How to Make a Homemade Fishing Tackle Box

How to Make a Homemade Fishing Tackle Box
In years past, anglers were limited to tackle boxes that closely resembled toolboxes. Typically made of metal with a tray for smaller lures, older-type boxes often provided only enough space for the bare essentials. Modern tackle boxes are as varied as the anglers who use them. Plastic is now typically the material of choice. Although there are numerous offerings on the market, many anglers may choose to create their own tackle box for storage.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Plastic storage container with carry handle
  • Smaller plastic storage boxes
Step 1
Select a square or rectangular plastic container that has a lid with a carry handle on the top or sides. Choose a container based on your current and future needs. Select a container that will accommodate the lures and gear you have now as well as what you might add in the future.
Step 2
Purchase a large, durable container along with smaller organizational containers. Avoid purchasing low-priced plastic containers as the lid hinges or handles may not hold up to the wear and tear of fishing. Purchase containers with thick plastic sides and tops.
Step 3
Check the seal of the lids on both the large and small containers. Tightly close and secure the lid to check for water-resistant seals before placing lures and gear in the boxes.
Step 4
Organize your smaller lures, such as spinners, plugs and terminal tackle, in the smaller containers with dividers. Consider having one separate small container for terminal tackle, including hooks, swivels, snaps, weights and other small items.
Step 5
Arrange the smaller containers in the large container so they fit securely and do not shift excessively. Leave room for fishing line, scissors, pliers, scales and other necessary gear you might need to carry. Place the lid on the large container and secure it in place; make sure the lid fits securely when closed.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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