How Do You Store a Fishing Pole When Not in Use?

Storing your fishing poles correctly is important to ensure they stay in tip-top condition and are ready to use whenever the opportunity presents itself. There are a few different ways you can store your fishing poles when not in use, depending on the type of pole, how frequently you use it and the space available for storage.


If you have a rod and reel, the best way to store it is by separating the two parts. Hang the rod up on a wall using pegs or hooks, or secure it in a rod rack if you have one available. This helps to prevent damage from bending or warping.

If you’re unable to hang it up, then lay it down in an area where it won’t be stepped on or knocked over. Make sure that the reel isn’t touching anything as this could damage its components.


For reels, make sure that they are secured firmly onto the rods before storing them away and that none of their components are exposed or touching other items that could cause damage. Many reels come with their own cases so these can be used for storage; alternatively, wrap them up with some bubble wrap and store them inside a cardboard box.

Other Fishing Gear

For other fishing gear such as lures and tackle boxes, make sure they are cleaned before putting them away and stored in airtight containers or bags to keep them dry and free from dust. Depending on what type of tackle boxes you have, some may need to be hung up while others can simply be stored flat on shelves.

With so many different types of fishing gear available, there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to storing it correctly when not in use. Separating rods from reels is key for rods, while other items such as lures should be kept clean and stored away in airtight containers. By following these simple steps, your fishing equipment will stay in great condition for years to come!

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Lindsay Collins