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I was looking to make a crankbait, jerkbait, & topwater box each.  Anyone use them and if so how do you like them.  It seems as though you could really save some space with the bills and shape of some of those baits.  

 

Is the 3771 deep enough for larger cranks?  I would think for Jerkbaits and poppers & cigars it should work but wasn't sure.  

 

Or should I just stick with the same old utility box. 

 

As always any input is appreciated.  

 

Matt

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Never tried those one's. I did buy one each in the medium and large crankbait boxes from Plano on black Friday. If you really want to save room in your box, I like the 3701 boxes. They're not quite as tall as a standard 3600-3700 box, but they still hold most crankbaits just fine. 

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I don't know I just looked in my 2014 BPS Master catalog ( conveniently located right next to my computer) and I couldn't find a Plano box model 3771.   I suppose that its footprint is roughly the same as all the other 3700 size boxes, but I don't know how tall it is, and that is the dimension you need to know.   I just looked at those  hydro-flo boxes and that struck me as a bad idea.  Just what I need, a lure box with lots of holes already in it.   Allegedly it lets any water drain out of it easier.  I don't think that those are one way holes, so they probably let moisture in pretty easy also.

 

Anyway, let me help you on your crank storage issues.   The key to successful crank bait storage is to buy several more plano boxes than you think you will need.   Trust me, you will fill them up soon enough.  How I do it is get a couple of boxes and these get various sizes of cranks that are in the "most likely to get used" category.   Then I've got another 30 or so, I'm not sure, of assorted cranks, differentiated by brand, diving depth, whatever seems appropriate.  here are in the " less likely to get used category."    Only 7 or 8 of these boxes  actually make it into the boat bin, the rest get stacked on shelves in my fishing shed.

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I don't know I just looked in my 2014 BPS Master catalog ( conveniently located right next to my computer) and I couldn't find a Plano box model 3771.   I suppose that its footprint is roughly the same as all the other 3700 size boxes, but I don't know how tall it is, and that is the dimension you need to know.   I just looked at those  hydro-flo boxes and that struck me as a bad idea.  Just what I need, a lure box with lots of holes already in it.   Allegedly it lets any water drain out of it easier.  I don't think that those are one way holes, so they probably let moisture in pretty easy also.

 

Anyway, let me help you on your crank storage issues.   The key to successful crank bait storage is to buy several more plano boxes than you think you will need.   Trust me, you will fill them up soon enough.  How I do it is get a couple of boxes and these get various sizes of cranks that are in the "most likely to get used" category.   Then I've got another 30 or so, I'm not sure, of assorted cranks, differentiated by brand, diving depth, whatever seems appropriate.  here are in the " less likely to get used category."    Only 7 or 8 of these boxes  actually make it into the boat bin, the rest get stacked on shelves in my fishing shed.

 

 

The 3771, is 1.38" deep and the 3770 is 2".  You can check them out at TW.  The bait monkey has really hit me hard the last 6 months or so and I am just trying to reorganize everything.  This series or model has the compartments at angles witch I thought would work well with the bills and jerkbait style baits - possibly less wasted space.

 

Thanks for the advice.  I know I'll have to keep adding more and more planos each year.

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Is the 3771 deep enough for larger cranks?

 

DT16, Muscle +15 and LC Flat 20 fit...

 

 

oe

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They are my go to boxes as I like the ability use either an angled or straight divider according to the lure that is being stored. You will find yourself using more 71's than 70's as they are a little deceiving as to what they will hold. I also have modified the bottom row by cutting down the divider and using Marine Goop to secure them. Here are a couple of pictures for reference......MikesReels015.jpgMikesReels016.jpg

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They are my go to boxes as I like the ability use either an angled or straight divider according to the lure that is being stored. You will find yourself using more 71's than 70's as they are a little deceiving as to what they will hold. I also have modified the bottom row by cutting down the divider and using Marine Goop to secure them. Here are a couple of pictures for reference......MikesReels015.jpgMikesReels016.jpg

Awesome, thanks for the response.  That was my thought process going in - I can go angled or straight pending on the bait.  

 

Also, those are some sweet baits in those boxes!!

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I use the custom divider boxes for my terminal tackle too.....hard to beat. You can make the compartments the perfect size for any hook.

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I got some Elite 3701 for large and another for small cranks and I like them pretty well.63E3714A-CD77-4E55-A2B4-06324BE8F4B4_zps

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Mmmmm Rhoumbas :)

 

Cool boxes. 

 

Cant beat tese for Jerkbaits though.

 

These sure fit those Jerk Baits well.

What are they ?

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George - looks like one of the old Shimano boxes, which unfortunately they don't make any more.

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I use the bps 370's and they work ok but I have a real problem with corners bending up. So I recommend sticking with Plano, which is what I want to switch to one day.

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I use one for my hooks and sinkers. Will be ordering 2 more 3771s for crankbaits.

By the way the 1.38" deep boxes are more than brought for all the cranks I own.

I will post pics tonight.

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I greatly prefer the thinner Planos.  I don't think I've run into anything that I couldn't fit in it, other than maybe an Arbogast Buzz Plug?  I don't remember....

 

Anyway, I have one of the 3771s and it can allow you to maximize the space using the slanted dividers.  I like it enough that I'll probably get a few more.

 

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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