Gear Storage: New Tackle Boxes, Backpacks & Bags

Gear Storage: New Tackle Boxes, Backpacks & Bags

Game & Fish editors takes a look at new tackle boxes, storage containers and other accessories new for 2018.

It's great to get new fishing gear, right?

Keeping it all organized, stored and close at hand for your next trip to the water can be a challenge for those of us who aren't so great at weeding out the old stuff we no longer use.

Game & Fish editors reviewed hundreds of gear items in our annual Gear Issue this summer, but this handful of great  tackle-storage items might be as important as the newest rods, reels and lures.

tackle boxesPlano V-Crate >>

Crappie by kayak has become all the rage and Plano has replaced the behind-the-seat milk crate standard with space- and reach-conscious storage solutions. The V-shape wraps around the angler for easy access to 3700-size StowAway tackle trays, while the center module offers bulk storage with a waterproof compartment for valuables. $119.99;

tackle boxes<< Tak Logic Lure Lock

Addressing the frustration of dumping a tray of lures or terminal tackle, Tak Logic lines its trays with a gel that secures hooks, lures and tackle during motion — even when turned upside down. Retrofit existing trays with Lure Lock insert kits. Trays come in three sizes. $15.99-$19.99 (trays) $6.99 to $9.99 (insert kits);

tackle boxesPlano Synergy Z-Series 3700 >>

Designed to give unobstructed access to gear, Z-Series bags eliminate frustrating zipper failures with hook-and-loop closures and buckles. Features include water-resistant coating, fast-entry splash-resistant openings and waterproof base. Four easy-access pockets on sides, front and back. Includes five StowAway Utility Boxes ideal for separating tackle. $80;

tackle boxes<< Tacky Fly Fishing Predator Fly Box

The completely redesigned silicone anchoring system uses polycarbonate ribs along with molded silicone slits to hold up to 72 flies visible under the latch-less magnetic closure clear lid. $50;

tackle boxesPlano Z-Series Wrap >>

Stuff it full of flies, wrap it, grab the sturdy carry handle and head for the water. The zipper-less, large fly wrap is constructed of high-performance TPE-coated, waterproof fabric. Six clear,  6x14 ¾-inch compartments for easy identification of contents. $19.99;

tackle boxes<< Flambeau T4 Multiloader Tackle Box

Four integrated line-dispensing ports, a host of compartments and a flip-top lid keeps tackle secure and easily organized. Over-molded handle ensures durability and easy transport. Includes one 1002 utility box, two 3003 utility boxes and one 4007 utility box. $44.99;

tackle boxesPlano Technical Tackle Backpack >>

This backpack carries all needed tackle in one hands-free, worry-free package. Features failsafe zipperless design, waterproof fabric, storage pockets, tool holder, padded shoulder straps and four 3700 StowAway boxes to keep tackle sorted and secure. $90;

tackle boxes<< Daiwa Boat Bag

Vinyl waterproof fabric and a hard bottom helps this bag hold its shape. A storm flap-covered zipper protects the main compartment. Grab the reinforced handles on each end of the bag or sling it over your shoulder. A waterproof cell phone pouch protects your technology. $39.99-$49.99;

tackle boxesFilson Heritage Sportsman Bag >>

This weather-resistant multi-use bag features snap-closure modular interior dividers and a rust-proof-brass U-zipper closure for full bag access. Five gear pockets store extra reels, lines, lures and more. An adjustable, removable shoulder strap provides carrying comfort industrial-strength fabric and USA-tanned Bridle Leather. $395;

tackle boxes<< Fishpond Green River Gear Bag

A waterproof molded bottom keeps out ground moisture in this 25-liter bag made of 420d Cyclepond fabric. Four exterior zippered pockets, two side pockets and seven interior pockets meet exterior tool attachment points constructed of Hypalon. A built-in attachment secures your rod tube. Carry it by the rope handle or the adjustable shoulder strap. $179.95;

tackle boxesEngel Live Bait Cooler >>

Replacing the standard hang tray with a mesh pull net, Engel allows anglers to easily lift baits for quick access and change water with ease. The two-speed aerator runs on two D-cell batteries or a 12-volt adapter. Available in 13-, 19- and 30-quart sizes, the stain and odor resistant cooler is insulated with high-grade molded Polystyrene foam, sealed with an air-tight EVA gasket and include recessed ergonomic handles. $79.99-$99.99;

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