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I have three, depending on where I’m going, and what I’m targeting. I know this isn’t an option for everyone, so you need to find the best fishing tackle box to store all your important fishing gear.
Having all the gear you need while fishing is imperative, but this isn’t possible unless you have the equipment to carry everything you need.
However, just carrying all your gear isn’t enough, you also need to be able to find what you need, usually in a hurry. The right tackle box is vital in this situation.
First, you need to ask yourself a few questions.
- What kind of tackle box do I need?
- Which is the best fishing box to buy?
- What am I going to carry?
- How much do I want to carry?
- How much am I willing to spend?
Once you have answered these questions, you will have a much better idea of what you’re looking for. Below you will find a list of the best on the market at the moment. Let’s get started with one of my favorites.
- Piscifun Fishing Tackle Backpack
- Plano Z-Series 3700 Tackle Bag
- Elkton Outdoors Rolling Tackle Box
- PLANO KVD Signature Series 3700
- Okuma Nomad Rolling Deck Bag
This backpack is great, not only do you get a large tackle box big enough to carry all your rear, but you get the added benefit of it being in a bag for easy transport. I love this bag so much, not only I have already written a review on it I also have purchased one for myself.
For a more detailed explanation, you can check out that review at:
Since you are already here, let me tell you a little about it. Here are some of the key features.
- Rear breathable mesh
- Ergonomic Padded back
- Durable KAM buckle
- Full-length double zippers
- Protective rain cover
- Four rubber feet
- Hardened glasses case
- Movable clapboard
- 11 independent rooms
- Adjustable water bottle holder
Not only is it a tackle box and backpack, but all the inside containers can be removed, leaving you with a bag that can be used for many things. I won’t bore you with facts about how good the Piscifun Fishing Tackle Backpack is, I’ve gone into the details enough in my Review.
For me, this is the ultimate bag for fishing, camping, or any outdoor activity. I have recently taken up Kayak Fishing, and this thing is a god-sent. Being able to carry all my gear on my back, means I don’t take up valuable space. And when you’re fishing out of a kayak, you don’t have much space to spare.
- 1-year warranty
- Lots of storage space
- Option to use boxes or not
- Relative inexpensive
- Movable clapboard divider
- Strong and durable buckles
- Plenty of pockets
- Comes with a waterproof cover
- Plenty of room for a Telescopic Rod
- Bottom is not as wide as the top
- Probably doesn’t need double zippers on all pockets
- Could use extra padding on shoulders
Plano has been around for a long, long time. Established in 1952, they spent the next 70 years perfecting their Tackle Bags, and till now they have almost perfected the design. Let’s not beat around the bush, and get straight down to the specifications.
- Waterproof Molded and Non-Slip Base
- 500D PVC Fabric
- No Zippers
- Quick Drain Mesh Pockets
- Heavy-Duty Strap
- Available in Two Sizes
One of the best things about the Plano Z-Series 3700 TackelTackle Box, is the fact that it doesn’t have any zippers. This means you won’t need to worry about the salt water that will inevitably get on it at some point. This bag, while it is waterproof to a point, can still let water in if dropped in the water, so keep it well away from the banks.
- Bottom of the bag is molded plastic
- Made from PVC material, so water runs right off of it
- Has rubber feet, so it doesn’t slide around your deck
- 2 side pockets on the side made of rubber mesh for storage
- 2 clips to keep secure (no zippers)
- Some weight in the lid to stop it from flying open in windy conditions
- Not much storage for anything except the boxes
- Boxes stack on top of each other. (may need to remove all to get to the one you want)
Now for the ultimate in tackle boxes. If you are serious about your fishing, then the Elkton Outdoors Rolling Tackle Box is for you. You won’t need to leave anything at home with this bag.
- Extendable handle for rolling or strap to carry
- Tough fabric and zippers
- Padded and adjustable top storage compartment
- Five retractable 3600 sizes, 1compartment tacklekle trays
- Holds up to 26.5 pounds
- Four PVC rod holders
First of all, the ultimate in fishing tackle boxes, the Elkton Outdoors Rolling Tackle Box, will carry everything you need, and more. With a tough extendable handle and two heavy-duty wheels, you can easily transport all of your fishing gear to the end of that pier or jetty.
Alternatively, if going bush, the handy carry strap or backpack feature makes life just that bit easier. At just 11.8 pounds (5.35kgs) in weight (empty) it won’t ruin your back.
Moreover, the Elkon Outdoors Rolling Tackle Box has so many features, you will wonder how you ever did without it before. Maybe, best of all, with easy front access, finding the right equipment when you need it is easier than ever.
The removable storage boxes make organizing your fishing gear easy accessibility accessible. No more removing and searching through all your storage boxes to find what you need.
Lastly, the top of the Elkon Outdoors Rolling Tackle Box has one large adjustable compartment that can be divided up into two or three sections to help you organize your gear the way you want. Great for Pier/Jetty fishing, Boat, River, Fly, or pretty much any fishing trip you might be going on.
- Can carry everything you need
- Heavy-duty wheels and extendable handle
- Rod Holders
- Extra large compartment for larger, bulkier items
- A little bulky
- Quite Expensive (but well worth it)
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With a company like Plano, it’s not surprising that they have two on this list. The Plano KVD Signature Series 3700 has been featured in spades.
- Holds up to 6 stows
- Molded top to hold extra stow
- Waterproof base with rubber feet
- Waterproof pocket for phone/camera/wallet
- MOLLE attachment points offer additional storage options
- Large mesh back pocket and compartmentalized front pocket
- 34 accessory attachment points
It’s no surprise that some of the top competitive anglers count on Plano’s tackle bag for competitive advantage. These bags are specifically designed for ease of use and durability while providing massive amounts of storage space for use by the avid angler.
The Plano KVD Signature Series 3700 is great for people who do a lot of fishing from their boats. The size is perfect for fitting into any of your boat’s compartments. It has multiple sections to store different kinds of lures, lines, etc. It’s waterproof and has dedicated pockets for storing your wallet, phone, etc.
Furthermore, the Plano KVD Signature Series 3700 Tackle Bag offers quick access to frequently used items, saving valuable moments on the water. Taking full advantage of Plano’s Utili-Tackle Rail System, this bag provides 17 different attachment points.
Accessories like forceps, clippers, lanyards, and pliers. Featuring MOLLE webbing for added convenience, the Plano KVD Signature Series 3700 Tackle Bag is built with a cavernous main compartment that holds four 3700-size stowaways.
- Easy access
- Waterproof base
- Waterproof compartment for phone etc.
- Carry strap
- Great size, not too big, not too small
- Available in larger 3700 size
- Has zippers (need to keep clean if using in salt conditions)
- A little expensive for what it is
The Nomad Rolling Tackle Box is your alternative to the Elkton. This, too, can hold up to 4 tackle boxes and 4 rods. Both are quite similar, though the Nomad has a few different features.
- High-grade 600-denier rip-stop polyester with PVC coating
- Comfortable, padded adjustable carrying strap
- Sturdy, easy-operation retractable handle
- 4 PVC rod holders built into corners
- Comes with additional, dividable top storage
- High-quality molded composite zippers which are extremely strong and corrosion-resistant
- Large additional side pockets
- Comes with (3) 3700 size tackle trays and (1) deep 3730 size tackle tray
- Okuma’s 1-year limited warranty
The top storage compartment has adjustable dividers, so you can shrink or enlarge it to suit your needs. The rod holders (which are PVC) can be removed for extra storage. All the zippers are made with high-quality composite and are treated to be resistant to corrosion.
The trays are all of a large size. With the top being slightly larger at 3730, and the other 3 at 3700. These will give you all the space you need, making it great for carrying all your gear. The side pockets are huge, and great for those bulkier items.
Additionally, some extra features include an inner lid pocket, inner storage pocket, and back storage pocket to ensure lures, leaders, lines, terminal tackle, and tools are all neatly accounted for. Most importantly, a rugged, collapsible handle and wheels allow for effortless transportation on dry land.
- Very well-made
- Lots of storage
- 4 PVC rod holders
- Huge side pockets
- 4 trays included
- CCorrresistant zippersippers
- Handle is a bit short (can be a problem for tall people like myself)
- Quite expensive
If you’re looking for more wheeled options, check out
Having a great tackle box is one thing, knowing how to organize is another I have taken the liberty of writing a post on the subject. you can check it out here at How To Organize Your Tackle Box.
That’s A Wrap
Whether you’re going out in the boat, fishing the rivers, or hitting the piers/jetties, everyone needs a good tackle box. being able to find what you need fast and easily is key when choosing the right box for you. Life becomes so much easier when you have a little organization.
I hope you found this post helpful, as that is my main aim. I love fishing, and if you’re reading this post, I’m sure you do too. Fishing is supported to be about relaxing, and by finding the Best Fishing Tackle Box for your needs, you’re already halfway there. If you have any questions about any of the boxes or would like to leave a comment, please feel free to do so in the comment section below. As Always
Tony, creator of Get Reel Fishing