Basstrix baits breaking down question

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Basstrix baits breaking down question

Postby jmb27 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:44 am

As I've been cleaning up and getting rid of some gear, I noticed a shoe box sized plastic container with about 5 or 6 boxes of unfished Basstrix paddle tail baits. However, the baits were now in liquid, possibly of no use. Is this the plastisol or some other chemical breaking down (for lack of a better term)?

Curious if anyone else has had this experience...

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Re: Basstrix baits breaking down question

Postby toddmc » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:37 pm

It happens. I only have about half a dozen packages of Basstrix swimbaits. All have been left in the plastic box and all have a liquid that leaks all over the rest of my swimbaits. I would have a dedicated box if I fished more of them. I don't know what the chemical makeup of the liquid is.

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Re: Basstrix baits breaking down question

Postby jmb27 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:28 am

Yeah, I looked again last night and the baits still look usable, but the liquid is a mess. I guess I can drain the box and use the baits. I'll note to keep them in a separate box going forward should I buy anymore.

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Re: Basstrix baits breaking down question

Postby earthworm77 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:50 am

they get oily for some reason. It might have to do with the paint that they coat over with a layer of plastic.


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