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Old 03-21-2018, 11:14 PM
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I have killed my last Plano ďmarineĒ tackle bag. I was unimpressed. It had a ticket of $150ish dollars. I expected more. I am hard on gear, it WILL get wet. What should I buy? I want to carry trays and loose asst items. Annnnnnnnnd Go!
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Old 03-22-2018, 04:00 AM
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I've had several of the yellow bass pro bags for years. Eventually the pulls on the zippers rot off. I've crimped loops of heavy mono in their place an the bags are still going strong. I put Plano guide series boxes and loose stuff in them.
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Old 03-22-2018, 04:47 AM
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I have had the Calcutta brand tackle bag for years now. The zippers donít rust and thereís compartments and boxes for everything youíll ever need. Itís by far the best bag Iíve used and Iím on the water 200+ days a year.
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:56 AM
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I’ve been using a large Avet reel bag for about 7 years now. Has a few side pockets to hold spools or leader material and is large enough to hold 5-6 Plano boxes. Very happy with it.
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:06 AM
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I use the Wild River by CLC Leather. Very happy with it. https://gowildriver.com/ProductDetai...u=WT3702&id=92
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:55 AM
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5 gallon bucket
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:21 AM
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I have a Cabela's brand bag and it's been great. My zippers on my last bag got all rusty and stopped working. The Cabela's zippers are big and rubber or plastic coated and still smooth and easy after 4 years. I get it wet constantly. Another good feature, that my last bag didn't have, is that my current bag has a hard plastic bottom that goes up maybe 3 inches, so it doesn't absorb moisture from the ground/deck from spray, cleaning the boat, etc. The price was right too, think it was like $70. It's the Cabela's Advanced Angler Bag. I originally got the Magnum, but it was too big (not the first time I've said that, haha) and went with the large.
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Old 03-22-2018, 04:34 PM
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this. I can't kill it. Have been using the same one for years. Sits on deck most of the time and has been fully covered in saltwater probably a thousand times. Still going strong.

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Old 03-22-2018, 04:40 PM
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this. I can't kill it. Have been using the same one for years. Sits on deck most of the time and has been fully covered in saltwater probably a thousand times. Still going strong.

Agreed. 8 years. Canít kill it. Stays on the boat for 6 months a year.
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Need More Ice View Post
I have a Cabela's brand bag and it's been great. My zippers on my last bag got all rusty and stopped working. The Cabela's zippers are big and rubber or plastic coated and still smooth and easy after 4 years. I get it wet constantly. Another good feature, that my last bag didn't have, is that my current bag has a hard plastic bottom that goes up maybe 3 inches, so it doesn't absorb moisture from the ground/deck from spray, cleaning the boat, etc. The price was right too, think it was like $70. It's the Cabela's Advanced Angler Bag. I originally got the Magnum, but it was too big (not the first time I've said that, haha) and went with the large.
As much as I hate to admit it, Iím not really a cabelas fan, but my bag from them has been great too. Thing has worn like iron and a shot of silicone spray on the zippers at the beginning of each season keeps them smooth and easy to open and close.
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:14 PM
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I had trouble getting my Plano tackle box replaced. It ended up I had somehow purchased a medical first aid box. (I sent them a picture they laughed. The white over orange was a sign, the small little snake symbols the clincher). So the Plano's I purchased kept busting, and I asked HQ for help.

Plano actually sent me 1 of their top of the line boxes for free!! It holds most everything and it stays dry. For me the tackle bags are far too inconvenient!!!

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Old 03-22-2018, 07:06 PM
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:16 PM
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:49 PM
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Engle dry box for me
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:22 PM
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Iím a bag guy, some Planoís and some of everything else like stinger rigs in sandwich bags individually and kept in a one gallon ziplock, jig pouches, leader spools, small 50 count bags of hooks in all sizes ( canít use an open box nor Plano for hooks, one unexpected slip/ wave with people running around on a hot bite and they are all over the deck) and everything in between other than sinkers.
The abosolute nicest bag I have ever used is the SIMMS dry creek flip top bag with a magnetic / manual closure.
Look it up if you sound like me ( a large duffle is too big to search and I hate clutter on the deck) itís awesome although the price tag is tough to stomach.
It keeps stuff DRY and really convenient from my perspective.
If you have something better for this type of use, please let me know as Iím getting ready to pull the trigger, please help! Iím also really picky, cannot deal with undersized zippers hanging up and not enough time in my life to silicone spray after every trip.
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Old 03-25-2018, 07:45 AM
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Subd as well...just picked up the offshore angler boat bag a few above have recommended but, haven’t moved into it yet.

Wish it had a pocket or two on the outside.
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Old 03-25-2018, 10:24 AM
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I started using one of the bright orange Plano Z series bags last fall. It seems pretty durable, has pockets, etc.

Z-Series Tackle Bag 3600 | Plano Molding | Waterproof Tackle Bag
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If anyone needs a case to carry jigs. It will hold Vertical Jigs, Flat Fall jigs and Slow pitch jigs.

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Old 03-25-2018, 03:57 PM
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LLBean bag packed with plano boxes
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Old 03-25-2018, 06:24 PM
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Mustad makes a good waterproof bag , i store all my high speed lures in it , zips up stays dry
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