ZMAN plastics

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ZMAN plastics

Post by tj1004 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:01 pm

Anyone know how long zman stuff can be in a tackle box with other plastics before they start to melt everything? I use them when wading creeks and keep a small waterproof box in my pocket and would like to keep them stored loosely in there for 4-6 hours at a time. Thanks

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Re: ZMAN plastics

Post by nctrucker » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:54 pm

short term MAY be okay. but when you forget there IS gonna be a mess. like trying to keep the cueball from scratching on a DEAD scratch. it's going to happen. just grab a sandwich baggie for them. i tried to do the wagging finger smiley emoji! soft plastics and hardbaits are risky. zman softbaits are risky with other baits. maybe do a 3 hour test in a baggie with zman and another worm together? tell you what i put a zman trd(the deal), a GYBC senko(red shad), a white zoom fluke, and a big bite cane thumper in a baggie at 855 pm. i'll check it in a couple of hours.

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Re: ZMAN plastics

Post by mark poulson » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:17 pm

nctrucker wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:54 pm
short term MAY be okay. but when you forget there IS gonna be a mess. like trying to keep the cueball from scratching on a DEAD scratch. it's going to happen. just grab a sandwich baggie for them. i tried to do the wagging finger smiley emoji! soft plastics and hardbaits are risky. zman softbaits are risky with other baits. maybe do a 3 hour test in a baggie with zman and another worm together? tell you what i put a zman trd(the deal), a GYBC senko(red shad), a white zoom fluke, and a big bite cane thumper in a baggie at 855 pm. i'll check it in a couple of hours.
It will melt the finish on some hard baits, too.

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Re: ZMAN plastics

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:22 pm

I would just keep them in the original bag and then in you pocket.

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Re: ZMAN plastics

Post by Gone Phishin » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:01 pm

nctrucker wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:54 pm
short term MAY be okay. but when you forget there IS gonna be a mess. like trying to keep the cueball from scratching on a DEAD scratch. it's going to happen. just grab a sandwich baggie for them. i tried to do the wagging finger smiley emoji! soft plastics and hardbaits are risky. zman softbaits are risky with other baits. maybe do a 3 hour test in a baggie with zman and another worm together? tell you what i put a zman trd(the deal), a GYBC senko(red shad), a white zoom fluke, and a big bite cane thumper in a baggie at 855 pm. i'll check it in a couple of hours.
You are doing God's work here my friend. 8-)

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Re: ZMAN plastics

Post by nctrucker » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:36 pm

after 2 1/2 hours there is nothing happening. no blob, no color transfer, nada. going to leave it overnight.

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Re: ZMAN plastics

Post by Sore Thumb » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:15 am

There are small ZMan proof tackle boxes available. Lets you keep ZMan and other plastics in the same box and separated from each other.

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Re: ZMAN plastics

Post by nctrucker » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:30 am

after 11 1/2 hours in a sandwich baggie, there are still no signs of any meltdown. no stickiness. no color bleed that i can tell. i am going to leave the bag intact for the rest of a full day, then check it tonight. and with this i hit 100 posts!

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Re: ZMAN plastics

Post by Slazmo » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:21 am

Sore Thumb wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:15 am
There are small ZMan proof tackle boxes available. Lets you keep ZMan and other plastics in the same box and separated from each other.
Those Moncross boxes are proof that ZMans aren't kryptonite to all plastics... Plano and Versus boxes taco badly... Other soft plastics - may as well be a congealed bouncy ball once they've touched in time.

But...

They still melt and stick to each other in the heat... And those boxes are super fragile - have cracked two so far and had them replaced only to be told they won't be replaced in the future due to "negligence"...

This will be my last foray with Z Man's or Moncross tbh...
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Re: ZMAN plastics

Post by doomtrprz71 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:48 am

My flambeau boxes with the zrust dividers hold up well to them, my vudu shrimp dont like to be near them though.

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Re: ZMAN plastics

Post by tj1004 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:05 pm

Thanks

I’ll probably just take my chances and give it a shot.

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Re: ZMAN plastics

Post by nctrucker » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:34 pm

no problems after 24 hours with my baits in baggie.

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Re: ZMAN plastics

Post by mark poulson » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:11 pm

tj1004 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:05 pm
Thanks

I’ll probably just take my chances and give it a shot.
Just keep them in their original bags, keep them separate from regular plastisol baits, and you'll be fine.

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ZMAN plastics test

Post by nctrucker » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:50 am

after about 2 1/2 days the zman baits is starting to stick to the baggie, feeling a bit greasy. still no color bleed or any problem with other baits at all. TRD does feel a bit greasy/slick.

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Re: ZMAN plastics test

Post by mark poulson » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:05 am

nctrucker wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:50 am
after about 2 1/2 days the zman baits is starting to stick to the baggie, feeling a bit greasy. still no color bleed or any problem with other baits at all. TRD does feel a bit greasy/slick.
It will happen. Been there, done that, have the T shirt. :lol:

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