How To Manage Your Fishing Tackle?
You spend hours in waiting for the fish to come. How would it feel like, if you miss the prey at hand while looking for the right sinkers or plastic baits? This is something that happens most often with immature or novice anglers. Those who do not have an organized and managed fishing tackle, often lose great chances. The prey goes beyond the reach while you keep looking for the right tool from the clutter. That clutter must be organized first. There are many great ways that can make managing things easier for you. Check out what you really can do to avoid a disappointing situation like this.
Organizing Your Fishing Tackle
- Tackle for a Specific Specie
What specie are you going to prey? Each specie requires different types of fishing items like hooks and baits. It would be great to use the same container for all the fishing items to be used, for that particular underwater specie. Or simply put the items for the same species in a plastic bag and label them, so these can be picked easily when you need them.
- What about Weights and Sinkers?
Both weights and sinkers come in numerous sizes. It would be highly recommended if you categorize each size and place them according to it. Like 1/4 oz weights should be kept separately from 1/8 oz weights. Same sizes should be placed together. It would make things easier and you will easily find them when you need.
- Plastic Baits
Soft plastic baits have different colors and types. Keep them separately. These must be stored in plastic bags; same species or colors in the same bag. Labeling these bags would add more to your ease and functionality.
Note: These soft plastic baits can bleed easily, so these must be kept separately in the plastic bag.
- Organizing Lures
While you are angling, place the things in the most familiar and handy order. You must have the prior info of where and on which side of the tray, have you placed certain lures or rigs. For example, the crankbaits can be placed on the right side of the tray, middle section can be used for minnow imitating lures and the left corner can be utilized for the top water lures. Organizing the whole tray in a similar manner makes fishing more fun.
Note: Lure wallets are easily available. Store your lures like spinnerbaits in them, or else using plastic bags is another suitable option. It would keep the skirts and arms safe from getting entangled.
Rigs can be contained in the labeled plastic bags that we have already prepared for the items related to various species.
- How to Store the fishing Hooks?
Using safety pins for this purpose is highly recommended. For small-sized hooks, use small safety pins, and big for the bigger hooks. These would keep your hooks from getting tangled. And you would not have to spend time in detangling each. Organize the collection of safety pins categorically in the tray, keeping in view their size and type.
Best After-Using Tips for Fishing Tackle
- Once you have used the whole fishing tackle after fishing, it is better to store the whole stuff after cleaning it well. Those who do not clean it, often complain about getting their tackle affected by rusting or corroding.
- Taking care of the fishing tackle is important, especially if you are fishing in the salt water. Saltwater affects your tools badly. If not washed properly.
- Always take a bucket or jug of fresh water with you. Once you are done with fishing, rinse your fishing tools well with it. It would keep your tackles saved from rust.
- As you have got your prey, do not forget to remove the soft plastic baits from the hook. Otherwise, it would melt to the fishing hook, that would affect their performance.
Following all the above-mentioned tips and tricks not only guarantee you a long lasting life of your fishing tackle, but it would also make sure that you get more prey. Guess how? When you have all the things and items organized properly, in the fishing tray or container, you spend less time in finding them and more time for fishing. And you would have more fish ultimately.