Hack to keep Hooks and other small tackle from moving around in plastic tackle tray

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  1. Steve

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    This is something that really pissed me off. Got sick and tired of it and being so careful to always keep my tray sitting on its bottom. Took some thing craft foam and epoxied it to the cover. Problem is now solved. 1591881600374.jpeg

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    Tackle is such a PIA to keep neat and organized. Good idea on the hooks. They worm their way into everything.
     

  3. Steve

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    I can now take that box and shake it up violently and the hooks all stay in their compartments.
     
  4. MichiFishy

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    You're really onto something here. They should just come like that when you buy em.
     
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    Or come with dividers that actually are flush to the lid, so you don't need to do anything else.
     
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    Then they won't close...LOL
     
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    I had a nice socket set I used to carry that had the same problem as those hooks. This foam trick would have worked well for that.
     
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    They make terminal tackle boxes that have fixed compartment sizes that work very well at keeping the chaos suppressed when using a standard divider cases
     
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    Mine are stuck in wine bottle corks. You can stick a massive number of hooks in both ends of a cork.
     
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    That's a good idea too. I'm also going to use some clear glass vials to store some real small swivels, etc in some of the compartments.
     
  11. 6thMichCav

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    I had a buddy who—get this—didn’t like the tackle rattling in his truck. He took dot magnets and glued them into each tray.

    I thought that was going overboard, but to each his own.

    I have used the foam trick before for screwdriver bit sets that like to migrate. Has worked great. Make sure to use closed cell foam and throw in a desiccating packet.
     
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    magnets work well also
     
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    I have been gluing a piece of foam to the top of the tray for years. It works great, except that the glue doesn't stick to the plastic that well. I have tried hot melt and different types of glue, they all seem to let go after a while. I have had the best luck with double stick tape.

    I like the idea of the magnets, I might try that in some of my trays.
     
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    I mixed up some epoxy for the job. Will see if that holds.
     
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    Does it hold moisture?
     
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