Four ways to organize your fishing gear

Never lose another fly or lure with one of these tackle boxes.

gear in a tackle box
Be neater than this!Harrison Kugler via Unsplash

Maybe you figured out the best way to store your flies, lures, line and other fishing accessories. Chances are, you could probably use an upgrade. If everything is currently tossed in a big box—or in a bin in the bottom of your boat—take a look at these options. And remember, the more organized your gear, the less time you’ll spend fishing for the right lure and the more time you’ll spend fishing for, well, fish.

Flambeau Outdoors 2-Tray Classic Tray Tackle Box
Stay organized.Amazon

Does this look like your dad’s tackle box? Maybe, but why mess with an original? If what you need is a classic design with two trays, divided slots and a space for each lure, then go with what you know works. Find six removable dividers, a flip-top accessory compartment, and even more storage in the base for bulky items.

Orvis Safe Passage Guide Sling Pack
Grab what you need then keep fishing.Amazon

Keep everything you need for an afternoon or a week of fishing on your back, tucked out of the way. But know the moment you need it, every bit of your gear will be accessible on your chest, held up by a sling. Internal pockets, zippers, and cord loops means you can store every line, tippet, strike indicator, and fly in exactly the right place. It even has a forceps sheath on the shoulder strap with a magnetic anchor.

Plano 7771-01 Guide Series Tackle System, Premium Tackle Storage
Take it all and don’t lose a thing.Amazon

When you’re on a boat, and space isn’t a premium, bring along this case that lets you organize and store as much tackle as you could need. Four removable StowAway utility boxes fit inside with three, top-access removable spinnerbait racks. A clear DuraView lid lets you check out your top gear quickly, without sifting through your tackle. Spacious bulk storage also allows for plenty of bigger items.

Plano 374010 Waterproof Stowaway
Carry just what you need.Amazon

Take only your choicest lures out onto your canoe or kayak in this waterproof container. The adjustable compartments let you fit your case to your lures, and the extra-long bulk storage accommodates the strangest of tackle. Don’t worry about flooding the inside should you capsize or take on waves, the Dri-Loc O-ring seals and three, tight-sealing Cam action latches give you quick access and keep the water out.