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13 Ideas for Fishing and Hunting Gear Storage

Have your fishing and hunting gear organized with these awesome fishing and hunting gear storage options

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Cabinet Storage

This cabinet will fit in the back of most SUVs and is a great way to solve hunting gear storage problems when you travel. The SUV Sportsman Cargo Cabinet features a five-button combination lock (optional) and a pull-out workstation. Check out these 20 genius camping gear items you can find at Harbor Freight.

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Wire Shelving Rack


You don’t have to buy a fancy rack to store your fishing gear. Screw some short sections of wire shelving to your garage or workshop ceiling. Your fishing rods will be organized and out of the way until you need them. These 18 life-changing organizing ideas are for hard-to-store stuff.

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Spool Box


This spool box from Plano holds six spools of fishing line up to 1-inch wide and has a secure latch closure. It comes with a convenient handle and helps you keep your lines tangle-free. Here are 11 ideas and tips for organizing with pegboard.

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PVC Organizer


If you have some PVC pipe and a foam pool noodle, you have the start of a fishing gear organizer. Use a power drill to drill 10-inch holes spaced every 4 inches in the PVC pipe. Then use a utility knife to cut slits in the foam noodle, spaced 4 inches apart. Line up the pool noodle on the wall so at least two of the slits are over the studs. Pull those slits apart, slide in a fender washer and screw the noodle to the wall with 2-inch screws. Then screw the PVC pipe to the wall underneath it and insert your fishing rods. Check out dozens more PVC hacks that will change your life.

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Lure Storage


These lure storage pockets are a great addition to your fishing gear stockpile. The double-sided pad stores plenty of lures and they are available in small and medium sizes. These 16 camping hacks, tips and tricks will make your life easier when you’re in the great outdoors.

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Fishing Pole Holder


Here’s another idea for storing your fishing gear—build this DIY fishing pole holder. You’ll need some PVC pipe along with some crosspieces and elbows and some PVC pipe glue. See a photo tutorial at Nature for Kids. Spend some more time outdoors with these 34 awesome outdoor projects to get you outside.

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Canoe Rod Holder


Here’s a clever way to carry your fishing gear on a canoe trip. PVC pipe is attached to the side of a canoe so the fishing rods stay secure and you don’t have to worry about tangled lines. Check out these 10 helpful boat maintenance tips.

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Camo Cabinet


This cabinet offers plenty of room for all your hunting gear storage needs and will work in a garage, man cave or even the mud room. It features two adjustable shelves and two locking drawers to keep all your gear safe. Is your mudroom always messy? Organized that mud room with these 15 expert tips.

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Under-Stairs Storage


Size a rolling cart, with wheels, to fit right under your basement stairs. Your gear will be out of the way, but easy to get at when you need it. Here are 74 more ingenious space-saving storage tips.

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Single Folding Hanger Rod

Folding hanger rods collapse against the wall when they're not in use, saving valuable space in tiny rooms. They're great for wet clothes and hunting gear. The Arrow Hanger single and double-hanger versions shown (about $15 and $39) are available at amazon.com.

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PVC Pipe to Help Haul Knives

Carrying kitchen knives safely for picnics and camping trips is challenging. Try a knife container out of PVC pipe and caps for hunting knives for an easy hunting gear storage solution. Glue the cap on one end and marked the unglued cap with an ‘X.’ That way you always know which end to open.

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Grab Some Bins and Stack Them

Plastic storage bins are a great way to separate and organize your equipment by sport or season. Unfortunately, they usually get stacked against a wall somewhere, which makes getting to the bottom bins difficult, especially for your household’s littlest teammates. Luckily, a permanent solution is only a weekend away with our easy-to-build storage towers that are an attractive and ingenious way to provide easy access to your bins. Consider different color bins for each your hunting gear storage to your sports equipment to make finding what you need a breeze, and utilize the sides of the wooden frame for wall-mounted accessory items such as fishing rod holders or utility hooks for lightweight equipment. Reveal some more room in the garage with these live-changing ideas.

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Add a Simple Overhead Shelf

Add a simple shelf for additional overhead garage storage with an adjustable height ceiling storage rack. This garage ceiling storage rack by Suncast is available at Target. Plus, check out 51 one ways to brilliantly organize your garage once and for all.