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I am new to the board this year and still "Green" compared to most of the members. I have amassed quite a large pile of of plastics - senko's, tubes, etc., and recently a handful of hard baits recommended on this board.

How do you store all this stuff? Take the senko - Do you keep them in their original bag, or remove from bag and put into a plano box? Will the senko discolor the plano or take on an odor, or any adverse reaction?

Years ago plastic baits would react with the plastic trays of tackle boxes and melt together.

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Welcome to the board.

I like to keep all of my plastics in their bags. This way I can add more salt or scents to individual colors as I see fit. I try to stuff as many bags as I can into the plano boxes and then get a hernia trying to carry it all around with me.
 

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I keep all my baits in the original package unless it is not resealable.

I then take all the packages and put them in shoebox like tubs that seal and fit nicely in my boat.

I do it this way for a number of reasons but mainly it lets me carry more plastic then trying to put them in a plano type box.

fyi... most plastic tackle boxes are worm proof now. If you boxes that are not intended for fishing you may run into a problem with the plastics melting.:)
 

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How about cranks and top water

Thanks LpBassman - maybe see you at the boat show I know what you mean about hernia. This stuff weight a ton.

Thanks Skeet the tackle box that melted was 20 years old. I just got a BPS bag with 4 plano 360's.

Plano boxes seem to make sense for hard baits. Any contrary opinions?

Other tackle:

I like the small resealable plastic envelopes gammy hooks come in but they don't fit into the plano box that way. Into the zipper pockets.

Everything else - I guess I'll find out first hand whats best.:cool:
 

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Baits

I store all baits in the origional bag, but when going out on the water, will grab a few of similar color and bait and put them all in the same bag. ie Tubes - watermellon, green pumpkin, and mojo all go in the same bag when I'm on the water.

Double bag all 'extra' hooks and lead. Except what I need on hand, and that's in a small plano box.

Everything then goes into a fishing vest if I'm paddling - yak or canoe.

Or in the jon a small Shakespere bag.

Keep it simple, you don't need to many different baits. To confusing, and to much stuff in smaller vessles.
 

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Skeets method works well. You can get shoebox sized plastic boxes with lids at walmart cheap. Keep one for each type of soft plastic, label them. Then you can store the ones you won't need at home, or quickly prep for a trip if going as a no-boater.

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plastics organization

I have literally thousands of soft plastics, many in custom-made colors due to my hatch-matching techniques. I just started using the tackle logic bags. They come in several sizes (worm, jumbo, finesse, jig, spinnerbait, etc.) With each one I bought, I also got a refill of envelope tabs. About 35% of the space in all my hard boxes is air! But I found that these pouches allow me to pack alot in a small area.
 

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I keep all of my stuff in master boxes. All cranks in one, spinnerbaits in another etc.

I put things in plano 3600 series boxes to bring on the water. I can mix stuff up....no big deal. I also have a Shimano bag with 5 3600 boxes. I used to carry it for all my TX's but switched to a single 3600 box and a small 12"x9" deffle for my plastic which I keep in ind. bags.
 

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A note about Senkos and other heavily salt imoregnated soft plastics: The plano box partitions are vertical when placed in Shimano bag. The last thing you want to do is let the worm form a permanent curve from it's own weight and the heat from the sun.
The original bag idea is a good one for most longer plastics, but not necessary for grubs, tubes, craws, finesse worms and trailers.

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Pretty new to this too, but trying to be organized.
I bought some inexpensive plastic containers from Walmart and keep all plastics in them in their original bags. All labeled accordingly. One for worms, one for tubes, etc. etc.
I also bought a BPS "wrap" for soft plastics. It has 19 zippered compartments. I can get 2 bags of plastics in each one so it holds a lot. I use this when I go out on someones boat and have room for it.
Like you, I have a soft sided bag (mine's Plano} with 4 360 boxes.
When I go out alone to fish from shore, I just pick out the plastics I want for the day a stuff them into one of the pockets. The 360's are filled with terminal tackle, jigs, spinners, etc. It's been working OK so far.

Rich
 
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