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Stowing sabiki lures

August 13, 2011

Sabiki lures are great for pier and boat fishing because they’re so irresistible to smaller bait fish. A sabiki lure consists of a 3-4 foot monofilament line with 4-10 pre-attached small hooks made to look like tiny shrimp.

Drop a sabiki in the water off a pier or boat, maybe 10 feet deep or so and bob it up and down in the water and wait for the little ones to bite. I’ve seen anglers bring in three and four fish at a time with this clever lure.

The problem with the sabiki is that it’s a pain to store. The little hooks get all tangled up in everything and many people just throw them away after a day of fishing. If you have the money and the space, you can use a sabiki rod to store a lure but why? Here’s a little trick I learned from a humble angler in Oceanside and it’s great (and inexpensive) way to store sabiki lures without the mess.

You need:

  • a sabiki lure
  • a piece of cardboard about 2-3 inches long
  • a zip-lock bag

Wrap the sabiki around the cardboard and put the whole thing in the zip-lock bag. Done! Now you can store it in your tackle box tangle-free.

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