After cutting hundreds of #7 and #9 wire sections for mullet/ballyhoo dredges before the season, I was looking for an easier way to transport them so they wouldn't bend or poke through my tackle bag. I cut a 2-foot section from a pool noodle and cut a slit from end to end. I pushed all the pre-cut wire sections (with or without the haywire-twisted end) into the hole that runs vertically through the noodle. The tightly packed wire stays put until I'm on the water. Then, I can pull out what I need when I'm ready to rig. I found that this trick keeps the wire straight, and you can store the noodle anywhere in the salon or down below, rather than in a tackle drawer getting all rusted up and making a mess.
(Mate, Uncle T)
Ocean City, New Jersey