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Tackle Box Tray Census : ) What do you use ?

Tackle Box Tray Census : ) What do you use ?  

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  1. 1. Tackle Box Trays. What do you use ?

    • Plano
      33
    • Flambeau
      9
    • Bass Mafia
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    • Lure Lock
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    • Field and Stream
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    • Cabelas
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    • Bass Pro Shops
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    • Little Bit of Everything
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    • Other
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All of my Tackle Trays are Plano, with the exception of 1 or 2 generic. But I think it would be interesting and fun to find out what Tackle Tray Boxes members prefer most ? 

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I use cheap flambeau trays. Walmart special, I replace em periodically throughout the year. $4 a piece

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3600 of whatever is on sale when I need them. 

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1 hour ago, CroakHunter said:

3600 of whatever is on sale when I need them. 

Same here.  Whatever is on sale....

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Plano Hydroflo.

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I use both Plano and Flambeau in the slim profile series (3701) so that I can cram more variety into one bag. I have a fer that I will fish with someone who is slaying the fish on a bait that I have but left at home. Neurotic, I guess

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I use a lot of Plano boxes.

 

I would have also voted "other" as I have come to love the trays I purchase in the dollar store for bank fishing. They are slim and hold just enough tackle for a few hours of fishing.

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Plano makes a lot of the boxes sold by the companies on your list. 

I don’t live far from the Plano factory and their outlet store. I have around 50-60 utility boxes none of which that I paid more than $2. 

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4 minutes ago, Scott F said:

Plano makes a lot of the boxes sold by the companies on your list. 

Truth right here.  

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37 minutes ago, Scott F said:

Plano makes a lot of the boxes sold by the companies on your list. 

I don’t live far from the Plano factory and their outlet store. I have around 50-60 utility boxes none of which that I paid more than $2. 

I know for a fact they make them for Cabela's at least. They even have Plano markings on the inside. 

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A lot of mine are plano.  I got some 3700 size trays at Lowe's that I like a lot.  Also have some store brand from BPS and Walmart that may be flambeau or plano.  I bought some bead boxes for crafters.  Jigs fit perfectly.  I guess I am not bery brand loyal.  I bought a spinner bait box by plano that I like alot.  All of mine are the same size so they fit in my bag.

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I've used several kinds, trying to find one that will prevent/stop the constant rust and corrosion I seem to deal with. So far the Plano's with the Inhibitor chips are the only ones that have managed to do it for more than a year. 

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Other: Which ever ones were on sale at the time. 

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Mostly Plano 36-3700 but some specialty ones mixed in for Senko's and deep running cranks, bulk SPRO Little John's, bulk tubes, etc.  That's assuming the BPS and Cabela's branded boxes are also Plano made.  I have all of the storage in my boat plus I have 3 portable bags always stocked.  1 for Lake fishing, 1 for river fishing and 1 for crappie/panfish.  Those 3 bags are for when I go in someone elses boat.  

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5 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I've used several kinds, trying to find one that will prevent/stop the constant rust and corrosion I seem to deal with. So far the Plano's with the Inhibitor chips are the only ones that have managed to do it for more than a year. 

I have put moisture absorbent from pharmacies  in mine and it really helps.  I also hang mine on a pool noodle on the yak and don't put them back until they dry.  When I get home I set my boxes one on the top of the fridge which dries them out well.

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6 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I've used several kinds, trying to find one that will prevent/stop the constant rust and corrosion I seem to deal with. So far the Plano's with the Inhibitor chips are the only ones that have managed to do it for more than a year. 

Get the Hydroflo boxes and be done.  I haven't had any rust issue since switching to them.

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So the rust issue is something every angler deals with, and personally I've not experienced too many rust issues beyond the occasional microscopic surface rust around the edge of treble hooks. But Here is my system, I first put one VCI rust proof chip and one silicone packet inside of every Plano box. Second, I put all hooks and terminal tackle inside individual 2x3 re-sealable plastic bags (craft store), organized inside a dedicated Plano, to keep them double protected from the elements. Next, I put an empty One gallon Plastic Ice Cream Tub with lid inside my boat or vehicle. When a soft plastic bait is torn, I put it inside the tub and close the lid. When I'm changing out a wet lure, I hook it downward through the top edge of the plastic lid on the Ice Cream tub. This simple and inexpensive system allows my lures and hooks to dry outside the tub and gives me a convenient place to store torn plastics inside the tub, that I later re-use or recycle. After 24-48 hours I reorganize dried hooks and lures back into Plano boxes.  This system is probably excessive but once in place, it becomes second nature and eliminates 99% of the rust, while keeping the floor of the boat and truck clean.

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I don't have rust issues.  Since my hooks never go back into the plano I store them in once I take them out to use them, I just give them a good spray of WD40 when I reload the plano box with hooks.  For everything else, I'll drop a desiccant pack in the planos if I have some but I also put a chunk of cheap sidewalk chalk in each box.  No rust.  

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Sidewalk chalk you say?  Never heard that,  but sounds like it would be effective.  

 

You can can bulk buy desiccant packets on amazon.  I’ve been meaning to do this for a couple of years now.. 

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Sidewalk chalk , never heard of this being used. How large of a chunk for a Plano 3700 ? Does it cause a lot of dusting ?

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Little of everything, was all FTO back in the day, the original system, but Plano ruined them.  So using Flambeau's for storage at home with the blue anti rust deal, and mostly Bass Mafia now on the water.  I do use one Plano.. well Tackle Logic (it's old, lol) 3750, which makes a great Frog box.  It's normal rows/dividers across top half, and open on bottom half, so room for plenty of hollow body frogs on top half, plus bagged horny toads in the bottom half, kind of a one stop Frog box.

 

Also just started using a Lg. Bass Mafia Boss bag - keep plenty of spinnerbaits, jigs, chatterbaits, buzzbaits etc in the windowpane envelopes, plus also plenty of room for trailer plastics.  Basically another "one stop" bag for lead headed baits in general.

 

Then a bait coffin for terminal tackle, a couple caskets maybe for any hard cranks depending on the day - and all fits in one of those Flambeau "reusable grocery bag" type bags.  Then a small Gamakatsu Dry backpack with some extra soft plastics, tools, rain gear, lunch, etc.

 

Thus I typically show up as a Co with a few rods, a "grocery sack' and a small backpack :)

 

 

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No dusting with the sidewalk chalk.  I discovered it when my daughter was young and she put a broken piece of the chalk in one of my plano boxes.:lol:  I also spray a light coating of WD40 on my jig/spinnerbaits/frogs to keep the rubber from sticking together or drying out too much.  

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I use Plano 3700's.  I've tried other brands, but I had problems with hinges breaking, lids warping, discoloration, etc.  But the Plano's always held up to heavy use.  They're rugged and durable, and end up saving me money over the long run because I don't have to replace them every few years.

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With the flambeau's full of soft plastics my lids do warp. Just throwing that out there

 

I keep a box a tray of flukes and rage craws, works great, just some warpage

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