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Thinking Outside the (Tackle) Box

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Nobody appreciates a well-built, hard-sided tackle box more than SKB Cases. After all, the company has been a leading manufacturer of military-grade hard cases since 1977 and currently offers more than 900 SKUs—several of which are virtually indestructible hard-sided fishing tackle, reel, rod, and supply boxes.

But the company’s owners (who are also sportfishermen in their down time) understand that tackle requirements can vary greatly depending on location, season, trip type, and more. And while everyone needs a good, hard-sided tackle box in their arsenal, it’s not the piece of gear that’s always necessary or practical. 

To provide an alternative, SKB has stepped outside its hard case comfort zone and developed a comprehensive solution that combines the durability people expect in an SKB case with maximum portability, ideal for quick fishing trips or on-the-go fishing adventures. The result? Say hello to the ultimate tackle backpack.

SKB’s Tak-Pak Backpack Tackle System (2SKB-7300BK) is made of heavy-duty 600 Denier cross dyed nylon with a water resistant coating. It features a durable zipper with built-in weather flap to help keep valuables dry, and includes a separate cell phone pouch in the top compartment as well as five exterior pockets for stowing small boxes, cloths, sunblock, or whatever you need for a full day on the water. There’s also a handy rod holder pocket along the side and a fold out work flap for tying hooks and lures.

The interior features four adjustable hook-and-loop shelves that will support up to four pull-out divided drawers. There is also an insulated cooler for drinks, lunch, or filets, that can be removed and to free up more interior space. Comfortable shoulder straps and a padded waist belt round out the design and provide convenient, easy carrying of all your fishing essentials. 

For a company that prides itself on more than 40 years of innovating ultra-tough box-style transport cases, tackle storage has provided a unique challenge—heavy-duty can sometimes mean heavy, after all, and that’s not always ideal for a hike down to the river. However, the SKB Tak-Pak is a feature-packed tackle solution that proves SKB is definitely up to the task of thinking outside the box to meet all your fishing gear needs.

For more information on SKB’s full lineup up fishing products, visit skbcases.com/fishing or call them directly at (800) 654-5992.

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