Tackle Box Vs Tackle Bag

Hey All


was looking at getting something new.

i was looking at tackle bags?


it would be mainly for boat fishing would you say it is easier to keep them tidy than a box 


or the pros and cons of a bag over a box




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I swapped to a bag last year

Mon, 2018-08-13 17:18

I swapped to a bag last year and find it much easier.....I have a selection of little boxes in the bag with either lures, jigs, hooks etc.....
my main reason was so if anything falls out of the boxes (swivels etc)...then they will be contained in the bag rather than falling into some crevice and slowly rusting and destroying my boat....

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Mon, 2018-08-13 17:27

 Yep, I’m a bag man now too


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 had bags in the past . not a

Mon, 2018-08-13 18:16

 had bags in the past . not a fan . the box i got is actually one of them plastic tool boxes with plenty of room. also doubles as a bit more of a foot rest when driving the tub 


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  2 x tackle bags all the

Mon, 2018-08-13 19:35

  2 x tackle bags all the way, sooo much easier, got rid of the trays they supply and bought some you beaut heavy duty one's from Office works. One for all the terminal tackle and the other for jigs, trolling lures  and placcys.


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boxes from officeworks

Tue, 2018-08-14 13:08

 which ones did you get ?

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 Very similar to what you get

Tue, 2018-08-14 15:35

 Very similar to what you get in the tackle bags but they are fully moulded so you can't shift any of the internal compartments. But are very solid and perfect for hooks, swivels etc all the smaller items. 


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I went with a bag. First of

Mon, 2018-08-13 22:50

I went with a bag. First of all, my shins and hard angular objects on a rocking boat are not the best match. And then I found it is easier to put a bag into a tight place than a box. Bag deforms a bit, box doesn't.

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 Bags are great.....but the

Tue, 2018-08-14 06:51

 Bags are great.....but the only thing that shits me is the zips only last a year or so, I wash with water and give them a spray but still have a limited life.

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 Ive been through a few bags

Tue, 2018-08-14 17:04

 Ive been through a few bags too cause of zips mostly. This is my last purchase and is still going strong!





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 Sweet. Cheers Steve and

Thu, 2018-08-16 14:36

 Sweet. Cheers Steve and ricey will have a look...my savage gear bag died on the weekend. Only was around 1 year old and has carcked it already 

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plus one dano83

Tue, 2018-08-14 09:53

I love a bag - and the versatility of changing the contents for the plan of the day. 


Bags don't smash if dropped, but the zips deteriorate and bust - and have to replace bag.


i am thinking of getting something like this




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Bag all the way. Easier to

Tue, 2018-08-14 12:01

Bag all the way. Easier to shove up out of the way in tight spaces when not in use and worth its weight in gold when you're landbased and clambering over rock walls . My brother in law brings this great bloody tackle box on board when he comes out and it does nothing but give me the shits all day with the limited deckspace I have on my 5m boat.

I bought this one 2 years ago and it's still in new condition even with the odd bit of saltwater on it.



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 Hiking backpack works the

Tue, 2018-08-14 13:03

 Hiking backpack works the best for me I've found and if it's a decent quality the zips shouldn't rust.

I use bait wallets for all my rigs etc and smaller tackle trays for my lures and stuff. Easy to fit clothes in with your tackle and keep it all together


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Tue, 2018-08-14 14:20

 Hpa bags are amazing i have had one for 5 years now and its still good as new and has been through alot of salt and abuse

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 Sweet i thinking after all

Tue, 2018-08-14 16:27
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Tue, 2018-08-14 19:31

 My last one I got has lasted a few years now, bought when our dollar was a bit better.




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 That's not badHow big is it

Tue, 2018-08-14 20:21

 That's not bad

How big is it did it come with many storage boxes

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Wed, 2018-08-15 08:52

 4 boxes around 280x180, but about 6 x 160mm lures to each tray. I’ve bought extra trays, I just swap them out to suit the fishing I’m doing.


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Tackle box

Tue, 2018-08-14 19:53

 I have both on my boat fish a bit with the wife. I like my bag and works well with her box. Sorry lads couldn’t resist ☺️

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Wed, 2018-08-15 09:00

Well played!!!!


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Wed, 2018-08-15 12:46


 Can be checked onto airline and secured with padlocks

Add on few rod holders you have yourself a mobile rocket launcher on the boat. Can be seated and use as a stool to step on.

Can chuck my reels, lures, accessories in there




This is sprayproof if you have sea spray this ain't gonna be affected. Good for me when I go jungle bashing and need to be on foot constantly.

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Tackle bag

Fri, 2018-08-17 10:29

I got one of the gear bags from whitworths almost a year ago and sorted all my gear into; heavy/light tackle, small/big/metal/soft lures, jig heads, asssits, etc. I've never looked back, it's so handy to pick and choose the gear I need for local trips and when I head away, everything fits into the one place.


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 Thanks for all the I do guys

Sat, 2018-08-18 19:34

 Thanks for all the I do guys I ended up getting the Shimano tackle backpack

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I use a tackle box for

Fri, 2018-08-24 14:57

I use a tackle box for spin/bait fishing and a tackle bag for all my fly fishing gear. Can't take a box out with you when you're wading.