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Rusty Jigs

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I searched this forum for "rust" because I know I've seen the topic before, but I didn't find any posts.

How does one stop jigs from rusting? I was just rigging up my new St. Croix Legend rod from the ice show, and I noticed that my Genz worms and fatboys were all rusty. None of the other jigs were rusty, just them. Anyone have any comments on how to avoid rust (dessicant packets???) and also why only my genz worms and fatboys?

Also, does anyone know of a way to get rid of the rust? WD-40, as that's a great scent as well???

Thanks in advance.

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I think it's the glow paint lindy uses on their fatboy, genz bugs, etc., as mine all seem to rust fairly easily. I think the best thing you can do is bring your jigs in from the cold when you are done fishing; they will condensate pretty quick once they enter warmer air. Let them air dry. I think a desiccant pack will work, maybe even a little chunk of cedar to absorb moisture.

maybe try storing them jigs in one of the newer plastic boxes by flambeau or plano that claim to have anti-corrosive compounds in the plastic that will inhibit rust.

I have the same issues with trying to keep my flies dry. The best thing that has worked for me is to take your box of jigs or flies, bring them indoors after use, and let them air dry, next to a dehumidifier is even better. good luck.

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