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Sep 13, 2021 17:16:23   #
FS Digest
 
I’ve got a bunch of size 5-1/0 single hooks of various patterns, in a pill bottle and I’m looking for a more convenient way to store them.

Do you have any suggestions?

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Sep 13, 2021 17:27:13   #
Robert J Samples Loc: Round Rock, Texas
 
I would suggest getting a couple of plastic boxes that have a lot of compartments, you can not only keep your hooks separate but plastic worms, and other small lures safe and untangled. Just Sayin...RJS

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Sep 13, 2021 17:41:49   #
Randyhartford Loc: Lawrence, Kansas
 
Robert J Samples wrote:
I would suggest getting a couple of plastic boxes that have a lot of compartments, you can not only keep your hooks separate but plastic worms, and other small lures safe and untangled. Just Sayin...RJS


That’s how I do mine...



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Sep 13, 2021 17:58:28   #
jigginjim Loc: Buffalo, Minnesota
 
store different sizes on a safety pin, then those can go in small bottles, I have a small canvas bag that zips for storing plastic worms. but I have it divided up to each size hook, these are in the packs that they were sold in. I have another, that is used for spinnerbaits for bass fishing, sorted by size and by color.

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Sep 13, 2021 17:58:52   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
FS Digest wrote:
I’ve got a bunch of size 5-1/0 single hooks of various patterns, in a pill bottle and I’m looking for a more convenient way to store them.

Do you have any suggestions?

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by Harper_Bro


Plano boxes. I use several smaller, double sided ones. Each dedicated to a style, worm hooks, swimbait hooks, jig heads, etc. They fit nicely in the pockets on my tackle bag.

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Sep 13, 2021 18:56:22   #
stuco Loc: Northern Utah - Salt Lake City
 
jigginjim wrote:
store different sizes on a safety pin, then those can go in small bottles, I have a small canvas bag that zips for storing plastic worms. but I have it divided up to each size hook, these are in the packs that they were sold in. I have another, that is used for spinnerbaits for bass fishing, sorted by size and by color.


I'm with Jim. My wife saw that on pinterest. I thought it was a stupid idea until she got me some safety pins and I put hooks on them. Others have seen it and thought I was brilliant. It's not perfect, but it's a lot better than having them loose and tangled. I put swivels on them as well and that's great too.

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Sep 13, 2021 18:59:13   #
flyguy Loc: So. Padre Island, TX. 1 & 2, & S.E. MN. 3-12
 
FS Digest wrote:
I’ve got a bunch of size 5-1/0 single hooks of various patterns, in a pill bottle and I’m looking for a more convenient way to store them.

Do you have any suggestions?

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by Harper_Bro


Plano box compartments separated according to size, & type of hook. It works, but it takes fishing time. I like the safety pin idea.

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Sep 13, 2021 19:32:36   #
DCGravity Loc: Fairfax, VA (by way of Cleveland OH)
 
FS Digest wrote:
I’ve got a bunch of size 5-1/0 single hooks of various patterns, in a pill bottle and I’m looking for a more convenient way to store them.

Do you have any suggestions?

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by Harper_Bro


Got this idea from fly boxes--took a plano box where all the dividers can be removed. Then took a rectangular piece of soft foam (not the stiff kind that's brittle) cut so it fits the length & width but half the height inside of the plano box. But before inserting in plano box, took an X-acto knife and cut lengthwise slits halfway deep 1/4" or 1/8" apart. Then insert in box. This way there is absolutely no contact b/t the stored hooks. It's not perfect but works for me now. I have 2 other similar boxes for different sized hooks. I highlighted the slits with a sharpie so I could see where they were, otherwise they're practically invisible.



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Sep 13, 2021 19:36:39   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
DCGravity wrote:
Got this idea from fly boxes--took a plano box where all the dividers can be removed. Then took a rectangular piece of soft foam (not the stiff kind that's brittle) cut so it fits the length & width but half the height inside of the plano box. But before inserting in plano box, took an X-acto knife and cut lengthwise slits halfway deep 1/4" or 1/8" apart. Then Insert in box. This way there is absolutely no contact b/t the stored hooks. It's not perfect but works for me now. I have 2 other similar boxes for different sized hooks.
Got this idea from fly boxes--took a plano box whe... (show quote)


You are an innovator DC, they sell boxes like that now. Good job.

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Sep 13, 2021 19:43:26   #
DCGravity Loc: Fairfax, VA (by way of Cleveland OH)
 
Fredfish wrote:
You are an innovator DC, they sell boxes like that now. Good job.


Thanks Fred. Yes, I found out after making these that Gamakatsu makes them but in a blue plastic case with black foam inserts so it would be difficult to see the hooks and also $$!

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Sep 13, 2021 19:56:53   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
DCGravity wrote:
Thanks Fred. Yes, I found out after making these that Gamakatsu makes them but in a blue plastic case with black foam inserts so it would be difficult to see the hooks and also $$!


I believe the Bass Mafia ones use black foam as well. Your design is much easier to see, especially in low light!
Smart guy!

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Sep 13, 2021 20:06:26   #
Randyhartford Loc: Lawrence, Kansas
 
DCGravity wrote:
Got this idea from fly boxes--took a plano box where all the dividers can be removed. Then took a rectangular piece of soft foam (not the stiff kind that's brittle) cut so it fits the length & width but half the height inside of the plano box. But before inserting in plano box, took an X-acto knife and cut lengthwise slits halfway deep 1/4" or 1/8" apart. Then insert in box. This way there is absolutely no contact b/t the stored hooks. It's not perfect but works for me now. I have 2 other similar boxes for different sized hooks. I highlighted the slits with a sharpie so I could see where they were, otherwise they're practically invisible.
Got this idea from fly boxes--took a plano box whe... (show quote)


Cool !! 👍

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Sep 13, 2021 21:09:40   #
DCGravity Loc: Fairfax, VA (by way of Cleveland OH)
 
Randyhartford wrote:
Cool !! 👍


Thanks RH. And congratulations on your Chiefs. My Browns were on the verge of finally getting payback but oh well. See you again in January!

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Sep 13, 2021 21:51:03   #
Randyhartford Loc: Lawrence, Kansas
 
DCGravity wrote:
Thanks RH. And congratulations on your Chiefs. My Browns were on the verge of finally getting payback but oh well. See you again in January!


Yep. Until then..... good luck!🍀

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Sep 14, 2021 05:26:09   #
Kjrick
 
Paper clips work great

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