Plastic Fishing Jigs Storage Tips

Plastic Fishing Jigs Storage TipsPlastic jigs are soft to the tooth, very spongy and appear as live bugs and baitfish when fished under water. Anglers often use these baits when bass fishing, but you can use them when fishing for other species as well. The soft texture of the plastic used to construct jigs requires careful storage. Failure to store your plastic fishing jigs properly could leave them ineffective for future seasons.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • ABS tackle box or storage container
  • Microfiber cloth or cotton cloth
 
Step 1
Purchase a tackle box or storage container constructed of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, or ABS, plastic. This type of plastic will not cause a chemical reaction to your soft plastic jigs.
Step 2
Wipe down the tackle box or storage container with a microfiber or cotton cloth to dry any moisture or water trapped inside. Trapped moisture can lead to mold.
Step 3
Wipe your plastic jigs clean with a microfiber cloth to remove sand, dirt and saltwater debris. Dry any wet or damp plastic jigs to prevent rotting. Untangle jig hooks, if necessary.
Step 4
Place your plastic jigs into groups based on color and style. Segregate weighted and nonweighted jigs, for example. Store each group in its own compartment. Use mesh compartments when possible to ensure steady airflow, which is especially important after use.
Step 5
Store your tackle box or storage container indoors, out of the sun's direct light. Plastic jigs can melt when left in a poorly ventilated area where temperatures are high. Keep plastic jigs away from artificial heat sources as well, including home heaters.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Soft-plastic tackle boxes are available. The boxes can fit into tight storage spaces.
 
Microfiber cloths are designed to trap dirt and debris.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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