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Straightening Out Pork Baits

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Picked up some Uncle Josh Pork Drop Shot baits yesterday at Sportsman Warehouse. Not sure how long they've been in the bottle of brine,but some of them are a little kinked.I'd like to see about making them straight again...anyway of doing this? I know plastic worms can be straightened by boiling,not sure about pork though.

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Picked up some Uncle Josh Pork Drop Shot baits yesterday at Sportsman Warehouse. Not sure how long they've been in the bottle of brine,but some of them are a little kinked.I'd like to see about making them straight again...anyway of doing this? I know plastic worms can be straightened by boiling,not sure about pork though.

Yes, time in the water will straighten them out but i hate that! So, here are some ideas on straightening the pork. First off, uncle josh has a great scent, however, they all (with the exception of their new meat frog) have skin on them that make them stiffen up like this. That is why many of their baits actually do not float up like you see in some other porks that are awesome, but terribly marketed. One quick trick i have found is you get out your cutting board and place the pork down and hit it or have a thin cloth/news paper over it and hit it with the back end of a knife. Go back and forth on it. Start hitting it soft and gradually hit it harder while intermediately checking the pork to see if it is more malleable. I will do this on both sides since many of their porks have only the skin with little fat on the rind portions. The skin is what is being difficult. I then will do the roll where i roll it up both ways repeatedly just trying to do what time in the water would do to it. I'll then put it back in the jar. On real difficult skin you will have to do this on several occasions. Now, remember, the color may fade a hair and the underlying white color may come out but this shouldn't be a problem.

The other option which is much easier is get glycerin and put a few drops in your jar a few days prior to use. This will 100% loosen that bait up but it will also attempt to disintegrate the bait and the life of the pork is decreased. However, if you know you will go through the baits during the week than it is definitely worth it. If you do however manage to not lose them while using them, put them in the freezer after use and bring them back out come fishing time. These two tricks are the best for the porks that i have discovered. Hope it helps.

Troy

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That's great info,I've never fished any kind of pork baits before

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