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Do Soft Plastics Ever Go Bad In Storage?

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I still have soft plastic (worms, creatures, etc.) in storage that I made over ten years ago, do these thing ever go bad. The only problem I find is the oil and scent have dried, but the worms feel as good as the day I made them. It appears all I need do is add some oil and scent and go fishin' :)

Anyone else run across this before?

How can I justify purchasing new materials and molds when the stuff I have is still good :(

Are fish still biting on Motor Oil????

Tell me what you would do.

Cheers, Eric

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Only justification would be new colors, methinks.

I've used soft plastics older than 10 years and they were as good as new (for the most part). So you could use some JJ's magic, MegaStrike, or whatever scent you want and go for it.

I know guys who swear by motor oil, but I haven't found a lot of success with the color.

I say go for it, Eric.

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Get some JJ's in clear, some new hooks, and you're ready to roll.

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Ditto on the JJ's. I love Motor Oil colored worms. They have been a "go to" for years, that and Gourd Green. However, it will most likely have to do with the water you are fishing.

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Ditto on the JJ's. I love Motor Oil colored worms. They have been a "go to" for years, that and Gourd Green. However, it will most likely have to do with the water you are fishing.

I fish the Middle Potomac River and it's creeks. Curly tail worms and grubs in Motor oil was my go to bait for years; then I started reacting to the hype on other colors and styles so I got away from the Motor Oil.

I was poking around the basement one day and ran across a box full of zip-lock bags containing worms, grubs, and creatures I had made over ten years ago. I could not believe they looked as good as the day I made them, I was shocked they hadn't melted or hardened beyond use. :)

Cheers, Eric

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I fish the Middle Potomac River and it's creeks. Curly tail worms and grubs in Motor oil was my go to bait for years; then I started reacting to the hype on other colors and styles so I got away from the Motor Oil.

I was poking around the basement one day and ran across a box full of zip-lock bags containing worms, grubs, and creatures I had made over ten years ago. I could not believe they looked as good as the day I made them, I was shocked they hadn't melted or hardened beyond use. :)

Cheers, Eric

I still use motor oil worms when I fish the Potomac! All you need to do is put them is a bag and add some worm oil and good as new...If they were straight in the packages, I had some worms over 2 years old that I stored and some were bent, those I gave to a guy that does his own pouring because it is a paint to try and get them straight again.

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