Lure care

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Lure care

Postby RA8R55 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:47 pm

After throwing multiple type lures, I need a way to hang dry them before I put them in the storeage compartment. Any products out there or tricks would be appreciated.

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Re: Lure care

Postby Bsapp206 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:07 am

I have foam on the tops of my lockers. I stick them there for a few days till they dry.

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Re: Lure care

Postby Double-G » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:23 am

Having fished the Elite Series, I have had to leave me boat for weeks at a time. I found the best way to maintain your baits is to pull your boxes that have any moisture in them out and dry them out. I have had full boxes of crank baits rust, so if that happens fill a sink with water and CLR...let them soak and use a scrub brush to clean them. And in the warmer weather don't leave your boxes in the full sun, I can split some of your hard baits in half!
As far as hanging baits in the foam, I am guilty of this, but the foam holds moisture too and will rust your hooks out so I usually pat my Nails & W.A.S. jigs dry and store them in the box. Make sure you don't store hooks with salty plastics like Yamamoto or Reaction Innovations baits on them they will rust!
So...I think it's best to take your plastic baits off the hooks/jigs, and thoroughly dry your baits inside rather than in the boat, but if you've ever seen the floor of me boat...I'm guilty of having a rusty hook or two!
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Re: Lure care

Postby nate50 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:24 am

Do any of those products that you put inside your tackle box’s that absorb moisture work? I know a few companies make them, but I’ve never used any of them.

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Re: Lure care

Postby Mitch » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:45 am

nate50 wrote:Do any of those products that you put inside your tackle box’s that absorb moisture work? I know a few companies make them, but I’ve never used any of them.

Yes, to a point ! (pun) I save all the moisture absorbing packets that come in some of my medication bottles and pt them in my Hook boxes and Crank Bait boxes. Works pretty well too !!
I also have a 1.5x1.5x36" aluminum angle that I drilled holes in to hang jigs and crank baits to store/dry and mounted it on the underside of the strbd locker lid.
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Re: Lure care

Postby Gary Dobyns » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:59 pm

This may be dumb but I've done it this way forever. I stick hook point into my boat carpet on a compartment lid. I let the bait hang straight down and dry. I don't push hook past the barb, just the hook point so no carpet damage. Simple and maybe lazy way but it does work.

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