Quick Hacks To Save Money On The Tackle You Need
Not only do we want to help you catch MORE fish in LESS time, but we also want you to save money while doing it.
Fishing gear can be costly so I wanted to address a few hacks I’ve used myself to save money here and there.
I’ll walk you through them in the video below!!
Hacks To Save Money On The Tackle You Need [VIDEO]
Featured Equipment & Gear:
Soft Plastic Lures
- Slam Shady 2.0 Paddletail
- F.R.E.D. 2.0 Paddletail
- Alabama Leprechaun Mulligan Paddletail
- Slam Shady Jerk Shad
- F.R.E.D. BOMBER
- Gold Digger Mulligan
- Moonwalker Topwater Lure
- Skinny Lipper
- Power Prawn USA Natural
- Slam Shady Power Prawn USA
Hooks & Jigheads
1. Flip Your Lure
The first hack is to flip your soft plastic lures over.
For example, let’s say you rigged a soft plastic lure on a normal rigging hook.
After a while of fishing the same lure, the plastic will split in areas and it won’t want to stay in place on the hook.
Instead of throwing that lure away, pull the lure off the hook and give it a half-turn twist and re-rig the lure.
The lure, whether it be a paddletail or jerk shad, will work just the same.
Now you can get a few more fish on that same lure without throwing it away.
2. Trimming Soft Plastics
To save money, you can also trim down your soft plastic lures for a number of reasons.
The first reason is if you’re fishing a soft plastic lure on a jighead.
After you catch a fish or two, the head of the soft plastic can split and become torn up.
When that happens, the lure won’t sit right on the jighead and usually slips off impeding your presentation.
In this case, take a pair of scissors and cut off the end of the lure that is compromised.
You only want to do this with lures that have enough plastic in the middle to then re-rig the lure on a hook.
Now you can go ahead and rig the lure up just as you normally would and it performs like a brand new lure.
Another reason you might want to cut the ends of your soft plastics is if the fish are dialed into a smaller bait profile.
You can trim lures down a half-inch to an inch to match the hatch and trigger more strikes.
3. Flip Your Braid
Another way to save money is by flipping the braid on your reel.
Braid lasts for a VERY long time.
But the braid that you’re regularly casting and using does get slightly worn here and there from regular use.
Instead of completely ditching that line for a new spool, you can take all the line off of the reel and retie the used end to the backing on the spool and then reel that in.
This is like replacing the end you’ll regularly use with brand new braid.
The best method I’ve found for doing this so you don’t create a huge mess with the line is by going to a big open field.
Pull all the line off and cut the line at the reel.
Retie and reel the line back onto the spool and you’re good to go.
4. Reduce What You Use
This is one of my favorite hacks and it really isn’t something everyone thinks about.
Not only will you save money, but this will also save you time and make you an overall better angler.
We all like the new gear and to try a bunch of different things while we’re out on the water.
Eventually, we tend to find ourselves back to our confidence baits.
The new stuff winds up piled on a shelf rarely used again.
This wastes space and money.
Simplify your approach and find a few confidence lures that you can effectively use in any situation at any time.
Personally, I use a 19-quart dry box as my tackle box when I’m out on the kayak.
This is all I have with me as far as tackle and gear needed on an inshore trip.
I always have a couple of different sizes of paddletail lures, a few different jerk baits, shrimp lures, and a handful of topwater lures and subsurface hard baits.
This eliminates the stuff you don’t need and reduces the concern about throwing the “right” lure.
Your concentration will be on finding the feeding fish.
Once you find the feeding fish, everything else comes easier.
Instead of focusing on the color patterns and other details, focus on the lure profile and depth control.
When it comes to the colors I bring with me, I lean toward bringing natural colors on the kayak.
The Slam Shady is always with me on every single inshore trip along with the Alabama Leprechaun.
It is also a good idea to have some darker lures with you like the Gold Digger.
The F.R.E.D. is also a part of my arsenal to cover the bright lures.
With those colors, I’m more concentrated on finding the feeding fish as opposed to worrying about color selection.
5. Buy In Bulk
Once you find your confidence bait, buy them in bulk packs.
That way you’re paying less for each individual lure.
We have 7-packs and 100-packs in our shop along with several bundle options available.
Each bundle comes with all the colors you need and some even include the rigging hooks you need as well.
YOUR FEEDBACK NEEDED
We do offer the 7 and 100-packs in our shop, but what number would you like to see in a pack of soft plastic lures?
Should we add a 20 or 25-pack of lures in the shop?
Please let us know in the comments!!
By no means is this list of hacks complete.
I’d love to hear some of YOUR hacks that you regularly use to save money on your tackle and gear.
Drop those for us all to use down in the comments section as well!
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