Posted By Big Jonesy on 10 Dec 2012 09:58 AM
Mr. Davesett.....just figured I would keeps ya in the loop. My daughters be gettin me a NEW tackle box for Christmas this year. Cuz thats all I wants! Would you be so kind to gives me sum help in setting up my new box?
I did ask for a few lures to, but not as many as you gots. Maybe you could spare a few?
I would have no problem trying to help you organize a new box Big Jonesy.
I also hope that others will be willing to give their thoughts on the subject too. This would be especially helpfull as there is no "perfect" way ("one size fits all") etc...when it comes to organizing your tackle. That thought is the MAIN reason I had started this topic to begin with
A couple of MAJOR things that we will need to know are...
1. The size of the box (a pic of it or the brand & model #) would help a LOT
2. Tell us what species / types of fish do you fish for. This would help us identify types of lures to add to your "arsenal".
A couple of other questions to think about that can influence what to put in your tacklebox are...
3. "What types of waters do I normally fish?" For example, a person that fishes a lot of ponds / "shallow" waters" that have a LOT of surface vegatation isn't going to have much use for deep running crankbaits or minnow / "stick" / jerk baits (floating Rapala & MANY others) as they will get hooked on weeds too much to be effective. Another example is whether you fish MOSTLY from shore or from a boat. It DOES make a difference.
4. "Are there techniques that I want to learn?" Let's say as an example that you want to learn about fishing soft plastic lures. IF that is the case, you would want to add a small variety of them...along with a variety of hooks, sinkers, rattles etc...to the box.
There's a topic on here that we did about "Multi-species tackle boxes". I'll see if I can find it...maybe it will help you some.
As far as lures I could "spare"...I have quite a bit of stuff to sell...everything from trout / panfish to bass / pike / muskie. With all due respect...I've been unemployed for 55 months at this point...and can't afford to give away lures...no matter how much I'd like to. I hope you understand.