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Organizing Fishing Gear Part 2 – Clothing

Organizing Fishing Gear ClothingIt’s 12:00AM and just three hours before crawling out of bed to beat the sunrise to the water’s edge.  Frustrated and tired, the one piece of clothing needed is no where to be found.

Sound familiar?  The challenge to maximize available space and utilize it for saving time pays dividends.  A good night’s rest and low stress is important for enjoying the most out of a fishing trip.

I’m always looking for something that can’t be found just before going fishing.  I’ll admit it.  So, I decided to find one space that could store all my fishing clothes.  I also needed a way to quickly access small and large pieces in less than a minute, literally.

A company named Canopy manufactures a very useful hanging closet organizer that has a hook and loop attachment that wraps around a clothing bar.  Three large shelves within the organizer allow for both warm and cold weather under and outer wear.  Below are eight smaller boxes that store a surprising number of items to be at the ready when needed.

Those items I wear most and some that are hard to find will go into the organizer in the middle of the closet.  Hanging to the right and left are jackets, long pants, or heavier shirts that I sometimes select based on weather or fishing conditions.  This simple solution for organizing my clothes will go a long way toward a relaxed preparation for a great day of fishing.

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Organizing Fishing Gear Part 1 – Rod Storage

Let’s face it, reducing the clutter of fishing rods, reels, flies, fly tying material, lines, leaders, endless number of tippet spools, maps, books, fishing clothes, and all those accessories for our watercraft can sometimes seem overwhelming.  It’s time to get organized so to reduce the time it takes to get ready for a trip to the water!  I’m starting with my rods.  Under the Christmas tree this year I was pleased to find a turnstile rod organizer, and below you’ll find how easy it is to put together and keep your rods ready to go.

I likely won’t use this turnstile for the rods I may only take on a long trip, rather utilize the system for the rods I use the most here on my home waters so I can reduce preparation, and maximize time on the water.

Step 1:  Buy a turnstile at your local out of doors store.  Tools are minimal and the hardware for attachments are usually included.

Step 2: Insert dowel into base and loose assemble leg.

Step 3:  Screw in base with brass wood screws.

Step 4:  Insert dowels into upper legs

Step 5:  Assemble top onto legs over dowels to align screw holes.

Step 6:  Fasten wood screws through top and into the legs.

Step 7:  Tap the decorative dowels with a rubber mallet.

Step 8:  Find a bare corner and place the new turnstile that doubles as a designer piece of home decor!  I’m now ready to grab my TFO rod and a reel on my way to the water, and making progress at reducing time spent preparing for future trips.

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