Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by seabass630, May 26, 2018.
how do you guy's keep your HOOKS from not getting rusted in your tackle box, thanks
Never put a used hook or lure back in the box without rinsing w/fresh water. Also, avoid reaching for anything in there with wet hands.
I like to keep hooks in small ziplock bags with just a few to a bag to help keep water intrusion to a minimum.
If you get those little packets out of your jerky that say do not eat put them in your box they are ment to absord water
I put rice in my trays. Good to go.
You buy Owner hooks that don’t rust.
What's wrong with a rusty hook ?
I keep extra hooked in a little pouch in my pocket. When I needed a refill I have a pair of 6" hobby tweezers that I use to pick up the hooks to refill the pouch.
I sprinkle baby power into my plastic tray that I keep my hooks in. Wash off used hook or discard them.
I use half a hand full of rice and sprinkle throughout my tackle box. Keeps things nice and dry. Also don't re-use hooks. When the days done, cut them off and throw them away. Hooks are cheap enough. Jigs on the other hand are tossed into the upper comparment of my tackle bag and at the end of the day, rinsed with fresh water before going back into the jig box for the next trip. Good luck out there.
I like those flambeau zerust boxes that have those blue dividers to prevent rust. They work pretty good for me. As far as hooks go I buy good ol mustard for regular use I think rust is lucky so... I just use the rusty ones
I use an old Altoids tin with rice in it. Used hooks are all dropped in there. At end of trip rinse, let dry and re-sort by size back into my box.
Unless it’s some expensive strengthened hook I throw them away. If it’s a designer hook I rinse it and add it back to the bag it came from
What I Do Is I Have A Plano Tray
that I Put All My Used Hooks In
after I Rinse them of with Fresh Water
from Multi Day Trips
then use them Later on My Local 3/4 Day Trips
and I Keep The New Ones in their Original, Packets.
Has any one ever lost a fish because of a rusty hook failure?
But doesn't rusty hooks give the fish tetanus, aka lockjaw?
Once you get one rusty hook, you generally never want another. JMHO
On my very first cow trip over 15 years ago on the Vagabond Mike Lackey was giving the cow seminar and recommended using Eagle Claw 2004's....I didn't have any so I asked Timmy the deck hand if they had any to sell ..nope.... but we go dig around in Mike's junk drawer in the wheel house and find two old rusty 8/0 ringed Eagle Claws, scraped off the rust and caught my first cow with it, in addition to a couple in the 150# and 180# range...still have that hook hanging on my wall...a rusty hook never bothered me after that
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