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I'm looking for everyone's opinion on their favorite storage bag/container for both lures and soft plastics.  I'm looking for something big

 

Thanks in advance!

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For soft plastics nothing has ever totally satisfied me but the best thing so far is big clear zipper tackle bags separated by style with the baits in their original packaging.  

 

Hardbaits go in any number of different size and shape Plano and other brands of boxes.  Rustrictor boxes look neat and I may get a few of those...

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I keep everything in Plano boxes.  3700's.  I also just bought a Kast King tackle bag.  I do it this way because when I'm in the kayak, the boxes go in my crate, when I go on a boat they go in the bag. 

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There are a ton of threads about this.  you have your binder guys , your original packaging in plastic ziplock guys, and your plano guys for soft plastics.  Plano vs generic vs Flambeau vs Bass mafia guys.  Backpack vs soft side, vs tackle box.  Don't forget specialty boxes for spinner baits, etc!  Some carry a mix in a small bag they refill (kayak) while others carry a tackle shop.  I think that sums it up.

 

I have tried them all except Bass Mafia, and they all seem to be a compromise of some sort.

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Can't have just one, that's for sure.   Could you be more specific about what you want to store and where you want to store it?

Me, I keep hard baits stored in various size Plano boxes, separated by style and sometimes brand.  I use lots of boxes because I don't like to pile baits on top of each other.

Take jerk baits for example - one box for Lucky Craft Pointers, another box for spare Lucky Craft Pointers,  Staysees get a box, Pointer 78's get a box.  Lucky Crafts with a longer lip get a box.   Rogues get a box.  (Actually Rogues get several boxes because, a- there are several styles of Rogues and - b- I have quite a few of them). You get the idea.

 

Same deal goes for cranks, topwater, wake baits - everything that might fall under the category of hard baits.

 

Then I have "kits", which contain everything needed to fish a particular style of lure.   Soft plastic swim baits for example require different styles of jig heads & belly weighted hooks.  Various brands & lengths of soft swimbaits are included.  All this stuff is contained in a medium sized soft side tackle bag.

 

For me, kits include soft swimsuits, jika rig stuff, drop shot stuff, bubba drop shot stuff, Eakins jigs.  I also carry a couple of canvas tackle bags filled with plastics that don't match or won't find in the kits.

 

On the subject of storage, don't forget fishing shed storage for extra/spare soft plastics & extra gear.   I like to keep things labeled & dust proof so I have a couple of hundred plastic shoe boxes (the ones with the lids attached) to store all that stuff.  Colored duct tape makes good labels and doesn't fall off over time like the sticky paper labels tend to do.

 

At the end of the day there isn't a perfect gear storage solution, so just find something that works for you for now and them improve on it over time as your budget allows.

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I like the kit idea

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