Tips to Organize your Tackle Box

There is no right or wrong way to organize your tackle bag or tackle box. It is completely dependant on you and your own personality. By following these tips, you will be on your way to an organized tackle box or bag and on your way to a better fishing trip.
1) Having a tackle box is great but some do not offer versatility in the way of sizes and types of lures. Tackle bags offer removable plastic utility boxes that can offer more room and you can chose not to take a utility box with you on a particular fishing trip.
2) Dedicate each utility box to a different type of fish and store them until you need them. This way you do not have to carry all your gear with you on one trip or spend a lot of time hunting through a full tackle box or bag to find the right lure.
3) Spinner baits take up a lot of room. A good way to save room is to use specialized pouches that resemble sandwich bags. Because of their small size and softness, these pouches can easily fit into the external pockets of your tackle bag. You can also us these specialized pouches to organize and store soft-plastic baits.
4) Some tackle boxes come with plastic dividers that can be moved to customize the inside o0f your tackle box. By using clear hockey tape, you can hold these dividers in place.
5) If your tackle box does not come with plastic dividers, do not fret, you do not have to buy a new tackle box. Clear plastic film containers can be used as dividers, you just have to trim them so they are the same depth as your tackle box. These containers will separate lures and can be used as storage containers for smaller equipment like splitshot.
6) More than one lure will fit into a compartment but the hooks will get tangled and jumbled as you know. To prevent this, use elastic bands to secure the hooks against the body of the lure. This will prevent tangling and you will be able to fit more lures in to the compartment.
7) You can also use smaller utility boxes to store your terminal tackle that can be stored in external pockets.
8 ) If you constantly fish in both saltwater and freshwater, it may be best to organize two different tackle boxes this way you do not have to carry all your gear with you on a fishing trip.

The best time to organize your tackle box or bag is on a rainy day or a day you know you are not able to get out on the water. You should do it in a large room with lots of light so that you can see the color of your soft plastic lures well and be able to organize them for color if you want. With this newly organized tackle box or bag you can spend more time on the water and less time untangling the gear you need to fish with.

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