It’s great to have your tackle rigged and ready to fish as you’re cruising out, but lures and in-line sinkers tend to bang and rattle against the stowed rods in choppy water. It’s annoying and could damage a rod or guide. To quiet the rattle, use a hook-and-loop (aka Velcro) strap. It’s easy to strap the lure or sinker against the rod, and just as easy to remove when you’re ready to fish. You can also use the Calcutta Lure Wrap ($6.99 for the 4-inch model), which doubles as a protective nylon enclosure for hooks on a lure. I’ve also used rubber bands intended for use as downrigger releases to wrap around a rattling lure or weight.