Care for your Lures

Care for lures

Spitfire Tackle believes that responsible angling is key to preserving our environment and ensuring enjoyable fishing experiences for all. We encourage all anglers to respect their environment, fellow anglers, and the rules and regulations set forth by their country, state, territory, locality, and body of water. By doing so, we can contribute to the longevity of our precious ecosystems and create many more fun times ahead for generations to come. Lets see what’s bighting!

Caring for your fishing lures is essential to ensure their longevity and effectiveness. Here are some tips on how to properly care for your fishing lures:

  1. Rinse After Use: After each fishing trip, rinse your lures with freshwater to remove any salt, dirt, or debris. This helps prevent corrosion and extends the lifespan of your lures.
  2. Dry Thoroughly: Allow your lures to air dry completely before storing them. Moisture can promote rust and deterioration, especially for metal components like hooks and split rings.
  3. Inspect for Damage: Regularly inspect your lures for signs of damage, such as bent hooks, chipped paint, or cracked bodies. Replace any damaged components to maintain optimal performance. Fish and/or the environment can be harsh on any lure.
  4. Store Properly: Store your lures in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Consider using tackle boxes or lure trays with compartments to organize and protect your lures from tangling or damage.
  5. Use Protective Cases: Consider using individual protective cases or sleeves for your lures to prevent them from scratching or damaging each other during storage or transport.
  6. Maintain Hooks: Check and sharpen the hooks on your lures regularly to ensure they remain sharp and effective. Dull hooks can result in missed strikes or lost fish.
  7. Rotate Lures: Avoid using the same lure repeatedly in the same spot or under the same conditions. Rotate your lures regularly to prevent fish from becoming conditioned to specific presentations and increase your chances of success.
  8. Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Avoid exposing your lures to harsh chemicals or solvents, as they can damage the paint, finish, or plastic components of the lure.
  9. Handle with Care: Handle your lures with care, especially when removing fish or untangling from snags. Rough handling can cause damage to the lure’s components or compromise its integrity.
  10. Follow Manufacturer’s Instructions: Follow any specific care instructions provided by the manufacturer for your lures, as they may have recommendations tailored to the materials and construction of the lure.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your fishing lures remain in top condition and continue to perform effectively trip after trip.