How to Clean Rusty Fishing Gear

Here’s an easy one for you. What do you get when you mix salt water and metal? If you answered “heartbreak” then you’re pretty close.

Did you know you can bring old, rusty hooks back to life? If your tackle has a little surface rust developing, try leaving it in vinegar for 24 hours. This will lift the rust from the hooks, and after a little wipe down, they should be good to go for another day.

For a further list of reel maintenance tips, and further fishing hacks, check out the BCF website.