How to repair distorted and kinked soft plastic lures

Soft plastic lure maintenance

Do your soft plastics stick together in your tackle box, or have kinked and melted tails?

Perhaps the answer is no but you’d like to ensure it doesn’t happen.

In this video we show you a simple trick to straighten those kinks using boiling hot water.

And to avoid them sticking together, make sure you always store the same brand and type of lure separate to other lures.

So don’t store harder plastic lures with internal jig heads in the same box with traditional soft plastics such as worms and squiggies.

The plastics are different compounds and can react and stick together.

Click the links below for tips on how best to utilise soft plastics in some of our past posts;

Techniques for fishing soft plastics

Metre plus impoundment barra caught at boat ramp on soft plastic

Twitch bait lures

Best lures to take travelling


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Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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  • Fishing Tails

    Reply Reply June 20, 2017

    Hi Ryan,
    Great tips! I always chucked them in together and expected them to have a short life span, now I know that they can last a longer if separated out properly.

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