Easy Tackle Organization with Painting Supplies

Easy Tackle Organization with Painting Supplies

Labeling tackle boxes and sorting lures by style/color will save time on the water

When I'm on the water, I want my time to be spent fishing,not rifling through tackle box after tackle box to find what I need. One of thesimplest tips I can give to save valuable time on the water is to label yourstorage containers.

Take for example this box of crankbaits I have pictured.I've placed a piece of painters tape on the box that reads “4-12 ft.” Thisallows me to get in my boat storage, grab the box, and know exactly what'sgoing to be there.

(Blake Russell photo)

Why use painters tape and not a label machine? For severalreasons, actually. Painters tape can be easily removed and replaced as needed.The tape is easy to write on with a Sharpie, and it’s wide enough to write big.

I also try to either coordinate my crankbaits bycolor or style. Once again, this saves me time when I already have in mind whatI'm going to tie on and fish with. If I want to tie on a wiggle wart in acrawdad color, I already know where it's going to be in my box before I openit. Give this hack a try and you'll spend half as much time trying to find thelure you need when you need it.

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