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Old 03-24-2004, 11:10 AM
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I've been looking at some of the high-tech tackle bags out there and I'm about ready to buy one. Any preferences out there? top load, horizontal? Not at all? I'm leaning toward the bags because of the interchangeablity, I fish for salmon, lake trout and walleye and it seems like, instead of a complete tackle box for each one could have different plano trays for differnt species.

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Old 03-24-2004, 11:36 AM
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I prefer a bag. I use several plano bags. They are just nylon bags sized to hold plano boxes. I shy away from the ones with build in inserts and all the fancy stuff. The bag allows you to load which ever plano boxs that you will need for whatever you where targeting on any given day. Most of my plano boxs hold different sizes and colors of one type of lure. I also have on generic plano box that holds a variety of misc. stuff in case I stumble across some unexpected species or conditions. The misc. box goes on every trip. The rest of the boxes go when thier needed. This saves me from lugging around a ton of tackle which I won't use on any given trip. I feel it is a much neater and more dynamic system. Plus it is easily expandable, unlike a tackle box, or boxes...
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Old 03-24-2004, 11:48 AM
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bags...the shimano bag with 6 trays is about $25 at wallyworld
i have two...one for inshore with the trays; one for offshore w/o the trays (i use small tupperware boxes and ziploc bags)
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Old 03-24-2004, 11:55 AM
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I would go with a tackle bag. I just bought a top loading tackle bag at wally world for $38. It hold 8 boxes and has pouches galore. Seems to be a decient bag. So now I am buying all kind of plano boxes and putting inshore and off shore tackle in them.
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Old 03-24-2004, 03:38 PM
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We use plano boxes and lure bags in a rubbermaid tub....
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Old 03-24-2004, 09:58 PM
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Bags, they are lighter clean up better resistant to tearing (not cracking etc) just make sure you take good care of the zippers.
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Old 03-25-2004, 05:53 AM
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I just use the Plano boxes, Backcountry (flats), Nearshore & Offshore...I used the soft side bags for years, however, I would end up taking 3-4 bags on an off shore trip just for the ride out of the port and maybe in case we went up the river (ICW) looking for some bait........NOW I just use my flip flop cooler seat for a tackle box loaded with everything under the sun.....A 94 QT tackle box.... If we are going out in the big boat just offshore for the day...I load up the Plano's in one of my Dry boxes (large) it holds 4 boxes and a soft side lure bag (pouch type) with trollers .
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I use these bags. They are inexpensive and work real well. I have one for saltwater and one for freshwater. I use those plastic boxes for everything and some worm binders.
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I've used every kind of tackle box there is: Soft-too small, zippers get stuck: Plastic with drawers-too small-Plastic with boxes-compartments too small for big lures. I think I've finally found the perfect tackle box: the square, plastic tubs that cat litter comes in. They are waterproof, hold plastic boxes with small tackle, bigger plastic boxes for bigger offshore tackle, line spools, etc. I have one for inshore and one for offshore. Whatever fishing I'm doing, I just put that container on deck and I've got everything I need close at hand. And it's free.
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Hotspot,
Is that bag "waterproof". By that I mean is that one of those rubber type bags instead of it being made out of nylon?
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Birdman - 2004-03-25 11:35 AM

Hotspot,
Is that bag "waterproof". By that I mean is that one of those rubber type bags instead of it being made out of nylon?
Yes sir. It feels like some kind of rubberized tarp material. I have two of the big ones for tackle and one of the small ones for my electronics. They stay dry on the inside as long as you zip them up. The zippers are non-metallic and have never locked up on me.

I was looking at getting one of those high dollar tackle bags last spring. I went to the spring fever sale in Charlotte and they had those bags on sale. Everybody that sees mine wants them.
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Old 03-25-2004, 01:02 PM
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Thanks, just ordered two. I've been looking for one of those rubers to use as a dingy bag which ALWAYS seems to get soaked(along with everthing in it), and as a takle bag.
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for anyone else looking for a truly waterPROOF bag for boating use, ditch bag, dry bag etc, i bought one of these at a boat show a few years ago, and it is one of the few material posessions you'd have to seriously kick my ass to get away from me:

http://www.drybags.com/home.html
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Old 03-25-2004, 11:20 PM
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I bought a big waterproof duffle from cabelas and thats what I throw everything in. I have about 5-6 of those shimano clear plastic flat tackleboxes, you know the cheap ones. One is full of terminal gear, two full of different hooks, you get the idea. I bought the large one so everything else just gets put into a tupperware bin and the whole thing gets thrown into whatever stroage space isn't being used. Real nice cause its flexable, not like a bulky square takcle box.

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GREAT INPUT.....!!!! Thanks you guys, the this round on me.



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Old 03-25-2004, 11:37 PM
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Cabela's Bluewater Anglers Bag (gray)

I just ordered this bag ($70 w/ tackle trays, $60 without). It holds four of the 3700 tackle trays, and appears to have a deep top storage area for offshore lure pouches, spools of line, etc. In a recent issue of Powerboat Reports, a Cabela's tackle bag was rated best in the horizontal category. I'm not sure I want all four 3700 tackle trays in it at all times, but I'm thinking I could leave 1 or 2 out and slide in more offshore lure pouches (with leaders already attached).

(By the way, the bag that comes with the tackle trays was out-of-stock last time I checked. But if you want one, the bag without tackle trays was still available when I ordered. I simply ordered the tackle trays separately.)
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Old 03-31-2004, 11:46 PM
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Plano box works great for spools especially for Spanish rigs and other rigs with long leaders. The spools fit in the box really well.

http://www.tackleshop.co.uk/ProductD...3-b3100221b666
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