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Old 08-11-2020, 06:42 AM
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Default Looking for a large duffle/tackle bag to hold Plano 3700 size stowaways

Many of us have storage area on our boats for the standard size Plano 3700 stowaways.

To date, I have utilized these to store all my tackle. I transport them to and from my boat every time I fish using a plastic tote bin.

Recently, as I have been fishing on other people's boats I am finding I need a new tackle storage solution.

Ideally I am looking for the largest duffle style bag on the market that will hold the 3700 size stowaways this way it will work as a tackle bag when I am on other peoples boats and serve as my tote when on my boat.

Something like this Plano A-Series 2.0 Duffle: https://www.planomolding.com/catalog.../category/357/

If this was meant to store the larger 3700 size boxes it would be perfect.

Does anyone know of a product (any brand) out there that might work for me?
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I like the ones with horizontal storage. I have a shimano bag that holds 3 3700s thats been great for a few years now. My bud just got one at west marine (i think blacktip brand) that holds 4.
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I’ve gone round and round trying to find the perfect bag. Still not there yet but this one may work for you. I have it and it’s not what I’m looking for but it is nice.

https://pelagicgear.com/products/aqu...o-ambush-black

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Originally Posted by madmanmarz View Post
I like the ones with horizontal storage. I have a shimano bag that holds 3 3700s thats been great for a few years now. My bud just got one at west marine (i think blacktip brand) that holds 4.
Can you post a picture or link to the Shimano bag?
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Not specifically for the 3700 boxes, but I have used the offshore angler extreme bags. They shed water, have a ridged, but soft bottom and bungees on top for extra stuff. Just remember to lube the zipper. I have had one corrode on me. Comes in 2 sizes.

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/offs...gler-boat-bags

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Originally Posted by rldraugh View Post
Not specifically for the 3700 boxes, but I have used the offshore angler extreme bags. They shed water, have a ridged, but soft bottom and bungees on top for extra stuff. Just remember to lube the zipper. I have had one corrode on me. Comes in 2 sizes.

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/offs...gler-boat-bags
This. Choose the smaller version and it perfectly holds one of the deep and 2 standard trays (which I usually do for inshore, deep one for plastics and standard ones for jig heads, corks, whatever) or 4 standard depth trays. Mesh pocket inside the flap holds leaders, knives, gloves, misc junk.

We use the larger ones offshore to hold all kinds of crap, and have even carried well over 40lbs of trolling leads in one without destroying it. They aren't particularly well made, but we've had no corrosion issues thus far and when one blows out you just replace it for another $25. I usually buy a few at a time. If you're just using it to store and transport average tackle and care for your stuff at all (light rinse off at the end of the trip) they should last several years.




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I happened to see a Flambeau 5228 "tote bag" in a shop last week. It carried a whole bunch of the larger Flambeau boxes which are the same size as the Plano 3700 boxes.

If you're just looking to get a lot of boxes to the boat instead of something more durable to hold them in the boat then it might work out well.

Apparently you can buy them with or without the boxes.




https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Flam...4aAiYvEALw_wcB
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Originally Posted by garagetechnik View Post
Does anyone know of a product (any brand) out there that might work for me?
I have also been looking for 2 new bags, preferably zipperless this time. Problem is, every decent bag I find comes with more boxes. I don't want more boxes, and I don't want to pay for more boxes. There has to be a decent bag without boxes...
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Got this Tackle Direct bag free and its been good, just have to keep the zippers lubed.

https://www.tackledirect.com/tackled...-boat-bag.html
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I got a waterproof dry bag off amazon and works for me . Got tired of buying bags and zippers not working
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Samurai Tactical Kazunoko Tackle Bag https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p...9&gclsrc=3p.ds

I bought one of these from Dicks Sporting goods about year ago came with 3 large box's and i fit about 4 in it. I no longer use as boat is in back yard and if i need to carry anything i just throw it in dry bag to take on buddies boat if i am not going out back to my own boat.

its not a bad bag at all for $59.99 and mine is sitting in room if your local to port charlottte area i might be willing to give it up for a fair trade of something lol. its the black one
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garagetechnik - I have been using that exact Plano duffel for years now. Funny, I didn't think they made them any more since I haven't seen one in a long time. It is without a doubt the best tackle box/tackle bag I have ever owned and I have/had many. It has room to store more than the six 3600 boxes that it comes with. I have one 3700 box in mine in addition to the six 3600 boxes and still have some extra room. I'll have to check mine later to see how many 3700 boxes it will hold, but I am guessing 4 or 5 with room to spare. Good quality, well thought out tackle bag.
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Originally Posted by 76 Mako 23 View Post
Can you post a picture or link to the Shimano bag?

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I know it's not a duffel, but I love this thing, and have gone through several duffel style bags ....I carry 4 3700 boxes and can put stuff on top of them. I carry crimpers, scissors, pliers in some side pouches with easy access. I carry leader line, gloves and all kinds of other stuff in the other ones. All pouches have drain holes. Best of all, it is a backpack design, so throw it on your back and free up your hands. https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/lunk...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Take a look at Mustad's 24" Boat Bag...



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Bass pro duffel bag is a good option. I just started using the 7 gallon Home Depot Tuff Tote. It fits the 3700 series trays with minimal gap and will hold 4-5 trays depending on the depth of the trays. The reason I switched to this is the trays can be laid on their side so it’s easy to grab whatever tray you want without having to dig to the bottom for one.
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There are some great suggestions here, thank you!

I went with this bag and used it the last couple days. It is epic!!! This is the Plano Guide Series 3700 and if anyone is looking for a pretty big tackle bag this should be on the short list. For me personally, I wanted at least one horizontal 3700 tray for all my weights, hooks, etc. I use the top spot for that and it was perfect. Inside it is actually a bit bigger than they advertise. I fit in 1 of the deep 3700 and 5 normal 3700 trays vertically. All my tools went into the front and back pouches and my soft baits went in the side.

There is even a nice area for my phone, gps, wallet, keys, etc when I am jumping on another boat.





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