How Should You Clean a Fishing Lure?

How Should You Clean Fishing Lures?

Cleaning fishing lures is a vital aspect of maintaining their effectiveness and extending their lifespan. Whether you're an avid angler or a novice fisherman, knowing how to properly clean your lures can significantly enhance your fishing experience. To ensure your lures remain in optimal condition, follow these simple steps for effective cleaning.

Begin by removing any visible debris or residue from the lure's surface using a soft-bristled brush or cloth. Pay close attention to crevices, joints, and hooks, as these areas are prone to accumulating dirt and grime during use. For stubborn stains or buildup, consider soaking the lure in warm, soapy water for a few minutes to loosen the debris before gently scrubbing it clean. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as these can damage the lure's finish and affect its performance in the water.

How Should You Clean Fishing Lures?

Once the lure is free of dirt and debris, rinse it thoroughly with fresh water to remove any remaining soap or residue. Pay particular attention to the lure's moving parts, such as swivels, hinges, and joints, to ensure they are free from contaminants that could impede their function. After rinsing, pat the lure dry with a clean towel or allow it to air dry completely before storing it away. Proper drying is essential to prevent rust and corrosion, particularly for metal components such as hooks and hardware. By incorporating these simple cleaning techniques into your fishing routine, you can prolong the life of your lures and maintain their performance trip after trip.

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