Tips For Basic Saltwater Gear Care

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Debbie Hanson of B’ASS Fisher Women explains how to care for your saltwater fishing gear.

    Debbie Hanson: Hi, I am Debbie Hanson, professional angler and outdoor blogger. And today I am going to give you a few quick tips for taking care of your saltwater inshore fishing gear so that it lasts.

    One tip is to keep a gallon of fresh water onboard your boat and a small bucket, and when you are done using your fishing lures and your hooks, just drop them into the bucket of freshwater to rinse them off before placing them back in your tackle box.

    It's also a good idea to stop into your local tackle shop or your specialty sporting good store and pick up a can of UV protecting and anti-corrosion spray. That's going to help prevent the gears on your reel from icing up.

    And finally, make sure that you check your line for abrasions. Something I do is, just take a piece of nylon stocking and rub it against the length of the line to check for any snags. Monofilament lines for example should be changed every six months to a year depending on how often it's used.

    So those are just a few tips for taking care of your saltwater gear. Tight lines and happy fishing!