Keeping a tidy tackle box is a good idea for any angler. It makes it easy to find what you need on the water, which helps you catch more fish by being ready for a hot bite. Properly stored tackle also won't get damaged and lasts longer, protecting your investment. The way anglers organize, store and carry gear is known as tackle management. Here are some tips on how to do it.
There are many containers available for organizing and carrying tackle. Most popular are tackle boxes and tackle bags.
Hard-plastic tackle boxes are a good all-round choice for many types of fishing. Durable plastic construction stands-up to rough treatment while keeping gear secure in trays and compartments. Tackle boxes are great for youngsters and rocky bank fishing trips. Products come in a range of sizes.
Tackle bags are soft-sided. Their main compartment is used for carrying removable plastic tackle trays. This flexibility makes bags useful for anglers who chase different fish species or use different tactics from one trip to the next. Bags can also have other compartments and pockets for packing tools, sunglasses, and other items.
Other specialized containers are available for specific gear. One example is storage binders for carrying soft-plastic bags, thin lures, or jars of soft-bait. These products help customize a tackle management system to suit your fishing style.
After deciding on a tackle box or bag, it's time to sort and store tackle based on type and size. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Organizing space at home for fishing gear makes it easy to plan and pack for trips. Consider the following tips for a great fishing room.
In short, effective tackle management can save you time and money.