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Jay Hanson

Any suggestions for Bucktail Box/Bin/Storage etc.....

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i currently use a bucket to store all my spinner baits and bucktails (hang em on the edge of the bucket)...any one know if there is a better storage option or something that works really well for hanging tails and spinners so they dont get so tangled and not organized???

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The lakewood spinnerbait box is really nice, but it is gonna cost you some jingjing $$.

I use my older plano hanging bait boxes just for bucktails and spinners b/c you can pull out the dividers and make the spaces wide enough to put the spinners in a slot and have there arms in another slot w/o having to bed the arm. (I could throw up some pics later, if needed).

there is a divider system that fits in a pail, but not sure how it would work for spinners.

that is about all know

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Dan

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The bucket deal is called something really simple like muskie bucket or something. I almost bought one but ended up with a Lakewood instead. I like it a lot but need to wear a weight belt anytime I move it.

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A foam cooler is a nice alternative to the bucket, you can sink the hooks into the foam to keep them from moving and hooking each other. Although you have to search around to find the high quality kind that won't explode when you accidentally kick them.

They're probably not the greatest for a permanent tackle box but they're really nice to use as temporary storage when you're switching lures in the boat on the water - Attention Fall Trollers who are constantly switching lures trying to dial in depth, size, and color patterns.

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Rollie and Helens sells a bucket insert for about $20. Seperates the baits well and holds around 20 bucktails pretty easily.

I have a Lakewood and like it, but it's heavy as HugoBox mentioned. It's a bit hard to see the lures though, as it's all black inside.

Another idea I've seen is to use a milk crate, it holds 16 tennis ball cansiters prefectly. Pretty cool idea really!

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I've made a couple bucktail boxes from plastic file folder storage boxes. I drilled a holle every 1/2" around the edge and added a plexiglass center divider noched every 1/2". Works nicely. Total cost about $8. Not quite tall enough for DCG, but good for reg bucktails and spinnerbaits.

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