 03/16/16 01:56 PM Re: Pre-Rigging Soft Plastics [Re: tbates]
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Guess I just don't understand why you would do this? Most soft plastics cost around $.30 each, these days. Hooks cost between $1-$2. So would you be cutting off and re-tying every time you lost or tore up a plastic? Makes no sense to me, rust or not.
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#11481524 - 03/16/16 02:04 PM Re: Pre-Rigging Soft Plastics [Re: tbates]
tbates Offline
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In case you break off, dull the hook, bend the hook.

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#11481525 - 03/16/16 02:04 PM Re: Pre-Rigging Soft Plastics [Re: tbates]
steven gillock Offline
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waste of time for the most part
also if bait has salt added they will rust!!

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#11481527 - 03/16/16 02:05 PM Re: Pre-Rigging Soft Plastics [Re: tbates]
Kevin Bryant Offline
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Back before all the grass in our lakes mysteriously died, I fished a neko rigged green pumpkin trick worm 90% of the time. The night before I would weight every worm and dip every tail in chartreuse. Saved me a lot of time on the water.
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#11481629 - 03/16/16 03:01 PM Re: Pre-Rigging Soft Plastics [Re: tbates]
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Just pre rig your hooks and leave the plastics in the bag until you need them.

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#11481774 - 03/16/16 03:53 PM Re: Pre-Rigging Soft Plastics [Re: fouzman]
jwcromer Offline
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Guess I just don't understand why you would do this? Most soft plastics cost around $.30 each, these days. Hooks cost between $1-$2. So would you be cutting off and re-tying every time you lost or tore up a plastic? Makes no sense to me, rust or not.
this............saving 5 seconds

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#11482446 - 03/16/16 09:20 PM Re: Pre-Rigging Soft Plastics [Re: tbates]
timwins31 Offline
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Are you breaking off a lot or bending a lot of hooks man? If so you might want to change hooks or line. Especially if it's becoming such an issue that you're thinking about pre-rigging plastic worms.

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#11482484 - 03/16/16 09:38 PM Re: Pre-Rigging Soft Plastics [Re: tbates]
JMac-D Offline
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Registered: 11/27/13
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Loc: Cleburne Tx
Only thing I pre rig is a Carolina rig. I'll make a few up, but I don't put the plastic on the hook until it's time to use it.

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