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Hi guys, I was just wondering how you should dispose of old worn out tackle, I have quite a few rusty hooks and jigheads, as well as old line. how should I get rid of those types of things safely?

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1 minute ago, panfish12 said:

Hi guys, I was just wondering how you should dispose of old worn out tackle, I have quite a few rusty hooks and jigheads, as well as old line. how should I get rid of those types of things safely?

I don't think there's a protocol like with
batteries and such. I usually dispose of
said things in the trash. :huh:

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I just throw my rusted hooks and jigs in a Gatorade bottle. That way no one will get sticked on accident.

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You use to be able to recycle old line at tackle stores? Like mentioned I put hooks in some sort of bottle and then into the trash.

 

Allen

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Not sure of the proper procedure but dont throw it in the lake. I lost a trolling motor to some knuckleheads line. It was a old cheap tm thank goodness. 

I generally put them in my kitchen trash bag and let the trash man have them.

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Old line I loop up and then cut into little bits so no birds or turtles gets tangled in it at the dump or wherever it ends up.

Old hooks I do what kcdinkerz does and put them in a bottle or old can and toss them in recycling.

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I took my niece fishing the other day, she changed her hook and threw the old one in the pond, after I yelled at her for it she said they that away right? What's sad is her father was the one that told her that crap. I wrap my old line on a stick or something like that to dispose of it, and put my old hooks into a bottle of pop can.  

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Yup nothing more frustrating than getting your shoes tangled up in someone's old fishing line while beating the bank.

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" was just wondering how you should dispose of old worn out tackle?

You have old worn out tackle?

There is no such thing.

Keep it like the rest of us and go out and buy some more. :P:P:P

 

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I know a few guys who keep the lead to melt down into new lures.  

I keep an empty "stax" chips can in the boat for old line. Its about like pringles but a plastic can instead of cardboard.

Old or rusty hooks get trashed in something else so they dont hook soemething. 

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Thanks Guys, it just didn't seem right to just throw rusty pointy objects straight into the trash. I always try to pick up line if I find it on the bank, and have collected a few lures that way.

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I remelt my blitzed plastic, dye it black and repour into cnc aluminum molds. Hooks/jigheads, water bottle. Line goes into my bag and in the trash when I return home. 

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Anything with lead can be kept in a small Tupperware container then reused for lots of stuff.. Small mom&pop lure makers will use it or I've even given a bunch to cub scouts (they use the lead to weigh down their pine wood derby cars.

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I keep old lures and add them to my tackle collection, but throw away old line or anything else that is broken.

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Old line - twist it up and stuff it in a beer or soda bottle.

Old tackle - give it away to some teen if it's even remotely usable, otherwise toss them in the trash, either in a bottle or not. 

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1 hour ago, You_Only_Live_Once_Fishing said:

dump it in the lake near the swimming hole, that'll do the trick

I know you're joking, but man that's infuriating when people do that. I got to untangle my 2 year old from old line last weekend that someone was to lazy to walk 10 feet to a trash can to throw away!

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7 minutes ago, You_Only_Live_Once_Fishing said:

Yeah always throw trash away, i caught a stocker rainbow that was 22" and it had a 10 inch curlytail worm in its stomach

Did you switch to a 10" curly tail on the next trip???

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For old line I use a toilet paper roll and wind the line onto it with a cordless, it fits right on the chuck. Then cut it with scissors, old hooks go in a plastic bottle into the recycle bin. If you have any old soft plastics that are still good, I'm sure there are high school fishing teams that would greatly appreciate them.

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x3 on not throwing anything into the water. Was fishing Lake Erie's Presque Isle Bay a few weeks back, can see some video of the weekend here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2zBA1PA2DA), and suddenly I noticed my Minnkota Maxxum trolling motor was losing power, was spinning much slower in the water, and the breaker kept resetting, to the extent that the thing couldn't even turn the boat, and I ended up having to just drift with the wind. Got home, did a bit of research, and everyone said to remove the prop, it sounded like either something was wrapped around the shaft, or the pin broke. Sure enough, was an absolute birds nest of line wrapped around it. Fortunately, got it removed before it did any damage to the housing or seals.

And, I remember was fishing one of the streams up there during the fall steelhead runs a few years back, and an older guy had brought his dog down with him. I few moments later, the dog yelps very loud, and can't even walk. Somebody had carelessly tossed their ten foot strand of line with a rusted hook on the end, onto the bank, and the dog needed to be rushed to the vet. 

 

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