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As some of you may know, I am in the process of planning a complete tackle revamp. Part of this process includes a change in the way i store my soft plastics. Currently I am using the bag system. I keep all my plastics in their original packaging (like green pumpkin yum dingers). I then group the plastics together those go into a quart sized bag (like 5" Senkos). I then put all lures in that category into a gallon sized bag (like Senkos). after i do this to all my plastics. I put them all into a reusable grocery bag or a big box. That is my current method. It is very compact, which is a big advantage of this method. the downside is the amount of time wasted digging through 5 bags to get one particular bait out.

 

That is why I would like to  change things up. My plan is to go trays that allow me to keep my baits in their original packaging, yet still have them easily accessible. I really like the Plano 3731; however, it is not waterproof. I have been fishing a lot in the rain recently and my stuff has been getting wet. It is not the end of the world, but id like to find a way to store my plastics in a waterproof, yet convenient fashion. I like how i can store 2 rows of plastics in each tray. I will then put my boxes into a Bass Pro Shops Utility Box Carrier. I will also be using one for my tackle as well. 

 

Does anybody know of a box like the 3731 that is waterproof? Any body know the best way to store Keitech Swing Impact Fats? Thanks

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Plano 3741 deep waterproof?

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3 minutes ago, JustJames said:

Plano 3741 deep waterproof?

 

I think thats what I'm looking for, except the fixed compartment

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No not fix compartment it is 1 to 3 compartment, you can take that separation out. Why waterproof? You will store original seal bag of plastic in there anyway? I found that box is pretty heavy (I use that for my terminal tackle in original package)

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Just now, JustJames said:

No not fix compartment it is 1 to 3 compartment, you can take that separation out. Why waterproof? You will store original seal bag of plastic in there anyway? I found that box is pretty heavy (I use that for my terminal tackle in original package)

 

Awesome just realized that too! I read it also helps to keep scent in. I don't want any water anywhere its not supposed to be. I guess i don't want heavy boxes, but id rather them be sturdy, and these stay n the boat

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I think you can fit maybe 20 bags or some on that box. I got my at academy $9.99 is pretty good deal. The box is heavy and taller than reg 3700.

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9 hours ago, JustJames said:

Plano 3741 deep waterproof?

 

Close. Same size, but the Hydro-Flow version.  All a water proof case does is trap liquid inside.

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I personally do not leave my plastics in my Plano Box. I have what has been dubbed the "Wall of Plastics" by my friends. I have a 4'x24' wall of pegboard and hooks and I keep them organized by brand, type and color. The day before I go out I grab what I need and store them in one or two Plano 3731 boxes then back on the wall when I'm done. I have never had an issue with the Plano boxes since I have used them. This also helps me keep track of inventory.

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I use gallon ziplocks. Cheap, boring, and effective. 

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Personally, I use 3650 style trays, with a large right side that can hold a few soft plastic bags. I tend to put the soft plastic bags in the box that I'd use them with, so a NetBait Paca Chunk with swim jigs, senkos with hooks etc. which makes finding what I want easy. Then I load up extra soft plastics into the top and side compartments of my bags. Extra bags get kept in a plastic bag in my trunk.

 

Obviously I would have more storage with 3700 size trays, but the 3650 size allows me to keep my tackle bag easily portable, which is important as I don't own a boat and sometimes end up walking a ways to get to a fishing spot. I keep lures for catfish (1/6 boxes) and bass in one bag and trout in another although I plan to separate catfish lures at some point to free up space, and more importantly, weight. This helps keep it neatly organized.

 

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I have one of these on my boat. I keep baits I use frequently in this box. I'm gonna order more for my other plastics.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Plano_3700_Worm_Stowaway/descpage-PWS7.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwt8rMBRBOEiwA2F2biJ6NyAbzJKPO951nMk7BogdYQnhbZ_3mpSTBSPrezbJG_aMearJHThoCH_AQAvD_BwE

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