It doesn’t matter if the fishing is tough and you are continuously cycling through trying to find that magic lure or if it is good and you are changing trebles on a regular basis, storing lures and not have them laying around is important. I personally have a couple of containers in the boat which I use to store any used lures, jig heads or trebles until they can be sorted and dealt with appropriately.
Storing lures is actually a topic which Simon Goldsmith touched on in a previous article Getting your tackle out. Simon’s comments however, were more about quarantining used lures before cleaning, sorting and returning them to their rightful box but another good reason is so that you don’t have sharp hooks and trebles floating around your boat, compartments or stuck in your carpet.
To see an image which is a good reminder of why you should consider doing the same if you don’t already, click here (be warned this image contains hooks in flesh).