Tuesday, April 13, 2021

How to Find the Right Tackle Box


Hard tackle box with multiple drawers for organization.

Hard tackle box with multiple drawers for organization.

If you are an avid fisherman or even just a fishing hobbyist, then you know the importance of having a good tackle box to accompany you on your fishing trips. Successfully catching fish requires that you have a few essential pieces of gear in your arsenal including lures, baits, and tackle, and it is always best and more convenient if all of these essentials are in a good place that is organized and easy to get to when you need them.

Tackle boxes come in many different shapes and sizes, so how do you know exactly which one would be the best for you? You want to find the best fit that allows for adequate room and storage, and still, allow a little wiggle room for future growth. Hard Versus Soft Tackle Box

A lightweight option: a soft side tackle box. Submitted Photos

A lightweight option: a soft side tackle box. Submitted Photos

A hard tackle box is the classic and more traditional one that comes to mind and may even be the one you remember when you were growing up and going on fishing trips with your family. Hard tackle boxes offer a sturdy and durable option that can resist cracking, have plenty of storage space, utilize different compartments, and provide the modern fisherman with both ease and functionality.

A soft tackle box can provide just as much storage and is much lighter in weight than a hard tackle box. They are typically also just top loaders, which may mean that there aren’t as many organization and customization options available as you may see with a hard tackle or utility box. Storage



No matter what, the tackle box should provide you with adequate room for your gear. While the hard boxes have compartments, the soft ones include several different storage pockets. It is up to you to determine how much space you will need and how much weight you will want to carry.

Choosing a tackle box is a very personal choice and is solely based on your own specific needs and preferences. While one type may be more suitable for just a quick fishing trip, it may not be enough if you are a more avid fisherman who requires a lot of bait and gear and goes out more often than a hobbyist may.

As they say, bigger is always better, and the same rings true when it comes to finding the best tackle box for your next fishing trip. Keep in mind that if you are interested in learning more about what type of tackle is needed to fish in our area, it’s best to hire a professional guide before going out on your own to gain local knowledge of tackle, baits, areas to fish, local regulations, and more. Send us an email or give us a call to schedule an “on the water” educational fishing charter.

Captain Rapps’ Charters & Guides offers expert guided, light tackle, near shore, and backwater fishing trips in the 10,000 Islands of the Everglades National Park, and tarpon only charters in the Florida Keys. Capt. Rapps’ top-notch team accommodates men, women and children of all ages, experienced or not, and those with special needs. Between their vast knowledge and experience of the area, and easygoing demeanors, you are guaranteed to have a great day. Book your charter 24/7 using the online booking calendar, see Capt. Rapps’ first class web site at www.CaptainRapps.com, or call 239-571-1756.

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