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Gulpless!

Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by Bluefin, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    Opened a packet of gulp nemesis yesterday which I bought 12 months ago. Still had liquid in the pack. Tails had stiffened up and were useless !!!!!!!! Lesson. Buy as you need them , Dont stock up!!!! Howard.
     
  2. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    ive had same problem mate, I think they are starting to makes plastics differentlty now.
     
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  3. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I gave up on using Gulp for that very reason, Howard, had to chuck too many packets away.

    I'm mainly only using Squidgies and Charlie Brewer Sliders now.

    Jeff
     
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  4. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    Z man and Dragon Maggot for Me. Have a heap of small sliders, never use them.They still look good, But there , well I joined Bream Master in 2002, and bought them soon after !!!!!
     
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  5. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    muscadine was the go to .
     

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  6. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    They work and I've also had success with watermelon and crawfish copper blue glitter - jacks like them. Haven't tried them in the fresh yet, but I reckon they will arouse some interest with yellas and reddies.

    Jeff
     
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  7. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Just been sitting back thinking about what I rate as my #1 go to soft plastic and the Squidgy Pro Fish 70mm Green Grunter gets the nod - a good all rounder for a lot of species in salt and fresh.

    Jeff
     
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  8. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Would placing the plastics in a sealed container with the Gulp recharge juice make any difference?
    Cheers
    Team Plastic
     
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  9. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    Yes it Does, But but why should I have to open the new packets, and spend another $17 and cary a seperate container JUST for Gulp ?? They should last in their UNOPENED packet !!
     
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  10. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    Green is THE colour. Especially Motor oil in SP's, Thats what I have found over the past 20 years. Not always, But a greater percentage of the time !!
     
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  11. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

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    Once opened how long does the Berkley power bait nuggets last. I've got 4 jars that have been opened, 2 for over 12 months. I was told by BCF as long as the top is on they last for years.
     
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  12. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    You are correct...they should last. But the reason I asked was for my own interest...I have used gulp at times and have some opened packets as well as some that are not opened. I find when opened, regardless of how well I store the packets (upright in a plastic container), they still manage to leak. If they store well in a container filled with juice, I will persevere with them. If not, I will use what I have got and not purchase anymore.
    Cheers
    Jim
     
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  13. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Jim, I overcame that problem a while back by tipping the unused sp's in to an old jam jar containing the recharge juice and then just take out what I want and stick them in a ziplock bag when needed. It stops the leakage problem, but not the change in pliability of the plastic. Some just don't remain pliable and elastic for very long after the packet is opened and no amount of soaking in recharge will help.

    Perhaps Blair is right - different plastics being used?

    Jeff
     
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  14. Albatross1

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    I have been told that Gulp now comes in new packaging which has a double seal to prevent leaks. Time will tell how effective this is.
    Cheers, Chris
     
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  15. Old fisho

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    Gulp is not made of plastic as we normally visualise it. I don't know what the composition is though. On a post last year??? I wrote that while Gulp class their stuff as biodegradable and fish can swallow them, and the material used IS biodegradable, the chemical part of the material is not. Steve Starling (a local here) and I have no great need to know him well, has numerous degrees in marine biology and the like. He knows his stuff. He wrote that the chemical content of SPs does more damage than the actual product. The material my dissolve but the chemical are still in the water. So much so that Squidgy were working on producing more degradable lures. You can now but some SPs that have a rating for the level of 'true' degradability. I have read that some waters overseas have solid lines of old SPs around the shores. We have never seen anything like that here, nor do we want to. I won't use Gulp because I have thrown too many away when they dried out, even in an unopened pack. perhaps the sun and/or temperature can cause it, though mine are never left in the sun.
     
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