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whats in your box?

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:10 pm
by sharkdiver
what should be in every tackle box.?

having come back to fishing after a good few years break, i am now stocking up my box. with so many new things on the market now what would be the basic tackle requirements ?

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:46 pm
by VifferRider

Hope that helps :lol:

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:13 pm
by slashley
I carry:
spare leader and mainline.
filleting knife. ( might need it one day )
elastic bands.
bait elastic.
swiss army knife.
spare rigs.
spare lead links.
rag for hands.
carrier bags. ( for holding bags of shingle and rubbish, fish etc)
bungee ropes.
spare hooks.
reel oil and spare brake blocks.
tip lights.
spare mantles and jets etc for paraffin lamp.
spare bait clips.
Sure there will be other things but there are some to keep yer going for a while. :)

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:37 pm
by stufish
Bloody hell Slash, I don't wonder you've got muscles like knots in cotton!
You forgot the kitchen sink!
I used to have a massive home-made tackle box and if it wasn't in it, it hadn't been made.
Now, I have a small-ish box and take:
6 5oz leads
Small "bits" box with hooks, swivels and beads
Bait board
Filleting knife
2 baiting needles
Spare spool 60lb line
Spare spool 15lb Amnesia
2 rig wallets
2 "Knotless2 booms
..........and bait and flask and sarnies. I pull it on a trolley, 'cos it's still too heavy!

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:55 pm
by VifferRider
Serious Answer:

I have just packed my bag:

Spare 20lb Snood Line
Spare Reel (FS)
Half dozen leads (simple bomb and grippa )
Fish Identifier (told you I was a amatuer, still dont know my fish)
Swivels & beads
Room left for bait.

All in a old laptop bag

Not much I know, but for the amount of fishing I have manged to do this year it has been suffice :)

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:57 pm
by slashley
Lol Stu, forgot to add:
binoculars ( in case I spot a strange bird )
digital camera ( see above! )

A cosh .....................

Will just go and check to see if there is anything else.


Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:07 pm
by chalkie
i have booms hooks weights spare line and a multi tool and some pvc gloves

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:59 pm
by DuncBooth5
See a lot of strange birds by the sea-especially in Southend!

Box at the moment:

Reels, spare spools where necessary, spare shock leader (greased weasel), spare line, spare 25lb clear amnesia, box with approx 25 assorted rigs, fillet knife, swiss army knife, hunting knife, pliers (long nose 2 pairs), long surgical forceps (removal of hooks from big mouths with big teeth (and thats just the locals)), fish identifier (was that one any good Viffer?) assorted leads, rig making bits in small boxes, baiting needles, baiting towel, headtorch, gas lamp and spares, stove (if long session), tip lights, elastic, whipping thread, camera, scaffold shock cords and a couple of screwdrivers. Think thats it. Do you think thats enough?lol

You know, looking back over this, it reads like Jack the Rippers toolkit!

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:04 pm
by slashley
[quote="DuncBooth5"]See a lot of strange birds by the sea-especially in Southend!

Lol Dunc. I remember 'em well. Before moving up here, spent quite a few happy hours down that way stalking a rare one. :) ( whilst fishing )...

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:14 pm
by DuncBooth5
These days, the rare ones would be stalking you, possibly with a view to relieving you of your wallet, watch, life etc!

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:16 pm
by DuncBooth5
Oh, I forgot that I generally keep a selection of rappala lures on show in the rig box to make me look better that I really am! (Think furry dice for your tackle box)

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:28 pm
by slashley
Lol Dunc. I know what you mean. :)

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:36 am
by Magictoys
lots of stickers on the outside makes you look more professional!

In my box is...
2 abu 6500, 1 fixed spool reel, 2 bursting rig wallets, selection of weights, spare rig bits, spare line n leader, tape, baiting tools, knot picker, towel, well used fish stick :lol: , head torch, spare lighter, some hidden bits n bobs! And sand from various beaches!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:50 am
by rocket
Hooks, line, swivels and weights, then again who needs a box when you can put that all in your pocket, and still catch fish :)

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:32 am
by DuncBooth5
Rocket, some of us need all the help we can get!