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stopping tarnish on lures before it begins?

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There is the general advice to keep that to avoid tarnish you should keep them clean, avoid humidity...etc but I was wondering about silicone spraying my lures...

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I'd be more worried about foreign (possibly negative) scents deterring fish from biting...Then again, some people use WD40 as scent...

 

Flambeau has a tackle box called the Zerust where the plastic dividers exude some sort of anti-rust vapour (or something like that). I bought one box but haven't yet had it long enough to really determine if it actually works. I bought it because it was 30% cheaper than anything else I could find in the store.

 

Don't know why my lures seem to rust more in winter than they do in summer.

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Zerust is crap. I can show you one that is full of rusty lures.

 

Wd 40 works though. A light spray and it does keep things from rusting in the box.

 

I hate rust.

 

S.

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Let your lures dry before puting them back in tackle trays,

If you have to pack them wet, air them out at home,

I have some pretty old lures, no rust.

 

I wouldn't spray no chemicals on the lures, not good for the environment, your hands and it doesn't help with fishing.

WD40 is actually corrosive, that's why it is a penetrant, try on patio door track (aluminum), you will see pitting in a year or two.

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I have been known to tow salmon lures around behind my boat for hours just basically washing them...but it wasn;t the intent :wallbash: :wallbash:

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You can add a few silica packets to the box to keep them dry.

 

 

Art

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You can add a few silica packets to the box to keep them dry.

 

 

Art

It's exactly what I do. Save those little packets you get when you can! I dump a few in my ice fishing tackle trays. No issues!

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I wash my musky lures once a year and air dry them, then into a closed bucket with the silica bags and they are ready for my next trip up north.

 

Art

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