Mann's Jelly Worms
Posted April 17 2010 - 09:07 PM
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Posted April 18 2010 - 02:21 PM
I still have the originals in all colors!
Posted April 18 2010 - 08:32 PM
Learned real quick you didn't put spinner baits, plastic worms, and plugs in the same tackle box; remember when they would "melt"?
Posted April 18 2010 - 08:51 PM
Nick Creme introduced the first plastic worm in 1949, which he called the "Creme Scoundrel".
The original Creme worm was a hideous looking affair pre-rigged on heavy gut with red plastic beads
and online propellers. The plastic was so tough that the first worms were referred to as "rubber" worms.
In 1967, Tommy Mann took us out of our misery by introducing "Manns Jelly Worm.
The plastic was indeed jelly-like and much softer and more pliable than its forerunners.
The introduction of the Original Culprit worm did not dethrone Manns Jelly Worm,
because Mann's straight-tail worm proved to be superior to the Culprit ribbontail worm
in cool water and with passive bass. Back in the day, the most popular worm color
was purple, which Mann called "grape". I still have about 20 pounds of Manns Jelly Worms
but no longer use them.
'WHO' Is Right is Not Important.....'WHAT' Is Right is All That Matters ( Lake Wales, Florida )
Posted April 18 2010 - 09:37 PM
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Posted April 19 2010 - 12:08 PM
i love these things too. mainly for nostalgic reasons. i guess it's the smell, it takes me back to when i could fish with my grandpa. he's been gone for 12 years now and smelling those worms again almost made me tear up right in the middle of BPS, lol. they do have a different feel to them and a different action than other straight tails like trick worms.
I still have a few hundred original and I too love the grape jelly smell. Are the new ones offered in grape color and smell like grape jelly?..........................Al
Posted April 20 2010 - 02:23 PM
At one time Mann's made the Jelly worm in black with blue tail which is one of the best colors I've used for night fishing. They no longer make this color combination so I use the blue worm and black worm dye to make the same thing.
Posted April 22 2010 - 08:52 PM
what size hook is everyone using to rig these?