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#1 YNCBASSMAN

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Posted April 17 2010 - 09:07 PM

I saw they were making them again and picked up a couple bags at BPS.  As soon as I opened one of the bags, the memories started flowing.  My grandpa used them and I remember playing in his tackle boxes and pulling out all of his worms and playing with them.  So anyway, I have the 8" in purple (grape) and black (blackberry), I have them rigged with a 5/0 Gamakatsu superline hook, 3/16oz screw in black sinker on 20lb Power Pro line.  I have been tearing up the bass in the 2-4lb range!!  These things ROCK!!  Does anyone else fish them?

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Posted April 17 2010 - 09:21 PM

I did grow up fishing the jelly worm! I don't fish them anymore because I have a ton of good worms! But maytbe I will break down and buy some in black! Great worm!

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Posted April 17 2010 - 10:08 PM

I like to C-Rig the 12 inch Jelly.  Watermelon Red.  Great action.  6/0 hook.  weight depends on depth.  One of my favorite lures.
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Posted April 18 2010 - 01:30 PM

Been using them since the early days when I fished Lake George(Eufaula). Always good for me. Pardon spelling of Eufaula, lol.

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Posted April 18 2010 - 02:21 PM

My 1st worm fish came on a strawberry jelly worm! :(
I still have the originals in all colors!

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Posted April 18 2010 - 06:07 PM

Love em!

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Posted April 18 2010 - 08:32 PM

Yeah Mann's worms and old segmented "Fliptail" worms. Remember going into the local Walmart in those days and you could buy a "handful" for a fixed price. They had all colors mixed in a glass goldfish bowl on the counter. Black, purple, red, and blue was it.

Learned real quick you didn't put spinner baits, plastic worms, and plugs in the same tackle box; remember when they would "melt"?

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Posted April 18 2010 - 08:51 PM

Tom Mann's plastic worm had an interesting history.
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.

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Posted April 18 2010 - 09:37 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. 

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Posted April 19 2010 - 11:33 AM

Thanks for the info.  I didn't know BPS was stocking them.
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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
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Posted April 20 2010 - 02:23 PM

I've been using the 8" Jelly Worm since they were introduced and still use them later in the year when "bigger" worms start to work. As for colors, black grape and blue work best for me.

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.

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Posted April 20 2010 - 08:14 PM

what size hook is everyone using to rig these?
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Posted April 20 2010 - 08:26 PM

i use a 5/0 gamakatsu ewg for the 8"

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Posted April 22 2010 - 08:52 PM

what size hook is everyone using to rig these?


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