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mi3npri3de
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

billfisher
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.

tragedyspring
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.

Mr_Ed
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 !!

Troutski
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.

Chuck

cptdarel
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 :)

14_blast
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.