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Tackle bags vs. Tackle Boxes?
Posted: 30 May 2011 08:12 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Just wondering if any of you guys use tackle bags instead of tackle boxes and if so how do you like them?  I’ve got a Plano tackle box, not sure of the model, but it opens up to both sides, has 3 trays per side with a large storage area in the bottom.  Works great if I’m fishing from the bank but in my boat (which at 16ft you’d think I’d have all the room in the world) it’s something of a pain in the a….ah…well you know. So…I was in WallyWorld last night and got to checking out the tackle bags.  They have a Plano 3700…that’s what it says on the tag…that comes with 4 Plano 3750 storage boxes for like $25

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Posted: 30 May 2011 09:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The tackle bags that you can load the Plano 3600 and 3700 boxes in are what I use. They are a heck of a lot nicer to use, especially when you have a lot of gear. It is a lot nicer too when you can put it over your shoulder and walk around. This enables you to have both hands free so you can carry 2 handfulls of rods instead of 1 cheese

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Posted: 30 May 2011 10:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Tackle boxes….what are they? lol
Make the move to a bagged storage system, more useful IMO.

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Posted: 30 May 2011 11:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I only use tackle boxes for river fishing for catfish, where I might have to walk through some weedy stuff to get to my spot & my tackle is pretty much limited to hooks & sinkers for the most part.

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Posted: 30 May 2011 11:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Tackle bags for sure. Its nice to have(for me atleast) everything all together. Plus being able to carry it over your shoulder is really nice.

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Posted: 31 May 2011 12:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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You’ll be much happier with a bag in the long run. I haven’t used a box for several years; once I gave the bags a shot, I never looked back.

You can find bags that will hold 7 or 8 separate plastic boxes for very reasonable prices from Bass Pro.

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Posted: 31 May 2011 02:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Bags, much more organized that way!

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Posted: 31 May 2011 06:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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for the bank i use a 5 quart plastic ice cream bucket and call it my tackle bucket.

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Posted: 31 May 2011 12:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Go to a bag system, you wont be dissapointed. You can also get a few extra plano boxes and then swap out what you need for that day.

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Posted: 31 May 2011 01:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I have downsized what I take fishing from one large tackle box to one (or two) bags that I stock with what I plan to use for that trip.

My bass gear I store in this:

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10951627&cp=4406646.4413993.4414792

I keep a Falcon hook/sinker organizer and one medium Plano organizer for cranks and jigs.  With those two organizers in the main compartment I still have enough room for 10 or more bags of soft plastics.  Additionally with the three external pockets I keep miscellaneous items in each - one each for spinnerbaits, drop-shot, shakeyhead.

My pan fish gear is stored in a Falcon bag:

http://www.amazon.com/Falcon-FTO-V4-Tackle-Bag/dp/B001O9BVAO

Plenty of room in this one for enough crappie jigs and bluegill gear for a couple weeks of fishing with Heather.

Both bags together aren’t as big as the tackle box I got rid of and I have plenty of gear.  Additionally, if I’m fishing from the bank the bags are a lot lighter then the box.

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Posted: 31 May 2011 03:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Flymantex - 31 May 2011 01:35 PM

I have downsized what I take fishing from one large tackle box to one (or two) bags that I stock with what I plan to use for that trip.

My bass gear I store in this:

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10951627&cp=4406646.4413993.4414792

I keep a Falcon hook/sinker organizer and one medium Plano organizer for cranks and jigs.  With those two organizers in the main compartment I still have enough room for 10 or more bags of soft plastics.  Additionally with the three external pockets I keep miscellaneous items in each - one each for spinnerbaits, drop-shot, shakeyhead.

My pan fish gear is stored in a Falcon bag:

http://www.amazon.com/Falcon-FTO-V4-Tackle-Bag/dp/B001O9BVAO

Plenty of room in this one for enough crappie jigs and bluegill gear for a couple weeks of fishing with Heather.

Both bags together aren’t as big as the tackle box I got rid of and I have plenty of gear.  Additionally, if I’m fishing from the bank the bags are a lot lighter then the box.

That’s why i have my tackle bucket, i allows me to carry 4 rods and reels if i want that many.

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Posted: 31 May 2011 04:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Moved to tackle bags a few years ago and won’t go back. You can keep things way more organized and pack it around way easier. Tackle bags all the way.

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Posted: 31 May 2011 04:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I would recommend a tackle bag over over the old fashion tackle boxes any day.  You have more versitility and space.  You can customize your bag any way you want and carry a wider selection of baits and gear.

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Posted: 31 May 2011 04:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Im actually using ziplock baggies, and 360-370 size BPS boxes that I carry in a tote. If Im in the boat tote goes in, if not its in the back of the durango. Then I load up 1 or 2 day boxes that I keep close by. Actually since making the switch I rarely to never go to the tote, Which I do think is part of the reason Im starting to catch more and more fish on baits that I knew worked(frog, jig) but never had any luck with.

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Posted: 31 May 2011 05:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I just use the clear plano boxes for everything and toss them in the storage compartments in the boat. If I’m bank fishing I will load a backpack with whatever I think I’ll need.

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Posted: 01 June 2011 07:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Have you ever tipped over a tackle box with all the trays folded out? No fun.

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