Rubber Fishing Worm Preservation

Rubber Fishing Worm Preservation
Taking care of your rubber or plastic fishing worms makes them last longer. Purchasing new ones can become quite expensive through time. By properly storing and preserving your rubber or plastic worms, you save money and always be assured you have a working worm ready to catch fish. If rubber or plastic worms are not properly stored, they become brittle and unusable. Preserving your worms only takes a few moments and a couple of dollars spent on worm oil.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Water Towel Paper towel Tackle box with compartments Plastic bag Worm oil
  • Water
  • Towel
  • Paper towel
  • Tackle box with compartments
  • Plastic bag
  • Worm oil
 
Step 1
Wash your fishing worms after coming back from fishing. This removes any dirt or debris. Allow the worms to air dry on a cloth or paper towel.
Step 2
Remove any hooks from the worms if you do not intend to use them in the near future. Storing your worms with the hooks attached can puncture the plastic bag. The hooks may also rust, making them harder to remove from the worm.
Step 3
Choose a tackle or storage box with separate compartments. Do not allow the worms to touch other pieces of tackle or fishing lures if you won't be placing them inside of a plastic bag.
Step 4
Rub worm oil on the rubber or plastic worms to lubricate, preserve and add scent to them. Place them int their own compartment in the tackle or storage box.
Step 5
Place the rubber or plastic worms inside a plastic bag. Drop enough worm oil into the bag to fully coat the worms. Seal the bag and store it inside of the tackle box. The worms will be ready to use when you need them.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
You can purchase worm oil in a variety of scents at your local bait and tackle or outdoors store. Try several different scents to see which one works best in catching a fish. Using worm oil on your worms helps maintain the worm's soft texture and keep them from cracking or breaking.
 
You can purchase worm oil in a variety of scents at your local bait and tackle or outdoors store. Try several different scents to see which one works best in catching a fish.
 
Using worm oil on your worms helps maintain the worm's soft texture and keep them from cracking or breaking.
 
Never store your worms out in the open in a sunny or hot area. It will cause the worm's material to crack and toughen, rendering them useless.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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