The Float Tube Fishing Forum Volume: 6 Issue: 1 - Page 5

The Best Tackle Storage System

I have spent a lot of time looking at other peoples’ ‘pockets’ and discover what they have in them. OK, that sounds funny; what I mean is, their float tube or Pontoon boat pockets, and how do they store their tackle. I mean every time I think I have a good system, I see someone else setup for side pockets and I think, “now, that is perfect!” I have used small tackle boxes, Planoe boxes, Tupperware containers, even Ziploc bags. But I think I finally found the setup that works for me.

Iris picture clear case, found at your local crafting stores or online. One day while hanging out with my wife I came across this small 4 x 8 locking plastic container. To me it looked like a good fit for both my fishing lures and side pocket of my float tube. So I picked up 2 or 3 for a test run, and they worked great! They are clear plastic with a single locking flap on the front, and the box size is a little over 4” x 8”, which allows me to stack them up in my side pockets. I am able now to put anywhere from 6 to 8 containers on either side of the tube if needed. And they don't just hold lures! I also use them to carry scissors, forceps, weights, hooks, jigs, fishing license and an extra GoPro battery, among other things. Well after my test run I saw the benefits these containers and figured I would pick up a few more. Then I saw it; a complete large box filled with 16 of the smaller boxes. I bought it and now I can safely say I have the perfect float tube tackle storage system available. At least until I find the next system. If you are looking for a tackle storage system for your float tube or pontoon boat, I think this might be what you are looking for.