Tacklebox for a young beginner

XafXaf Posts: 1,028 Officer
Sorry - this is a double post.  Also posted in General Fishing

 I have a 14 year old grandson who is developing an interest in fishing.  I built him a light spinning rod and would like to put together a small tackle box for him .To start he will mainly be fishing ponds/lakes and maybe a dock or bridge on the inter-coastal.  I would rather put a tackle box together with items he will use rather then buy a 300 piece special tackle box on sale that has 3 items he might use and 297 that are not needed.

What items would you recommend?
I'll start:
(1) decent set of fishing pliers
(2) a small assortment of hooks
(3) a small assortment of swivels and snaps.
(4) a small spool or two of leader material
(5 ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;)measuring tape

Please add anything to the thread that would be useful for a 14 year old starting out fishing.Especially if you can think of must have items.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.



  • SC53SC53 Posts: 424 Deckhand
    For freshwater:
    1/2oz. Crome/blue rattletrap, 1/4 oz. white or white/ chartreuse spinnerbait, #11 silver Rapala and 6” plastic worm in June bug and pumpkin or watermelon.
    For saltwater:
    1/4 oz. red jig head with white or root beer tail, chug bug and silver spoon.
  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 4,372 Captain
    A folding fillet knife and add some small sinkers in with the other terminal tackle.

    “Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway

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