Tackle Storage for the Human Powered Angler

Waterproof Tackle Trays come in a variety of sizes.
     One of the biggest differences I see between traditional boating anglers and human powered anglers is how they choose to store their tackle.  If you fish from a boat your gear is less likely to be totally submerged in water (hopefully).  I guess you could call that a perk?  The simple fact that the boat keeps you isolated from the water means the gear you carry will stay safe and dry.  Human powered anglers however face an entirely different challenge.  It doesn't matter if you wade, paddle a kayak, sit in a float tube, or cast from shore, sooner or later the tackle you carry is going to get soaked.  It just comes with the territory.
     To help combat the rust and rot associated with wet tackle I've personally made the switch to waterproof tackle trays.  These tackle trays have made a huge difference in the life of my lures.  I no longer have to deal with rusted hooks, rotting bucktails, or dingy pitted spinner blades.  The boxes do a wonderful job of keeping my gear dry, clean, and ready to fish.
SBH Gear Tip:  Remember to always open your tackle trays and fly boxes to let them air dry after a day on the water.
     If you're like me and you spend a lot of time on or in the water look into the tackle trays with a waterproof seal.  They may cost a little more up front, but they'll save you a lot of money in tackle in the long run.  Do you have any tips to help other readers keep tackle dry when on the water?  Share them in the comments section below.
The author with a nice little Wolf River smallmouth bass.                                                             Photo Credit: Spencer Jones
     Tight Lines.

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