Fishing tackle can at times get quite expensive and the cost can build up the more you get into the hobby. To be honest, I think all anglers have been guilty of purchasing one too many.
But let’s face it we need them all! When targeting various fish we require a different setup, hook and various lures. These all can build up and before we know it, we’re well and truly in deep into the sport.
But where do we store everything and keep everything organised? A well-organised tackle box will do the trick.
Should you get a tackle box?
I think this should be a no brainer. Once you start building your fishing tackle collection, its always good to keep everything organised and stored away properly for ease of access. As well as protecting the tackle and ensuring the tackle will give you the most bang for your buck over the long haul.
Just make sure to get a big enough tackle box as often our collection grows and we seem to require an upgrade once in a while.
How to Maintain your fishing tackle for the long run?
To ensure we get the most out of our fishing tackle I often suggest maintenance is the best decision you can make. After a fishing session, I always wash my used tackle. This is best done by keeping an empty jar in your tackle box and store any used tackle after a fishing session.
This makes it a lot easier to clean and know what tackle requires cleaning. Especially if you’re marine fishing. As tackle start to corrode and rust due to the saltwater. After a fishing session, rinse all used tackle in a soap solution and thoroughly clean with fresh water.
Once you’ve cleaned your tackle wipe away all access water and leave it to air dry. Once completely dried it’s best to cover the tackle with fishing tackle guard protectant as the example below. These are great for driving away any moisture and leaving a coat to protect from corrosion.
To sum up…
Buying fishing tackle over the long run can get quite expensive. The best decision you can make is by storing it properly in a good tackle box and maintaining your equipment well.
Always clean fishing tackle after each use and use a tackle protectant to help combat against corrosion over time.
Store away your tackle box in a dry place preventing any moisture getting to it. I often keep my fishing gear organised in my outdoor shed ready to go next time.