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What do you use to organize your tackle in your garage?

 

Right now my setup is one for those pop up rectangle tables with my tackle bags and lures on top. Thought about upgrading my "work station" One idea came to mind was get a ole peg board  for the wall to hang plastics lure bags etc for when not in use.

 

My dad uses old file cabinets and plastic drawers that work similar to the file cabinets.

 

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Peg board with simple metal hangers for goods in original packaging. Vertical/horizontal rod storage on the walls. 3700 boxes stacked, labeled on shelves.

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Mine is in my living room.  I re-purposed an oak armoire for my tackle storage.  There's a few drawers for spools of line and tools, and two stacks of 3700 trays fit perfectly in it.

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I have a couple old Okuma rod holders that i got from tackle shops.

An old cheap pressboard book shelf with plano boxes stacked up and labled

i have soft plastic in a couple of shallow plastic totes with a top on it

i have peg board on all my wall in there with a few hangers. Put spools of line and such on it as well as packages of hooks and weights that i have multiple packages. I tend to hang stuff there temporarily untill i organize it. I also have a homemade spooling station on one of my work benches

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This is an older picture but pegboard works great and It keeps all your baits organized.

 

I hope this helps a little.

 

 

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What do you use to organize your tackle in your garage?

 

Right now my setup is one for those pop up rectangle tables with my tackle bags and lures on top. Thought about upgrading my "work station" One idea came to mind was get a ole peg board  for the wall to hang plastics lure bags etc for when not in use.

 

My dad uses old file cabinets and plastic drawers that work similar to the file cabinets.

 

Thats what Im working on right now still deciding on arrangement/placement but here a pic of what mine looks like so far. Going to paint, get more lighting, maybe another board, a desk.

 

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Nice i like it!

 

I think i'll stick with investing in some peg board to get started and branch off from there.

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I bought this at Lowe's for about 100 bones.  That was 6 years ago.  Now it is bulging at the seams and has the top stacked up with boxes and bags.

 

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I am not one to give advice on this topic. I have stuff everywhere. Most of it is in the boat, but i have so much stuff that i dont bring in the boat that its on ym fishing table and peg board. Both are stuffed and overflowed. Then i have my lure making desk.Its got all the components, tools, skirts, etc. to make spinnerbaits and jigs. It will never be organized, but at least i know where everythings at.

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I bought this at Lowe's for about 100 bones.  That was 6 years ago.  Now it is bulging at the seams and has the top stacked up with boxes and bags.

 

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I have two of those exact same cabinets. I keep all my shooting stuff in them though. I have peg board and hangers for my fishing stuff.

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Pegboard is your friend...

 

In addition to the pegboard on the fishing workbench, I have three drawers under the bench for fishing stuff. Rod & reel combos stored vertically in rod racks.  Couple cardboard boxes under the bench with some extra stuff.

 

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I am not worthy to even gaze upon these pictures.  :cry3:

 

And no way I'll show my wife how others are so neatly organized.

 

Egads. 

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I'll post a pic of my "mess" tomorrow.  You could use it for an example of what not to do!  :laugh5:

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Pegboard is great for baits and rods also. I use bike hangers for my rods and hang them from the ceiling of the garage so they're out of the way from getting stepped on or knocked over and further away from any dust that gets stirred up so they stay cleaner. BPS sells some really handy racks that mount on the wall for plano boxes too.

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I buy those plastic 'shoe" boxes at the dollar stores you can buy them for about a buck. They have a larger size for about three bucks. The smaller ones are perfect for storing plastics in that are in their original bags. I use a lot of them.  I label them and stack them on shelves and I can find anything very quickly. Well at least at the beginning of the season, at the end of the season things are not quite so organized any longer. It is a good winter project though.

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I have a 4'x8' pegboard on one wall. This is where I have all of of my line, overflow crankbaits, jigs, chatterbaits, hooks, etc (all of the unopened stuff). Everything is in order by size and color.

 

 

Then I have a 6' tall and 5' heavy duty metal shelving system with 5 shelves on it.

 

On those shelves I have about 20 different clear rubbermaid boxes that are all labeled according (worms, jig trailers, Ikas, crawdads, Senkos by size, etc).

 

On the very top of the shelf I have all of my extra reels (because they are light). You dont want to keep heavy items up high.

 

On the bottom shelf I have the really big (can't remember if they are 10 or 20 gallon) clear rubbermaid boxes for my big volume iterms. Like 5" and 7" Senkos that I have thousands of. These boxes are really heavy so I keep them on the bottom.

 

Connected to the 6' tall shelf I have a waste high shelving system. I use the top shelf for a work space to make jigs, spool reels, etc. The lower shelves is where I store mine and my kids tackle bags and stuff like that, that we use when we go pond fishing.

 

The reason I chose to use clear boxes is so I can see the volume without having to take the lid off. For example if I glance at the shelf and I see that the box for the Yamamoto Shad Shape worm looks pretty low, I know to check it out and order more.

 

From a cost standpoint I dont think it was crazy expensive. Below is an estimate of what I think I paid for everything.

 

Pegboard - About $15

Pegboard hooks - $30-$40

2 shelving systems - $80 each

Rubbermaid boxes - Under $100 total

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What do you use to organize your tackle in your garage?

 

Right now my setup is one for those pop up rectangle tables with my tackle bags and lures on top. Thought about upgrading my "work station" One idea came to mind was get a ole peg board  for the wall to hang plastics lure bags etc for when not in use.

 

My dad uses old file cabinets and plastic drawers that work similar to the file cabinets.

 

 

I've tried a couple of different things and came up with the following.  I do have a pegboard too, but only use it for hard to store soft plastics that won't fit in the tubs; they were $1 at Wal-Mart.

 

I marked the outside of the contents of each bin so I don't lose track of what I have.

 

This is my fishing shelf that I made out of plywood.  I wouldn't climb on this thing, but it is more than sturdy enough to hold a few hundred bags of soft plastics.

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This is an example of what's inside each tote.

 

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Pegboard:

 

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Here is a little rod rack that I made in the closet underneath my stairs:

 

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I was just fixing this problem, ended out working real nice cause we found a great deal on what I was looking for. Typhoon rod rack at cabelas for cheap, just the way I like it. 75CCB460-DA54-40F4-B4C9-6823A630571E-121828B4F86-3591-42A1-8F7D-F720E6C7F6E0-12138B2918D-2786-4A91-9D31-598C179BF9EC-121

 

Discount from the discounted price, Also found the cabelas (green snaps) organizers for 3/4off since they were in discounted duffel bags. Budget loyal :bushy-browed:

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Ahem.  What not to do.

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/uploads/gallery/album_644/gallery_40623_644_4198331.jpg

 

Click on my gallery to see a few more pics.

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Pegboard is your friend...

 

In addition to the pegboard on the fishing workbench, I have three drawers under the bench for fishing stuff. Rod & reel combos stored vertically in rod racks.  Couple cardboard boxes under the bench with some extra stuff.

 

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Nice, What time do you open for business?

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Nice, What time do you open for business?

 

It's open 24/7 - but only to a select clientele...that would be me...:lol:

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Come on Goose, don't be like that!

Seriously though that is a thing of beauty. But can we lock this topic so only avid fisherman can see it cause no one else is going to appreciate this kind of obsession! What we see as preparedness, they'll consider crazy.

I think I see some nice xcalibur and yozuri crank baits there. One knockers and rattl'n vibes? If so, two of my favorites.

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I prefer the shoe boxes with the attached lids rather the ones with the separate lids.  I think that they stack better.   I got them at Walmart for around a buck, I can't remember.  Also, I keep alot of gear in large plastic tubs.   Clear tubs are better than solid color ones I think.  If you have outdoor storage (I keep all my fishing stuff in a 30'x50'barn) or even in your basement, mouse proofing is important.  Mice will tear up soft plastic lures and packaging if you let them, especially Gulp baits.  I have learned this through experience.  Now,   I sprinkle mouse poison all over my shop and I've got a dozen or so mouse traps  set.   There is a 6' black snake that likes to hang out in my shop when I'm not in in and I think that it hangs there because the eating is good.  I've seen it a few times and I've found shed skins several other times.  It always ran away when it saw me.  It is a little unnerving, but overall I think it is a good thing to have.

 

They say that Rattle snakes won't come around places where black snakes live.  I hope that is so.   I haven't seen a rattle snake on my property near my house in a number of years, but I haven't gone actively looking for one either.   Knock on wood.

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Ok I was totally embarrassed with myself.  I went to the expo and went all Bass Mafia up in there!  I purchased some of their boxes.  Time to get to organizing!

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I use plastic rubbermaid boxes to store my soft plastics. I have a box for each kind of bait, creatures, craws, worms, senkos...  I use my plastic plano boxes for jigs, cranks, and spinnerbaits and all the other jazz.  I got a round rod holder at a garage sale for about $5 so I keep rod on that

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