bomb/jig storage

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  1. cap_lr

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    Spent a little time over the last few weeks fixing up the bombs for the season, new skirts and paint, refinish, re-eye, replaced blades, etc... Got me thinking about storage.

    Over the years I've tried to come up with a better onboard solution for keeping the bombs organized and easily accessible - but haven't quite hit the satisfaction mark yet. Some of the old school wahoo masters use the 5 gal jig pails...but this is just too big and space consuming for me. The last few years I've been using a 2 gal bucket - hanging the jigs from the rim (i keep all of my heavy led in the bottom of this too and keep it under the tackle rack), but this too leaves a lot to be desired. I've seareched pretty extensively through forum after forum and can't find anything that really fits the bill. Any great ideas out there? pictures extremely helpful.

    I did find some pics of those Shimano vertical jig hanging bags, which would be great, but seem to be out of production. Read about the ammo case filled with PVC, but that sounds kind of ghetto...maybe a picture would help.

    On of the problems with the whole jig case thing is trying to keep them from tangling with each other when they are wired up. I do plan on trying more 80-100LB straight tied fluoro this season, but will fall back on the single strand wire until I become more confident in this newer technique.

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  2. Workplacesafety

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    Nice selection of bombs. I've been fighting the same battle for years trying to keep them straight. It seams that anyway you hang them the get screwed up quickly. I tried putting them in a regular plastic stacking box, worked ok but not easy to grab one quickly. Also any contact with salt water really affects the others quickly. I'm open to all thoughts on this, thanks for asking Laurens. Please keep us posted on your results with the flouro leaders, as I really don't trust this yet.
     
  3. afraser

    afraser I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    130lb fluoro leaders are the... Bomb. Couldn't resist. No cut offs on 5 bites last trip, only got 3 but that's wahoo. Also using 300lb fluoro on marauders.
     
  4. Sactotuna

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    Put each wired up jig in a separate ziplock bag. Only way I ever found to keep them untangled.
     
  5. Chris Penning

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    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    When it comes to storing bombs, I don't have a good answer for you. I only own a few, and I have had much more success with jigs than with bombs. I use a Plano binder for my jigs, and it's awesome:

    I had a link here, and it doesn't appear. I am not sure why not. The link was to a product for sale on one of the Internet's most common and successful shopping sites...the one that began in the State of Washington.

    The product is called the 1599-00 Saltwater Wrap Binder. This is how it looks when opened:

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    I really can't recommend anything better for jigs. Frankly, I've never seen anything better.

    I store the bombs that I own in a tray in my tackle bag. The wire has ceased to be a problem for me because nowadays I use 150lb fluoro instead of wire. The ones that I have that are through-wired (like the catchy Spinner Bombs) do get tangled some. I think Sactotuna's suggestion of using ziplock bags is more functional than anything else I've ever heard, and I'm going to give that a try.

    If you come up with a really clever solution, please let us all know!
     
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  7. capjimy

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    Hi Laurens, well the way we sell them is to store them in plastic containers with a cap, this keeps the mylar straight and protects it from getting crushed up and mashed down also the hook protection is great. What you need after that is something like Rodless recommended, some thing to store your containers. If you like l'll send you a couple, just send me your add and l'll shoot you a couple. Just trying to help cuz l went thru the same darn thing. Jimmy
     
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    Thanks for the idea. I've tried a few lure bags over the years and not quite what I'm (we're) looking for. Great for trolling lures, but just doesn't work out for 20-30 wired up wahoo bombs on a long range deck.
     
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    Thanks Jimmy - Pm sent.
     
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    glued a 2" wide strip of Velcro across the front of the tackle box...just slide the hook between the 2 sides of the Velcro...easy access, and no hook points to snag anybody walking by...
     
  11. Steve K

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    First of all, Laurens, that's a nice collection of Bombs! Here's what I use. Zuker tubes as I keep the feathers in a 3700 tray with hooks and swivels for fishing those. I cut a notch in the end where the cap goes, and that accommodates the hook. I drill a hole in the closed end and thread the wire through that. Coil up the wire and I'm good. The empty container came from the kitchen cupboard. We drink a lot of Crystal light, packages come in this plastic container. I will be putting a couple in these. Plastic bags are OK, to, just like we sometimes use for pre-made topshots. That's one of Jimmy's bombs in a tube on the left in the 1st pic.

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    Now we're cookin with gas. Thanks for the ideas Steve... I've been using a few of those Crystal Light containers for balloons and sabikis - love it.
     
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    I don't think you got bit on the sink then. I have had them snip clean through BW130 like a hot scalpel through butter. You can tie direct to 40# and if they bite the hook you'll be just fine.
     
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    Lauren's, I have room in my tackle box to store a few of those pretty bombs for you.
     
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    Tubes that Ilander lures come in would work, too.
    I use ziplocs, though.
     
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    I use fluorescent light bulb safety sleeves to do the same as above. It keeps everything straight and tangle free. Go to Grainger.com, in the search box type in "Safety Sleeves". Once they come in, cut to the size you want. I prefer the T8 and T5 sizes. I store all my feathers, skirts, booms, and some jigs with these. For a cap\stop, use a wine cork. No tangles, crushed skirts, or chipped paint, just grab and go fish.
     
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    DONE!

    Started with the guts from a Flambeau Maximizer Cube (made for muskie lures) - they sent me one for a nominal price. Trimmed it to fit nicely in a waterproof plastic ammo box. SANO!

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    Nice selection and nice set up!
     
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    I use an open water lure tube bag. Has 8 tubes and holds 2 per tube. I use these for my irons and bombs and it works great.
     
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    Jim, how does this handle treble hooks
     

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