How do you keep your fishing closet organized? Unfortunately, I don't have a boat so all my stuff gets packed away in my fishing closet. I have a bunch of Plano boxes to keep stuff in, it's just that after Spring, everything is everywhere.
Do i keep it like it is? Weirdly enough, I know where ALL my stuff is, regardless if it's sitting in some random spot at the back of the closet underneath my waders, or whether it's in some nook in the 2nd drawer in my cabinet.
How do you organize all your stuff?
-Sticks in master closet
-Reels under bed
-Bling in my dresser
-Terminal tackle, plastics in garage
-Lures, building components in spare bedroom
As you can see, I pride myself on being organized… but I never thought I was crazy until I wrote this list...
All lures are grouped into size, weight and function and put into small Versus Meiho tackle boxes which fit perfectly into my into my Vanquest Javelin backpack. All jig heads in the small Versus Meiho terminal tackle boxes, and soft plastics in tubs which I just grab as I need.
All other gear is in plastic tubs that stack and go in my cupboard in the spare room.
I think the biggest problem for me is the fact that I need to 're-pack' every time I head out, because each time is it's own adventure. Sometimes I'll be on my buddy's boat, which means I can pack heavier, sometimes I'll be hitting the shoreline which means I can't carry as much.
The fact that every single trip I make requires different packing configurations, and sometimes different baits and presentations, packing for a few hours on the water requires rifling through bags, boxes, etc. I think the biggest problem I've had is actually putting stuff away after coming back home. I usually toss the stuff and hope it magically gets put away.
I think I'll spend the next couple days creating an approach. I already have a nice hand made wooden drawer that fits Plano 3300 for factor perfectly. I can place all my hard baits, jigs etc in 3600s and I can fit 10 in this drawer. I also purchased a rubbermaid shelfing unit that I hope to be able to use efficiently. I bough some Hefty Sportsman where I can stash my soft plastics and place on these shelves.
I should do a before and after so I can, at another time when my closet is a mess again, I can reminisce on what it looked like when my closet was organized.
This is my method, only it's in a basement. I have young kids that LOVE to play with my fishing stuff, so the rod rack got built into the ceiling. Even I cannot touch a rod/reel combo without getting the step ladder out.
Expensive stuff goes up high on racks as well. Kids only have access to soft plastics and their push button rods now.
Got them for 60$ each shipped from fleabay.
That's good or storing egg crates loaded with plano boxes.
and rubbermaid boxes loaded with soft plastics in bags.
More egg crates loaded with pvc down spouts cut to size for all my surf pluggage.
I'm not condoning robbing a dunkin donuts.....but they have by far the best egg crates (they gave me a bunch years ago legally)
I have 2 4 foot tall multiple drawered carts that hold stuff that was used or transported and needs to go back to it's proper home.
I line the top of the carts with luan and lay rods on top
Haha! Sounds familiar....I know I have stuff, can't find it, so go buy more of it!!!goldrod wrote:by buying more stuff to cover up the stuff i already have. That way i always know where its at depending on when i bought it.
By organizing it.