At some point this winter, you'll have some downtime, so why not use it productively? The winter off-season, even if it is only a couple of months is a great time to take an inventory of your tackle and see what baits you are low in and restock before the upcoming season. Sit down with your jig box and see what jigs you used the most. You should also look at the hook points and skirts on the jigs you have to make sure no corrosion has occured on the hooks or hook points and check to see if the skirt bands have begun to dry rot or have busted. If the hook points have mild or very light corrosion you can sharpen them and remove it, if they are heavily oxidated, replacement is reccommended. If the skirt bands have broken you can order new skirts and replace the damaged ones. Once you have completed the inspection, you can order some more jigs in the sizes and colors you used the most and you'll be ready for next season when it rolls around. Another way to utilize this downtime is to look at your selection of spinnerbaits for the same issues, look at swivels, blades, skirts and hook points if any of these components are damaged or oxidated they should be replaced. Inspecting your tackle inventory can help keep you prepared for the upcoming season.
Good Luck and Good Fishin',
Lunker Lure Hawg Caller