Uncle Josh Pork Rinds Discontinued

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Uncle Josh Pork Rinds Discontinued

Postby The Riddler » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:30 am

Just heard the bad news. Called the factory to confirm. I was told the rinds are being harvested too young losing it's durability. Too much waste to make a product. No word on clearance at the factory store so keep an eye out.

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Re: Uncle Josh Pork Rinds Discontinued

Postby Bronzeye » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:26 am

Bad news, very strange explanation.

I rarely use pork any more, since plastic with built-in scent can be bought and ElazTech plastic lasts like pork without drying out. But I always felt a connection to long-standing fishing tradition when using pork.

I wonder if U.J. will continue making its MEAT line, which is pork fat rather than rind.

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Re: Uncle Josh Pork Rinds Discontinued

Postby Cracker » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:48 am

Sad news, truly was an iconic product for US bass fishermen world.

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Re: Uncle Josh Pork Rinds Discontinued

Postby jtgibso1 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:32 am

i was going to buy a few last week, but had been told the quality of the baits were poor at best... i held off, but really wanted some for the cold weather jig fishing i plan on doing (if it turns cold)

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Re: Uncle Josh Pork Rinds Discontinued

Postby goblue » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:59 am

That's why my local tackle shop had them all discounted...
I picked up a bunch at $2 a jar. Glad I did, even if its just
for nostalgic purposes.

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Re: Uncle Josh Pork Rinds Discontinued

Postby BigG » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:42 am

Used them many years ago, didn't care for how hard they were to use and store.

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Re: Uncle Josh Pork Rinds Discontinued

Postby Seph » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:57 am

I was under the impression they were just trying to get away from wasteful/expensive/inefficient packaging when they launched their 'meat' series.

http://www.unclejosh.com/C/MEAT/208

These come in bags similar in construction to berkley gulp baits instead of glass or plastic jars that spill.

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Re: Uncle Josh Pork Rinds Discontinued

Postby bmlum » Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:17 pm

are they discontinuing the MEAT series too or just the rinds?

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Re: Uncle Josh Pork Rinds Discontinued

Postby Pen3 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:59 am

Seems they still sell them in Japan. Maybe these are actually made over there instead of here? http://www.bass.co.jp/index.php?m=k&cc=0006&kc=0001

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Re: Uncle Josh Pork Rinds Discontinued

Postby IAY » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:01 am

Pen3 wrote:Seems they still sell them in Japan. Maybe these are actually made over there instead of here? http://www.bass.co.jp/index.php?m=k&cc=0006&kc=0001


They are made in USA according to the labels. They do have other brands who make JDM pork rinds for same price though.

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Re: Uncle Josh Pork Rinds Discontinued

Postby Mothercanucker » Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:02 am

never used them in all my life but so many americans swear by em...do they really work? lol

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Re: Uncle Josh Pork Rinds Discontinued

Postby JTinKC » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:29 am

bought em once, about 25 years ago. After dealing with the mess and dried up leather on a spinnerbait. They went in the trash. Sorry to hear them go away though. They are classic.

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Re: Uncle Josh Pork Rinds Discontinued

Postby Pen3 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:26 am

You only use them in cold water as jig trailers, for me atleast.

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Re: Uncle Josh Pork Rinds Discontinued

Postby Bassmar » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:34 pm

The Riddler wrote:Just heard the bad news. Called the factory to confirm. I was told the rinds are being harvested too young losing it's durability. Too much waste to make a product. No word on clearance at the factory store so keep an eye out.



I suspect that the reason that they are discontinuing them has little to do with the age of the pigs and more to do with the fact that they are just not selling much anymore. With the proliferation of different trailers on the market, most of which are scented and salty as well, who wants to muck about with a messy product that invariably needs to be surgically removed from your hook at the end of the days fishing. :roll: :lol:


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