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I have heard from some anglers that once they have a  plactic worm/hedge hog/fluke start ripping they just toss that in the tackle box and later on melt them down so that they can be reused again. One way to make a lure last...

But what is the best way to do this?

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I save mine and repair or modify them with a hot knife.  It works good for smaller to mod. tears and holes.  They make a worm welder that operates off of batteries.  There is a link about one made just a few days ago on here.  Once they get to a certain point remelting is the only option.

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I repair some plastics by holding them over a candle and sealing the holes. I used to pour some baits and also remelted some to be repoured. However, remelting usually resulted in a degradation of color. But black was perfect for remelting because the color stays the same and black has always been one of my favorite colors anyways.

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