One Lure Box

by Greg D
(New Mexico)

older pic showing smaller plan d box next to my new larger one

Getting a little quiet out here...Hope everybody is too busy fishing!

Lure boxes!?

Self confession here, I carry too much junk with me to go fishing. I might need this, I might need that! then I go through minimalist cycles and shed all the extras but it never takes long, adding this and adding that and next thing I know I once again carry way too much gear. How many lures can one fish with anyway.

Earlier this year JJ wrote a article on this blog called "One Lure Challenge." His article inspired me to really take a close look at my BFS lure box. While my approach is a little different I believe his concept still applies.

The Approach.
My vision is to have one box of lures that I can either slip in my wader pocket or a small sling pack and it needs to carry all the options that will cover my bases.

Just picking a box alone was quite a challenge.
Having experience from a fly perspective I knew of a box that had some serious promise. Plan D is the brand and they are rather new on the fly scene with some innovative options that show promise for crossover.

Plan D calls this box Pack Max Articulated Plus. It's design intent is for articulated and stinger hook style flies. It adapts quite nicely to lures, spoons and spinners. They also make a smaller version of this box.

Some mods I performed to fit my use include bending sideways some of the hooks which helped my lures fit better. Also I glued in flat magnetic strips to hold terminal tackle such as swivels, clip on blades and clip on weights.

Besides organization, I really like the slit foam design. It holds my lures in place so as to not rattle and rub against each other. Oh, and it's also waterproof.

I struggled with how to box those Dynamic Spinnerbaits but after adding the mag strip I found the upturn hooks to tuck nicely under giving them a solid hold

I finally feel like I have a box that holds everything I might need short of nippers and forceps. It fits in my Simms Wader pocket or my Vedavoo Sling Pack.

Chris, I apologize for promoting a product currently not available from your site. If you don't wish to share I understand. What I like about this blog is it's openness and uniqueness not found elsewhere. I think this Plan D box fits the unique category and maybe if you get enough interest for it, might be a good addition.

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Jun 12, 2019
One Lure
by: Craig

I’m working on a one lure challenger, really liking my 85mm suspending jerk baits and have stocked up on 2 colors of the same one. Makes things easy just need to use the right color for the water conditions.

Jun 13, 2019
Nice Find
by: JJ

Greg,

I’m on that same journey. I’m currently using the Meiho lure/fly cases that Chris has on the site. Carrying one larger case, and one smaller case, I can bring about 15 plugs on each trip, which is usually about 13 more than I actually fish with. These cases are very trim, and easily fit in the tiny cross-chest bag that I use. My only complaint with this current system is that the plugs do rattle a bit when I am hiking/moving at a pace that exceeds a crawl. They are very affordable, and will be excellent storage/overflow boxes if I move on to another system. I got creative, and use a small piece on painters masking tape to hold a few spare snaps under the top lid. Not as elegant as your magnet strips, but it gets the job done. Thanks for sharing your system. It’s interesting to hear how various setups work.

JJ

Jun 13, 2019
Cooler Box
by: Les Albjerg

Greg,

When my Dad died, I inherited his fishing stuff. One of the boxes I got from him is the size of a medium Coleman Ice Cooler Box! All kidding aside, my new strategy has been to stock a couple of nice size fishing boxes with my spinning and casting gear. When I get to the stream, I stock a box slightly smaller than the one you have for my day of fishing. Usually just a few lures and the other goodies I need. So far, I have not been found wanting!

With high run-off season and the ponds warming up, it has been Panfishing time! I've been having a blast with the Tenyru Lunakia, the Shimano Cardiff reel, 2.5 test JDM line and either Red Wigglers or the Cultiva Kick tails that Chis has stocked. I can hardly wait for the streams to settle down.

Jun 14, 2019
C&F
by: bill piatek

So far I like the C&F spoon pallet that Chris sells. Holds a fair amount and reasonably priced.

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