Oooooo a floppy!
Now they are an awesome lure, had much success on them?
I also notive you have some Twin tail grubs and some Wonder wobblers ( The 2 metal bottom ones in the older lures ), people have been trying to flog copies of that lure on Ebay for upwards of $10 dollars when good copies can be bought for $3 from Kmart... I havent used mine but I have been told by my dad they were awesome back in the 1970's and you were considered a freak using anything else!
Re : Soft plastics - I dont use mine so much but requested a Berkley tackle bag or Rapala bag to house all the money I seem to waste on the Squidgies and Atomic brands, Starlo uses a very similar system to house all his flick baits but considering the vast array he would have access to I doubt he worries too much about them drying out... Im trying to force myself into using them more as I only really use HB's, They havent dried out too much as there not in direct sunlight but they have lost there smell slightly ( The Atomic ones smelt like garlic so bad they make me feel ill ).
Re : My lure collection - I was a DJ ( Discjockey to you older folk ) for over 13 years and had a massive record collection including 12+ crates of records so when I quit to concentrate on running my small business I really needed another collecting hobby, some people collect old Star Wars figures while others collect model cars and the like... In my case I was instantly hooked into buying lures online and from my local tackle shops, I admit I have now stopped buying so many lures after one of my Stumpjumpers decided to bite me back ( Went through my upper finger a few months ago ) which took the edge of my addiction.
I know it looks like overkill but as mentioned before I was actually packing my lures for my 10 day trip when I noticed Ash had started this thread, Luckily my Girlfriend ( No im not married, she should be so lucky! ) understands I need to purchase things so ive been buying as many as I can as when she falls pregnant I wont be able to buy anymore, period...