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Courious what the best method to remove rust off tackle is? I have been told vinegar  works well

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WD-40 and some elbow grease. Plus WD-40 leaves a a scent similar to anise oil on the bait. 

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I assume you're asking about rust on hooks and unless it's just light surface rust, I recommend replacing them. Once it gets to pitting, it has affected the integrity of the metal, I wouldn't risk loosing a big fish for the cost of a hook or two.

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That's not rust, that's organic summer craw treatment. :)

 

Dip it on Coca Cola overnight, and rinse off in the morning.

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Denture cleaner tablets... buy a box full at Wally World for a few dollars. Let lures soak a few hours in a bucket, then take a tooth brush to them and you should be good to go. I fish saltwater 90% of the time so I deal with rust quite often. This works pretty good. 

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It's wise to be concerned about rusty hooks, but I wouldn't worry a bunch about a rusty lure.

Them rusty suckers are often the fish catchingest lures in the tackle box     :)

 

Roger

 

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Don't put lures away wet. Keep lures and hooks in dry storage with good air circulation.

Clean lures using warm water and baking soda like Arm & Hammer. Rinse in clean warm water and hang to to dry. You can buy desiccant packets to absorb moisture in your tackle storage box or use used drier sheets.

WD-40 isn't a fish oil product, it's a water displacing solvent with more myths and wives tails associated with it than any other product I know of, but will help prevent rust.

The cause of rust is iron in the steel parts coming in contact with elytrolites like salt or acid in water. 

Tom

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2 minutes ago, WRB said:

Don't put lures away wet. Keep lures and hooks in dry storage with good air circulation.

Clean lures using warm water and baking soda like Arm & Hammer. Rinse in clean warm water and hang to to dry. You can buy desiccant packets to absorb moisture in your tackle storage box or use used drier sheets.

WD-40 isn't a fish oil product, it's a water displacing solvent with more myths and wives tails associated with it than any other product I know of, but will help prevent rust.

Tom

Sounds good,I usually am extra picky with rust.These are a garage sale score 

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