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Anybody ever bought and used any of the bulk plastics that they sell at Barlow's Tackle? If so what do you think and how did they hold up? Just got the 09' catalog and they offer a worm I've been searching everywhere for. How are they and what are some experiences?

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I just stopped by Barlows a few days ago, and though I haven't fished their plastics there was a guy bagging some up at the front desk and they seemed to be pretty good quality.  

I just discovered Barlows a couple weeks ago, turns out their warehouse/retail store is just a few blocks from where I work.  They have a nice assortment of lure making supplies.

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Cool. Guess it can't hurt to try them out.

Brent if you're reading this...9" + ringer worms in black, green pumpkin, and junebug  please  :)

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The bulk, no-name plastics look awfully similar to the name brands.

If you have the paper catalog, look at the "house" craw tubes compared to the "name brand" craw tubes in there.  I suspect they're identical with different packaging.  So the rest of the plastics are probably in the same boat (pun intended)

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I think one manufacturer makes 80% of all plastics which

are subsequently "branded" and re-marketed. When Brent

sees this post, I'm sure he can shed some light on the subject.

8-)

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Cool. Guess it can't hurt to try them out.

Brent if you're reading this...9" + ringer worms in black, green pumpkin, and junebug please :)

Do not try the ringworms they do not work  ;)

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I think one manufacturer makes 80% of all plastics which

are subsequently "branded" and re-marketed. When Brent

sees this post, I'm sure he can shed some light on the subject.

8-)

I agree. A good example is Strike King Shadalicious and Bass Magic swimbaits. Exactly the same but Strike Kings cost more.

Go figure. :)

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Catt I love ringworms! I've only got a few left in 7". Then I opened up the front page of my new Barlows tackle catalog and they have the whole first page dedicated to ringworms. I guess I'm going to be ordering some 9" and 7" to try out. You should look at them as well...they even offer them in camo  8-)

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I agree RW, I had a favorite that they quit making and I looked everywhere for it finally found a generic and I swear it was the very same thing.

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There are a couple places that do alot of work for some of the big name manufactorers, they also offer some of the stuff, that is not a custom made mold for a specific customer up in bulk. Most manufactorers have there baits shot with there formulas, there scent, so on and so forth, so why the baits may look identical they usually are slight differences in the plastisol or scent added (salt, plastic formula and etc)

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I think one manufacturer makes 80% of all plastics which

are subsequently "branded" and re-marketed. When Brent

sees this post, I'm sure he can shed some light on the subject.

8-)

I would tend to agree as well, working for Stanley Bostitch for several years, you'd be surprised at the products WE make and rebadge right in our factory.  The pnuematic tackers, nailers, and industrial staplers were all made there before shipping it all to China of course.

So I'm willing to bet plastics arent much different.  I was looking through the catolog last night and need some new stuff.

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Well, our sponsors offer a broad range of soft platics.

Look to them first.

8-)

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I wish you guys could have seen Barlow's back in the 80's. It was the best! It was the "BPS" store when BPS was just a catalog... they didn't push house brands, in fact they carried everything!!. I grew up near them and that was my local shop for many years. These days it's not even in the same league as it used to be... I am sad every time I return to Dallas and (visit my parents) stop in there.

Back to topic... there worms are decent quality, hold up well and are priced pretty good.

RW-  unfortunately Brent doesn't carry everything.  ...lol  

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