How to Store Fishing Weights

How to Store Fishing Weights
Fishing weights offer an effective way to drop your fishing line to the bottom of a body of water. To reach intermediate levels instead of the bottom, where large fish feed, use lighter weights. Properly care for and protect your weights in the off-season so they remain strong and effective for seasons to come.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Detergent
  • Tackle box
Step 1
Wet a cloth with water and a mild detergent and polish each weight using a circular action to remove sand and salt from freshwater and saltwater applications.
Step 2
Dry each weight by hand using a microfiber towel, designed to dry as well as attract and remove dirt and oils. Failure to dry lead weights can result in rust damage, which will minimize the efficacy of each weight.
Step 3
Separate weights into groups by placing group tube weights together and slipping weights together, for example, to make it easier to monitor which group needs replacements for the next season.
Step 4
Write the number of weights that belong to each group in an inventory list and make a note if any group needs additional pieces.
Step 5
Wipe down your your tackle box so that it is completely dry before putting in the weights. Store the tackle box near your other fishing equipment, preferably in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Include your inventory list.

Tips & Warnings

If there is not available space, clean out the tackle box or consider purchasing a new one.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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