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Post by geordiesandman » Thu May 06, 2010 8:46 am

if i am to freeze worms, whats the best way to do it??

do i need to seperate them? straighten them......etc.

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Post by rabbi2 » Thu May 06, 2010 9:23 am

Get a doble page of newspaper and roll up the first worm straight the add the second worm and so on, up to 10 worms can be wrapped this way.

Fold over the ends of the wrapped worms and place in the freezer.

Or select 5 wrapps and wrapp them all together.

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Post by geordiesandman » Thu May 06, 2010 9:43 am

dead easy :D

thanks.

once theve been defrosted, can they be 'refrozen' ?

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Post by rabbi2 » Thu May 06, 2010 10:11 am

Yes mate, sometimes refrozen lug especially when smelly can on occasions outfish fresh bait because of the strong scent thats given off.
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Post by geordiesandman » Thu May 06, 2010 10:43 am

are they not hen difficult to put on/keep on the hook

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Post by rabbi2 » Thu May 06, 2010 10:50 am

A bit sloppy but bait elastic was a great invention lol :D :D
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Post by redmouse » Fri May 07, 2010 6:49 am

do as rabbi said with lug but i wouldnt bother if its rag. they will go to mush and be unusable from the freezer

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Post by baitdigger » Fri May 07, 2010 12:56 pm

I have never tried preserving lug by any method but from articles I have read I believe that salting them first would be a better alternative unless they are Black lug.

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Post by rabbi2 » Fri May 07, 2010 1:40 pm

The only problem with salting them is that they de-hydrate like old leather bootlaces and are difficult to put on the hook.

They do swell and absorb water after about 5 min but I prefer freezing.
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Post by geordiesandman » Fri May 07, 2010 3:52 pm

what about salt and oil

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Post by buster175 » Sat May 08, 2010 9:05 am

i've used salted and i think they go on the hook better i've used frozen
and there usually end up too messy not that it stops me using them

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