Most of the newly popular soft-sided tackle bags are designed to hold several inexpensive, flat tackle boxes (Plano No. 3600, for example). The boxes themselves hold every type of bass lure imaginable–except those all-important spinnerbaits and buzz-baits. The wire arms of such lures are too wide to fit in the narrow box compartments.

Use a knife or Dremel-type cutter to cut a series of shallow slots or vees spaced about ½ inch apart along the top of one of the tackle box dividers. Your wire-based spinnerbaits can now nestle tangle-free in a row like fanned-out playing cards, easy to see and reach as they span two compartments with the wires passing through the divider slots. –JOHN MERWIN