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Extras stay in the original packaging. Anything I am going to use goes in a bait coffin and in my bag.

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Kept in their bags, sorted by type, and filed in Plano 3731 boxes:

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22 minutes ago, Booneangler18 said:

Do you keep them in bags or put them in Plano type boxes?

 

Both!  😉

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Some I keep in original packaging - my Keitech leeches for one. Worms and other critters get re-bagged into Ziploc snack size with the cut out label from the original packaging placed in with them. Then those bags get put into Plano 3606 or 3610 boxes - one or two snack bags per slot depending on the bait.

 

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1 hour ago, Booneangler18 said:

Do you keep them in bags or put them in Plano type boxes?

In there original package @Booneangler18, and then in a Ziplock gallon bag.

 

I used to put worms in a tray and threw the bag in the garbage. Then one day I emptied the tray section on a good bite, threw all those dead soldiers away at the ramp thinking the tackle shop would have more. Long story short, I wasn’t able to find those same color Iovino worms. IMO, Ziplock bags are cheap and plentiful....

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If I'm fishing from out of boat I keep the plastics in their packages and put fold them into the tray.  If I am walking the shore then I will take a few baits out of their packages and put them in a tackle box.  I very rarely take the entire bag of plastics while on foot.

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I use plano boxes and restock as needed (for Senko's I use the double sided I attached a pic of).  When I'm fishing, I want to open a box grab a bait and get back to fishing.  Not open the box, grab the bag, unroll the bag, open the bag, get a bait, reseal the bag, roll up the bag and put back in the box.  I know me and if I tried that, I would have bags littered all over the boat and in the compartments telling myself, I'll put them away when I get home.  I do keep a bag of my favorite Senko color in my pocket most days.  Saves even more time.  :P

 

 

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In origional bag, in ziploc bags by type, ie.. craws, jig chunks, beavers, elaztech, worms, etc. I keep one or two bags up front of what im using and rest in a duffle box behind seats.  When i go pond fishing i just grab one of the bags from front box. 

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My soft plastics for the most part I store in plastic type Rubbermaid Containers. Generally by fishing technique and some by manufacturer.  Some are in original bags, sometimes it put original in appropriate zip-locs if necessary. I find using sealed containers and labeling them works great. Stack and store in boat storage compartment, easy to find and I do keep some of the terminal tackle required in there also. I just find it easier but there is 1000 ways to do things.  

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The baits that are "ready to use" are stored in a Plano without packaging. A little reserve in their original

packages in a soft bag with extra spools of line and stuff I might need on a trip, but not on any particular

day. The rest of my stash, the bulk of my tackle, on a peg board in original packaging in the Man Cave.

 

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I store mine in the original bags and put them in soft tackle bags from BPS made for storing soft plastics.

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13 hours ago, MIbassyaker said:

Kept in their bags, sorted by type, and filed in Plano 3731 boxes:

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Does that have dividers?

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1 minute ago, I/MBasser said:

Does that have dividers?

Nope -- completely open . But I cut a little piece of cardboard and set it down the middle to divide left from right, which keeps them sorted.

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This is a subject that I've thought about quite a bit.  Harbor Freight makes canvas tool bags - the 15" ones sell for $5 on sale pretty often (They also make a 12" one). My current system is that baits stay in their original packaging and are sorted by category into different gear bags.  Currently (I think) there is a separate bag for 10" worms, paddle tail worms, lizards, brush hogs, senkos,  tubes, Chompers, senko imitators like Dingers, etc,  7" power worms, 

 

I also use these bags for kits, fishing styles that I only do occasionally, so I keep baits, terminal tackle, etc together.

Currently there is a Biffle Bug kit, a finesse drop shot kit, a bubba drop shot kit, a 3" to 5" swim bait kit, ned rig kit, and I know I'm forgetting a few.  Label the canvas bags with different colors of duct tape and the stuff is more or less organized.  Every so often, original packaging bags wear out before you run out of baits, that is where freezer strength zip lock bags are necessary.  There is a white space on the outside of the bag to write down brand & color - do that when you transfer stuff or I guarantee you will forget.

The harbor freight canvas bags are pretty heavy duty.  Some of them I've had for 4 or 5 years now and they are still sturdy and the zippers still work.

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Same as Toxic, plastics are in Plano 3600 boxes, out of the pacs, and each box is dedicated to a bait, Senkos, other worms, creatures, tubes, floating worms, shad, etc.  Although I have  several boxes, I only carry eight at a time on the boat in an old gym bag and the eight varies based on the season, frogs, lizards, etc. Each box is labeled on the top edge for easy identification. Makes no difference how old they are, all are as good as new when I pull them out.

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currently I keep them in the original packages and separate by type using gallon zip loc bags in a duffle.  but I'm going to give these flambeau satchels a try this year  4510-O-Prop.jpg?bw=1000&w=1000&bh=1000&h

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I don't have a huge stock of plastics, but the ones I do have are left in their original packaging, then all stored in a gallon zip lock bag.  I do have enough plastics to fill that gallon bag though. Then the gallon back goes in to the crate of my kayak...........Easy in, easy out and doesn't take up a lot of space.

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Zip-lock gallon bags organized by lure type.  @A-Jay has the best photo. He even has cute smiley faces on his bags that work the best ;)

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3 minutes ago, Fishin' Fool said:

Zip-lock gallon bags organized by lure type.  @A-Jay has the best photo. He even has cute smiley faces on his bags that work the best ;)

 

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Just for you @Fishin' Fool

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I've done most all of the above (not all).

 

Origs in Ziplock bags for storage, as-needed.

Plano boxes just worms

Tackle boxes with packages, worms, lures

Plano Guide box with both

 

Currently back to boxes with worms out of packages as 
I've begun a new tweak to tackle storage on my yak.

Will see how it works out this year.

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Found these this weekend - I wanted to keep them in a sealed container, but the plano waterproof are way overkill.

Just a small gasket around the top, no wasted space with all the extra curves in plano and flambeau waterproof.

Dividers are horizontal, so the 3600 size isn't great for density of worm-shaped stuff like a senko.


Cabela's Waterproof Box

 

 

At the moment I'm using 

Plano 3600 fixed compartment

 

for senkos, swim senkos, and I just throw it in a big ziplock if it's going to be put up for a while. It is an extra step, but it also saves me from a stinky spike it tail in the house. 

Because it is a fixed compartment, there's a little more space, and the divider-holders aren't jamming into the side of the worms. 

 

I also tried the 3x6 bags from clearbags/amazon. They are about 10c each, and are very compact. I'm not sure why I moved away from that other than I have more time to fiddle with tackle than fish right now. 

 

Edit - I also saw the 3600 and 3700 worm boxes in person. Hard pass for me.

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For the past few seasons , I've gone old school style.....and put them in a 1980s style canvas duffle bag. Works great and I organize them in 1 gallon ziploc bags inside the duffle.....Craws, finesse worms, drop shot, curly tail worms, lizards, creature, trailers, flukes, toads, etc etc

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Some great answers here, but I'm just curious; Is there a reason why you wouldn't just remove from the original packaging and neatly sort and store in say Plano boxes?

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4 minutes ago, Jigfishn10 said:

Some great answers here, but I'm just curious; Is there a reason why you wouldn't just remove from the original packaging and neatly sort and store in say Plano boxes?

With some of the additives in modern worms, they'll at least deform the boxes...some will even melt them. Box plastic technology hasn't kept up with worm technology. Add to that, some worms don't play nice with each other..Z-Man TRD and others being a big one. Even if in separate slots, if they're in the same box with say Berkley Power Worms, then they'll 'attack' the others, causing a mess of melted plastic. Even the same 'make and model' worms I keep separate in bags so that the colors don't leech to each other.

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