The incredible pace and extensive reach of technology in our daily lives is undeniable. After all, if you’re reading this, you’re likely surfing the web on your computer or killing time between meetings by reading articles on your smartphone—a piece of technology that barely existed just a decade ago, and is hard to imagine living without now.
Even the most die-hard, old-school luddites among us would be hard pressed to say they’ve remained totally unaffected by the rapid availability of all this technology designed to make our lives easier and more efficient. And yet, for many anglers, tackle storage solutions seem like they’ve hardly evolved since caveman times.
If you’ve got a hard-sided tackle box, there’s a good chance it bears a striking resemblance to the one your dad—or your dad’s dad—might have had: flimsy plastic of indeterminate color; encrusted with scales, nightcrawler guts, and layers of mystery grime; with rust-covered latches that threaten a tetanus shot if you look at them the wrong way; and held together on the corners with duct tape where one drop has splintered the shell into a web of sharp plastic daggers. This fragile mess of a box—which probably represents the go-to tackle solution for many—is the one you trust to protect your expensive collection of fishing gear?
Just as smartphone technology has provided a solution that keeps us from roaming the streets for a pay phone when we need to make an emergency call, tackle box technology has evolved to provide smarter, more effective ways to protect our equipment. There are a multitude of solutions that are far superior than the Bargain Mart tackle box of old, and all serious anglers would benefit greatly from giving this essential piece of gear an upgrade worthy of the 21st century.
Here are three virtually indestructible options from SKB that showcase the difference modern innovation can make:
iSeries 1610 Tan Tackle Box
With an interior measuring 16″ x 10″ x 10″, this heavy duty, watertight tackle box is the ideal size for kayak and drift boat fishing. It comes with 5 separate transparent boxes with adjustable dividers for all your fishing tackle and accessories, as well as easy-to-operate trigger latches, two comfort grip handles, and steel reinforced padlock loops for added security. Like all SKB iSeries cases, the 3i-1610-10TB is made in the USA and features SKB’s Unconditional Lifetime Warranty—if you break it, SKB will repair or replace it for as long as you own the case!
iSeries 2011 Tackle Box w/Trays
Measuring 20″ x 11″ x 7.50″, this large case provides an all-in-one tackle solution for longer trips. It offers four multi-compartment trays (each with one sealed compartment for small items), user configurable open compartments, and storage space below for larger items. A handy tow handle and wheels make it easy for transport. This USA-made, comprehensive case also features SKB’s Unconditional Lifetime Warranty!
SKB Small Roto-molded Tackle Box
This ultra heavy duty case is perfect for long range saltwater fishing trips and features stainless steel hardware/fasteners, a lid that opens 90 or 180-degrees for easy access, and four storage boxes with dividers to keep everything organized. It also boasts a hanging jig area that accommodates over 40 jigs with a padded cover to keep them in place, and four pre-installed Rocket Launcher rod tubes. This case was created for the hardcore fisherman and is backed by SKB’s Unconditional Lifetime Warranty. Available in mini and large sizes, too!
To learn more about these nearly indestructible new takes on tackle storage, visit SKB’s official website or contact your tackle distributor today.