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Okay I've tried experimenting myself and have read up but have not really found a good solution to this. I'm sure most if not all of you are very familiar with the "clamshell" type packaging popular with Kietech and other brands. How the heck do you guys store these things? Right now I've settled on throwing them in a gallon ziploc but it's a huge pain, and I can't take it with me in my kayak so I usually can only bring 2 or 3 individual packages. Any other soft plastics I store in a deep plano which works very well, but the clamshell packed ones take up way too much room to do that. So I'm curious what you guys do, specifically guys who fish from the bank or from a kayak. 

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The hard plastic peg display packaging is designed to prevent damage during shipping and display handling, plus 5 seconds de by side look like more than 5 bunched together in a zip bag.

As long as you don't store them twisted or folded and they don't take a misformed set, store in a zip lock bag or in a hard worm poor lure box like a Plano.

Tom

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2 minutes ago, WRB said:

The hard plastic peg display packaging is designed to prevent damage during shipping and display handling, plus 5 seconds de by side look like more than 5 bunched together in a zip bag.

As long as you don't store them twisted or folded and they don't take a misformed set, store in a zip lock bag or in a hard worm poor lure box like a Plano.

Tom

That's the problem, I store my Plano's vertically in a milk crate and if I put them in a bag or directly into the plano they would all fall to the bottom, bunch up, and deform. 

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I use the free bassmaster bag, fill it with plastics, including clamshells.

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15 minutes ago, MassYak85 said:

That's the problem, I store my Plano's vertically in a milk crate and if I put them in a bag or directly into the plano they would all fall to the bottom, bunch up, and deform. 

 

I do the same thing in my kayak and I just only bring what I think I will reasonably use, plus a few more. I also will take them out and put them back in the clamshell at the end of the day if I remember.  Also, some lures seem to be totally fine stored in a vertical box for a day, like I have never had a Rage lure deform from being in a plano.  Keitechs get a bit of a tail bend but if you don't jam the compartment full they never seem to get really damaged.  

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I put them in a speed bag.

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Buy a big clear tote/bin from anywhere like Target, Home Depot, Lowes, etc. Put the shells on their sides. By doing so you can get a good dozen or so packs in a container. I do this for all my Keitech baits. For the rage baits I put them in a worm bag with no inserts since Rage is more of a flatter package then Keitech. 

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I stopped buying Keitechs once I discovered the swing shad.  1/3 of the price and exact same action in my opinion.  The tails are so soft and limber that I haven't noticed any deforming when storing them in a plano box.  I've pulled out ones that were completely folded in half because it slid to one side, but were just fine when I rigged and fished them.

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I just leave them in their original package. But, i do fish out of a bass boat with plenty storage. 

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I just remove them from the clam shell and stuff them in the bag or plano box as straight as possible. They do kind of scrunch up in the plano box in my tackle back pack, but it hasn't affected the way they look. In my boat I leave them in there bag in a large ziploc or plano storage device.

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