Rusted hooks?

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  1. seabass630

    seabass630 Member

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    how do you guy's keep your HOOKS from not getting rusted in your tackle box, thanks
     
  2. T.O.T.W.

    T.O.T.W. Time On The Water

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    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.
     
  3. InDeepShip

    InDeepShip Ah ship

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    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
     
  4. kenstevens1

    kenstevens1 Well-Known "Member"

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    I put rice in my trays. Good to go.
     
  5. Adrien Baker

    Adrien Baker Born to get down.

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    You buy Owner hooks that don’t rust.

    Adrien
     
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  6. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    What's wrong with a rusty hook ?
     
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  7. No Cal Lou

    No Cal Lou No Cal Lou

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    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.
     
  8. mischief1

    mischief1 Member

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    I sprinkle baby power into my plastic tray that I keep my hooks in. Wash off used hook or discard them.
     
  9. gspot

    gspot Crazy for Cabo

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    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.
     
  10. Jaysons999

    Jaysons999 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    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
     
  11. writebrian

    writebrian ... and I'm 6'5"

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    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.
     
  12. fishboy93

    fishboy93 Well-Known "Member"

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    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
     
  13. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    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.
     
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  14. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    Has any one ever lost a fish because of a rusty hook failure?
     
  15. fishstomp

    fishstomp Picaroon

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    But doesn't rusty hooks give the fish tetanus, aka lockjaw?
     
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  16. Steveo77

    Steveo77 Steveo77

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    Once you get one rusty hook, you generally never want another. JMHO
     
  17. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    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 LOL

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