Lure Maintenance

How to care for and handle your Hook'em Holloway lure

Cedar wood is used in all Hook'em Holloway Muskie and Pike lures. Wood like cedar is perfect for lures as it is naturally durable and resistant to water.

Recommendations for storage when not in use

The wood is always dried before we craft our handmade lures. No matter how you try, you'll never be able to remove all the water from cedar wood. When the internal moisture is exposed to extreme heat or cold temperatures, it expands and cracks the lure. As a result, there are a few basic rules to follow.

  • Keep them out of direct sunlight. A dashboard of a boat or car would be a good example.
  • It should not be stored in a glove box in a vehicle or boat.
  • You should keep your lure out of extreme heat and cold.
  • The lures should be stored in a cool, dark location.

Maintenance of lures

  • Hang up your lure in a well-ventilated area after you use it so that it can dry properly. Keeping it in a sealed case or tackle box could lead to cracks in the epoxy.
  • Make sure your hooks are always sharp. You don't want dull hooks to prevent you from catching that elusive fish of a lifetime.
  • You might have some missing paint or epoxy when your lure gets chewed up by a monster musky or pike. This is normal and won't affect the action of your lure. In the event that your epoxy gets nicked or cracked, you can touch it up with some 5 or 20 minute epoxy. The 20 minute epoxy is better, but 5 minute epoxy will also work if that's what you have.