are the Devil's own job to carry around in any sensible way without them becoming
a tangled mess. Rig wallets with zip-lock pockets are one answer. Even so, I found
it easier with them to store the spinnerbaits between the pockets rather than
in them! Then one day I was browsing the local Office World for some document
wallets and the penny dropped. Translucent multi-pocket wallets might be the answer
for spinnerbait storage.
the one I needed for its intended purpose, but before I filled it with sheets
of paper I tried some large spinnerbaits in it. It worked better than I had envisaged.
By hanging the lures over the dividers they are kept apart, and certainly tangle
up less than in a rig wallet. Two or three spinnerbaits can be kept in each pocket
(two is best) so a six pocket wallet can hold up to eighteen lures. Carried away
by this success I bought a wallet with more pockets, but found that the flap wouldn't
close when I filled it up. Doh! Still it is useful for home storage.
have been using one of these wallets for over twelve months now and it has proved
resiliant and unaffected by trailer grubs. The lures don't slip around too much
- in fact the wallet I use has label tags at the top of each pocket which prevent
the spinnerbaits sliding around.
word of warning. Like rig wallets these do retain moisture, so make sure you dry
your lures out between trips. I left my wallet closed for a couple of months and
found some rather rusty and mouldy spinnerbaits when I opened it! Opening the
flap and propping the wallet up near a radiator seems to do the trick.
tip first appeared on this website - February 23rd 2002)