Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Slimming Down the Tackle - Speedbag 3600

I've been trying to figure out which direction I wanted to go after I lost most my "good" fishing gear in the flash flood a few months ago. I have been in the process for about a year, trying to bring a less bulky tackle bag. I realized through this process,(and really trying to pay attention), how much I actually use and what I don't. I think since I was forced to start over, I was able to slim it down considerably. I will never be a real "ultralight" guy, but i'm starting to get closer. Here is my new "skinny" kayak tackle bag.....

I'm using a Plano Speedbag 3600. I bought 3 Plano 3640 Waterproof StowAway boxes to replace the one's that came with it. One has a variety of cranks, pop r's, spinners, etc that I like for the areas I fish. I have a hook/weight box since I spend so much time with plastics. I also added my catfishing hooks and weights for when we have a chance to kick back in forked stick country. The last box is for my flies. My poppers, buggers, clousers, and various flies that produce on the rivers here. I decided on doing this since I didn't have the best of luck with my waterproof fly boxes. (water resistant is what they needed to say, not waterproof)
Like I said, i'm not an ultralight guy. I have another speed bag just for plastics. Worms, lizards, hogs, senkos, you name it. But I stow that one behind me and just have the package out that i'm using.

Thanks for coming along,

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