pet peeve: stickers on jigs

Fincutter

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Oct 3, 2016
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Greg
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I can't be the only one who gets annoyed about the gummy residue from jig price stickers. What do y'all use to remove it? The best thing I've found is a product called "goof off." That's fine for when I come home from Fred Hall with a dozen new jigs (I line them up on my work bench and soak them with goof off for a couple of hours). But that's not a solution for the ones I pick up last minute at the landing. Anyone have a great idea for this?
 

Phat Boat

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Apr 18, 2004
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Grady White Marlin 300
Its a pain in the ass to remove. I usually give up and have some sticky gunk left that gets dirty. Ill try WD40.
 
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AWilliams

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May 18, 2009
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Alin Williams
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I used to be OCD like that but then realized after using real stinky cleaners like goof off or acetone that I wasn't getting bit very much or as often. Don't forget that fish can smell a thousand times better than a human so they'll follow that jig for 100 feet and not bite it sometimes because it has an odor
 

screamingreel

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Jan 14, 2006
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Jeff Burroughs
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Long Range and Private
FYI: Lighter fluid (naptha) takes the residue off instantly and is very inexpensive. You only need to use a very small amount. Wipe it off with a cotton swab or rag. Easy-peasy!

- Jeff Burroughs
 

Fishybuzz

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Apr 4, 2003
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David Tang
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wd40....easy peaszy.....or just fish it with the sticker the fish don't care as long as it swims....
 

K.W.

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Apr 23, 2005
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Soak in hot water for a few minutes.
 

plj46

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Jan 7, 2008
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24 ft grady white
I used to be OCD like that but then realized after using real stinky cleaners like goof off or acetone that I wasn't getting bit very much or as often. Don't forget that fish can smell a thousand times better than a human so they'll follow that jig for 100 feet and not bite it sometimes because it has an odor
Acetone leaves no odor on a jig.
 

Scott McPherson

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Aug 17, 2017
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Scott
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Shogun
I can't be the only one who gets annoyed about the gummy residue from jig price stickers. What do y'all use to remove it? The best thing I've found is a product called "goof off." That's fine for when I come home from Fred Hall with a dozen new jigs (I line them up on my work bench and soak them with goof off for a couple of hours). But that's not a solution for the ones I pick up last minute at the landing. Anyone have a great idea for this?
That’s so funny. I thought I was the only guy that was struggling to get that stuff off. I saw a jig with a sticker on it killing fish on my recent trip. Lol
Regards
Scott
 

ZZZZZ

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Dec 11, 2003
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Allot of solutions mentioned

Irons don't come in sealed boxes with skus on the box. So the super adhesive price tags are used so thiefs do not switch the price tags
 
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ssrmr2

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Mar 15, 2006
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denatured alcohol. or white latern fuel