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08-31-2005, 08:37 PM #31
most of my reels are bait casters so i learned a long time ago to carry a dart in the box you know for thoes times ehen sombody puts a bird nest in the line.I find it realy helps pick out the loops :)
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08-31-2005, 09:04 PM #32
How bout zippo fluid hate to be out on the lake and my trusty zippo run out
08-31-2005, 09:44 PM #33
One of those flat, little silver colored sewing needle threaders. With these old eyes, it helps to put the line through the hooks eye.
I know, I know, 80 lb power pro into the eye of a 5/0 circle shouldn't be hard to do. Well, maybe for you youngins, it aint hard. I can barely see the hook at arms length, with my glasses on. LOL
09-01-2005, 09:30 PM #34
Thanks for the tips guys, much appreciated.
09-01-2005, 10:22 PM #35
First aid kit, needle nose pliers, regular pliers, reversible head screwdriver, small crescent wrench, Fiskar scissors, Berkley scales, extra line, extra batteries, scotch tape for glowsticks, electrical tape for quick repairs, mini-mag light, very small portable blacklight, cell phone, bbq lighter, extra fuses for 12 volt adapters, digital camera, baitfish tackle in case I run out of big baits, small propane torch top so I can pop the coleman propane tank off the lantern and use it to start a fire in a hurry, and the list goes on and on. Sounds like alot of stuff but my catfish tackle box isn't very big, a two sided box and a place for everything. I like to keep as much of my stuff in the tackle box as possible so I don't discover how many things I have forgotten whether I am bankfishing or out on the boat. When in a boat I always keep a couple styrofoam fishing noodles clipped to the handle just in case it goes overboard.
09-02-2005, 06:20 AM #36
i to carry a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, scissors, hooks and tackle in tackle box, digital camera, deliar(weighing scales), a half gallon ice cream bucket of weights, skeeter dope, duct tape, small cresent, needle nose pliers, socket set and breakover bar, two spotlights, five lifejackets, three anchor ropes, two extra quarts of 2cycle oil, extra lighter, some bc's and rolaids in my tackle box, all my rods are in my gun box including my skip catchin poles, rain gear, cooler for iced skippies, dip net in the boat, drinks iced down in one of my compartments, and extra anchor and spare for the boat trailer in the truck. My all time favorite and most used tool in my tackle box is a box knife. Its a must.
We drive to far to have something go wrong that can't be reasonably fixed so i try not to forget anything and want to be prepared.
Last edited by three_rivers; 09-02-2005 at 06:23 AM.
09-02-2005, 08:22 AM #37
I usually have everything including the kitchen sink along. The only thing I have to contribute. That I haven't seen mentioned. Is a wash cloth with some Watkins Garlic & Parsley Grapeseed Oil. I put about a tablespoon of oil in a zip lock and the wash cloth. Then you can use it to keep your hands smelling good to you and the cats.
09-02-2005, 10:38 AM #38
Truth be known....my boat is pretty much my tackle box...an organized disaster. I carry 1 tackle bag with several waterproof binders (to organize hooks, sinkers and such)...an old army surplus water proof .50 ammo can for important stuff that doesnt need to get wet...2 five gallon buckets...and either a 48 quart or 70 quart cooler mounted with a 12 v aereator to keep the bluegills frisky.
Inside all these containers I include most of what the other brothers carry along with a few things I didnt think I saw listed that I also usually bring along...such as...A net to catch the bait with inside the cooler, sewing thread to tie livers onto a hook, super glue in case you cut yourself or need to make rod or whatever else repairs, spare batteries for not only the headlite...but also the lited bobbers, a cast net to catch bait, a hellgramite screen, spare fishing line, a half dozen or so yo-yo rigs to tie to a tree while I rod fish, a gore tex rainsuit and a gore tex boonie cap (Which really keeps the rain off your neck), two 15' rope stringers (Which can pull double duty for anything ranging from a dock line for your boat to an impromptu anchor cord), spare drive pins for the outboard, a spare prop for the trolling motor, a battery life meter, reel oil, polarized sunglasses, a syringe to inject air into nightcrawlers to make them float, a 12 volt submersible green lite to attract baitfish or to use as a bug free boat light, a 12 volt black light, small water proof hook containers that will fit in your pocket , an old pair of shorts, a bait can with a neck strap , and a pair of wading boots in case I might decide to crawl out of the boat and wade fish for awhile in the river. And of course a bag cooler to keep your beverages of choice ICE COLD!
Last edited by Catcaller; 09-02-2005 at 10:41 AM.
09-25-2005, 06:36 PM #39
small one handed pruning shears the kind with a flat surface that the cutting blade comes to when cutting these are awsome for cutting bait no need for a board to cut on and more sissor slipping while trying to cut bait try them they work great
09-29-2005, 08:09 PM #40
Try a different tape
Take along a roll of surgical tape instead of electrical. It's like friction tape, in that it tends to stick better on damp stuff. True, it is porous, so it won't serve for duct tape purposes. I like to wrap the handles of bait knives and pliers and stuff. Makes 'em easier to grab.