3 Ideas For Organizing Your Fishing Hooks

If you're into fishing, chances are good that you have a ton of fishing hooks. As you probably already know, it's easy for those hooks to take over your tackle box, so you might be looking for new ways to organize and store them. Luckily, these three tips can help you get your fishing hook collection under control.

1. Keep Hooks in Their Packaging It might be a habit to take your hooks out of their packaging and to dump them in your tackle box's separate compartments, but it's often best to leave them in their original packaging. Their packaging will help protect them from the rust that can occur from exposure to the water and salt at your favorite fishing spot, and it will make it easy for you to find and identify different hooks. Plus, you won't have to worry as much about accidentally pricking your fingers when you're rummaging around in your tackle box.

2. String Them on a Safety Pin One fun tip is to string your fishing hooks on a safety pin. The small hole on your fishing hooks should fit perfectly on a safety pin, and it's a super-easy way to keep them all together. To identify different sizes and types quickly, consider painting a dot of fingernail polish on each safety pin and allowing it to dry. If you use a different color on each pin and separate your hooks accordingly, you'll be able to find the hooks that you need with ease.

3. Use Plastic Pencil Pouches The plastic pencil pouches that are sold in office supply stores and mass market retail stores for students work well for storing hooks. They're usually thicker and better-made than plastic storage bags, since they are designed to withstand the pricks of pens and pencils. This can help cut down on the chance that your hooks will poke through them. Plus, they're cheap and come in different colors, making it easy for you to color-code your different types of hooks.

As you can see, there are a few different methods that you can use to organize your fishing hooks without putting them in the various compartments of your tackle box. If you try one of them or a combination of the three, you're sure to find that it's easier than ever for you to keep up with your hooks and find them when you need them, with less of a chance of injuring your fingers and hands while you're digging through your box. Contact a business, such as Greatland Taxi and Tours Service, for information on fishing tours.