Your tackle box is important
Fishing is a fantastic way to relax after a rough week or month of work and monotonous activities. You can use it to relax your mind or even catch up with your close friend. But before you embark on you fishing trip, it is important to equip your tackle box. The contents in your tackle box will largely depend on you, and the type of fish that you are going to cath.
Although the contents of a tackle box may vary, there are those basic items that you must pack. Here is a list of the fishing gear that you must have before you head out to you fishing spree.
The tools that you must have
- Extra line
During one of those fishing trips, your line might get tangled or break or get stuck in a log. Choose a line that will match your fishing conditions. As such, rough conditions will require you to have heavier and more durable fishing line. A clear still lake will require a thin and clear line to fake out the fish
- extra hooks
Have different hook sizes in your tackle box so that you can be ready for any type of fish. Sizes range from the smallest (32) to the largest (19/0). You can choose either the French hook or the traditional J-hook.
- Enough lures
There are many types of lures to choose from: minnow imitations, spinners and spoons, and top water lures among others. It will depend on your preference on the type of lures you should keep in your tackle box. Being surrounded by hungry fish without your favorite lure is the worst thing that a happen to a angler. Lures help you up your game!
- Plastic worms
If you are bass fishing, then plastic worms is a must in your tackle box. Worms come in different colors and sizes. Specifically, the worms with long tails are the easiest to use.
Bobbers help you to know whenever you have bites from fish. When the bobber sinks, you know that you are ready to reel your catch in. bobbers come in different colors and shapes though the round red and white plastic ones are more popular.
Seasoned anglers will tell you that they have lost many sinkers in their fishing expeditions. Therefore it is important to have extra sinkers in your tackle box. Sinkers are made of lead, steel, brass or tungsten.
- Needle nose pliers
They are used to take hooks out of the fish after catching them. Sometimes it can be you!
- Line cutter
It can be either a knife or nail clippers. Sometimes your line gets stuck and the only option is to cut it. Although a knife can help, nail clippers are quicker and more efficient.
When fishing, you will probably be exposed to the sun all day. Always keep sunscreen in the tackle box so that you don’t forget it. It will help to prevent you from cancer!
- First aid kit
A small first aid kit comprising of small bandages, Neosporin and waterproof medical tape will take care of any fishing related injuries.
Always be prepared
Preparing well and organizing your fishing gear give you much joy doing what you love doing most-fishing! A good angler will have basic fishing gear always ready for the next hot fishing. Being well prepared is a sure way to getting more fishing time and fish!