How To Choose The Right Type Of Tackle Tray (To Save Time & Money)
Are you storing your lures in the right type of tackle tray?
If you’re not, you could risk ruining your lures (and wasting lots of money).
Believe it or not, some tackle trays will actually cause your lures to melt, and some will cause your lures to rust.
In this video, you’ll learn about the two most popular trays and what type of lures they’re best for, plus a hybrid type of tray that I’ve been using recently.
If you want to take good care of your tackle, make it last longer, and make it easier to access on the water, you’re going to love this video.
How To Choose The Right Type Of Tackle Tray [VIDEO]
Here are the three different types of tackle trays:
Compartment-Style Tackle Tray
These trays are designed for hard plastics like topwater lures and crankbaits with their tab-divided compartments.
Quality trays of this type will have rubber rings around the rim to keep saltwater out.
They’re usually not designed for soft plastics because the compartments are too small for bags of soft plastics and if you put soft plastics in there without the bag, you’ll regret it.
The best-case scenario is the oils and scents will make it smell bad and the worst-case scenario is the lure reacts with the tray and melts.
Soft Plastic Tackle Tray
Tackle trays designed for soft plastic lures will have larger compartments for bags of soft plastics and smaller compartments for terminal tackle like hooks and jigs.
Most of these trays don’t have rubber rings to protect saltwater from getting inside, so be careful with putting hooks or hard plastics in them.
Flambeau Tackle Tray
The Flambeau tackle tray is sort of a hybrid of the two types of trays mentioned above.
It has small, medium, and large compartments for hooks and jig heads, hard plastic lures, and bags of soft plastics.
It has a rubber ring around the rim to prevent saltwater from getting inside.
And, most impressively, the plastic it’s made of has a rust-inhibiting solution injected in it so it will actually prevent rust from occurring.
Make sure to keep your hard plastic lures in trays that are waterproof to prevent rust, and keep your soft plastics in the bags they come in to prevent them from melting.
I’ve been using the Flambeau rustproof tackle tray that is great for all types of lures and have been loving it.
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