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The Best Tackle Boxes for More Organized Fishing Supplies

Updated on December 21, 2010

Like a soldier who makes sure his weapons are ready and knows where to get his bullets before going out to the fray, so a fisherman readies his lures, fishing lines, hooks and other important fishing tools before going out to fish. All armed in fishing can assure you that you have everything that’s needed to haul in the fish when they tug. After all, what good is a large number of bites at your fishing baits if you can’t catch any of those fish because you couldn’t find the equipment you needed? That’s why tackle boxes are some of the most important items for a fisherman.

A tackle box is a compact storage system which organizes all your fishing needs so you know where to find them when the need for them comes. Tackle boxes may come in either soft or hard forms. Hard tackle boxes are better because they offer more protection for your goods, protecting them from getting crushed, deformed or broken. Go for those made of hard plastic and resin as these will prove most effective in shielding your fishing equipment as well as in resisting wear. You should also check if the handle is tough but comfortable and make sure that the latches are always secure so they can keep your things safely inside.

Tackle boxes come in different set-ups. There are those that come in satchel types, those that come with top compartments, drawers and pockets and there are those that you can strap on. In any case, choose the type that best fits you. If you’re going on a trip where you’ll be having both of your hands full, then you can go for the strap-on type. If you’re in for something that offers you more room for more items, then it’s best to for those with top compartments and drawers. Always be sure that the compartments are big enough and that the pockets are deep enough so you don’t accidentally drop your things. Here are some great tackle boxes with great features for better readiness.

Plano 3650 Size Tackle Box
Plano 3650 Size Tackle Box

Plano 3650 Size Tackle Box

So you’re prepared with all your fishing equipment for getting the catch of the day? Here’s something to make sure that your things are all in their right places so you’ll know where to reach for anything. This tackle box is one roomy system with its 10 by 14-inch dimensions, four utility boxes and top compartment that each has secure ProLatches. You can use this to store in your fishing lines, lures, hooks and other stuff. It also features a DuraView front cover which not only gives your fishing equipment reliable protection, it also allows you to see what’s inside the box so you don’t have to open it just to see what’s inside. With that, you save more time and effort and you can put more attention to the fish. The boxes are also interchangeable with other Plano storage systems.

Plano 4-Drawer Tackle Box with Top Access
Plano 4-Drawer Tackle Box with Top Access

Plano 4-Drawer Tackle Box with Top Access

Here’s another to make organizing your fishing equipment a breeze. This one also has four drawers and a top compartment which are all big enough to accommodate most baits, hooks and lines. All of the compartments also have secure latches to keep your gears in place. This box measures 16.6 inches long, 12.5 inches wide and approximately 8 inches high. It also features DuraView lenses which allow you see through the box and easily spot where your particular fishing things are. To make transportation easy, this storage box also has a comfortably wide and thick handle which is made of very durable material. Aside from the great storing capacity, convenience and durability, you also get a nameplate order form and Plano brochure free when you purchase this.

Plano Professional System
Plano Professional System

Plano Professional System

The name of this product says it all: it’s designed for anglers with the most discriminating tastes when it comes to fishing equipment. So if you’re really serious about fishing, get nothing but the best storage system for your equipment; you won’t pick anything trashy to hold your top-grade fishing gears, will you? The Plano Professional System gives you 6 compartments and that includes a 3504 spinner bait box, a couple of 4700 boxes and three 2-3500 boxes. Aside from that, this tackle box also allows you to know where your particular fishing items are by just looking through the DuraView lens which also works in another way by providing protection for your stuff. So why settle for anything less? This one will give you everything you need when it comes to securing and storing your valuable fishing equipment.

Plano Two Level Satchel Tackle Box
Plano Two Level Satchel Tackle Box

Plano Two Level Satchel Tackle Box

For those of you going fishing along lakes or rivers during camping vacations or hikes, here’s something a lot more compact and convenient when it comes to transportation. This tackle box comes in a satchel form that is easy to carry. As far as storage is capacity is concerned, this box has two layers for your baits, lines and hooks. That makes it easy for you to lay your things open for easy access whenever you need them. This box also features durable and safe brass latches that are water-resistant so you don’t have to worry about ruining them while you’re laying your things out. This box also features DuraView lids that allow you to easily check your things. When you buy this tackle box, you also get a Plano brochure and a nameplate order in addition to this item’s great quality.

Berkley Strap-on Tackle Box
Berkley Strap-on Tackle Box

Berkley Strap-on Tackle Box

You may have probably heard of the brand Berkley while shopping around for your fishing equipment. Like your fishing lines, it’s one of the most trusted names around when it comes to fishing gears so you can be sure that you’ll get the same outstanding quality from this product. This one is perfect also for those who are hiking because it comes with an adjustable web belt that you can wear when you’ve got both of your hands occupied. This one is a hard, compact case with dividers inside to keep your fishing equipment properly stored while you stay comfortable. You can also use this box as a workstation and all you need to do is flip it down. It’s got seven compartments for you to keep your baits, hooks and lines organized. When it comes to easy access, all you have to do is open it and you’re all set: no layers and no drawers unless you’re planning to go with much more fishing items.

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