One of the most important pieces of gear in a fisherman’s arsenal will be their tackle box. This is where all of their accessories will be stored. Not only will the accessories be protected but they will be within easy reach.
With so many unique tackle boxes being launched in 2021, it is highly likely that you will want to get your hands on a brand-new one. So, how do you find the right tackle box for you? Well, we hope these tips will help you out!
The Type of Box You Want
There are a few different boxes on the market, and we suggest that you do your research to find which one catches your attention to the most. The choices will normally be:
- Hard tackle boxes. These are similar to tool boxes.
- Soft tackle boxes e.g. backpacks, or even small wallets
- Tackle wraps. These are normally soft rolls that can hold your various jigs.
The size of the tackle box is going to have an impact on two things:
- How easy it is to carry around
- How many accessories you can store in it.
In recent years, particularly in 2021, the idea of a backpack tackle box has really started to gain traction. This is because these boxes are easy to carry, but can also hold a massive number of accessories. Whether you are having a lazy day by the river or hiking through forests to find your favorite lake, a backpack will probably help you out. It will certainly free up one hand to carry the other bits and pieces that you need!
Of course, think about how you are using the box too. You probably do not need an overly large tackle box if you only carry a few spinners and a couple of jigs with you, for instance.
Obviously, your selected tackle box needs to be able to hold the accessories that you want.
For example, if you use a lot of spoons or baits, then there should be an adequate amount of storage to put them in. The same if you use flies, which will often require a far more unique storage solution than the others.
If you use a lot of ready made jigs in your fishing escapades, then make sure that there is some sort of compartment that you can store these jigs in. This will stop everything from getting tangled up. It also means that you do not have to spend the first hour or so of your fishing session poking yourself with hooks as you try to untangle the fishing line mess.
Size will also play a role here. Make sure that there is just enough storage space for everything that you need. While it may be tempting to get a far larger storage solution than you actually need, this is just an added cost.
Quality of the Tackle Box
Only purchase quality tackle boxes. You are going to be using it a lot, and you probably want to know that the box will not randomly break, scattering your accessories everywhere.
If you can, try to read as many reviews as you can on a tackle box before parting with your cash. Failing that, you can make sure that you purchase from a reputable company.
With this information in mind, we are sure that you will not have that many issues tracking down an awesome tackle box for 2021. This means that you will be able to have a lot more fun by the water, safe in the knowledge that all your tackle is protected.