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Mike S.

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Tackle storage
« on: October 13, 2012, 03:18:16 PM »

I have tried several different ways of storing and organizing my various hooks, jig heads, and sinkers. Of all of the things I have tried, I'm not happy. I'm wondering how some of you organize yours. Is there a perfect box out there somewhere?  I thought I had it all good to go, and ended up with a big rusty mess. Now I have the hooks in their packs, but really don't like that either. Takes too long to find what I need. I don't like digging for a certain hook when I'm fishing a tournament. It wastes too much valuable time.
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 07:10:45 PM »

i use a 3700 box for hooks and have 4 z-rust tabs in it.  i have a smaller box for wieghts and another 3700 box for jigs, trailers, and chatterbaits
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 07:33:42 PM »

i use a 3700 box for hooks and have 4 z-rust tabs in it.  i have a smaller box for wieghts and another 3700 box for jigs, trailers, and chatterbaits


yep pretty much 3700's clearly marked
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 08:07:09 PM »

im in the same boat as you man i just order whatever i need or go pick it up the week before... places make a lot of money on dudes like us haha
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 09:15:39 PM »

Yeah. This year my whole box went right to crap. I lost a ton of hooks, tube jigs, drop shot hooks, shaky heads, etc.....  Don't want to have that problem again. I've been using that box for 4 years or better now.
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 09:29:17 PM »

I've had my gear last for years. The trick is to not leave it outside when not fishing. Don't even leave it in the garage or in the boat. Condensation will rust everything. Put your gear in the house and if you do get a hook or component starting to rust, even a little, get it out of there and throw it away. As soon as I get back from fishing, I put the battery charger on and unload the tackle! If the tackle boxes are wet, open the lids over night to dry out.
Also, don't take everything you own with you. I buy my worm hooks in the 25 packs but I only take 5 of each style with me and restock when I get back. Same with spinnerbaits, crankbaits, etc...
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2012, 06:42:31 AM »

I use 3700 and 3600 Plano type boxes for most things.  For my hooks, I use a plastic box that nails come in.  I keep the hooks in their original packages, and stack them on top of each other in the "nail" box. 

I fish about as much from my boat as from friend's boats.  Being able to grab and go is of importance to me. 

Inside my Plano type boxes I use the blue plastic anti rust tabs.  They've worked quite well for me.  I don't know what brand they are.  I got mine from Yukon Jack.
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2012, 08:29:40 AM »

Google this #. I love it. There are different models but pretty much all the same. Try to go through GLB sponsors if they have them. WX2-225171
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2012, 08:59:29 AM »

I have some other various tackle boxes in the for sale section if anyone wants to take a look. This post reminded me I need to get rid of some stuff
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2012, 06:14:33 PM »

Big show hit the nail on the head.  That is my all time favorite box.  I put weights in their designated area, and I leave the hooks in the plastic they come in to keep them from rusting.  It has a compartment perfectly sized for hook packaging, and everything is pre labeled.  I have the old falcon version but Plano bought them out and its the same box. I don't know what I'd do without this terminal tackle box.  Its lasted me a few years and don't see it breaking any time soon.
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2012, 06:46:31 PM »

I thought it was cool when I bought it. Then when I put my hooks and weights in their places I started writing in marker weight sizes. Then noticed it was already molded in the plastic. Which makes it real cool
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2012, 02:52:35 PM »

Here's my setup. I just keep what I need with me and replace gear as needed when I return home. I pull the bags when I get home. This system has kept my gear pretty much rust free for a long time.
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2012, 09:25:01 PM »

Nice setup. Always gotta have them Zara spooks.
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2012, 09:36:52 AM »

Here's my setup. I just keep what I need with me and replace gear as needed when I return home. I pull the bags when I get home. This system has kept my gear pretty much rust free for a long time.

If I would have ever hit the bigtime, I would hire someone organized like you to train me how to be organized (or do it for me)! ;D
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2012, 10:38:48 AM »

Yeah, no kidding. That's a nice set up.
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2012, 11:58:21 AM »

Mike, look into the Z-rust tabs.  Or do what I do... go thru all the show boxes at a store and take the little silicon packs out and use those!  They work well.

Good thing for me I know a place that sells shoes and won't miss those little packs.   ;D

Or, better option would be to fish more, lose more hooks, and have to keep replacing them.  I do a lot of that too!
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2012, 01:27:02 AM »

We now know who the shoe box silica bandit is!
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2012, 12:54:33 PM »

We purchased a couple new machines at work. Inside they had one gallon buckets of silicone. Its big enough to dry up a whole room! Not very practical, but I think it will be great in the off season to place next to my tackle.
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2012, 10:33:35 PM »

I took my kids to a store on White Lake called Armstrong's yesterday. For those who have never been there, it is a privately owned mess, very unorganized, but probab ly has anything you could possibly imagine. Everything from bows and snowmobile parts to muskey and salmon baits. He has a ton of bass fishing equipment as well as live bait.

Anyways, I would put money on him having the largest selection on tackle boxes anywhere in this area.  He even had the Plano boxes for terminal tackle. I picked up a pair of those, and really got all of my hooks and sinkers nice and neat. Now I'm on a mission. I'm going to load my peg board wall in the garage up with all of my extra tackle, And get my boat a little bit lighter for next year. Everyone knows that a lighter boat goes faster.
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Re: Tackle storage
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2012, 10:46:42 PM »

i have all my plastics (surplus, one-offs, stuff i don't use much) in the big 3730 deep planos and i leave them in the original packages (sealed). This keeps the moisture away.  The stuff i use on a regular basis i put in gallon ziplocks. I put my hooks in with the baits in the bags - for instance i keep some 2/0 finesse wide gaps in with my gallon bag of senkos. I keep all my 5/0 and 3/0 flipping hooks in with my gallon bag of flipping baits or beavers, along with some ewgs.  This way i'm not in my boat, i just grab the gallon bags i'm going to use and toss them in a soft-sided tool bag. If i'm in my boat, then i have them just as accessible and all the extras stowed away somewhere dry. I keep my surplus hooks in smaller ziplocks (hooks in original packaging - sealed) and ofter put them in a 3730 or just some smaller rubbermade containers.
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