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I've been going through my old lures and replacing all of the 3700's. By the time it's all said and done I figure I'll have approximately 60-70 of them full of tackle. Some old, some new. For now, I've taken over the mud room at the house. My wife, God bless her, has no issue with it. I'm planning on turning one of the horse stable rooms next year into my dedicated tackle room. I'm also planning on taking up the hobby of turning wooden lures, but we'll save that for another thread. ;)

So, how do you store your excess tackle that does not go in the boat? As much as I'd love to take it all with me, I don't think it will fit. Maybe someday, when Ranger makes a Z528 or a Z530. :lol:

If you do have a dedicated tackle room, let's see it!

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Sounds like you just need a water version of a U-Haul to pull behind the boat. A dedicated room, basement, or garage make great places to store extra tackle depending upon what you have available.

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I store mine in the basement on old tackle boxes, and tackle bags.

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Our new house has a basement so I'm working on a fishing room down there.  Here's the start of my organizing.  

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Some in boxes on shelves, but mostly displayed on pegboards where I can see it all at a glance. I keep my main tackle updated by season, then take a smaller bag on the boat with everything I think I might need on the particular day. On one wall I have shelves to organize chemicals and line plus "special" lures that I rarely (never) fish. A big colorful rat for example  https://www.spro.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=353

 

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I have a spare bedroom with a walk in closet that is my "tackle shop" I lined the walls of the closet with shelves and all my lures are in 3700 & 3600 size Plano boxes.  One of the good things about not having kids is that they aren't taking up room in the house that could be put to better use?

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22 minutes ago, Scott F said:

I have a spare bedroom with a walk in closet that is my "tackle shop" I lined the walls of the closet with shelves and all my lures are in 3700 & 3600 size Plano boxes.  One of the good things about not having kids is that they aren't taking up room in the house that could be put to better use?

Lol this is funny  . But having a kid is the best thing that ever happened to me. It takes away from fishing a little bit. But makes it that much more special when you do get out there 

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10 hours ago, Redlinerobert said:

If you do have a dedicated tackle room, let's see it!

I don't have a picture handy, but my "tackle room" looks a lot like curtis9's shot above.   There are two of those metal racks like Curtis.  One rack is for clear plastic shoeboxes and plano boxes with spare hard baits, jigs, and swimbait hooks, and the rack closest to the door has larger clear plastic boxes with plastics, sorted by general type.  I moved to that system based on the recommendations in response to a post I put up earlier this year.  One of the members suggested Wally world for their affordable shoeboxes and planos and I've found that was a good source for reasonably priced storage.  Probably more efficient organization boxes out there for somewhat greater cost, but its working for me.

Scott (I think) suggested I replace my wife's clothes closest with baits.  I didn't go that bold, but we adopted a mutual don't ask don't tell policy when it comes to the attic with larger totes and the "strategic reserves."

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My basement is the dedicated fishing room. Lures that I use but don't always take are in 3700 boxes and organized by what they are or perhaps the depth they dive (cranks). All of my new in box spares and plastics are in the 3 drawer storage bins that you get at Wal-Mart. In those, they're organized by what they are (cranks, topwater, worms, craws, tubes, creatures, etc). 

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I try not to store that much excess tackle anymore. I've narrowed to certain baits I like to use and just stick with that. What I have started to do is keep a box full of old stuff I don't use anymore on my boat. When I'm out fishing, If I see a couple of kids who don't have much tackle but make the best of what they got, I will pull up and give them some lures and plastics. Usually I will show them how to fish it if they don't already know. I hope it gets them addicted to fishing and not doing other stupid stuff kids do. And for me, I would rather give some of my old but usable stuff to kids who need it rather than haggle with an adult for a buck. 

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I keep them in plastic storage bins, but I routinely trade away the stuff I don't use to other BR members. I don't like stuff sitting around that will never see the water from me.

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6 hours ago, Mad Scientist said:

In bins, on shelves, in the basement.

So I used to do this in ohio....it worked great and my lovely wife never had any idea exactly how much tackle I had, bc she thought the basement was smelly. Fast forward to present time and now we live in Dallas where there are no basements. I have all of my stuff in one walk in closet in the spare bedroom and just pray she doesn't ever go in there ?. It's been almost a year but I feel my time is coming ?

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Get one of these Home Depot shelves -

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Edsal-72-in-H-x-48-in-W-x-24-in-D-5-Shelf-Steel-Shelving-Unit-in-Black-MR482472BLB/203800338?cm_mmc=Shopping|THD|G|0|G-BASE-PLA-D59-Storage&Organization|&gclid=Cj0KEQjw_qW9BRCcv-Xc5Jn-26gBEiQAM-iJhfTZC9UI4qBlOOMQutuvkuCCGv6OoVQClCuQNK01WbUaArbc8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

Space the shelves when assembling so they fit the Sterlite 90qt and 56qt Basic Clear bins you can get from Target - 

http://www.sterilite.com/ProductCategory.html?ProductCategory=17&section=1

You should be able to fit two 90qt bins side by side on the three bottom selves, two 56qt bins on the top shelf, and then you can put bait buckets or whatever on the very top of the shelf.

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Great responses guys.  I've set up a spot in my horse stables that allows me to drive through and store the boat under cover.  Directly next to the storage area is a secured room that needs to be cleaned up.  I'm planning on lining that room with shelves so I can store my tackle there, along with a counter top that I can use as a workbench.  I'll take 'before and after' pictures once I can get started on that project. 

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Nevermind, I'll go take a few pictures as that failed miserably. 

Edit: Here are two pictures of how I store my baits. I really like the pegboard; It makes It easy to see what you have and, to me anyway, It's fun to just go In there and hang out. :)

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YES that is awesome

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When you collect too much crap its hard to keep it "organized". Mines far from it but I attempt to keep it sorted to where I can at least find what I need.

I use the peg board to store excess plastics, leader, rigs, and whatever else ends up on there.

I use storage containers to store excess hard baits, hooks, terminal tackle.

One day I hope to have the ultimate cave but for now the garage has to do...

 

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15 hours ago, Yeajray231 said:

Lol this is funny  . But having a kid is the best thing that ever happened to me. It takes away from fishing a little bit. But makes it that much more special when you do get out there 

I did the kid thing and now that she has moved out I have her entire room and closet. But didnt need it as the other bedroom was mine as well. 3 bedrooms for just me and a dog leaves lots a room for storage. :) 

13 hours ago, benzmech said:

I try not to store that much excess tackle anymore. I've narrowed to certain baits I like to use and just stick with that. What I have started to do is keep a box full of old stuff I don't use anymore on my boat. When I'm out fishing, If I see a couple of kids who don't have much tackle but make the best of what they got, I will pull up and give them some lures and plastics. Usually I will show them how to fish it if they don't already know. I hope it gets them addicted to fishing and not doing other stupid stuff kids do. And for me, I would rather give some of my old but usable stuff to kids who need it rather than haggle with an adult for a buck. 

I may have to do that as well. Sounds like a inexpensive way to share the sport. B)

I don't have near as much as you guys in baits but it is to the point I have to much. That baits I don't use stays in sterilite containers in a closet. I just didn't think the garage was a good idea as it gets very hot in there when it is 105 outside.

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I use big storage bins. My plastics I put in categories. I don't really have excess hard baits, as they are not a huge part of my fishing living in north Central illinois. I keep my plastics in big bins. Labeled creature, worm, craws, miscellaneous. I make a lot of my own plastics, so the bins are probably half full of baits and colors I have confidence in. I have tried to narrow down my confidence baits and colors, and sell off the rest. So my big bins are mostly full of refill baits I'll throw in the boat as needed. 

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6 hours ago, S. Sass said:

I just didn't think the garage was a good idea as it gets very hot in there when it is 105 outside.

My tackle room is just off the garage and it gets into the 90's.  I was concerned about it, but so far everything is held up to the heat better than I expected.

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