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Does anyone use one of these? My bag has a hole in the bottom so it's on it's way to be retired. I think I'm going to go with one of the tackle backpacks. They seem to be really handy. I'm surprised they aren't more common then they are.

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I will be doing that this fall when it gets too cold to do another search for a tackle bag. I am considering getting a backpack instead of over the shoulder one.

 

I had the Bass Pro Tackle Bag that I can bring like 8 3600 size. I loved it but I would get some eyes rolls because its "PINK" !

 

Reason: 

Pink: 19.99

Blue: 39.99

I had to retire it due to too many holes on it 

 

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I have the bass pro tackle bag. And I hold 8 3600 size boxes. Plus pliers, cutters, tools, 3 spools of line and i think Jimmy Hoffa may be in there too. Good bag. Holds all of my tackle I need for a tournament. 

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I have the okuma bag and beat the hell out of it. Great bag, it's held up well and it's got plenty of storage.

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Great investment. I use a BPS bag (can't remember exact model) but it's blue and I believe $29.99. It is a full backpack but can be broken down to just a shoulder bag. Full size it holds 10 3600 boxes, broken down it holds 4. Also has plenty off storage for other miscellaneous stuff. 

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I have a G Loomis one that I use and love. Holds four trays in the bottom compartment and food, jacket, tool, etc. in the top.

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i just use a regular magellan back pack from academy, $20. 

i keep-

1 plano hook and sinker box

1 plano full with topwaters

1 plano full with reaction type lures and jigs

and in the smaller compartment i keep all my soft plastics

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The one I was looking at is the Spiderwire fishing backpack from Dick's Sporting Goods.

 

 

 

Says it has a cooler compartment which will be nice where I am. I currently take something to drink with me and stick it in the mesh pocket on the back of my over the shoulder bag and within an hour it's warm.

 

 

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I have the tackle warehouse backpack that's $69 but the new Daiwa Tactical Backpack that was announced at ICast this year will probably be my new bag if I can convince myself to pay the price they want.

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I have tried a tackle backpack or two and they both have been pretty uncomfortable even compared to a REI store brand hiking pack.  I currently use a small sling (holds a single 3600 box plus a handful of hard baits and a little misc tackle) for short trips around a lake or pond and use one of my hiking packs if I am going more than a mile or three.  

 

I also never set my bag down and fish with in on, so comfort is very important to me.  

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16 hours ago, Shanexd9 said:

Does anyone use one of these? My bag has a hole in the bottom so it's on it's way to be retired. I think I'm going to go with one of the tackle backpacks. They seem to be really handy. I'm surprised they aren't more common then they are.

I have the Tackle Warehouse version.  Its been my go to for years.  Backpacks specifically for tackle always seems a little silly to me, but now that I've had one, I don't take for granted all the features to keep you better organized.  

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I been looking for one similar to that spiderwire one, I just have a hard time spending that much money on one (got a greedy jeep at home that wants to take all my money).

 

Altho right now DICK'shas a sale that put the little jawbone 360 sling pack on sale for $10.  I imagine outta gonna b pretty small,  but I try to pack as light as I can.   Still, even tho it's $10, I'm not 100% sure I'm ready to pull the trigger.

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I understand that. I have a Plano bag now and it's pretty heavy. I keep my salt stuff in there as well so I have probably 2 pounds worth of weights on top of all of my other tackle. Just seems to me like the backpack would be easier to carry if I am moving.

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I have a really big one that I bought on eBay for $10. It holds 10 5007 Flambeau boxes, has straps on the side that I use for 6 rod holders and a telescopic rod and reel on one side and a folding chair on the other. The front pouch holds a spare reel, a couple spools of line, can of off, first aid kit, and all sorts of other miscellaneous stuff. It's great if you're carrying all your stuff to the boat dock, to sit in one spot all night, or to leave in the back seat while you're pond hopping. It is set up for general multi species, I have taken it pond hopping (minus the chair, rod holders, and catfish box full of lead), and I have found it functional, yet cumbersome, and completely unnecessary. The big bag works best in the truck, a fanny pack or small shoulder bag is all you need if you're walking. 

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Yea I usually carry all of that stuff minus the chair. A tackle backpack would free my hands up so I could carry a chair though. Rods and holders in one hand the chair in the other.

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2 minutes ago, Shanexd9 said:

Yea I usually carry all of that stuff minus the chair. A tackle backpack would free my hands up so I could carry a chair though. Rods and holders in one hand the chair in the other.

Rods in one hand, cooler in the other. 

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I guess you 'd need a chair to rest in after you carried all that.  I've never needed that much tackle to fish from shore.

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3 hours ago, John Loughlin said:

I have the Tackle Warehouse version.  Its been my go to for years.  Backpacks specifically for tackle always seems a little silly to me, but now that I've had one, I don't take for granted all the features to keep you better organized.  

i had that one, ripped after 1 use

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Just now, J Francho said:

I guess you 'd need a chair to rest in after you carried all that.  I've never needed that much tackle to fish from shore.

To be clear, it's a multi species pack.  I bring the chair and the rodholders when I'm going catfishing and plan to sit in the same spot for hours. If I'm bassin', I'll bring it on the boat or leave it in the truck.

 

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I had the tackle warehouse backpack but returned it.  Straps were way too small and uncomfortable.  I bought the Cabela's one and it's been great.  I use it almost daily and fish from shore wearing it for hours.  The waist strap makes a huge difference.  Also, can hold a water bladder.

 

If you just need a bag to store your stuff and/or lug it to the pond, there are many options.  IMO if you fish from shore a lot, you need a dedicated fishing backpack.  Something that can hold a rod or two, and has enough space for all of your gear.

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Ill have to take a look at the one from Cabela's. There isn't a store anywhere around me so I tend to forget about them. I don't own a boat so all of my fishing is done from shore.

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The backpacks dont work for me, just a decent small sling types more my style pond fishin. It dont way near as much, and i dont sweat to dead carrying it. Esspecially when it 95 degrees out.

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Seems the fishing packs are designed to hold too much stuff and become somewhat heavy and cumbersome, which seems to defeat the whole purpose of using a backpack to carry your gear. If I'm shore fishing I use a sling pack or a basic book bag type pack with a couple stowaways tucked in it, keeps me mobile and comfortable which is exactly what I like

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I got this one. I really like it. 

 

 

 

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I have a Plano similar to that. Its wearing out though, There are holes in the bottom of it. I should get another year out of it.

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