May 142012

Looking for some new ideas for organizing your fishing gear?  Check out the guest post below by our friend Jessica.

Organize Your Fishing Equipment in Three Easy Steps

The relationship between a person and his or her fishing equipment is a beautiful thing. Some might even call it sacred. However, like all relationships, this one requires a great deal of time and effort to work out problems and maintain harmony both in the boat and outside of it. One of the main problems that can interfere with this relationship is a lack of organization, which can result in tangles, damages, loss and other problems that get in the way of a relaxing day out doing what you love most. To ensure a more peaceful and successful fishing trip the next time you venture off, keep the following helpful tips in mind.

Tool Boxes are Your Best Friend

Although nothing can come in between the relationship between you and your fishing equipment, tool boxes can often act as a mediator for keeping everything organized and conveniently portable. Similar to a tackle box, a tool box features several compartmentalized areas that can be used to store hooks, lures, sinkers, swivels, bobbers, and other fishing equipment in a safe and easily accessible place. Not to mention, most tool boxes are built stronger than the average tackle box, so you can count on ideal protection for your belongings.

Store Fishing Poles with Cup Hooks

Don’t have a lot of extra space in the garage or extra money to invest in a fishing rod storage rack? Try looking up to find a convenient and safe place to store your fishing rods. By installing cup hooks on the ceiling of a more private room in your home, such as the laundry room, you can keep your fishing rods organized and out of reach of small hands. Experts recommend choosing large cup hooks and installing them at least four feet away from one another to prevent lines from becoming tangled. As an extra safety precaution, make sure there is limited tension on the line and place a Styrofoam shipping peanut over the hook to prevent injuries when retrieving your poles.

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 Designate a Separate Container for Equipment Maintenance Items

Someone who takes the time to carefully organize fishing equipment likely also has a great deal of equipment maintenance items for getting the best use out of all of fishing trip necessities. Keeping these items safe is almost as important as keeping the equipment itself safe, since both practices aid in extending the quality and overall life of your fishing tools. Plastic containers are usually a good choice for storing items such as reel grease, extra rod tips, eyes, and other items every fisher needs to maintain and repair his or her rod.

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 There’s nothing worse than preparing for a relaxing day of fishing only to spend hours untangling lines, searching for lost hooks and discovering damaged lures before you set off. The worst part about these inconveniences is that they all could have been avoided with just a few minutes devoted to organization between each trip.

Jessica is interested in traveling and being outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys fishing and blogging on behalf of Sears and other brands she trusts.

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