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Just wondered what other bods are using to store their jigheads, hooks, swivels, clips etc? I have one of the little boxes mentioned a while ago, while it's very good for on-the-go stuff, is small and won't hold nearly all the bulk stuff. I'm after something fairly large (not sure how the sizes work - something about 12 by 8 inches) that will compartmentalise the bits and then holds them securely i.e. upside-down/on it's side without randomising everything! I'm on my third useless ( in this respect) box so figured it's time to ask for some advice on something tried and trusted.

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the fox medium tackle box could fit the bill, its designed for carp anglers tho, it has adjustable dividers and i think 2 catches on the lid to keep it tightly closed . I used the large version for years when i used to carp fish and it was excellent.
whatever you get make sure its "worm proof" or you SPs will dissolve every thing!
 

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Cheers Matt, I'll have alook at the Fox boxes. I wasn't thinking of putting SPs in it, it's just for rig bits - I've got enough SP storage for now. The Plano box I got last has got two secure catches but the dividers slip up and down so the swivels, hoooks etc slip underneath and mix it up... I suppose I need fixed dividers really.
 

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I have all of my smaller jigheads on a small fly box!!! Hook the points in to the foam and off you go. Not packets, no getting caught up in boxes....

Other than that, everything just gets slipped in to the pockets of my Mustad lifejacket. Soft baits in one pocket, hardbaits and a spool of leader opposite, then a packet of clips, a couple of hooks and anything slightly larger fits in to the others. Its fairly well laid out.
 

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Buy smaller, focused boxes guys.

Bigger ones just fill up with jigs and get very heavy.
Are you using multiples of THIS kind of thing Keith?
I have all of my smaller jigheads on a small fly box!!! Hook the points in to the foam and off you go. Not packets, no getting caught up in boxes....

Other than that, everything just gets slipped in to the pockets of my Mustad lifejacket. Soft baits in one pocket, hardbaits and a spool of leader opposite, then a packet of clips, a couple of hooks and anything slightly larger fits in to the others. Its fairly well laid out.
Cheers Ben, I'll have a look into the fly box thang, the life-jacket might have to wait just yet!
 

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A fly waistcoat will also do the same job.
Until all the zips and fittings rot from the saltwater.

I'm moving towards specific LRF and HRF boxes, waistcoats or whatever.
Thing is, I fish alot. Paul B suggested we need industrial strength gear. He's likely not wrong.

We eat waders, boots and my Sakura Koa is knackered after 3 months use.
Got to look for harder wearing AND more functional stuff.

If I can't find it, I'm going to make it, or have it made.
 

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Tim:

I have about 8 boxes all full of stuff from jigs, clips, vib baits, little plugs, crankbaits, small plastics etc but for different weight ranges.
Problem we have is, what do you leave behind ?
As we get more able to 100% focus upon a target species, this becomes easier. As in the case of HRF Bass and Wrasse. Requirements and weight ranges are pretty much the same.
 

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Until all the zips and fittings rot from the saltwater.

I'm moving towards specific LRF and HRF boxes, waistcoats or whatever.
Thing is, I fish alot. Paul B suggested we need industrial strength gear. He's likely not wrong.

We eat waders, boots and my Sakura Koa is knackered after 3 months use.
Got to look for harder wearing AND more functional stuff.

If I can't find it, I'm going to make it, or have it made.
Yep, but in 3 months, you've done as much fishing as most of us will do in a season, and i'll settle for a seasons use out of most items ;) If they last longer, i'll start to get twitchy - what will i buy in the winter ??? :shock:
 

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Tim:

I have about 8 boxes all full of stuff from jigs, clips, vib baits, little plugs, crankbaits, small plastics etc but for different weight ranges.
Problem we have is, what do you leave behind ?
As we get more able to 100% focus upon a target species, this becomes easier. As in the case of HRF Bass and Wrasse. Requirements and weight ranges are pretty much the same.
I've already gone down the specific HRF/LRF kit road. Just impulse bought a fly waistcoat - £25 quid delivered so not a big deal if it only lasts a season - for the LRF gear. I'm not so able to go species specific here, at the mo at least, so I'll get a few more bits boxes and try that out.
 

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Yep, but in 3 months, you've done as much fishing as most of us will do in a season, and i'll settle for a seasons use out of most items ;) If they last longer, i'll start to get twitchy - what will i buy in the winter ??? :shock:
Of course Simon. I agree.
I just wish we had proper saltwater gear that works and that lasts.
 

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Slightly off topic, but if you ever get chance Keith, have a lok at the Mazume life jackets. Reckon it's the only piece of fishing luggage/clothing that I've ever seen that is properly, properly made for the job!
 

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If I remember tomorrow Paul I'll get someone to take a pic of it in action.
 

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In my search for a way out of my storage dilema, as I said, I impulse bought a fly fishing vest I then started looking for bits boxes for the many pockets and I seem to have stumbled across a bargain. 6 good boxes in a nice wallet c/w free penknife!
 

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Looks good Tim!
 
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