I admit it, I am a kokanee fishing addict. This comes as no surprise to those who know me. Like any good kokanee addict I am also addicted to buying kokanee fishing gear – rods, reels, spinners, beads, hoochies, and of course dodgers.
Early on finding storage for the dodgers was easy. I just removed a few dividers from a plano box, and I had enough room for a few dodgers.
Sooner or later I’d always find myself back at the tackle shop, walking out with a couple more dodgers in the bag. It wasn’t long until I needed more room to store all those dodgers.
I then bought a Fish Time Dodger Wallet. The 6 pockets could squeeze in 2 dodgers each (although it was bit tight). That means it could hold 12 dodgers. The wallet worked fairly well. I did have to make sure the dodgers were completely dry before putting them away, since the plastic pocket would trap any water. Eventually my collection out grew the wallet, and I started looking for a better solution.
In the meantime I had bought a Silver Horde Flasher bag for my 11” flashers. (or here is a similar one from a different brand) I really liked it – it was clear on one side and a rubber mesh on the other. This allowed visibility and any excess moisture to dry off.
I thought something similar, only with smaller pockets, would be great for my kokanee and sockeye dodgers. I was even considering designing one, and finding someone skilled in sewing to make it for me. However I knew it wouldn’t be cheap, between materials and paying someone for their time.
Then one day a friend sent me a link to this vented Kokanee flasher organizer. It looked like exactly what I had been looking for, so I ordered one right away. When it arrived, I transferred my 0000 dodgers and similar sized sling blades into it. It is great. The material is a rubber mesh on both sides, so it will not trap moisture. The pockets are big enough to hold 5 dodgers easily in each one. And it folds into a nice sized bundle for storage.
I liked it so much that I bought a second. In that one I loaded all my 00 dodgers I use for sockeye. The 00 dodgers, which are about 6 inches long, fit fine in the pockets. The most I tried to put into a pocket was 3. My one complaint is I wish the pockets were just a little longer, like half an inch, as it does get a little tight when folding it up.
If you’ve been trying to figure out how to store your dodgers, I highly recommend giving this vented Kokanee dodger organizer a try.
Enjoy and Tight Lines
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