September 22nd, 2013
Jerkbait Storage Tipsby Grant Pentiricci January 4, 2013
As most anglers can attest to, organization is key to being able to switch baits quickly on the water. I have a great tip that I picked up a few years back and want to share it with you. I have a lot of jerkbaits and for many years I was using the separators that come with Planos to separate them so the trebles wouldn’t tangle. Eventually I ended up with 5-6 Planos of just jerkbaits. This was too much to carry and made finding a specific bait I wanted to use a nightmare.
I use elastic bands to tie down the trebles so the baits are manageable As the picture shows, I just fill my Plano up with the baits and now I can easily sift through my baits to look for the one I want. This idea works great and has several benefits. It helps protect the finish on your baits by minimizing scuffing, it also helps protect you from getting hooked and also allows you to save space by maximizing your storage.
This idea is very simple to implement. I simply just purchased a small bag of elastic bands at a dollar store. I keep the bag with my fishing equipment so that I’m never short of elastic bands.
Just remember to return the elastic when you are done with your bait. This takes a second with some practice and the time you invest will pay off with dividends!
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Grant is the Founder of AnglingAuthority.com. While he primarily fishes for large mouth and small mouth bass, he’s passionate about sport fishing in general and an avid multispecies angler. Learning about new tactics, gear, species and conditions is all part of what makes the sport challenging and enjoyable. Grant also loves to travel, particularly to prime fishing destinations. Grant participates in regional tournaments and is a proud pro staff member of State Apparel, Power-Pole and Gambler Lures. Grant is a member of B.A.S.S, Canadian Bass Anglers Federation and Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters.More by Grant Pentiricci