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How long do you guys expect your rigs to last and how do you keep them clean/rust free between trips?

I use a rig wallet but they still seem to go rusty.:g:

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Mine usually last 3 or 4 trips before they're either lost, too abraded or caked in stuff of one sort or another. They then get caniblised to save the swivels and beads. Recently I've been cutting the hooks off and that helps. Gotta remember that they form part of the shockleader so any abraision on the line can weaken them.
 

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To be honest it depends on the parts used...i.e cheap hooks dont last as long as some other makes such as Sakuma. Same goes for swivels and links.

And the same can be said for the rig body. I have used various make of line and the best one I have found is Mustad AYAKA. Virtually no stretch and it has a great abrasion resistance.
Snoods are easily renewed and should be done regular.

You can extend the life of your rigs by cleaning them and keeping them dry and free of bits of bait crud. A touch of oil helps too.

It does depend on the type of waters you are fishing rocks, shingle and very fine sand can all cause their fair share of abrasion and damage to rigs.

If in doubt though you should replace a rig. As mentioned perviously it forms part of the shock leader.

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all my rigs are in rig walletts or zippy bags, i only ever use carbon steel hooks , so if a fish is hooked deep , i just put it back in the sea the hook will rot down to nothing in afew days ,
i only use hooks once anyway , after a session i cut the hook snood off, the rig body does last ages , made of 60lb Gantel and good swivels
so like others here i know when a rig comes out the wallet its got a good sharp non-rusty hook on it!
you can buy carbon steel(they look black and a medium wire) but pin sharp! in box,s of 100 , very cheap from Malcs at ABC
Mustad do loads of these , but a bit more expensive , i am dead against stainless steel hooks , as they never rot down , and they will not bend out of a snag , like carbon steel will , so less lost rigs!

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thanks very much guys, appreciate the help. I'm gonna give them rig winders a go, any recomendations where to get them from?

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thanks very much guys, appreciate the help. I'm gonna give them rig winders a go, any recomendations where to get them from?

John
There sold here on wsf check out the shop, i got mine the next day excellent service ordered them after 3pm and they were deliverd next morning.:clap3:made by tronix i also bought the box by tronix to store them in good quality as well . can't see myself going back to rig wallets i'm that impressed with winders. the only downside i can see is they take up more room in the tackle box.
 

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There sold here on wsf check out the shop, i got mine the next day excellent service ordered them after 3pm and they were deliverd next morning.:clap3:made by tronix i also bought the box by tronix to store them in good quality as well . can't see myself going back to rig wallets i'm that impressed with winders. the only downside i can see is they take up more room in the tackle box.
Cheers Paulus

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