When you spend some good money on some great fishing gear, you want to make sure that you get your money’s worth. This not only includes great fishing experiences, but it also includes storing your gear properly and efficiently. In order to ensure that your gear last as long as you want it to, you must take extra care with each use. At the end of your fishing season, give your gear a good hard once over to ensure that when spring comes back around, everything is ready to go.
You want to begin by storing your gear in an organized way. This is going to keep all your gear right where you left it. No more searching the house for that one reel or that one lucky fly. I would recommend a Rod Cabinet. These cabinets make it easy to store your rods along the outside of the cabinet while storing your reels, hooks, bobbers, lures, lines and leaders inside. It makes for a great way to keep gear safe, out of the way, and easy to access. Check out this Browning Fishing Rod Storage Cabinet from Bass Pro Shops.
All gear should be kept in a dry and cool place. If a cabinet is not your style, then invest in a hard case. A soft case is not recommended.I would also advise that if you are storing for winter, you should take apart all of your rods and reels and give them a good cleaning. Grease your reel before putting everything back together so, come spring time, your gear is ready to go. Keep it clean and spring will be a pleasant breeze.