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Fishing Essentials for Your Tackle Box

Posted on October 01 2019

fishing gear tackle box preparing to fish

Escaping to the great outdoors can be one of the most relaxing, mind-clearing experiences. Whether you’re fly fishing in the ocean or casting your line into a trout-filled steam in the mountains, the peaceful process surrounding fishing is one that will stand the test of time. However, few things can ruin a perfect fishing trip like being unprepared for what life throws at you. That’s why it’s important to keep the appropriate fishing gear safely tucked away in your tackle box just in case.


Off on the Right Foot

Though we mentioned it’s essential to keep important fishing gear in your tackle box, the features of the container you choose to store your accessories is one of the most important choices you’ll make. The Lure Lock brand has several styles we enjoy, while still keeping things simple. Anglers can choose from three Lure Lock sizes — small, medium, and large. Each box is made with sturdy, clear plastic, bright easy-open green latches, and customizable snap-apart dividers so you can create your favorite configuration. Some Lure Lock boxes also offer optional permanent dividers, like you can see here, if that’s something you’re interested in as well.


Hook, Line, & Sinker

Now that you have a storage container for your fishing gear, it’s time to move on to the fun stuff. More than just a fun expression, making sure you have your hooks, line, and sinkers packed into your fishing gear is essential. 


But choosing the best hook isn’t as easy as you may think. Thanks to Berkley, there are more than 100 different lures to choose from. The type of fish you’re trying to attract and the type of environment you’re fishing in will help decide exactly what kind of hook you’ll want to pack. Take the Berkley Flicker Minnows, for example.  Each lure is designed by a professional and proven reliable in competition tournaments. The Berkley Flicker Minnows not only dive deeper and shine brighter, but they also have some of the best tail action we’ve ever seen. The lures feature Mustad Ultra Point Hooks and come in a variety of colors and sizes to perfectly imitate live minnows. The results? The Berkley Flicker Minnows go above and beyond and actually catch more fish than other baits. You can’t go wrong with that!


Catch & Release

For amateur fishers, there’s one thing that’s often overlooked but is one of the most important tools an angler can have in their fishing gear: the right snip tool. While some people may just use a standard pocketknife, we’re fans of Boomerang The Snip featuring an LED light and retraction tether. While it may seem unnecessary, having the ability to clip a snip tool to your belt is something you’ll appreciate the minute you open it for the first time. Featuring heavy-duty steel blades and crush-resistant housing, this snip can chop through any sort of line imaginable up to 50-lb test. Thanks to the stainless steel, the blades are also rust-resistant, so you’re safe to use them in both salt and freshwater fishing.


Now that you’ve packed your favorite fishing gear, it’s time to hit the road to wherever the water takes you. No matter where you go, remember that Vets4Vets is here to make your fishing, hunting, and camping trips the best they can possibly be. Check out our website to learn more and help us support those that have helped keep our n