Tackle boxes and the kitchen sink.

Texlee

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Jun 3, 2012
891
315
Vernon, Texas, USA
Name
Alben Lee
Boat
Excel
I have a very bad habit. When I go hunting or fishing I take way too much shit. Quick examples. Used to go deer hunting 6 hours south of me. Took 4 rifles. Gotta have backups you know. If I need 2 rod and reels…I take 6…and the boat is listing to one side because of all the tackle I take. Yes. I take the kitchen sink too. SO…let’s talk tackle boxes. 10 day trip on the Excel leaving Sept 28. I have an SKB 7100 with launchers and an SKB 7300 back pack that I’m taking. I also need another box to carry everything you can’t get in the SKB’s like spools of floro, mono, wire, etc. Plus I take enough small tools to assemble a lawnmower engine. My problem is…I hate asking someone if I can borrow something. That’s why I take too much shit. Note – I dont mind someone borrowing something from me as long as I get I back in the same shape as I let you borrow it in. So, how many tackle boxes do you guys take on a 10 dayer? I don’t want to hog (pronounced hawg) space in the state room…and I don’t know how much space there is on the top deck. Never been to CA much less on the X.
I apprciate any response. Tex.
 

Steve K

Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
Jan 2, 2005
11,214
6,608
Bishop
Name
Steve
Boat
18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
For that trip, one tackle bag, a Mark Pac Hippo Ranger, Google it. Holds 4 of the 3700 series trays for all the jigs, hooks, weights and rigging gear I need. Side pockets hold 1/4 lb spools of 40 and 50 lb mono, small spools and fluorocarbon and premade topshots, couple of Yo Zuri Bonita and Braid Marauder trolling plugs, etc. Top section good for tools, some miscellaneous stuff and I'm good. If we're targeting giant Yellowfin tuna in the lower zone, (which you are not) I have another small bag with all that other big gear.

You don't want to take up too much space. Big boat, but if overbooked by only one, 32 other guys.
 

Outhouse

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Feb 13, 2007
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565
Germantown, TN
Name
Jon Scobey
Boat
Titanic
Tex, as I recall you're driving? If so, take the house. If you are flying, that's a different story! You've got my email address if you need to ask travel related questions.
 

hucklongfin

Deep release specialist
Jul 3, 2003
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5,934
64
Mission Viejo
Name
MarkT
Boat
Blazer Bay 1860
I've got an Albacore bag with 3 3600 boxes and a double height 3600. Backpack with spools of line. Don't think I'll need more than that.
 

Texlee

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jun 3, 2012
891
315
Vernon, Texas, USA
Name
Alben Lee
Boat
Excel
Tex, as I recall you're driving? If so, take the house. If you are flying, that's a different story! You've got my email address if you need to ask travel related questions.

That's what i needed to hear. thank you Jon. Tex.
 

Thozguys

Professional Geek
Jun 16, 2008
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24
South of Georgia and Alabama...
Name
Rob
Boat
Hydro-Sports 2800 Vector Walkaround
Since I have the issue of never having enough tackle, I built a box for a 3-8 day trip and a box for 8-15 day trip. The 3-8 day box uses 5 large and 1 small plano boxes while the cube as I call it uses 5 large and 4 small plano boxes with 2 drawers and plenty of removable jig storage and tool storage on the upper shelf. Each box holds between 2 & 4 Seagar leader spools. If you are interested here is web site that depicts the boxes. http://www.fishes-tackle.com and yes these are like pieces of heavy duty furniture, but they will hold everything including the kitchen sink. And no this is not an advertisement, it is just a depiction of what can be built using old fashioned handcrafted wood for tackle boxes. Copy the design to your hearts content.