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#1 FiNaR

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:17 PM

Hi All,

 

I am on a mission to get a tackle box.... I need to admit that I have a Special Eye on Plano.... but happy to have other points of view though....

 

I like the GUIDE SERIES™ STOWAWAY® RACK SYSTEM PRO (3700) - http://www.planomold...half empty LOL)

 

If anyone out there has this model or has anything similar, can he/she please shout out his/her opinion? is it a good item to sore stuff?

 

In the Plano range, which one would you recommend? I was reading of "soft tackle bags" and how people might prefer these vs "hard plastic cases"... what is your opinion?

 

Many thanks for any advise you would have

 

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#2 fisherman2280

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:30 AM

I used to go with the big massive tackle box that could hold everything and now I prefer those small plastic boxes and separate spoons from spinners from jigs from rapalas etc. Heck when I get bored and have lots (start of the year) I'll even separate them based on color.

 

And when I go out I only grab the couple of cases I will need that day or if it's a big trip I just drop all my boxes in the storage well of the boat. 

 

Easier to keep clean and organized.

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:59 AM

One of my fishing buddies has the same if not a similar tackle box, within a couple weeks some of the lids on the top had broken flaps/clips so they were useless. 

 

I personally like the durability and convenience of Bag styled boxes. I find the Something in the 5 or 6 tray size seems to be ideal for most angler applications.

 

While the cloth doesn't protect as much "weather protection" (can get wet) some bags have coatings or are even water resistant.

 

The interchangeable trays are very convenient when targeting different species (switch out your trays to carry only what you need), while the bag can be conveniently carried (from your car to the lake, or to the boat) and keeping your hands free for rods, net and of course your Tim Horton's cup.

 

Most bags have lots of outside pockets too for things such as accessories (bug spray, glasses, pliers etc) so its a practical investment.

 

If you plan on doing alot of "hiking" with your fishing gear, Bass Pro sells their line of back packs which have served me well, one compartment is a cooler which I use to store additional tackle and my thermos/lunches. It also happens to be waterproof and retails for about $50.

 

 

Hope this helps!


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:14 AM

I bring my tacklebox a.k.a. toolbox (cheaper at homedepot) only when I go full day bass or pike fishing.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:40 PM

I would go with the Fishing Tackle Backpack, you can't go wrong. Great for ice fishing , hiking through the bush for that secret creek or pond. It's all about freeing up your hands .


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#6 FiNaR

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:29 AM

Thanks all for your reply...

 

I think it make sense to get a "soft bag"... I actually done more research and it is pretty much the better option....

 

on that note, which one would you recommend (that does not break my budget ;))... I am still a fan of Plan, but happy to "discover" other brands 


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:21 AM

Depending on what retailer is closest to you, Basspro and Cabelas both offer their line of Back packs if that's what you prefer, (you can still use Plano boxes if your bag doesnt come with it). If your looking for a shoulder strap bag, look for bags with the plastic bottom (in the event you set it down in a puddle). Plano makes a few bags such as these but your best option is to 1) wait for a sale, and 2) go in store and see how big of a bag you actually want. Some bags seem much smaller online, and then you see them in person and your carrying around a lot more weight and gear then you will need!


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#8 FiNaR

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:41 AM

Depending on what retailer is closest to you, Basspro and Cabelas both offer their line of Back packs if that's what you prefer, (you can still use Plano boxes if your bag doesnt come with it). If your looking for a shoulder strap bag, look for bags with the plastic bottom (in the event you set it down in a puddle). Plano makes a few bags such as these but your best option is to 1) wait for a sale, and 2) go in store and see how big of a bag you actually want. Some bags seem much smaller online, and then you see them in person and your carrying around a lot more weight and gear then you will need!

 

Great advice!!! when should I expect a good sale??? Boxing day??? ;)

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:02 PM

There are usually sales around black friday, sometimes they will have a fall sale to clear out some space for ice fishing too. Cabelas has sales all the time, just a matter of looking at what is on sale! (Luckily you can use the Cabelas website as it is canadian, bass pro isn't so Canadian user friendly)


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 12:08 AM

I bring my tacklebox a.k.a. tool stash (less expensive at home warehouse) just when I go entire day bass or pike angling.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:09 AM

Cabelas has a great tackle bag with a hard bottom like mentioned above... and they have 4 different sizes.   I have the large and I really like it.  Its a little big for day ventures on the kayak or walking along streams so I use the cabelas box at home to organize my stuff (it has 6 individual boxes, so one for jerkbaits, one for spoons, one for hooks/jigs ect...) and then one of the plano waterproof boxes which I keep my go to tackle in for day trips and just swap out stuff as needed.  

 

http://www.cabelas.c...w-utility-boxes

 

a little pricier than alot of what is on the market but I don't think you can beat the organization that this one offers and its build well


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 08:26 AM

Just saw this;

 

http://www.cabelas.c...ays-hydroflobag

 

It seems pretty big and bulky (look at dimensions) but depending on how you will be using it, it may be worth it for some people!


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 02:24 PM

Just saw this;

 

http://www.cabelas.c...ays-hydroflobag

 

It seems pretty big and bulky (look at dimensions) but depending on how you will be using it, it may be worth it for some people!

 

 

Thanks!

 

I was eyeing this for awhile now and pulled the trigger.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:59 PM

Same here, huge discount on it plus free shipping!


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 07:35 AM

Glad I can help!

 

Looking at the dimensions this does look like a huge bag! 


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 09:44 AM

Gonna be my musky/swimbait tackle bag...

 


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:43 PM

I use waterproof Plano boxes and store them in milk crates. I attach rope handles to either side of the milk crates. At least I used to, for the most part my tackle stays in the lockers on my boat now, but I still use the milk crate system twice a year when I load and unload the boat, or if I fish on a buddies boat.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 10:01 AM

If you own your own boat and leave tackle in it (trays, accessories, etc) its a good investment to get a waterproof Plano Tote similar to these;

https://www.cabelas....n-storage-trunk

 

 

They are currently not on sale, but for the size and price its not a bad deal! (always shop around, may be cheaper elsewhere!) I purchased mine at Walmart for $22 Regular price.

 

This way you know your gear is protected from the environment and you have the option to lock up your boxes if leaving your boat somewhere.


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