Hello Italo, Last year my son put a can of muskol insect repelant into my tackle box and stored it for the winter . this spring when i opened up the box it stank like muskol .is it all ruined? can it be cleaned ?and where can i get information on keeping tacle clean and un-contaminated?Posted on July 19th, 2008
Hi Eddie…Sorry about the fume-spill in your tackle box. I don\’t know how you can remove the “oil” fumes that has been absorbed by your tackle, perhaps if you let everything air-out it may decrease. Keeping tackle clean and un-contaminated is pretty common sense. Here\’s a few simple rules to ensure your tackle remains in good working condition and free of rust, fumes, or melt-downs:
-always keep tackle in specific categories (wooden-lures together in same satchel, plastic grubs in separate satchel, metal spoons/spinners in separate satchel, etc.). This will ensure different materials won\’t re-act with one another.
-if your tackle/box gets wet from rain/falling in the water, as soon as the fishing trip is over, empty all of the contents on a towel and make sure everything is dried off quickly before replacing back in your tackle box.
-never store anything oily/toxic in your tackle box (container of outboard motor oil, insect repellent, sun tan lotion, etc.)
-never store your tackle, rods/reels, line in an area that contains oily/toxic items (like in a tool shed where you keep your lawn mower, weed-wacker, gas cans, oil, etc.).
-never store your tackle, rods/reels, line in an area where they will remain in constant contact with the sun\’s harmful rays (back-dash of your car, leaning against the house exposed, etc.).
Taking these common sense precautions will ensure your tackle remains in good working condition for many years….God bless you, ItaloFollow in instagram