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01-30-2008, 04:03 PM
cleaning out my tackle box so i was wondering if the trolling lures have rust on them are they any good? thx

01-30-2008, 04:07 PM
Sure, just adds a little flavor! :)

But seriously, unless they are really far gone you can just polish them up with a bit of steel wool. However, if there is any rust on the hooks I would replace them (the hooks) with new ones.

01-30-2008, 05:20 PM
good advice- also you can sand off the rust /clean the surface then add prism tape in different colors/ add a gamakatsu replacement hook. walla! A new lure to try. I did this with all of my old super dupers and it works great.

01-30-2008, 09:02 PM
Before the sandpaper, you might want to try gun solvent, comet
powder or fingernail polish remover.

if these don't work, then give er heck !!

01-31-2008, 10:30 AM
If it does come down to sanding the lures keep in mind that the manufacture puts a clear coat on most store bought lures. When mine get worn down and need doctoring after I am through I put a clear coat of fingernail polish...the stuff really does work. You can add colors and design new styles using different colors, the stuff is enamel and wares like iron.


01-31-2008, 11:09 AM
on the other hand, your thinking like a human, some of my best fish came on tore up ugly scrawny lures :)

01-31-2008, 09:28 PM
Posted by: cptdarel Posted on: Today at 11:09am
on the other hand, your thinking like a human

I concur. There's a reason why the lure became tore up ugly and scrawny.