Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by Craig Rappaport, Feb 25, 2018.
Can anyone recommend a tray for storing larger surface irons and yoyo jigs?
Does it have to be a tray?
Turners carries a jig bag for $29 (cheaper at the FH show last year).
Some people make a jig holder out of a 5 gallon bucket with a lid.
You can also make a jig box out of a plastic ammo type box (cheap from harbor freight), and some plastic tubing.
I store my jigs on a pegboard in the garage and use the jig bag when I take them fishing.
Otherwise I’ve used Plano trays and just did 1 to 2 jigs per slot.
There’s a lot of options but it comes down to your format and how much crap you like to bring along.
For 3700 size Plano I find the Medium and Large crank bait trays work well. You can double or even triple stack in each compartment.
Medium size (vertical compartments) for large surface iron.
Large size (horizontal compartments split down the middle) for yo-yo and smaller jigs.
In the 3600 format it’s a little tougher because they aren’t deep enough to store larger surface irons vertically. There’s a six compartment that is great for yo-yo and Tady C, etc. Or you can cram as many as possible into a adjustable compartment (aka the hot mess).
There’s two new products launching righting now, one is the Mag Bay/Salt Junkies jig “bag,” which is more of a folder style. There’s also one from CandyBar that is a side loader and is 3600 sized. I’m interested in the CandyBar because I use the SKB TakPak for most trips. Check both of them out at FHS!
My tackle backpack takes 3700 trays so I use plano thin ones one piece per slot. Hate bashing the paint off
The more beat up they are the better they seem to work
I think its the other way around. They are so beat up because they work.
I have one like the first one but have never been able to find it for sale. (Someone gave it to me a while back). Is that the Candybar tray?
The first picture attached is the Plano 3700 Medium Crankbait tray.
Here are some pics of the Candy Bar tray that I snagged from IG.
if you go to Melton's tackle , they have a Jig Bag
that will hold like 60 Jigs, I picked one
up after I seen my friend's
you can thank me later.
Do you know if the magnum sized poppers can fit in it with hooks. Those things are a bitch to fit in anything.
each slot is like 2 inches square
and I put 3 of the 6 X in each
slot, they are the only place that carries these bags
the name of the bag is Maguro.
Got it, I'll check it out. Ive still got an old open water one which works great but the poppers dont fit in it because of the belly hook. My guess is even 2" square might not be enough for the magnum ones.
I will thank you now. I can never fit those poppers in anything. I will take a look immediately.
Yeah - I have one of those in my large wheeled tackle box that I take on longer trips. But I hate dragging that out onto a 23' boat. But will check out the Plano tray. LIke I said, I have one but ran out of space, so thanks for tipping me off where to find it.
I just put a Orca popper
in one of the slots, and fit with
no problem, their is18 slots
in the bag I have.
sorry it shows up side down.
$30 at turners and fits a ton of jigs
If you're a Freedom Boat Club Member consider this:
Last Fred Hall Turners had a jig bag marked down for ahow.
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