The above objectives are accomplished according to the present invention by providing a fishing lure storage container for storing a large number of fishing lures in a tangle-free manner. The storage container includes a first lure compartment and a second lure compartment disposed in side-by-side arrangement. Lure storage panels are disposed in the first and second storage compartments, and comprise at least a first lure storage panel and a second lure storage panel rotatable about a common pivot. The first and second lure storage panels each comprise a plurality of elongated lure retention slots formed along a length of the panels for receiving a shank of the treble hooks of the fishing lure. The lure retention slots including slot entrances formed along a free edge of each of the first and second panels. The slot entrances include a closed end opposite the slot entrance. The lure storage panels have a closed position in the lure compartment in which the fishing lures are prevented from being removed from the lure retention slots through the slot entrances. The storage panels have an open position in which the lures may be removed from the retention slots by the slot entrances. A hinge connects the first and second lure compartments together to form a base unit so that the first and second compartments may be opened approximately one hundred eighty degrees, and the first and second lure storage panels are open for full visibility. The first and second lure storage panels of the lure compartments are disposed generally co-planar in the closed position to define a lure space on a first space of the storage panels and a hook space on a second, opposite side of the panels so that the treble hooks are completely isolated from the lure bodies. A ledge forms around at least a part of an interior periphery of the hook space and supports the free edge of the first and second panels in the closed position. The lure spaces of the first and second compartments are open and face each other when the first and second compartments are in the side-by-side position. The hook spaces are completely enclosed and separated from one another. The common pivot of the first and second hinge panels include, a panel hinge formed between the first and second panels so that the panels pivot relative to each other, and a hinge rod joining the first and second panels together along the pivot. The slot entrances include a neck having a widened mouth which narrows to a width of the lure retention slot to facilitate placement of the shanks of the treble hooks in the retention slots.
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a fishing lure storage container for storing fishing lures having treble hooks in a tangle-free manner constructed according to the invention;
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Another object of the invention is to provide a fishing lure storage container for use in sport and tournament fishing in which a large number of fishing lures may be stored in a tangle-free manner for quick and easy use, and wherein storage compartments for the tangle-free storage of the fishing lures may be added or deleted from a base unit as desired by the fisherman.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a fishing lure storage container for maintaining a large number of fishing lures with treble hooks wherein the fishing lures are retained in a tangle-free manner inside the container and may be easily placed and removed conveniently during fishing.