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So this might sound weird but do the minus 1's have a special kind of paint or something on them? I ask this because when bank fishing I will toss a few lures in a empty plastics bag and take a little walk. Well for some reason when they are in a bag with plastics and other stuff they turn sticky all over them. Out of the million other baits I have done the same with it only happens to those.

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No idea if it's a different paint or not but I've seen the same issues with the original version, not with the Elites though. 

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I never had it happen and I have a bunch of those but I never put them in a plastic bag either. To me it sounds as if the plastic and the paint had some kind of reaction.

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First order I ever made to basspro when I first got into fishing, I order three Minus 1s.... and I don't think I've ever fished them.

 

Do you fish them in really shallow water? Or more over submerged vegetation? Or more like a square bill into laydowns?

 

I need to tie one on this year.

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You fish them anywhere you might want a wake bait or to dive down a foot or so. I use them over grass that is just below the surface. They are great cause you can throw a crank over grass that is just inches below the surface and be able to cover a area. They are awesome in places that get choked out in the summer.

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There has to be something in the paint that reacts with the plastic. I do the same thing sometimes when I'm walking the bank and I've had a 1 minus do that to me too.

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I had that happen with some of my very old rattletraps. After sitting in a tackle box for a long time the paint on 2 of them was very sticky. I also noticed it on a storm thunderstick once. It must be a chemical reaction from plastic that off gasses and changes the outer finish of the paint. I still have the baits and have not figured out how to take care of the sticky paint without a repaint. I have considered spraying them with a clear coat, but not sure if that would help.

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That is a great question and timing is crazy, I have been cleaning my boxes up and I love wakes this time of year so I was pulling them out of my tangled mess of lures, and all my mann's wakes with red hooks were sticky like you said. I couldn't get it off as I thought it was scent or some time of film, but it is on the 3 I have all in a shad pattern, silver and blue, red hooks....The tiny one's are fine and have different paint, same with a few I have that are much bigger, I think the biggest size they have....I would say mine are 3 years old, barely used as I found them on clearance in a bin and I don't like 2 red hooks, only 1....Just realized how dumb that sounds.

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A wake bait is my favorite presentation in the last few years, postspawn until end of fall, you can wake anything, the Manns are great wakes for the money, but I really like the Red Fin style and shape wakes like the Rapala BX minnow and Long a, or a big fat bait like the larger Egg from Bass Pro and the DT Fat 1 in Red for some reason...I get fish to chase it down from 20 feet away with the big Rapala.

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There has to be something in the paint that reacts with the plastic. I do the same thing sometimes when I'm walking the bank and I've had a 1 minus do that to me too.

 

I had 2 of them both sizes in a bag with some other stuff. I cleaned it off when i got home and the next day I put one in a bag and it happened again. I have been throwing a couple lures in a old plastics bag when bank fishing for years. As far as I know oly the minus 1's have that happen to them.

 

I think I used WD 40 to get all that crap off. I think.... Alcohol or something similar would probably work also.

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These little boogers cast like a rocket.

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Mann's Baby Minus 1 is the best I've ever used for ultra shallow crank baits.  Cabela's Grave Digger goes to 2 ft., a little smaller but ain't far behind in fish catching.  All my Baby Minus 1's are kept in separate compartment in my tackle. Never a problem. They just catch Bass.

 

Old school basser...

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Yea I can get some insane distance with the bigger minus 1's on a crankbait rod. I would say I can get down below 2' maybe even to 3' depending how fast you reel and stick your tip in the water?

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Here's a trick. On the small -1's, take the silicone collar for a jig or spinnerbait and slip it over the rear split ring after you put #6 trebles on the bait. That way, the hooks won't tangle with the larger hooks.

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I was actually just looking through some cranks and here you go

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It is just hanging stuck to my finger its so sticky and even has grass stuck to it.

I also think it might of peeled some paint off

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I had to really scrub hard to get it off.

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