How you been, man? I was getting worried you were wandering around aimlessly among the Moose River Plains or something! Glad to see you at least made it close enough to civilization to use a computer.
I agree with Red- the Bass Pro bags are good. I don't have the waterproof one that he does, but even the more simple design of mine has been good to me the past season. You surely remember my Shimano bag that rocked all those years in the Everglades, and that was a good bag too. It just finally got a little weak from all the sunlight on the stitching, etc. I do, however, still have it and you are welcome to it if you wish. You'd just need to buy some Plano boxes, thats all.
But of course, if its CHRISTMAS from the old man you may as well get a new one!
You really can't go wrong with the softside bags, they surely trump your old "My Buddy" box!
No need for anything to pricey or ridiculous if you're only going to fill four or five trays. You can find a pretty good selection at Dicks or anywhere else for probably $40 or less. I think the Shimano Bag was around $80 and the newer BPS one was on sale at the Auburn store for like $50 or so.
Of course, you could get that awesome orange Shimano bag that "Mr. Ott" had up at Long Lake!!!
Although- he said he didn't like his? But I think it was because he doesn't use spinnerbaits so a lot of features were 'wasted' on him. I think that dude tossed NOTHING but "jig and pigs" and obviously knows his stuff!
I've even got some extra boxes for you if they fit whatever bag you get!