Zman soft plastics

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Zman soft plastics

#1 Post by turkey2 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:01 pm

Can any one tell me how to resurrect Zman's , they have been sitting for to long and the tails are all out of shape , would hate to have too throw them out .

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Re: Zman soft plastics

#2 Post by MrPinkie » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:07 pm

Not sure what you mean by 'resurrect' them, but can try putting them in the freezer so the tails don't stick together as a bunch. Or perhaps wait until mid-April and pin them to a cross and put them into a cave and see what happens :)

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Re: Zman soft plastics

#3 Post by turkey2 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:58 pm

All the tails are flat , horizontal instead of being in line with the bodies

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Re: Zman soft plastics

#4 Post by MrPinkie » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:20 pm

Horizontally flat and stuck to the bodies? Whichever way I have no other advice than just stick them in the freezer and re-mould to shape.

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Re: Zman soft plastics

#5 Post by koji » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:40 pm

I read somewhere recently that dipping the tails into boiling water will get them back into shape. Do a google search and I'm sure it will show up somewhere...I take it they need to hang up immediately afterwards. Hopefully that helps!

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Re: Zman soft plastics

#6 Post by simons rat » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:21 pm

be careful of the hot water ... they will completely melt.

I tried a few things with ones I wrecked in a hot car .... had no luck.

They are a really great lure, you just need to make sure you do not ruin them by storing them in a hot location or mixing them with any other soft plastic.

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Re: Zman soft plastics

#7 Post by turkey2 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:57 pm

Thanks every one for your hints ,I'll try the freezer one first , and then the hot water .Cheers

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Re: Zman soft plastics

#8 Post by Hotcuppa » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:11 pm

turkey2 wrote:Thanks every one for your hints ,I'll try the freezer one first , and then the hot water .Cheers
Did you have any luck mate? I've got the same issue.

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Re: Zman soft plastics

#9 Post by beetle » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:54 pm

Regular soft plastics (plastisol ones) can be straightened out using hot (not boiling) water. Not sure about Zmans though...

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Re: Zman soft plastics

#10 Post by steve202 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:41 pm

Put them in the cave i love that one :lol:

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Re: Zman soft plastics

#11 Post by clutch » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:41 pm

It was a funny line Mr Pinky!!!

Easter will be a great time to celebrate the empty cross, the empty tomb, and hopefully some cracker fishing. All good things, hopefully without too much heavy rain or heavy wind.

As for Zmans, the initial problem I find is the tails sticking to each other. When pulled apart, I think tail shape/ flatness should be less of a problem than with less flexible baits. I have found the curly tails become more moble as little tailor nip little divots into the tail. Spewing when they chomp straight through of course.

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Re: Zman soft plastics

#12 Post by MrPinkie » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:49 pm

Yeah the freezer doesn't work - I tried that the other day after I left them all out in the sun and they all melted. It's amazing how hot the plastic gets if you leave them in the sun, it almost burnt my fingers.

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