The Best Tackle Storage Options for Any Budget

Keeping your tackle organized means you spend more time fishing and less time looking for the perfect lure

For most anglers, time on the water is at a premium. With work and other responsibilities getting in the way of doing what we love, we need to maximize the time we do get to spend on the water. Keeping your tackle organized ensures you spend more time fishing and less time searching for the right lure. To help, here are a few boxes with features that will help you keep your line wet, and more fish in your net.

Mr. Prepared

Flambeau tackle bag
Flambeau tackle bagAmazon

You've patterned the fish, but sometimes they throw you for a loop and refuse all the usual offerings. Luckily, you've packed everything. And I mean everything, even that weird creature bait that you bought on a whim but won't ever actually throw. If you simply have to take it all with you, it's hard to beat a duffle bag stuffed with plastic boxes. The individual boxes make finding stuff simple, despite the volume of stuff you've packed.

The Classic

Plano Angled Tackle System
Plano Angled Tackle SystemAmazon

Some of your earliest fishing memories probably involve Grandpa's tackle box. While Grandpa's old faithful got the job done, it wasn't the easiest thing to organize, and was prone to landing on its side when you opened the folding leaves. The modern version has been updated with a series of removable boxes that make it easy to find exactly what you're looking for, without the worry of tipping the whole thing over.

The Minimalist

Bassdash Waterproof Tackle Storage
Bassdash Waterproof Tackle StorageAmazon

Some folks don't like to weigh themselves down, preferring to carry only what they'll need for that trip and leaving everything else at home. If that's the case, a waterproof tackle box with dividers that can be configured in any number of ways is the perfect choice. You can stuff them in your wader's front pocket or kayak's bilge without worry, and have only what you need right at your fingertips.