easy way to remove shad scales from rods

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by flathunter, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I always fish with fresh shad, and as you know they can be very messy.

    I cant even tell what color my rods are any more from the scales.

    Does any one know of a easy way to remover them, other than picking them off one at a time, which would take me weeks:big_smile:
     
  2. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Butter, that's right, slap on some butter on your rods. Who cares if you wont be able to hold it... you cant catch anything anyways! :)
     

  3. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    lmao when he's right he's right:smile2:Fish On
     
  4. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Got me there Jack. I myself usually have a tiny bucket of water and rinse my hands off after touchin them. I also wipe down my rods with a wet rag before I leave the water. It don't get it all off but my rods stay pretty clean.

    Oh..I once tried waxing the rods too and it didnt do anything for me.
     
  5. cats gone wild

    cats gone wild Member

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    I spray mine down with something like ArmorAll cleaner and let it sit a bit and then wipe them with a wet rag or spray with a hose.
     
  6. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    Take them to the car wash. When I leave from a messy fishing trip, I leave my poles on the side cabinets of my boat so I can take it to the car wash. After a few times of doing this I decided to spray my poles off at the same time. The first thing I noticed when I got home was they were covered with shad scales on one side only. LOL Now I blast them off and flip them over to do the other side as well. They come right off with pressure..
     
  7. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Using Purple Magic which can be bought from auto zone. Works great an cleans rod instantly an shines.
     
  8. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    I just spray my rods down with the hose after trips to the river and I use Guitar polish on my rods in the wintertime
     
  9. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    just tell people you bought a special rod with snake skin on it:wink:
     
  10. recordbreakin1

    recordbreakin1 New Member

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    That was cold Bryan.I take my r&r to the car was alot of times after I fish and spray them off with low pressure it cleans them up real well.Helps with the mud and sand to if you bank fish.
     
  11. rockbass

    rockbass New Member

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    I'm really liking the car wash idea. Thanks to you guys that suggested that
     
  12. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    if you have a barrel then soak them in water and as the scales soften up they will fall off.....just take off the reels so u dont get the grease out of your gears to slick away
     
  13. Garrett Cope

    Garrett Cope New Member

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    Everyone who's fished with me knows my answer to this problem because i get so much sh%$ (pun intended) about it :roll_eyes:...... Babywipes! Unscented. They're cheap and keep the rod handles (and your hands too) from getting too slippery & soaking up an excess of slime & scent. Though i'm sure the cashiers at Family Dollar probably wonder what the hell i feed my newborn to need so many:smile2:.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2009
  14. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I usually clean my rods after a few times fishing with dawn dishsoap in a small bowl of water and a scotch bright pad . Makes them look new for me and gets everything off the rods , scales , stinkbait , etc .
     
  15. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    SHAD HAVE SCALES?!?!?!:wink:
     
  16. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    the shad scales, guts, and mud on my rods and reels give them thier character :wink:.
     
  17. catfishfearme

    catfishfearme New Member

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    :smile2::smile2::smile2: that's right
     
  18. 320hotrod

    320hotrod New Member

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    I stick'em out the rear slider of my wife's truck from inside the cab. Something about putting them that way makes all the funk fall of in the back seat. When I get home, I can put them back in the boat and keep my carpet clean.
     
  19. varmint_sniper

    varmint_sniper New Member

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    well said
     
  20. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    mild soap and and one of those things you use in the shower to remove dead skin,damn,can't think of the name of them.

    or sandpaper.............