July 16, 2020
By Game & Fish Staff
You gotta have a place to keep all those fishing lures and accessories you buy every year. Tackle-storage makers answer the demand with new technology advances each year to give angler new, smarter, ways to keep and protect gear.
From specialized systems that allow you to customize your tackle storage based on fishing style and technique, to contain-all-you-need tackle packs that can double as a seat for shoreline anglers, much of the new innovations each year are unveiled at the annual ICAST trade show, this year being held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Check out some of the new introductions in tackle-storage category from ICAST 2020.
Plano Synergy | Plano EDGE Flex
An ICAST 2020 best-of-category winner, every Flex tackle box is customizable to revolutionize your tackle storage. The internal divider system allows you to match your storage for nearly any use. (Read more here). The boxes include features like Rustrictor, Dri-Loc seal, Water Wick, Duraview clear lids, EZ-Label, pre-cut vented dividers, stainless steel hinge pins and more. Available in two sizes. planomolding.com
Zman Fishing | Bait LockerZ
Ned-riggers will love this. The new oversized Bait Locker Z can hold more than 50 packages of Zman ElaZtech® softbaits, or other baits. Constructed from durable 600 denier waterproof fabric with adjustable interior dividers, clear storage compartments for terminal tackle, and an exterior mesh pocket for large items like tools and leader spools. With magnetic closures, the top flaps won’t blow open in the wind and will keep the water out. The rubberized base prevents deck slippage. zmanfishing.com
Shimano | Borona Tackle Bag
The new Borona Tackle Bag was designed by anglers, creating a tackle bag with purpose, versatility and durability. Features: sleek rip-stop fabric, reinforced stitching, heavy-duty TPU zippers, easy-accessible front-loading compartment, storage for up to four 3700-size tackle trays (included) and more. Side pockets store tools or leader material and add to the bag's versatility. shimano.com
Daiwa | Tackle Barn
Durable and storm-proof, the new Daiwa Tackle Barn is built for tough conditions — with a waterproof base, water-resistant tool and cell phone pouches, and nylon zippers to keep out water (and rust, too). The tackle bag also features a built-in, retractable leader spool wheel, durable sunglasses holder and beverage holder. daiwa.com
Flambeau Outdoors | Blade Krate Zerust MAX Blade Bait Tuff Tainer
Part of the Krate series, the Blade Krate features 21 Zerust-infused anti-corrosion plastic folders designed to hang spinnerbaits or chatterbaits. Via integrated clips, all hooks, skirts, and blades are individually protected and preserved in removable billfold-style containers. The Blade Krate offers organization for 42 bladed lures and fits standard tackle bags. The simple filing cabinet can be modified to create up to three bulk storage compartments. flambeauoutdoors.com
Evolution Fishing | Drift Series Topless Tackle Bags
Functionality and good looks. The new Drift Series Topless Tackle Bags are made from super-durable 1680D material, and is color coordinated with five Drift trays. A buckled Y-strap secures trays in place and an integrated rain fly keeps things dry. Available in 3600 and 3700 sizes. eodoutdoors.com
BUZBE | Colony Modular Tackle System Combo Pack
The HexLok Grid and variety of internal bins allow you to build your own tackle box. Create the most personalized and efficient utility box possible. Waterproof gasket and molded-in rust-preventative VCI helps protect tackle. Military-grade plastic and stainless steel hinge. Fully customizable, waterproof, and built to last. buzbe.com
Lakewood Products | A084 Sidekick
For boat, kayak or shore, the Sidekick can contain everything you need for a day at the lake. Patent-pending Lakewood Lure Saver hook slots allow for hanging lures on removable/adjustable dividers. Also, hanging storage for swim baits and storage for 3600 type containers. Also includes side pockets and heavy duty webbing handles. It floats when fully zipped and it’s durable enough for sitting and standing on its top. lakewoodproducts.com
Eagle Claw | Glow Jig Kit
For ice anglers, Eagle Claw has put together an assortment of the best glow ice jigs in a premium, waterproof jig box with a charging light. This kit offers a great value, for the beginning ice angler to the avid fisherman. eagleclaw.com