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Removing rust from hooks

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by trane, May 28, 2005.

  1. I have some jig heads that were stored wet and are now rusted. Does anyone have any tips for removing the rust to restore them? Also, any suggestions regarding a good and inexpensive hook sharpening system?

    Thanks in advance,

    trane
     
  2. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    Ohter than sand paper and some wd-40 I cant think of anything, and that would be time consuming..I think I would just throw them away.
     

  3. bill_gfish

    bill_gfish Well, Gee Whiz!

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    I would throw them away too. If the point is still sharp I would fish with them anyway. It would be and instinct hit most likely and I don't think the fish would know the dif. untill too late. As far as sharpening the hooks. Again, if you are talking about jig heads in the 1/16 to 1/4 saugeye/walleye type reg. lead head jigs I throw away any bad hooks. They are inexpensive and not worth my time to sharpen.

    bill
     
  4. CountryKat

    CountryKat Fish On!!!

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    Toss the jigs but get yourself a short fine tooth file from the hardware store. Thats what I use and I can get some really sticky hooks in a very short order. Practice on some old hooks before trying to file a good lure. Get the hang of it. You can a 6" file for about $5. Money well spent.
     
  5. Not to be a butt ,but just use your junk more and it wont get rusty!!!!
     
  6. bill_gfish

    bill_gfish Well, Gee Whiz!

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    Huh, this thread is heading toward that viagra one. And the urologist said:

    ashes to ashes and dust to dust if it weren't for women your ding dong would rust! My friends grandpa had this on a brass plaque on his t.v. when we were growing up. One of the funniest things I remember growing up?

    bill
     
  7. Thats A Goody Bill Gfish..lol......
     
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