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Picture of The Pocket Tacklebox
Do you love fishing? If you do, then you will love this mini tackle box made with just an altoids tin and a couple popsicle sticks. This tacklebox will have 6 storage areas for all of your hooks, line, and sinkers (No pun intended).

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
To make an altoids tin tackle box, you will need these common household items:

An empty Altoids tin,
A pair of heavy duty scissors,
A used gift card,
A hot glue gun,
6 popsicle sticks,
Spraypaint (optional).

BrandiW21 made it!2 years ago
Actually, this can be reconfigured into a bass fishing kit. I just made one, complete with fishing line and a small handle for fishing without a rod. I realize this thread is dead, but just thought I'd mention it for anyone that might still come across this 'ible.
lisaspiano made it!2 years ago

I added a jewelry bag with fishing line and glued the knot instructions for the hooks into the lid. He's gonna love it!

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jmeyer28 made it!4 years ago
Absolutley genius idea. Its perfect for my ultralight fishing. All i had was small popsicle sticks, so i had to do some of this differently, but it came out the same way.
zman12044 years ago
DonT34 years ago

glue a thin magnetic sheet like the ones the use for calenders and biz card to the area your hooks are as long as the are steel hooks they wont fall out as easy if you tip the kit over when its open.. i alsoo added some red yarn and colored pipe cleaners for imitation bait

hholland4194 years ago

nice kit! I secure my hooks with a safety pin to keep them from rattling around & getting "tangled"

edvannatta7 years ago
hello ?
like information this ? ok
l_skywalker7 years ago
you might even be able to rig a section that swings upwards...hard to explain but if youve seen the other tackle boxes there are some with things that swing up... if you mod this please post pics! thanks
thanks for the idea i will do that probily friday
I just built this project in about 30 minutes. I used super glue to see how it would hold and its fast drying. Very good instructions. This is going in my pack tonight. Thanks!
Mr.19117 years ago
You should consider entering this in the pocket sized contest. I would definatly vote!
i before e except after c. Piece is the exception to the rule, :)
.... except when sounding like 'a' like in neighbor and!
I used a can of monster (energy drink) instead of the gift card. I hope you do not mind but I used this idea in one of my instructables (I put a link to this page to accredit you for it of coarse. Here's the link if you want to check it out:
brittain1238 years ago
sweet project
PJPEEJ8 years ago
Can you put dry bait in it? Like, will it stay fresh?
Great project
hackmattr9 years ago
This is a good idea. I get addicted to these mints in school and have a ton of containers. I needed a compact fishing kit.
dkop19 years ago
Like this 'ible. may i suggest some spooled fishing line? great when you're fishing without a rod. or you could make your own fishing rod from branch, pole, et. etc.
ima fly fisherman so i made a fly 1 with a roof works grt
hippyland29 years ago
you sould add another giftcard in betweenthe sides so that when you close it the contents dont intermingle

I think that the pull-out tray is supposed to be taken out of the lid and placed in the bottom of the Altoids tin (right-side-up) and then close the lid.  The bottom (gift card) of the pull-out tray keeps the items from intermingling.


This is a great 'ible, thanks.
i just finished mine and its great but i used a little too much glue so its looks really messy.
i found that the tin would not stay closed the greatest so i took a elastic band (the ones you get from produce) and i kept it together no matter how hard you shook it.
SkunkRyder9 years ago
just made one of these for my fiance, he loved it! now all of our friends want one too. thanks for the amazing instructable! now what do i do with all of these mints?
JohnMichael10 years ago
Have you considered gluing some magnets in it to help keep hooks and such from being spilled?
Halotriple3 (author)  JohnMichael10 years ago
The tray and dividers are so tight that everything stays in it's place even when you shake it upside down
I do like this idea and am considering making one myself. I am working on figuring out a way to fit in a slip-bobber.
just put a peice of a cork for a bobber

I was thinking more about the box being bumped when it is open. Just a thought...
eddy147779 years ago
hey you should add some small peices of a cork for a bobber
Hmff9 years ago
nice ill try it.
redsoxdrummer10 years ago
ad a mini swis pokit knife. definentalee for enee emergence
i cna speel bda too
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 Bad spelling
cut me a brake will ya? i neever sed i cud spel!!!!
i'm just messing with you.
haha lol
PastTheVoid9 years ago
This is just like Q^Q^!
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