Long time lurker, first time poster...
I know there have been a couple posts on tackle care but I was wondering what everyone does with their kwik fish and spin-n-glos setups at the end of the season or prior to the start of the next.
This last year I broke down all of my setups and wiped my rigs down with a clean rag and water but they still look like there's residual egg and herring buildup on some of them. I've thought about using use some sort of cleaner or putting them in the dishwasher to get this gunk off but am concerned with imparting scent onto the lure or ruining it during the wash. Any suggestions?
As far as hooks and line go, I replace both at before the start of the next season. Is this necessary? I'd hate to loose the big one to something that I had control over.
Swivels, beads etc. I've always re-used without washing. Should I do differently?