How to Organize Fishing Equipment in the Home

How to Organize Fishing Equipment in the Home
Nothing is more frustrating than trying to find a certain piece of fishing gear and having it not be where you thought it was. You probably curse yourself for not being more organized. Organizing your fishing equipment isn't that hard and it will save you money and time in the long run. If you're organized, you won't be purchasing tackle you already have, just because you can't find it, and you won't waste any more time searching.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Tips on Organizing Fishing Equipment

Things You’ll Need:
  • Plastic containers
  • Plastic containers with compartments
  • Fishing rod holder
Step 1
Gather all your fishing equipment, including rods, reels, tackle and anything else you have pertaining to the sport and place it in one spot. When you begin to organize it, you will know where everything is.
Step 2
Purchase plastic containers that have no compartments and some that do. The compartment containers will be able to hold small tackles such as split shot, swivels, hooks and anything else that is small in size.
Step 3
Designate an area in either your home or garage for all of your fishing equipment and nothing else. Move items around to create this space, if needed.
Step 4
Purchase a fishing rod holder at your local outdoors store, if you want to place your rods into something that will hold them together. Otherwise, set them up against the wall in the designated area.
Step 5
Place the extra tackle or tackle you don't use all the time in plastic containers. Place the smaller items into a container that has compartments. This way everything will be separated into its own special place, making it easier for you to locate what you need.
Step 6
Put extra reels into a large plastic container to keep them together. If the container is large enough, you could also place your spools of fishing line in the container with the reels.
Step 7
Designate a container that will hold all of your artificial lures, making it easier to find them.
Step 8
Place fishing equipment maintenance items such as reel grease, extra rod tips and eyes and anything else required to maintain or repair your rod, into a container of its own.
Step 9
Reorganize your tackle box with items you are currently using to fish with. Remove anything extra and place it into the appropriate container. You will know where to find it the next time you need it.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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