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For the last 5-6 years I've been buying hooks and swivels etc. in bulk and the method I use to keep them in good nick is by keeping them in old peanut butter or vegemite jars about quarter full of plain flour. Perfect condition for years even if they have been exposed to salt. Does anyone else do something similar?
09-12-2001, 04:32 AM
Hey Luke, great idea. I bet ya some white rice would work too. Anything that would absorb moisture.
rice would be a good absorber but I think it might blunten up the hooks a bit to much after a while rattling around. The flour just seems to give it a soft cushion all around the tackle and instant absorbsion. By the way how you going with your new Alvey gear?
29-12-2001, 11:44 AM
Luke, I'm getting on famously with my Alvey gear. Unfortunately winter has finally set in here in Chicago, though it did come late this year. I was bass fishing up until 2 weeks ago. Now it's below freezing 'round the clock. I'm not an ice fisherman so I'll have to wait 'til March for those beautiful coho Salmon to make their way in. Such is life, eh?
might have to call you Ned. ;D Good to hear you enjoy the Alvey. I grew up on them and none of my little Alveys had a drag on them. I reckon it was a good thing learning without a drag. Spoilt now though. Happy new years mate. :)
29-12-2001, 09:46 PM
Luke, I'm not sure what you mean by having to call me Ned, but I'll bet you're yankin' my chain Aussie style, eh? ;D BTW, I also picked up an Alvey 45B no drag model and absolutely love it. I love simple basic stuff as it requires a bit more savvy to use well than the fancy shmancy stuff does.
We had a bushranger (i suppose you would call them outlaws) here by the name of Ned Kelly who's last words before they hung him were " such is life". I'm pretty sure thats how it goes anyway. When you said that it reminded me of Ned. No offence to you as he is a legend over here. :)
25-01-2002, 04:01 PM
hey luke about the flour in the jar method doesn't the flour stick to the line, hook? Or do you have to first dry the line etc?
I just sponge the line with some warm soapy water and then dry it then spray some wd40 and it works for me fast, convenient and fun!
well not sure bout the fun part but i needed something to say to make it sound good!
good on ya guys!
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