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I fish a lot of soft plastics and never really have a good way to take them with me. I have 4 large pockets full and some in one 3700 plastic.

I was seeing these Worm Binders and now I am interested in trying one. I have a $50 BassPro credit :eyebrows:  I got so I figured I might get a binder. 

I like this style that holds jarred baitholders as I take JJs with me and really don't like carrying it in my big bag in case it leaks. I will take any advise on best brands or styles. I don't have to have the jarred baitholders but thought it would be a good addition. Heck let me know if they are not all that useful too I don't want to waste my $ if they are a joke to use. :smiley:

 

Also do you put the entire bag inside the pages or do you prefer just the baits in the pages?

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I think that the worm binders are unnecessary.  I keep all soft plastics in their original packaging. ( for the most part )   Should a package get unusable, I repackage in a quart zip lock freezer bag.  Freezer bags are MUCH more durable than regular zip lock bags.  Group similar plastics together in gallon zip lock bags.  Get a small to medium sized duffle bag to store the filled gallon zip lock bags of various plastics.  Label the various bags as much as necessary to that you don't spend too much time looking through various bags looking for that one bait.

 

I generally carry 3 smallish duffle bags full of soft plastics in my boat - maybe 16 to 20 different classes of baits. (For instance - creatures - craws - senkos - fluke type baits - chompers - ribbon tail worms - paddle tail worms - nose hook drop shot baits - tx rig drop shot baits - swim baits -  you get the idea)    If I was bank bound I'd probably down size some.

 

If I were you, I'd spend my money on LOTS of quart and gallon size zip lock bags and cheap duffle bags, rather than one of those "worm binders".   I'm not impressed with the amount of storage you get for the price.

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I think that the worm binders are unnecessary.  I keep all soft plastics in their original packaging. ( for the most part )   Should a package get unusable, I repackage in a quart zip lock freezer bag.  Freezer bags are MUCH more durable than regular zip lock bags.  Group similar plastics together in gallon zip lock bags.  Get a small to medium sized duffle bag to store the filled gallon zip lock bags of various plastics.  Label the various bags as much as necessary to that you don't spend too much time looking through various bags looking for that one bait.

 

I generally carry 3 smallish duffle bags full of soft plastics in my boat - maybe 16 to 20 different classes of baits. (For instance - creatures - craws - senkos - fluke type baits - chompers - ribbon tail worms - paddle tail worms - nose hook drop shot baits - tx rig drop shot baits - swim baits -  you get the idea)    If I was bank bound I'd probably down size some.

 

If I were you, I'd spend my money on LOTS of quart and gallon size zip lock bags and cheap duffle bags, rather than one of those "worm binders".   I'm not impressed with the amount of storage you get for the price.

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I either keep mine in ziplok freezer bags or in cheap plastic bins from Walmart in the original packaging. I started doing this after my experiences with worm binders!

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I keep some plastics in a Plano Box with my terminal tackle. Everything else going with me goes in it's original packaging in a ziploc bag. 

 

Bag #1: Worms 

Bag #2: Craws/Creature Baits

Bag #3: Flukes/Swimbaits 

 

I can carry quite a few baits that way. Works pretty well for me. 

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My girlfriend bought me a worm binder for Christmas and I like it, before a trip I load it with everything I might need. I rarely fish a whole day anyway and I like to keep it simple so it I can fit everything I need (worms, ez swimmers, stick worms, craws and creatures, etc.

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I like the original bags too. For one thing you don't mix up scents. But I use a kayak and have to travel light sometimes. I'll just throw a bag of each plastic I intend to use behind the seat. I pack 5 rods with different lures and that's what I'm using for that trip. Unless I'm there all day or at a small place and can paddle back to the truck and tie on something else.

 

I have one friend who has a pier at his pond. I'll leave several rods and the tackle bag on the pier then and only take a couple rods until I find a good pattern.

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I think that the worm binders are unnecessary.  I keep all soft plastics in their original packaging. ( for the most part )   Should a package get unusable, I repackage in a quart zip lock freezer bag.  Freezer bags are MUCH more durable than regular zip lock bags.  Group similar plastics together in gallon zip lock bags.  Get a small to medium sized duffle bag to store the filled gallon zip lock bags of various plastics.  Label the various bags as much as necessary to that you don't spend too much time looking through various bags looking for that one bait.

 

I generally carry 3 smallish duffle bags full of soft plastics in my boat - maybe 16 to 20 different classes of baits. (For instance - creatures - craws - senkos - fluke type baits - chompers - ribbon tail worms - paddle tail worms - nose hook drop shot baits - tx rig drop shot baits - swim baits -  you get the idea)    If I was bank bound I'd probably down size some.

 

If I were you, I'd spend my money on LOTS of quart and gallon size zip lock bags and cheap duffle bags, rather than one of those "worm binders".   I'm not impressed with the amount of storage you get for the price.

 

Original or Smaller Bags - Stored in Larger Bags - Stored in a Big Bag.

 

Except for the rings that keep everything in the same order, you've described a worm binder!

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I got a smaller version that I carry in my large tackle bag on the boat. I removed the sleeves and like the origional plastics packaging for all the above stated reasons. I'll load several bags of whatever I'm throwing along with hooks, weights, clippers, pliers, spike-it, yum scent, scales and a smalll towel....and my cell phone. When I get to my spot I throw it up on the front deck and go fishing.

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I used a 3-ring worm binder for 4 or 5 years and would have highly recommended it...until this past year.  Now, so many of the plastics I use come in much bulkier packaging that the binder has become somewhat obsolete.  Rage Tail, Keitech, Strike King....I needed to carry a backpack or duffel in addition to the binder.  Now, the binder often just stays in the car or at home and I have a backpack with a jumbled mess of plastics.  I have segregated a little bit using inside pockets...trailers, flukes, etc.  But, I'm no where near as organized as I was when I just had a binder full of 'flatter' packs of Zooms, Senkos, and Net Baits.

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Wow I didn't see so many different opinions coming. I see kind of a split some like the freezer bags possibly in a small duffel bag, other like the binders. I already have several small duffel bags I never tried just putting my soft plastics in one of them. I might try that before I order one. I fish from the bank and a boat and I just didn't like the way I couldn't really see what was in each pocket without pulling 90% out. Even with the baits somewhat organized by pocket you cant see whats what. This is why I was interested.  

 

 

I keep my baits in their original packages as well. This was why I asked do you put the entire bag inside the pages or do you prefer just the baits in the pages? I have seen it used both ways. 

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I don't really use the binders anymore. Here's what I do now, it's similar to some yet a little different. 

https://youtu.be/4NnSqmd0j0c?t=6s

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I fish out of a kayak too so I only bring a fraction of what I have each time I go out. I still bring way, way more than I ever use. I have gotten a lot of my plastics from grab bags and random bargain buckets, and most of those have gone straight into worm binders after sorting. When I buy plastics in a package, I keep them in the package, and just toss them in a backpack if I want to bring them with me. I've decided I actually prefer the "loose packs in a backpack" approach, and have been phasing out the worm binders. I still bring the binders with me, but now if I ever repackage plastics, I just use clear laminated bags ordered from Do-It Molds, and leave them loose to throw in the backpack with everything else.

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I personally own a bait binder and I wouldn't suggest it. It works fine but it does nothing more then what a gallon freezer bag would do.

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When I first started fishing I used those worm binders and loaded them up, but now have stopped using them completely.  With so many soft plastics nowadays being scented, those plastic worm pouches eventually get pretty gnarly where you want to replace it.  They also get weak and I've had a couple rip at the bottom.  Now I carry a few bags of plastics in their original packaging all in a Zip Lock Freezer Gallon Bag.  The standard bag size of plastics fits perfectly side by side in a freezer bag.  I'll also carry a 3500 size Plano with my finesse terminal tackle and any plastics that I use but don't want to throw away (I never put used plastics back in their original bags).

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Im with the others on using ziplock bags and origional bags. Way i do mine is sorted by style (worms, chunks, craws, etc..) into gallon bags in boat, and i keep a seperate gallon bag of confidence/favorites on top or in my tacklebag. That way the ones i use most are in top and handy for fishing with someone else or ponds.

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I did the binder thing for a couple of seasons. Not something I would ever do again. First off, the binders are not made for the conditions they will encounter. I went through 2 binders pretty quickly. Second the capacity is not good. All it takes is a few bags in each page and you are dealing with a gigantic bulge with a whole lot of unused space and a binder that wont close.

 

I have settled on storing plastics in original package categorized into about 6 gallon plastic freezer bags. Each bag has  masking tape on each side near the top of the bag with the label printed in big Sharpie.

 

I feel that nothing is perfect for storing plastics but I really like what I am doing right now. Probably wont change any time soon. 

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Wow I didn't see so many different opinions coming. I see kind of a split some like the freezer bags possibly in a small duffel bag, other like the binders. I already have several small duffel bags I never tried just putting my soft plastics in one of them. I might try that before I order one. I fish from the bank and a boat and I just didn't like the way I couldn't really see what was in each pocket without pulling 90% out. Even with the baits somewhat organized by pocket you cant see whats what. This is why I was interested.  

 

 

I keep my baits in their original packages as well. This was why I asked do you put the entire bag inside the pages or do you prefer just the baits in the pages? I have seen it used both ways. 

 

I do that, if possible, I put the entire bag into the "page". You might want to try a spinnerbait binder, you can put two bags in each compartment, each page comes with 2 compartments.

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....here is my converted binder, sans sleeves & metal rings

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I got the Browning Worm Binder from Bass PRO. I have had it for three years now still like new and holds 20 sum packs. I keep them in the package and put them in the binder pages. Would not be with out it.

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I know you said you had a BPS card but consider the Academy H2O worm binder especially if you are a bank fisher. It's $19.99

Here's the web site and description. Also take your thick plastics like Rage lobsters and put them in plastic storage bags.

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/h2o-xpress-magnum-worm-binder

The H2O XPRESS® Magnum Worm Binder features water-resistant 840D polyester construction for durability and 2 exterior and 4 interior storage pockets to provide plenty of storage. An ergonomic neoprene carry handle offers comfort.

Features and Benefits

Ergonomic neoprene carry handle offers comfort

Includes 15 reinforced, self-sealing PE bags

Water-resistant 840D polyester construction for durability

2 exterior and 4 interior storage pockets provide plenty of storage

Duraflex buckles attach to H2O XPRESS™ Pro Tackle Bag (sold separately)

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check out the Browning worm binders at BP , ive had mine for years and have that thing packed !!! it is very well made and has stayed in great condition . i keep my soft baits in there and trust me when i say i have a lot in there !!! buy some extra '' pages'' added to it , the thing will hold a lot and the zipper is heavy duty with finger tabs on them that make it very easy to open and close if you put 30-40 bags of plastics in there ....

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I actually prefer a binder on my yak.

It lets me keep my baits in their original bags, let's me decide how to organize them by "page" so can flip to sencos, or creature baits, or whatever.

The Berkeley binder I use also takes up very little space in my yak attack box...

Great product!

http://www.amazon.com/Berkley-BASBB1490-P-Soft-Bait-Binder/dp/B00C7KMWMK

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I got the Browning Worm Binder from Bass PRO. I have had it for three years now still like new and holds 20 sum packs. I keep them in the package and put them in the binder pages. Would not be with out it.

What size did you get? They offer more than one.

 

check out the Browning worm binders at BP , ive had mine for years and have that thing packed !!! it is very well made and has stayed in great condition . i keep my soft baits in there and trust me when i say i have a lot in there !!! buy some extra '' pages'' added to it , the thing will hold a lot and the zipper is heavy duty with finger tabs on them that make it very easy to open and close if you put 30-40 bags of plastics in there ....

Same question what size binder did you get?

 

I actually prefer a binder on my yak.

It lets me keep my baits in their original bags, let's me decide how to organize them by "page" so can flip to sencos, or creature baits, or whatever.

The Berkeley binder I use also takes up very little space in my yak attack box...

Great product!

http://www.amazon.com/Berkley-BASBB1490-P-Soft-Bait-Binder/dp/B00C7KMWMK

I saw these as well what size did you get?

 

They all offer like a medium and a large what ones do you have and do you wish you had went smaller, the same size, or bigger if you could do it over?

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What size did you get? They offer more than one.

 

Same question what size binder did you get?

 

I saw these as well what size did you get?

 

They all offer like a medium and a large what ones do you have and do you wish you had went smaller, the same size, or bigger if you could do it over?

Large. Nope wouldn't change a thing. It really works well for my set up. I keep a ton of soft plastic in bins in my shop, so after a trip, I'll come home and restock my Barkley binder with what I used, or change colors for different lakes I will at that week. They actually hold a ton of baits

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 i got the large Browning worm binder , the jumbo is HUGE !!! my binder is easily 5'' thick with baits , the material is super durable as is the zippers , i seriously thought it would blow out on me but has held up to bags and bags of baits , it's pretty comical , i put my knee on it with most of my weight and then horse the zippers closed :threaten:

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