Storage & Organization
9 Ideas for Storing Hunting and Fishing Gear
There’s nothing more frustrating than reaching for your fishing gear to only have your lines all tangled. Even if you’re short on space, there are plenty of organizing ideas to try when it comes to your outdoorsy stuff. Here are 9 ideas for storing and transporting your hunting and fishing gear.
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This cabinet will fit in the back of most SUVs and is a great way to store hunting gear when you travel. The SUV Sportsman Cargo Cabinet features a five-button combination lock (optional) and a pull-out workstation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This cabinet offers plenty of storage room for all your hunting and fishing gear 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.
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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.