The Essentials of a Fishing Tackle Room
A fishing tackle room is a specialized space used for storing equipment used in fishing. Any sort of gear used for fishing can be characterized as fishing tackle. A fishing tackle room is designed to be pragmatic – all essential shelving around this kind of a room has to be designed according to the anthropometry and dimension of the gear that is supposed to be stored there. This room is mostly tucked away into the semi-public zone of a home, more often than not a small extension of the garage. The size of the fishing tackle room depends upon the amount of equipment you want to store. The usual ambiance of this room is rustic with a dash of nautical but mostly it just includes a lot of customized shelving.
Elements of a fishing tackle room
All working parts of a fishing gear room consist of shelving for individual equipment – which constitutes for creatively designed shelving – along with a working, relevant theme that is practical, easy on the eyes but definitely not stylistic. The overall countenance of a fishing tackle room is cluttered but definitely not cramped. Organization is a very basic rule of designing this kind of room – otherwise the overall outlook can seem disorderly.
The Theme and Ambiance
The fishing tackle room, in its very essence is designed for function and practicality. Most of the components are on full display, while the overall vibe is that of a reformed toolshed. So introducing any kind of theme within such a pragmatic space can be challenging. However, it is sufficiently do-able. A subtle hint of nautical aspects could be added in the form of blue accents throughout the room. It can also be topped off with a distressed wood, country-chic material incorporation within the shelving. The overall outlook may even resemble a cabin within a sailing ship.
The Hook, Line, Sinker Combination
The hook, line and sinker are basic elements of a fully stocked fishing tackle box. The hook ties to the line and the sinker, and all three connect with the fishing rod. However, these are three different parts of the fishing tackle and so their places in the room may vary. Most of the shelving items in a fishing gear room are designed in a rustic image, and the hook-line-sinker shelf is no exception. Since these are small essentials, their display can be designed in a creatively ramshackle way; a compact, straightforward design that can be accessorized with small knick-knacks such as decorative frames, wooden baubles and more.
The Fly-Tying Bench
The fly-tying bench is must have for those anglers who go fly fishing and tie their own flies. It is usually small and sturdy, and can be built in any design; though shabby chic is the running contemporary theme. The fly-tying bench can be a centerpiece within the fishing gear room, or it can be sidelined along the wall for better circulation space depending on the size of the room. The desk is built to store all the gear required to line a hook with the fly. It’s also a good place to display a portable fishing tackle box.
In a pragmatic space like fishing storage room, where organization is a key part of the design itself, it is important to design shelving that is structurally sound and systematic in arrangement. Fishing tackle consists of gear of all shapes and sizes, so the shelving has to be large enough to accommodate all of the equipment. An entire wall could be designed in pigeonhole fashion where each compartment in the shelf is customized to hold a certain part of the fishing gear.
The rod storage
The rod storage is one part of the fishing gear room that can be designed in a fun way. The rods are an essential in any fishing equipment, and most recreational fishing aficionados have more than quite a few poles in their collection. The display for the fishing rod rack can be designed in a theme that is relative to the overall ambiance of the room.
The contemporary nautical theme
This kind of seafaring theme includes a careful allocation of function and aesthetic. The fishing rod rack has to be designed to follow certain dimensions, but the backsplash can follow the nautical theme in contemporary materials such as tiles. A careful selection of lighting fixtures could be fixed atop the display to create a more aesthetically pleasing exhibit.
The whimsical ‘at-sea’ theme
For those whose taste run the gamut of whimsical, the theme of a fishing pole rack could be retrofitted into a more fanciful backsplash; one of painted seas in exotic paintbrush strokes – simple but creative at the same time.
The straightforward modern theme
A straight-laced modern backdrop design for a fishing rod shelf is the easiest option of all. The inherent backdrop could be a plain, simple white and embellishments could be added in the form of creative photo-frames with pictures relevant to fishing, articles and more.
The fishing bait exhibition
The bait may be an essential equipment of the fishing tackle, but it can also be used to better the otherwise utilitarian aesthetics of the fishing gear room. The baits can be used as colorful accessories and hung from creatively designed shelves along the walls.
Although most of the equipment that makes the fishing tackle room gives off a practical, workaday vibe, there can be the barest addition of relevant accessorizing within this room. This can include carefully curated objects such as themed lamps that can be set on the fly-tying bench or some other hard surface around the room.
The fishing tackle room is a comprehensive amalgamation of many functional parts that are designed around utilitarian and practical needs, but can, on occasion be accessorized by strategically placed ornaments that are relevant to the basic theme of the design.