There are those guys who leave their decoys attached to the long lines, maybe that works for them, but for me, it made for a big tangled mess in the boat. It seemed to always happen when it was late, cold and the wind was blowing. Now I use 5in net snaps, with 30in of line going to my decoys. I unsnap the decoys from my long lines and store them, no more tangles. I have a 5 gal can my lines go in, I divide my lines with a round peace of plywood, with a 2in hole cut in the middle for my thump, its cut big because of your gloves. Again no more tangles. When your all done picking up, put the top on your can and your good to go. Now at night I hang my lines from nails from floor joust to dry in my boiler room. I store my lines the same way during the off-season, but in my decoy room. Truthfully this way I’ve had no tangles.