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Old 06-19-2017, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default Tackle bag ideas without rusting zippers?

Looking for some suggestions for a good size tackle bag that has nylon zippers that won't rust, or no zippers at all. I have a Flambeau AZ6 and all the zippers have corroded and rusted shut from salt air offshore. Need something that can hold quite a bit of tackle.
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:00 PM   #2
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Pretty sure Plano is making a series of bags with no zippers at all.
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Have you tried the zipper/snap lube by starbrite ?
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a tube of chapstick will solve zipper issues.
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offshore angler bags are on sale at bass pro shops
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Wetsuit zipper wax works great. My Avet bag is 8 years old.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:54 PM   #7
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The zippers on my current bag are shot, so waxing them isn't really going to work. Gonna need a new means of tackle storage and think I would prefer to get something with zippers that aren't metal and won't rust, or possibly something without zippers at all.
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If you need a bag to store jigs I have some at www.strikertackle.com with no zippers
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Old 06-20-2017, 06:42 AM   #9
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I am using a Calcutta tackle bag and have been very happy with it.
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3 BPS bags here w/ Plano boxes.

2 years old, they are great. so far.
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I'm not a huge fan of Cabelas, but I have to say their tackle bags have held up very well with 2 years of abuse.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabel...3Dtackle%2Bbag

I got the large and it holds plenty.
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I carry 12 plano 3700 series in a Lakewood case. I stow my tools, gloves, leader, etc in the end pockets. Label the ends of the planos and it works better for me than anything else I've found.

https://www.lakewoodproducts.com/fis...ltwater-cases/
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I like the Cabelas and Bass Pro tackle bags but they all use the same metal zippers, and if you take them offshore or around salt water the zippers will corrode to the point where they will freeze up and won't zip/unzip at all. So far all I've been able to find is the Okuma Nomad bag that uses all composite zippers to avoid the corrosion issue, and the Plano Z series bags that don't use any zippers at all.
Thought I'd run it by the group think on THT because I've seen some really good ideas posted from guys on various topics.......found a great one the other day on sinker storage.
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I stopped buying tackle bags and now keep all my stuff in a cooler.
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I like the Cabelas and Bass Pro tackle bags but they all use the same metal zippers, and if you take them offshore or around salt water the zippers will corrode to the point where they will freeze up and won't zip/unzip at all. So far all I've been able to find is the Okuma Nomad bag that uses all composite zippers to avoid the corrosion issue, and the Plano Z series bags that don't use any zippers at all.
Thought I'd run it by the group think on THT because I've seen some really good ideas posted from guys on various topics.......found a great one the other day on sinker storage.
i only fish saltwater. again, still no issue here
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http://www.basspro.com/World-Wide-Sp...ct/1509210810/
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i only fish saltwater. again, still no issue here
I don't think my zippers are metal on my Cabelas bag, they appear to be nylon. If they are metal they've held up to saltwater for 2 years and look new.
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I carry 12 plano 3700 series in a Lakewood case. I stow my tools, gloves, leader, etc in the end pockets. Label the ends of the planos and it works better for me than anything else I've found.

https://www.lakewoodproducts.com/fis...ltwater-cases/

Looks pretty slick! It says saltwater cases but I still see zippers. Are the zippers made of something that won't corrode? I don't know if I have it in me to throw down on one of those though. They are pretty proud of them!
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offshore angler bags are on sale at bass pro shops
these work well, heavy plastic zippers, Beat the crap out of mine and they are running just fine.
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Looks pretty slick! It says saltwater cases but I still see zippers. Are the zippers made of something that won't corrode? I don't know if I have it in me to throw down on one of those though. They are pretty proud of them!
I called before I made the purchase and believe it or not, the person that answered the phone on about the second ring knew the quality of the zippers and answered my questions. (made in USA)

Second season and the zippers are fine but the snap that holds the handles together is rusting. I never have a reason to snap it but I'll put a stainless one on when I feel ambitious.

The cost was an issue but I keep all of my stuff in planos and this was the best design I could find. I think I paid $160 so I did the math. If it lasts for 5 years, that's $32/year. Small price to pay IMO. I print labels for the ends of the planos and everything is as accessible as it would be in a mounted tackle center. I really like it.
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