Build a Real Salt-Water Tackle Box

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  • Pub No.: 7816

The shiny metal tackle boxes sold in stores are fine for the fresh—water fisherman—but for the salt—water fan, nix! They’d rust out in no time at all, and even then a chap wouldn’t want one, for the plug compartments are made to hold small fresh-water plugs, not the big ones used to tempt stripers. Since nothing else is available, most salties just dump their gear into whatever they can find in the way of a canvas bag at an Army-Navy store. We did it that way too—until we got sick and tired of spending half our time selecting what we wanted from a tangled mess of triple gang-hooks, leaders, spinners, and what-not. Desperation drove us to making a real salt-water tackle box. This box has more uses than a ten-dollar bill. It has a drawer for small items, a compartmented plug drawer, and a large storage drawer for such items as reels, hand lines, and similar bulky equipment. The handle doubles in brass as a gaff—so after years of fumbling for that pesky item, you’ll now know where to grab for it in an instant. The top of the box makes a handy bench for working on tackle, baiting up, or serving coffee. The box is so sturdily made that it can serve as a swell seat during those long hours of waiting for a bite on beach or dock. Being made of wood, it won’t rust; and if it should fall overboard it’ll float, saving you from having to buy a new outfit. If well-painted, the wood won’t be affected by water.

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