I’ve learned over the years that a person could drive themselves crazy worrying about every little detail when it came to fishing.
Bass fishing Hall of Fame member Dee Thomas once said, “Keep things simple.”
Taking his advice, I routinely go through my tackle and remove items that haven’t been used in a while. I’m often surprised at how much tackle is purchased but never used. Of course, after each passing year, there are new baits that make it into my boat. The usual suspects always seem to remain the same though.
There are so many baits out there designed to be fished under a variety of different conditions I try to keep at least a couple baits that can be fished all year long. The lipless crankbait, for example, has always remained in my tackle box because of its versatility.
When building your tackle box remember to keep things simple and occasionally try making it a habit of yours to clear out all those unproductive baits. It will make bait selection a whole lot easier and surely help reduce clutter.