Cleaning Flashers

Cleaning Flashers

Unread postby dustin759 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:36 pm

I was wondering what everybody uses to clean the scent residue off of their flashers with. I wipe them off with a paper towel but it doesn't get it all the way off. I'm looking for something that will get them clean and get the old scent smell off.
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Re: Cleaning Flashers

Unread postby pkelly » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:34 pm

lemon joy soap...
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Re: Cleaning Flashers

Unread postby dustin759 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:10 pm

The lemon joy doesn't leave scent behind?
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Re: Cleaning Flashers

Unread postby BrownBear » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:48 pm

I use metal flashers rather than plastic about 90% of the time. Normal clean and polish with Flitz polish always gets rid of smells too. Dunno how it would be on plastic, though. Asked my wife just now and she suggested dish soap too, since that does a good job on other plastic ware. Just air it good after rinsing and drying, and I bet the soap scent goes away too, just as with your dishes.
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Re: Cleaning Flashers

Unread postby Crunchy » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:55 pm

I just rinse them with water and maybe spray the swivels with WD40 once and a while. I guess if I were to do any real cleaning it would be at the end of the season and stick them in a bucket with soap and water for a few hrs first.
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Re: Cleaning Flashers

Unread postby Jim Dandy » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:38 am

Non-ultra Lemon Joy.....scrub flashers and lures before and after each use...I keep a bucket of suds handy....also...end of day on salt everything metal that I used also gets a good dose of WD-40.

Scent control is a lot more important then most folks think.

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Re: Cleaning Flashers

Unread postby SeaDawg » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:50 pm

Run-em through the dishwasher and then spray them down with WD40. Salmon are fine with WD40.
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Re: Cleaning Flashers

Unread postby BrownBear » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:06 pm

Jim Dandy wrote:Scent control is a lot more important then most folks think.


When I was a deckhand on a troller back in my college days (way back when!), the skipper was adamant that he be the ONLY one of us to handle fuel or lube oils, and he wouldn't even have any scented soap on the boat. My crewmate and I thought it was pretty cool that he did all the fueling and maintenance, leaving us off the hook. But he didn't want any hands touching the bait and lures if they'd been at the other stuff. Our settlements (share equivalent of paychecks) certainly reflected the value of his care.
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Re: Cleaning Flashers

Unread postby Jim Dandy » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:44 pm

I had a blast as a deckhand when I worked the boats out of Yaquina bay Newport Or....was how I spent my summers during H/S. Its also where I became an expert netter....I had to net the fish of the most novice anglers....100s of them.

I think salmon are more scent oriented then say Steelhead....with a few exceptions, like certain times during migration. I think most folks would pass on a Big Mac if it smelled like bilge water...just sayin... :
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My HDS 9 GEN 3 screen this morning....these fish were NOT scent selective... :)
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Re: Cleaning Flashers

Unread postby ShiverMeTimbers » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:15 pm

OK, so is the Meyers Lemon Verbena close enough, or what is it about old-school lemon Joy that is so desirable? I can't find it anywhere and I'm not too keen on ordering a 25-bottle case on Amazon (unless 4 or 5 people want to go in on it and split the case; $10 per person for 5 bottles, $2 per bottle?). PM me if interested.
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