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#10826646 - 05/07/15 06:29 PM Cleaning a top water
largemouthokie Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 831
Loc: Broken Bow, OK
was wondering if there was a way to clean dirty feathers on the back hooks of a yellow magic or a pop r? Hooks are sharp but feathers are not too white.

#10826667 - 05/07/15 06:39 PM Re: Cleaning a top water [Re: largemouthokie]
TxFisherman03 Offline

Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 474
Loc: Arlington, Tx

#10826675 - 05/07/15 06:41 PM Re: Cleaning a top water [Re: largemouthokie]
Fish Killer Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 25779
Loc: Weatherford
Never noticed a difference
I don't want any odd smells so I wouldn't use anything but water and maybe baking soda
Factory Replacement hooks are cheap if it's that bad
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#10826676 - 05/07/15 06:41 PM Re: Cleaning a top water [Re: largemouthokie]
TXBeerHunter Offline

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 360
bleach may break down the feathers, i'd try baking soda and water/ maybe a little vinegar, or maybe a baking soda toothpaste and a brush.
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#10826694 - 05/07/15 06:49 PM Re: Cleaning a top water [Re: largemouthokie]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Loc: Justin, TX.
I use the same stuff they clean the oil off the birds when they get into a spill.

Warm water and Dawn.
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#10826733 - 05/07/15 07:08 PM Re: Cleaning a top water [Re: largemouthokie]
JG ZX250 Offline
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Registered: 04/11/08
Posts: 902
Loc: Texas
Try hydrogen peroxide. I've heard that people use it to turn their hair white.
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#10827002 - 05/07/15 08:41 PM Re: Cleaning a top water [Re: largemouthokie]
JCBfromTHF Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 5964
My whites get a little off color but I have never noticed a drop in strikes because of it. Heck usually my feathers only last a couple of trips anyway before they get tore up and need to be switched anyway. I bet I am on my 5 set of hooks on my current #1 popper and the condition of the whole bait shows it too. LOL! I aint retiring it till it falls apart or starts leaking though.


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