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Tackle Storage: Hook Protection and Organization

The ability to quickly find and protect terminal tackle from harsh marine elements saves time and money and is especially crucial in tournament situations. Professional bass angler Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson breaks down how he stores both packaged and unpackaged treble hooks in a single self-contained box within his boat’s storage. 


A quality waterproof tackle box is the starting point. In addition to being durable, premium boxes such as the Plano EDGE Series prevent rust and corrosion through the combination of a watertight rubber seal and their proprietary Rustrictor anti-rust technology. Gussy’s box in a box system allows him to store both bulk hooks in the original packaging as well as sectionalize unpackaged hooks. Lovers of label makers rejoice!