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Old 02-18-2016, 11:26 AM   #1
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Default WD40, Protect the Investment.

There are quite a few controversies about the use of WD40 on lures as an attractant.

Frankly I could care less about the smell, it does help with rust.

I'm OCD about rust. Every lure that I use gets put in a seperate box and washed with dawn and freshwater when I get home.

Then the whole tray gets sprayed with WD40, I was worried about the finish on the Mirrolures but I haven't seen any effects. There might be some microscopic damage to the plastic but I have a feeling I will lose a lure before that happens.

Been over a year with some of these lures, no rust and still look new other than hook/teeth rash.

It does make it a tiny bit harder to tie a lure when it's slippery though
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:30 AM   #2
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I wonder if you could get better mileage out of a spray-down with a water and Salt-Away mixture, which would then evaporate and dry and thereby eliminate the "oily" factor?
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Salt-away would work for cleaning, but does it leave any protection?
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I've used WD 40 and haven't noticed the fish shying away from it on lures worked anything but slow. Mod to fast or walk the dawg retrieves the fish didn't seem to care. Not sure on the slow retrieves.. more data is needed. I guess I'll just have to fish more.. LOL
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I have a few hook boxes. I sprayed them with mineral oil a few years back and zero rust.

Just another option. WD-40 is probably more convenient, but I don't think the mineral oil has any smell to it (if that even really matters?).
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Not a bad idea at all. If you're not seeing any negative signs from the fish, seems like a good deal. I just rinse all lures I used that day, shake them off and let them dry on a paper towel. No issues with rust unless saltwater makes its way into my tackle box. My trebles usually get bent or dulled and swapped out before they rust though.
The VCI inhibitor strips worked very well for me but it seems they have stopped making them. Bullfrog makes some but I haven't tried them out yet.
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wd is fish oil based. They use it as a fish attraction for cut bait up in Wa state for Steelhead and other fish.
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wd is fish oil based. They use it as a fish attraction for cut bait up in Wa state for Steelhead and other fish.
Actually... that's a myth. No fish oil in WD-40. Probably not a great idea to be just dumping it in the water either.

http://wd40.com/cool-stuff/myths-legends-fun-facts
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Actually... that's a myth. No fish oil in WD-40. Probably not a great idea to be just dumping it in the water either.

http://wd40.com/cool-stuff/myths-legends-fun-facts
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On my bigger boat, I keep a lock bucket w/ soapy water...when I finish w/ a lure it goes in the bucket. When I get home, I scrub em and let em dry. Anything that gets sprayed, gets sprayed w/ Strikehold.....
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