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View Poll Results: How do you organize your gear?
Hang plugs indoors and take what you need for that outing. 19 20.21%
Keep them in marked plastic containers with dividers 37 39.36%
Keep everything locked down in your vehicle / boat 22 23.40%
Incredibly organized like my sock drawer 7 7.45%
Several different plug bags 32 34.04%
One big shed / or fishing room (s) 16 17.02%
Scattered everywhere 20 21.28%
White bucket. You might not want to admit to this one. 17 18.09%
Use somebody elses stuff 1 1.06%
Several answers here / I voted a couple 26 27.66%
none of the above 1 1.06%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 94. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-29-2007, 06:39 AM
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how do you guys organize hooks and leaders....other than plastic bags? I say a hok and leader holder today at sports authority
I use a leader pouch. More specificly targeted fo fly fishermen, but works well. I cut down 2 index cards per pouch section so I may triple the amount it'll hold. I've grouped it to hook size and leader length (12-48")

I have more trouble with my fly leaders complete with droppers being easily accesable and not tangled at night time.
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Old 06-29-2007, 07:55 PM
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:10 PM
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I have one soft sided bag that holds plastic utility boxes and a lot of labeled boxes to go in it full of tackle.(not all at 1 time).I put my combos on shelves in the shed. I keep all of my tools in their own hard tackle box. I have one large cooler for fish with a smaller one for food/ drink in it. In the shed i also have a mini fridge and freezer for extra bait and chum. I also have a small file cabinet with pics of all my catches.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:15 PM
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WHITE BUCKET! I'm not ashamed to use it! I have bad knees need to sit down. I'm old and Cranky and I don't care! call me what you like
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:34 PM
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My fishing gear is in a disarray with much of it section off by floor space in the sun room.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:40 PM
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:04 AM
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I have some in the work shop,all in a row!some in bags,some in the old white bucket ,some in every compartment in the boat.You just can't have to many! VT
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:02 AM
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What do you guys think about the AquaSkinz surf bag that clip onto your surf belt?
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:14 AM
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I have this one.
Really handy, I love it. I use that and the larger bag all the time.

2 from me.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:53 PM
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20+ years of fishin and I can't believe I didn't think of the small sandwich baggies. I started that this year after reading roccus' post. Baggy method rules.

I'm not even close to being in the same league as you Roc but I'm on my way with those tips you give
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:21 AM
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Tackle update. Found in cellar one undernourished fool lost in the tackle area who couldn't,t find his way out.He had red eyes when we found him if think he was crying,anyway we didn't shoot him because the weekend neighbors were down and could have heard the noise or seen us take out the body.The bride says i should thin out some of the needed stuff but that's because she doesn't fish
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:31 PM
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Every spring, I dig a hole in the back yard, get last year's tackle box, bury it and start over

Actually, I have a shed in back with space. I have three tackle boxes and a couple of plastic cases. I keep rock cod gear in one, ocean in another, freshwater in another and use the plastic boxes to select my arsenal for whatever I'm targeting at the moment. I only bury the ocean box 'cause my cleaning stops after the filet. Rod & reels are treated much better. My reels from 20+ years ago are still in great working order. I have a few rods 30+ years old, but I'm slowly replacing them.
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:06 AM
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i try to keep things neat and in place but it never seems to work out that way......the essentials..knapsack, surf bag, sandspikes, one tackle box, waders,boots, and rain gear always in the car..ready to go!!. other stuff and rods and reels in a very cluttered closet.
Modus Operandi...I put the kids to sleep .... I grab my rods and run to the bait is hitting the water by 12 minutes after I left the house!!!
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:49 PM
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I made a rod holder for in my garage that holds all of my spinning and conventional combos except my one piece surf rod which hangs from the ceiling. My fly combos live in their cases.

I have 2 vests one for fly and the other for spinning trout. Each one is gone through before each outing and whatever is to left behind sits on my dresser awaiting my return.

I have 8 tackle boxes. Each for a specific type or species of fish. I have a myriad of plano boxes to interchange for my softside and bellyboat. 3 cardboard boxes:
2 full of soft plastics with homemade dividers seperated into type 1for dark colors and 1 for light.
1 that contains line and terminal tackle.

I have 3 surf bags one that I carry and the other two are for storage. Also have ziploc bags for overflow and lead (for when my girlfriend wants to go chunkin)

Thats the organized part. There is also stuff just lying around, spare pieces and parts, stuff I didn't like, stuff I thought was cool, and the stuff I don't use anymore but just can't part with.
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