It’s easy to ruin the fishing gear if you do not keep it clean and dried up. Also, incorrect cleaning can render fishing tackle unusable over time. To counter this, fishing enthusiasts understand that the tackle needs to be rinsed after every use in the saltwater. Salt is corrosive; therefore, if it is not cleaned off the gear properly, corrosion will ruin the equipment.
There have been some compelling solutions in works to relieve individuals from having to spend time repeatedly washing the tackle by hand. Yet, nothing has really caught up. So, when we came by the Salt Safe – Tackle Washing and Storage device – we were instantly intrigued by the idea. This is a simple solution that allows you to wash the fishing gear without fuss. It also ensures the equipment is completely dry and very safely stored until it has to be used the next time.
Designer: William Fairnington
Generally, you wouldn’t relate a product that mentions cleaning in its chores to be inspired by a musical instrument, but then that’s the creative genius of a designer. For the Salt Safe, which as the name suggests keeps the fishing tackle rinsed of salt, designer William Fairnington has taken inspiration from a turntable. The trickle disk is the streamlined tackle washer, which looks to me like a DSLR lens from one side and has a nice, sectioned storage cabinetry within. The smooth whitish insulated outer shell of the disk is fashioned with a retracting handle that pulls out for ease of use and retracts back into the body.
While one section of the contraption is a disk-like washing machine for the fishing tackle, the sectionalized storage on the other side is covered by a rotating glass covering, which can open in parts to allow access to the gear you need, without jeopardizing the other equipment. What makes the Salt Safe an enticing product are the quick access storage compartments on the base plate (of the record player-style design) that can store and inject anti-rust soap and scent bombs into the washer. The entire mechanism of the interesting washer + storage device is controlled by a rotating knob allowing one to toggle between wash, dry, and scent settings.
An integral device conceived to help seasoned and armatures who want to get into the world of fishing, the Salt Safe comes with a comprehensive approach and loading system for innovative cleaning that saves everyone from having to wash the gear manually.