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Bag Or Hard Tackle Box?

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Looking for a new box and was just curious to see what everyone likes. I've been looking at a bag type because I think it may be easier on the boat.

What do you have?

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I've always preferred a soft-sided bag. They are a lot less cumbersome and allow you to have different variations of what you want to carry.

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I used to use hard tackle boxes, but I find the soft-sided ones are much better.

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soft hands down. much quieter and they dont break

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Soft bags expand out a little and don't take up as much room if you take some stuff out. Plastic boxes are pretty heavy to start with so when you start loading them up they get really heavy. It's nice to be able to have several Plano boxes with different baits that you can change out quickly also if you need something for one trip you don't need for the next.

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I prefer plastic. Better at keeping the tackle dry. I actually have both. I keep my freshwater gear in a hard box and my saltwater gear in a bag. With the latter, I dislike having to remove the trays and dry out the bag if it winds up sitting in water in the bottom of the boat, or it rains. Also I've never had to unsnag a hook from hard box, but I've caught hooks in the fabric of the bag.

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Small soft bag. Drinking water and power bars in it mostly. A few plastic worms, jigs and a spinner maybe. I don't have the discipline for a tackle box full of stuff. I would spend way to much time playing with gear and not feeling for bites. :huh:

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I use a bag with utility boxes, this is the best system for me as I add and subtract boxes depending on where I'm fishing. For example, I have a little more than 2 doxen 3700 series utility boxes that I store my lures in at home and I actually have boxes made up according to seasons. Right now my traval bag contains 3 boxes that I have labeled "Spring", one box has finesse jigs and flipping jigs along with trailers, the 2nd box has nothing but suspending jerkbaits, and the 3rd box has flat sided cranks, square bill cranks, and finesse cranks like the #5 and #7 shad raps. In a week or so I'll switch the suspending jerkbait box with a box labeled "Transition", that box contains floating model jerkbaits like my Smithwick Rogues, Rapala Flat Raps, and Yo-Zuri Crystal minnows along with a few topwater baits like poppers and walking baits but the smaller versions. As the season progresses I will switch out boxes that contain the baits I need based on water temps and seasonal patterns and by having a bag with seperate boxes it saves me a lot of time as I don't have to stock and restock a hard box, instead I simply switch out boxes, this keeps my tackle selection down to a reasonable level so I'm not taking the kitchen sink with me.

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I actually use a Medium Ruck sack (military issue) with Plano boxes in it. I fish alot of tournements as a co angler. And I do take the kitchen sink with me. :)

I took the metal frame off and put the back pack straps back on. Plenty of room in the side pockets too.

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I actually use a Medium Ruck sack (military issue) with Plano boxes in it. I fish alot of tournements as a co angler. And I do take the kitchen sink with me. :)

I took the metal frame off and put the back pack straps back on. Plenty of room in the side pockets too.

I too use a military bag....however I just use an old medics bag filled with plano boxes of lures. There's 3 zippered pouches in the bag and it folds up nicely with a plastic snap to turn into a 'box'. Again I fish mostly rivers and streams so I need something a little more mobile than most others. Also, if the bag gets soaked, it's made of a nylon/polyester blend that dries in literally 10 minutes.

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5 gallon bucket..

go to home cheapo, i think you can always put together a better tackle box/bag for less there than any sports store . between all the trays and etc they have boxes tool boxes tool bags etc...

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soft tackle bag for me. I think there easier to carry and more storage for soft plastics and things in the side pockets

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BOX if it comes in the way of 21ft long with a big motor on the back. If thats not a option then I use a bag.

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Plano hard plastic for all except my soft spinnerbait binder.

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My boat has a rod locker but zero storage for tackle. I figured I need something quality that I will use for years.

I purchased a Plano FTO Hydro-Flo Elite 4848. I can honestly say this is an awesome bag and worth every penny to me.

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I've had boxes and bags and I prefer the bag I can hold alot more tackle in it and everything is organized just how I like it

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