Personal question, tackle boxes

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speyman

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jack-e
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Nomad looks really nice, agree NONONO SKB(or other) boxes on deck

I have big SKB and it works fine on a middle shelf too, except for the rocket launchers
 
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backlashjack

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Sold the boat, now I just rent a stateroom on the EXCEL
I bring wayyyyyyyy tooooo much shit EVERYTIME.
I tried to put some stuff in a smaller box than my big dawg SKB for local trips, but I just made that one too heavy also.
I have a problem. I need professional help.
......... ya, help lifting and carrying my tackle box, lol
 
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pgangler

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Jul 25, 2012
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I have the Okuma nomad tackle roller bag and it’s amazing. I went on a 7 day this year and it carried all the tackle I needed and more. I put my floro on top with some mono spools and still had plenty of space. It’s extra durable and even with water being splashed on it, it doesn’t show fading or any wear and tear.
The one wear problem I'm seeing is that the axle is getting pretty rusty on my Nomad. I highly recommend making cleaning/corrosion prevention for the axle as a part of your cleanup process when you get home - or replace it with a stainless rod.
 
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fujirose

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Jim Fujitani
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I admit I bring too much stuff. I frequently remark that my stateroom looks like a tackle shop. And yeah, I get the OK from my room mates when the shop is "open".

I just bring a lot of bags, and keep just my WFO tackle bag on the rack.
 
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Yellowtail Dan

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    I admit I bring too much stuff. I frequently remark that my stateroom looks like a tackle shop. And yeah, I get the OK from my room mates when the shop is "open".

    I just bring a lot of bags, and keep just my WFO tackle bag on the rack.

    Have to love that in a bunk mate Jim!!!
     
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    Lundalakan

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    Not only do the skb’s take up too much room, they fall over in rough weather with rods in the frigging launchers and the owners tend to push other bags to the back so they can have the upfront spot. It’s more a “horay for me fuc everyone else” attitude.
    I get by fine with an old medium WFO backpack with extra leaders and a tray or two in my bunk and still only use a fraction of what I bring.
     
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    CV-Wayne

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    Independence, Excel, Royal Star
    I made this box for my first long range trip on the Excel. I knew my boarding number wouldn't get me a top shelf spot, so I had Jason get me the height of the opening on the second shelf and designed around that measurement. As you can see I was going for a utilitarian box, not a fancy box.

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    Its just a tad wider than the large SKB, but holds a lot more tackle with 8 plano boxes, a drawer for misc stuff and a work platform. I also have a slide out rod holder on the right so that I can work with rod I need at the moment and the slide it back in so its out of the way.

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    casamiller

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    Jun 20, 2012
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    Greg and Ryan Miller
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    I made this box for my first long range trip on the Excel. I knew my boarding number wouldn't get me a top shelf spot, so I had Jason get me the height of the opening on the second shelf and designed around that measurement. As you can see I was going for a utilitarian box, not a fancy box.

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    Its just a tad wider than the large SKB, but holds a lot more tackle with 8 plano boxes, a drawer for misc stuff and a work platform. I also have a slide out rod holder on the right so that I can work with rod I need at the moment and the slide it back in so its out of the way.

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    Great ideas....what was the height you built to?
     
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    Steve K

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    18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
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    Steve K

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    Jan 2, 2005
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    Shit, that is problem no matter what kind of tackle box or bag one has.
    Well, with the trend towards taller tackle bags, a definite problem. And those taller bags with up to five trays are prone to toppling over onto the deck. Very unstable. My bag is the Large Barona bag by Shimano. Fits nicely on the shelf and allows easy access to the top compartment. I only carry two trays, 3700 size, one for hooks and weights, one for jigs. A 3600 size tray fits in one of the side pockets, for topshot materials. My small 15” wide duffel stays in the stateroom until I need it to top off a reel with spectra or get to some of the heavier coils of fluorocarbon.
     
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    CV-Wayne

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    And are those 3600 or 3700 size trays? Nice box!

    Thanks Steve. All boxes are 3700 series:

    Left side
    #1 - Drawer
    #2 - 3701
    #3 - 3701&3750 or this slot can take a 3731 for my marauders
    #4 - 3750

    Right side
    #5 - 3701
    #6 - 3700
    #7 - 3750
    #8 - 3780
     
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    the_tunaman

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    I only leave the rig I'm fishing with in the launcher, when we make a move or are on the troll. I keep all my other rods in the rack where they are supposed to be.

    I too hate when guys load up the launchers with their rods at the tackle station and leave them there. They are handy for rigging before doing battle, but shouldn't be used for storage while the boat is fishing.

    I try to be as considerate as possible.
     
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    floydlpackard

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    I made this box for my first long range trip on the Excel. I knew my boarding number wouldn't get me a top shelf spot, so I had Jason get me the height of the opening on the second shelf and designed around that measurement. As you can see I was going for a utilitarian box, not a fancy box.

    View attachment 887540

    Its just a tad wider than the large SKB, but holds a lot more tackle with 8 plano boxes, a drawer for misc stuff and a work platform. I also have a slide out rod holder on the right so that I can work with rod I need at the moment and the slide it back in so its out of the way.

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    I really like your box. Nice solution on multiple levels. Front loading, made so the front shelf will open flat, can slide in where others don't use, swing out rod holder. Saw the problem and solved it yourself. I would be interested in how the slide out rod holder works.
    Thanks
     
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    d105

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    I like the Okuma Medium Roller. Large enough for most of what I need. Has wheels for easy rolling. The rod holders are there in the event you can use them. Fairly small footprint.
    It can be a bit tippy so I make sure that lead goes in the lowest tray and heavy jigs go just above that.
    Tight lines!
     
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    Slater

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    Jun 1, 2006
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    I keep coming back to the Calcutta bag...how'd you make your decision between the medium vs large? How has it been for you? And, how are the wheels/handle holding up when fully loaded? I'm almost ready to pull the trigger but would love to hear your pro's/con's - thanks!
    Eric
    The chick knew I needed a roller bag & got me the medium Calcutta.
    Thats not going to work as it doesnt have 3700 full size plano boxes, they are smaller.
    Think thats a deal breaker for me.
    My question is how does someone decide between the largest Calcutta vs the largest Okuma Nomad.....

    hate the larger deep tray on the nomad...
    hate the cell, camera, sunglass storage on the Calcutta...
     
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    jer dog

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    Eric
    The chick knew I needed a roller bag & got me the medium Calcutta.
    Thats not going to work as it doesnt have 3700 full size plano boxes, they are smaller.
    Think thats a deal breaker for me.
    My question is how does someone decide between the largest Calcutta vs the largest Okuma Nomad.....

    hate the larger deep tray on the nomad...
    hate the cell, camera, sunglass storage on the Calcutta...
    I just replaced the one large Deep Tray , on mine and I like
    a lot better.
     
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    caveman

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    charles boyd
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    Here's a mod I made to my SKB box. I didn't care for my jigs banging around on the their hanger holes, and when it was full of jigs it took awhile to find the one I'd want. I cut out the hanger holes, and use the Plano boxes in the photos. It now holds a lot more jigs, and easier to find the one I want. Now if only I could untangle it from the others.........

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    reellady

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    Aug 26, 2011
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    I have the Okuma soft roller tackle box. I had to fiberglass a one inch section on the front bottom legs to level the box. The box is build to lean forward, but when rods on in it, it will tip over.
     
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    reellady

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    Eric, I trashed the large tray on the bottom shelf of the Okuma roller bag and replaced with the same size as the others. Works great and all trays slide nicely
     
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    pescadito

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    One thing to consider that I think is a big difference between the Nomad and the Calcutta bags is that the Calcutta has hand holes for carrying into its final resting spot. The Nomad has a shoulder strap which I personally like better in terms of carrying when rolling has stopped being the option.
     
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    Slater

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    One thing to consider that I think is a big difference between the Nomad and the Calcutta bags is that the Calcutta has hand holes for carrying into its final resting spot. The Nomad has a shoulder strap which I personally like better in terms of carrying when rolling has stopped being the option.

    http://www.calcuttaoutdoors.com/gea...rer-rolling-tackle-bag-with-5-3700-trays.html

    Calcutta just came out with thing & it's huge!
    Has it's pros & cons also.
    Fishermans Landing has a bunch of them.
     
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    bparker1225

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    Mark Mayo's boxes are actually a tackle center with rod holders tie downs and hook tying loops. In actuality they are not all that expensive just a bit more than a quality reel. You can customize it to your needs and it will be passed down to your grand kids. Check them out!
     
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