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#11468087 - 03/10/16 09:14 AM Tackle question
tincan86 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 1266
Loc: Kyle Tx
I have a Caper that I am fishing out of currently while I fix my boat, it is full of tackle. On the caper I have three Plano boxes with cranks and terminal tackle, how does everyone pack soft plastics? I am getting ready for a camping trip tomorrow and have about 30 bags of plastics that I want to take and be able to grab at will. Last night I put them into a small old tool bag that I could zip up, I am thinking I will put it in the front hatch but that is a long way to go to grab a different bait. any advise?
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#11468111 - 03/10/16 09:24 AM Re: Tackle question [Re: tincan86]
bert Offline
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I get one of the deep plano 7000 series boxes and put them in it.
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#11468132 - 03/10/16 09:35 AM Re: Tackle question [Re: tincan86]
Matty Offline
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Registered: 06/17/06
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Loc: Plano
I bought this small mesh backpack from Academy. I throw all my bags of plastics in it so it's easy to see through it and basically has one main compartment so I'm not wondering where I put something specific. It's also easy to take out and walk around with for bank fishing.

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#11468153 - 03/10/16 09:42 AM Re: Tackle question [Re: tincan86]
Todd™ Offline
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Registered: 01/21/11
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Loc: On my kayak
I separate my plastics by type and put them in gallon Ziplock bags. Then I keep those bags in a soft tackle bag.

It doesn't matter if I just used them but whatever bag of plastics I need is always hard to find. The clear Ziplocks let you glance at them before you start digging for it. I usually bring a LOT of plastics with me (unless I know the water I'm fish real good). To organize it neatly would take a huge amount of space.


Edited by Todd™ (03/10/16 11:01 AM)
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#11468244 - 03/10/16 10:14 AM Re: Tackle question [Re: tincan86]
NjTexan Offline
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Registered: 02/16/05
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Loc: Kyle,Texas
I use a couple of plastic boxes from the Dollar Store that would be best described as shoe boxes. They are hinged instead of a snap off lid and they fit perfectly under the seat on my Slayer. Most plastic packages fit in the boxes standing up so it's pretty easy to thumb thru the boxes looking for the one you need.

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#11468853 - 03/10/16 01:52 PM Re: Tackle question [Re: tincan86]
swalker9513 Offline
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When you get to the water, pick a couple of colors that you think might be good for that color water. Put em in your pocket. The rest get stowed away.
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#11469095 - 03/10/16 03:26 PM Re: Tackle question [Re: tincan86]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
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Just a tip many of you are familiar with, others might not be:

When you buy plastics in the typical plastic bags they come in, leave the top closed and take a pair of scissors and clip off a dog ear on the bottom corner near where the heads of the plastics are. Then, you can sort of shake or tap a worm out of the bottom, sort of looks like someone tapping a cigarette out of a pack. Once one of the plastic heads pops out, you can pull it out with your fingers the rest of the way.

This tends to keep the worms moist and pliable, keeps them marinating in any attractants they might be packaged with.

Agreed with swalker9513: pre-plan a bit and have a half dozen worms in a pocket ready to go is not a bad way to start the day.

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#11479244 - 03/15/16 02:56 PM Re: Tackle question [Re: Brad R]
BigBassB Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
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Originally Posted By: Brad R
Just a tip many of you are familiar with, others might not be:

When you buy plastics in the typical plastic bags they come in, leave the top closed and take a pair of scissors and clip off a dog ear on the bottom corner near where the heads of the plastics are. Then, you can sort of shake or tap a worm out of the bottom, sort of looks like someone tapping a cigarette out of a pack. Once one of the plastic heads pops out, you can pull it out with your fingers the rest of the way.

This tends to keep the worms moist and pliable, keeps them marinating in any attractants they might be packaged with.


Agreed with swalker9513: pre-plan a bit and have a half dozen worms in a pocket ready to go is not a bad way to start the day.

Brad


Won't all the attractant just run out of the bag when stored since you cut a hole in it?


Edited by BigBassB (03/15/16 02:57 PM)
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#11479511 - 03/15/16 04:35 PM Re: Tackle question [Re: BigBassB]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
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Originally Posted By: BigBassB
Originally Posted By: Brad R
Just a tip many of you are familiar with, others might not be:

When you buy plastics in the typical plastic bags they come in, leave the top closed and take a pair of scissors and clip off a dog ear on the bottom corner near where the heads of the plastics are. Then, you can sort of shake or tap a worm out of the bottom, sort of looks like someone tapping a cigarette out of a pack. Once one of the plastic heads pops out, you can pull it out with your fingers the rest of the way.

This tends to keep the worms moist and pliable, keeps them marinating in any attractants they might be packaged with.


Agreed with swalker9513: pre-plan a bit and have a half dozen worms in a pocket ready to go is not a bad way to start the day.

Brad


Won't all the attractant just run out of the bag when stored since you cut a hole in it?


That's what I was thinking lol. Plus isn't it just as easy to open the bag, grab a worm, and then close the bag?

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#11480090 - 03/15/16 09:03 PM Re: Tackle question [Re: tincan86]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1465
Loc: Texas
Nary a drop for any of the worms and plastics I use. I just take a fingernail clipper and cut a diagonal off about 3/8th to a half inch on the sides at the corner by the heads of the baits.

Most of the plastics I use aren't floating in the attractant and that is the whole idea that often when you do open many of the plastic bags at the top, the plastics can dry out if not re-sealed tightly.

With the sort of oily attractant substance most of the plastics do have on them in the bags, they sort of self-seal down there. I suppose one could curl and close the cut up and put a paperclip or some other kind of clip on them . . . but this hasn't been necessary for me.

Brad

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#11480107 - 03/15/16 09:09 PM Re: Tackle question [Re: tincan86]
John Stockman Offline
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Registered: 02/27/07
Posts: 562
Loc: arlington tx
OK here goes. I know this sounds unreasonable but i carry anywhere from 50-200 bags of plastics at all times. I carry them in gallon zip lock bags. I organize by color and type. I.E. creatures in dark colors, worms in light colors etc. I've been rolling 4 colors lately, so eight bags. 4 creature 4 worms. Soft plastics are the only reason I miss my boat.

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#11480394 - 03/15/16 11:10 PM Re: Tackle question [Re: tincan86]
Fisherman13 Offline
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Registered: 07/13/13
Posts: 1903
Loc: Lake Lavon
Get a small tuperware bowl (like for a sandwich) and put a few that you might use in that. If the top is shut good and it falls over the side it will float. Otherwise keep them in their original bags and put those in a gallon freezer bag with the slide type zipper on the top. I usually take a small back pack for my tackle on the kayak and leash it to the milk crate and my plano boxes and gallon freezer bag of soft plastics is in the back pack. If I need something just reach back and get the back pack put what I need in the little tuperware bowl and off I go.
You can see the little bowl I use in this pic by my feet.



Edited by Fisherman13 (03/15/16 11:13 PM)

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