Who makes a watertight tackle box?

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by Formula4Fish, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Formula4Fish

    Formula4Fish Senior Member

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    Hey Folks,

    I was offshore yesterday in a center console boat. My tackle box is a plain jane box made by Plano, 9" tall X 9" deep x 20" wide, with one 9x20 tray that fits in it when open. It was snapped shut and sitting on the deck right in front of the console, when we took a particularly sloppy one over the bow. Besides filling my shoes with water, it turned over my tackle box and pretty well wet it down inside as well. Everything inside got a saltwater bath, including some pretty pricey tools, and I spent a good bit of the day today cleaning up the mess.

    Can anyone out there recommend a watertight, durable, tackle box about this size? Emphasis on "watertight".

    Thanks,

    Dick
     
  2. shanker

    shanker Senior Member

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    send a PM to ARGO, I know he has a water tight one, if the zipper is closed that is.

    His bag is HUGE though.

    I have an openwater 606 Wahoo bag that I personally love, although not watertight, it is very easy to rinse out...
     

  3. Fishhead56

    Fishhead56 Senior Member

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    Heres a link to a tuff waterproff box company.
    They make many sizes.
    I've seen 30k worth of bore scope equipment (optics)
    blown off a oil platform Helo pad drop a 100 plus feet,
    float for an hour and returned dry and undamaged.
    Pelican 1550 watertight airtight shipping & carrying cases

    Someone could make a tackle box from one I guess.

    Kev
     
  4. fonz

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    Offshore Angler Boat Bag

    Ive been using these. Not totally water proof. But it keeps most water out, if zipped up. They have different sizes. I put my tackle trays and lure bags in it.
     
  5. MrBill

    MrBill Senior Member

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    On a center console boat, there is no such thing as a waterproof tackle box. Trust me, I've bought everything in the universe, and nothing, I mean nothing is waterproof in rough seas. Even if it placed in the driest possible compartment it will get water inside of it.
     
  6. SpecialK

    SpecialK Super Moderator

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    If you rigged up a pelican to act as a tackle box, it should be dry. They are expensive.
    We use one to take high end filing equipment on the water. Never had one leak.
     
  7. SkeeterRonnie

    SkeeterRonnie Senior Member

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    fished a tourney this past weekend, and got to mingle with some PROfishonale anglers... one tip was to go to walmart in the sandwich/plasticware section and use the containers designed for kitchen use.. they have seals, and when closed are water/air tight.... and a LOT cheaper than thier twins over in the fishing section.....
     
  8. bulllred

    bulllred Senior Member

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    Check out the Shimano Bristo Bay tackle bags. The big one is what I have and it will hold 5 large plano tackle boxes and the smaller Bristo Bay will hold 5smaller plano tackle boxes. Not only it is 100% water tight but it will float if you don't weight it down too much.
     
  9. YMMV

    YMMV Senior Member

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    Like Fishhead56 rec, Pelican cases are great but expensive. I don't use them as a tackle box, but I've been using them to transport my handguns and rifles for years with no problems. Very durable too.

    Take a look at Albackore tackle products. They may have something you like.

    Albackore Fishing Tackle Backpacks, Tackle Bags, Tackle Boxes
     
  10. shanker

    shanker Senior Member

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    Check out the Shimano Bristo Bay tackle bags. The big one is what I have and it will hold 5 large plano tackle boxes and the smaller Bristo Bay will hold 5smaller plano tackle boxes. Not only it is 100% water tight but it will float if you don't weight it down too much.


    Dick, roys has these bags on Clearance, I have one, but use it as a cooler, not a tackle box...
     
  11. Formula4Fish

    Formula4Fish Senior Member

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    Thanks for the feedback Folks.

    I'm thinking a Pelican case with Plano 3700 boxes might be my best answer.

    Patrick, I'll check out the Bristol Bay bags at Roy's before I make up my mind. Thanks for the tip.