What tackle box

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2013/01/24 08:48:57 (permalink)

What tackle box

Trying to get ready for the lake this year (I know, I'm jumping the gun).  Just picked up 22 reef runner lures to add to the arsenal now I need a new tackle box.  What tackle boxes are most of you using that you find convenient for carrying your plugs?  I have a large soft box (from Walmart) that holds 6 of the plastic containers but its already full of other stuff.  I like it for what it is but I'm thinking a hard box with drawers would be more convenient for plugs.
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    TheBlueLagoon
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    Re:What tackle box 2013/01/24 09:42:40 (permalink)
    Depending on how much tackle you have, Consider just the Plano Stowaways, Label them according to type of lure/color schemes and place them in a large rubber made storage bin with lid. It's reasonably sized, easily accessible and doesn't take up much space on the boat.
     Instead of spending a lot of $$$ on nice tackle bags that aren't large enough to store your items anyhow.

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    bulldog1
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    Re:What tackle box 2013/01/24 09:59:13 (permalink)
    I'm not sure there is such a thing as convenient lure storage... I use a half dozen or so soft bags stuffed with the plastic boxes...

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    Re:What tackle box 2013/01/24 10:21:04 (permalink)
    What a coincidence this thread popped up as I just completed my tackle inventory yesterday. I purchased 5 large Plano boxes and 3 medium sized ones. Filled them to capacity, and found a 42 quart soft igloo cooler ( happen to be in real-tree camo ) and put my boxes in there. I removed the plastic square bucket in the cooler first. It also has nifty back-pack straps if you need to hike it in somewhere. It has zippered pockets all the way around for more storage. I managed to put EVERYTHING that I use on the boat in that bag.
     
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    Re:What tackle box 2013/01/24 10:25:51 (permalink)
    Here is the bag. I paid 60 from a store that sounds like Hall-Part.
     
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    http://www.igloo-store.co..tail/IGL+REALTREE+HLC48
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    Re:What tackle box 2013/01/24 11:51:22 (permalink)
    I kind of like that rubbermaid idea.  BH that is pretty much what I have now too. 
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    Re:What tackle box 2013/01/24 13:10:44 (permalink)
    Once you get the stick/crankbait and spoon bug...you'll just need a couple 5" Special-Mate boxes.  Google it. 

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    Re:What tackle box 2013/01/24 20:45:14 (permalink)
    I don't know how much this will help you, but instead of going into a long dissertation on tackle boxes, I can tell you what I prefer. I'm old school and prefer the old style hard plastic boxes with multiple shelves and dividers for the trays. I find mine at flea markets and  they are factory seconds, but that doesn't mean junk. It might be that they have a scratch on the box. So what, that will happen eventually. Of course you will want to thoroughly inspect it that it closes correctly, trays aren't warped or anything else that will seriously detract from it functioning correctly. At times I have been fortunate enough to obtain them brand new from an outdoor shop retailer that bears a man's first name and they were significantly marked down to sell. A few years ago I obtained a Plano 922089. It has a huge top section and 4 pull out trays. 38 total sections, 17"L x 10"W x14"D, $25! I also obtained a Plano # 1233. 13"w x 9 1/2 " W x 13"D, also $25! They regularly sell fo rmuch more. It also has a huge section under the lid and it has 3 Plano trays with 18 sections, but with the dividers, you could easily have 3 times that many sections, but since you're storing Reef Runners, you won't have that many trays sections available. Personally, I don't like the soft boxes, but that's just IMO. Both boxes were obtained late winter. You have several options and it just depends on what you prefer. Good Luck!
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    Re:What tackle box 2013/01/24 21:21:39 (permalink)
    Plano 3700's for EVERYTHING!
    (3" deep Plano's for deep cranks)

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    Re:What tackle box 2013/01/24 21:36:15 (permalink)
    Soft bags with lots of Plano boxes.  Much more versatile and you can change out your lure choices depending on what you're heading out to fish for!
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    Re:What tackle box 2013/01/25 00:14:43 (permalink)
    I'd have to agree with what others have already said. Plano stowaways and a soft bag. I think it's easier to keep everything organized with this set up as well.
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    Re:What tackle box 2013/01/25 06:44:34 (permalink)
    i used to use special mate boxes. nice boxes and hold alot of cranks. after forgetting to close and lock them a few times, and getting hit with some waves, i switched to 3700's . having cranks strewn across the deck, or end up in a tangled mess in the bottom of the box isnt my idea of a fun trip. i also picked up some cabellas waterproof storage bags. they are a bit of over kill for storing 3700's but they are 100% waterproof and keep everything dry in the boat or back of the truck. most captains i have been out with use the 3700's.
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    Re:What tackle box 2013/01/25 08:48:00 (permalink)
    Thanks for all the options.  I do like that special-mate but I think I'm going to just go with clear plano trays and just buy a water proof clear tote.  I'm thinking that will be pretty convenient.
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    Re:What tackle box 2013/01/27 20:18:57 (permalink)
    Special mate boxes 5 of me filled with cranks, minor issues.
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    Re:What tackle box 2013/01/28 19:15:15 (permalink)
    Good ole Jan Sport backpack is what I carry. I have a G-Loomis soft bag that gets 5/6 Large tackle cases(3700 style) in there and you can put atleast 6/8 "Five-sies" in the side pockets...  It has a shoulder strap and carry handle... That's my main bag for spring/summer/fall non trout lures and such...  I also have a freebie Ugly Stik bag I can store 4 (3700s) in and a Fenwick bag that holds the same amount...  The only thing I always carry is my "Jeremy Wade" case and my weight box...  The "Jeremy Wade" case is all my hooks that aren't EWG/Spin shot/Swimbait hooks.  I can get about 4 (3700 style) boxes in the back pack and my pliers/leader making tools/gear all comfortably...
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    Re:What tackle box 2013/01/28 19:34:13 (permalink)
    Here I thought I was onto something. I'm diggin my new setup and it's still in the house.
     
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    Re: What tackle box 2021/07/27 09:06:49 (permalink)
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