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Old 12-26-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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Fishing tackle oddity

Last weekend I was chained to the shop ;-)= due to being on call at work and looked for a short term project that could be done in a couple hours so I decided to repair Dad's fly rod he gave me after the 1972 flood. I was digging thru my tackle box and found this. Evidently salmon eggs melt plastic thus explaining why they are still in little glass jars!

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Old 12-27-2012, 09:36 AM   #2
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Re: Fishing tackle oddity

it's for top water baits....
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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it's for top water baits....
That's it! Thanks Rich!-LOL
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:44 PM   #4
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Re: Fishing tackle oddity

That's so wierd, Im laughing just looking at it...lol
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Re: Fishing tackle oddity

So the eggs actually did that or is that how it came?
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Re: Fishing tackle oddity

Back in the 70's I had some cheap plastic worms that I had in my tackle box. I had not gone fishing in several months and decided to sort the box and take inventory for the next trip. I opened my box and to my amazement the worms had melted completely through the top shelf and were sitting on the bottom shelf. The worms were actually unaffected, but the solvent based chemical in them had softened the petroleum based plastic tackle box. The plastic never did re harden, it stayed soft in that one compartment from then on even after the worms had been pulled out of the ooze. Not sure if the cheaper worms are still made this way or not, but the ones I have now have been fine for years.
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Re: Fishing tackle oddity

I've had the same issue guys, with hooks embedded into bobbers and plastic worms fused to other pieces parts. I think it's Roswell related.

Oh, and Mike, thanks for the lead : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Graa_Vm5eA
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Re: Fishing tackle oddity

This is just weird, man.
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Re: Fishing tackle oddity

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That's so wierd, Im laughing just looking at it...lol
Yeah-LOL, I had to pin it on the wall!

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So the eggs actually did that or is that how it came?
Evidently something in the makeup of the salmon egg can dissolve that type of plastic, and to make it even more wierd is the salmon egg has turned as hard as the plastic!

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Back in the 70's I had some cheap plastic worms that I had in my tackle box. I had not gone fishing in several months and decided to sort the box and take inventory for the next trip. I opened my box and to my amazement the worms had melted completely through the top shelf and were sitting on the bottom shelf. The worms were actually unaffected, but the solvent based chemical in them had softened the petroleum based plastic tackle box. The plastic never did re harden, it stayed soft in that one compartment from then on even after the worms had been pulled out of the ooze. Not sure if the cheaper worms are still made this way or not, but the ones I have now have been fine for years.
Dang, I remember them worms being stuck to everything but to melt clear thru that's even wierder yet!

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I've had the same issue guys, with hooks embedded into bobbers and plastic worms fused to other pieces parts. I think it's Roswell related.
That explains it even tho we are a long ways from Roswell!-LOL

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