NC Angler Forums banner
1 - 20 of 21 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
46 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I was thinking about this today. What are some essentials in your tackle boxes? I mean other than the obvious hooks, lines, weights... stuff like that.

Like for example, in my box, i never hit the water without bug spray, sunblock and nail clippers in there. What are some "odd essentials" you guys have?
 

·
Red X Angler
Joined
·
16,054 Posts
Superglue, spare rod tips and tip glue. Bait knife. Gripper gloves (good for eels). Lighter,small keychain light. Multitool.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
46 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
super glue.... good call!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,855 Posts
Extra .357 rounds in a double zip lock bag ;)
knife sharpeners
WD-40 stick tube
Spare spools
Gerber multi purpose tool
LED light
DRY toilet paper
Reel and drag lube
Penn reel wrench
Spare drag washers
Lighter
Spare spools of line and leaders
Bridles
Spare gloves
Sampo stand up harness
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,810 Posts
My tackle bag carries four of the medium-sized plano boxes. One of the four is dedicated to the first-aid kit (and appropriately adorned with red reflective tape -- came out kinda cool).

I've taken to making a point of wearing long pants more often than not, especially now that I've got two of the lightweight "sun proof" types. When I'm bank fishing they protect me from the poison ivy; when I'm on the yak or a boat, they'll protect me from the sun.

To repeat a few, the bugspray and sunscreen are in the outside pocket of the tackle bag; the first-aid kit contains a pair of wire cutters.

Before I take the kayak offshore, I plan on putting a handheld marine VHF on the shoulder of my PFD. That sounds like an "essential" to me...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
46 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
i never thought about that till you guys mentioned it........

first aid stuff. GOOD IDEA!!!

see, this is why i subscribe to this forum. you guys have your heads on straight.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
136 Posts
Just for my personal peace of mind, whether it really works or not, is a snake bite kit.
Speaking as an EMT... throw your snake bite kit away. It does more harm than good and can actually aid the venom with a fast track to your heart or nervous system. Best bet if you get bit by anything other than a rattler... stop and go to the hospital with the bite lower than the level of your heart.

If bitten by a rattler... apply a tourniquet and do the same.
 
1 - 20 of 21 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top