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Mutli-tool enough said lol but usually a lot of bullet weights,line,pair of clippers,lots of gama hooks, etc etc before all the plastics and hard baits

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Small first aid kit

Scissors

Lighter

Scale

Golden rule

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Ahhh golden rule and scale are good ones I forgot. Really should have a small first aid kit but usually don't have one with me lol

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For those of us that do a lot of bank fishing...it is essential to keep it light hahaha

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You need a good pair of line clippers. They need to be able to cut line with 1 snip. This is so important and I think a lot of anglers forget about it. I like the Boomerang tool. I hang it off of my tackle box or around my neck. This tool is small, compact and does not get in the way. I love mine and best of all they are not very expensive.

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For those of us that do a lot of bank fishing...it is essential to keep it light hahaha

Soon as you get a boat everything will change lol tons more stuff lol plus you can just fish any body of water a lot better and easier. I started really small a tiny Jon boat and I'm not a small guy lol so yeah it sucked but I had so much fun. Now I got a little bigger Jon that I converted into a bass boat myself. Next year I'll probably upgrade again. To many benefits fishing from a boat not to get one and to many memories made from mine

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If any of your equipment uses fuses, make sure to have extra fuses.  

I agree with Green Trout about the Boomerang.  It is a great little tool.  

Ibuprofen is one that I overlooked for a while.  Those bright sunny days can wreak havoc on your eyes causing headaches which are not fun to fish with.  ESPECIALLY if the wife has one.

Some noise making device-whether it be an air horn, whistle, etc.  Just something to get others' attention if something were to go badly.

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These come to mind without checking my bag....

Line and lure

Scent

Dye

Pliers

Scissors

Cull clips

File

Clippers

Rejuvenate

Small flashlight

First aid kit

Extra glasses (reading or otherwise)

Buff

Rag

Rod and/or reel wraps

Glue

Reel oil/grease

Chap stick

Mike

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Umbrella hat

Bear Spray

Swim Suit

24 piece socket set

Deer urine

web gear

a bag of rubberbands

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Coffee, a must have, coffee. Not a fishing item, but I must have it.

Hootie

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Leatherman Wave or Charge  they have  Pliers , knife , screwdrivers , saw and a  "diamond"  file for sharpening hooks. I even sharpened the eyeglass screwdriver to a point , to break the paint out of jighead eyes. 

 

Keep an eye out for clearance sales and stockpile jig heads , hooks , weights...

 

 Those spring hook keepers are valuable as are DOA pinch weights. I can make my own swim bait hook on the water with these .

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No one's mentioned most critical, must have  , wait for it......... Dude Wipes!

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No one's mentioned most critical, must have  , wait for it......... Dude Wipes!

 

G-Man has made them famous!

 

 

 

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For me I have learned the hard way to always carry a small box with extra terminal tackle like snaps, split rings, extra hooks, etc. Also when on a trip a rod tip repair kit is invaluable, have only used it twice, but glad I had it.

As far as baits always carry a box with tubes and 4 and 5" grubs, because they flat out catch em anywhere.

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braid cutters, pliers, hook remover, lots of terminal tackle, extra reel in your bag spooled with mono in case of bad luck, and scent...People always ask to borrow my scent, cutters and also make sure to have a rag or towel to keep hands clean so you don't stain close, boat etc...Also always keep ibuprofren if you get headaches or migraines, and plenty of drinks and food. Also bug spray in case you stay late, or at least a cigar to put in sand if on shore to keep bugs away...

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Depending on the time of year sunscreen and a good hat are required.

X2...Absolutely!

Hootie

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You never know when you'll come across an old fart like me with an Owner 5/0 stuck to the back of my favorite fishin pants.

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Think big...Bring a Gaf just in case a 25 takes a swipe and you are not sure if you can swing it....

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