Yesterday I had to move a pile of barbel leads to get into a box in my fishing shed - so I thought it was about time I had a lead sort out.
Quicktrip to the greenhouse and I found half a dozen old flower pots. Today’s job (assuming it carries on raining) is to design a grading system (swivel, in-line, watch) and sizing categories. Then I’ll amalgamate 3 or 4 different boxes/bags into a semi sensible storage system. That will make it easy in future to pick a selection for a particular trip. Some I dab with orange (!) dots to instantly tell me the weight (makes it easy in the dark).
Actual fishing involves a small zipped pouch that holds about 8 leads - enough for a day/night session. I travel super light and usually carry my gear.
My feeder stock lives in a giant carrier bag. Fishing involves a small black plastic bag, 8-10 feeders and a few dead cows.
I keep my shorter floats in an old wooden Romeo y Juliette cigar box. The M&S mint tins are very handy. I’ve one for a mini 1st Aid kit in my fishing carryall plus others in my hiking bergens. I’ve a fire lighting kit in another. I like tins & things.....
Not at all. The garage is well stocked with things that may come in handy. I must have a dozen of the cylindrical boxes that whiskey comes in - I use one for longer wagglers. Another goody is the little tins that come with Aldi mints. I use them for my loose hooks. My Grandad used to bring empty tin containers home from the foundry where he worked. I’ve still got some that I keep my paraffin stoves in. Can’t beat a decent tin......
They also make superb field or plinking targets for air gunners.
Can stand on ground to be knocked down or nailed to brance/post with hinges in middle horizontally to make a self resetting target.
Being metal also make a satisfying noise when hit.
Actually I used to get buckets that they used to come in. 5 litre and they were ideal for lots of stuff. Still got a few of them full of golf balls. But suppliers changed to them small one. Sure there’s 1000 in each tub and daughter used to bring 5/6 home every week. Next door neighbour shed is full of them. Better that glass jars. Don’t break when dropped
I have old wash kit bags to store feeders in, another favourite are the chewing gum tubs - great for soaking/glugging bait in, drennan flake punches and head's all nicely stored in a bicycle puncture repair kit box.