Plano 7771 Guide Series Tackle BoxThe Plano 7771 Guide Series Tackle Box includes four 2-3701 utility boxes, three top access removable spinnerbait racks, spacious bulk storage, top access, see-through Duraview cover, and over molded handle. Fishing Tackle Boxes•Flambeau Maximizer Bait Storage Box•Plano 787 Guide Series Angled Storage System•Plano 7771 Guide Series Tackle Box•BPS Advanced Anglers II Super Magnum Tackle SystemWhen looking for the best tackle box, the first thing I look for is a good brand that I have used over the users from a name that I know and trust, and the top brand for me that is always my go to tackle box is always Plano. The reason why is that in my younger years, I was quite rough with my tackle box, and though I have owned other brands, the Plano tackle boxes have been able to endure all of my abuse and still hold up quite well. Plano is by far the strongest, and longest lasting, tackle boxes that I have ever owned. Fishing Tackle Boxes•Flambeau Tuff Krate Premium Kayak Tackle Storage System•Lure Lock Lure Locker with Boxes•Plano Guide Series 767 Angled Tackle System•Plano Hybrid Hip StowAway Fishing Tackle BoxFishing Tackle Boxes•Flambeau Ike MultiLoader Tackle Boxes•Plano 758 Tackle Box 4 Drawer System•Plano Guide Series 4 By Rack System•Plano Hybrid Hip Tray BoxHard shell tackle boxes just last forever. There have only been two reasons why I have ever had to replace any of my Plano tackle boxes. The first reason is that I outgrew some of the smaller versions that I had during my early years, and each time I would upgrade to the next larger size. The second reason is because I just did not know how to store my tackle correctly, and make use of utility boxes to store my lures and gear that leak, or melt, or rust. Whether it was my rubber worms, or the skirts on my hula poppers, they would melt into the tackle box and it would weld to and warp the box or make it look terrible, so I would replace it. My hooks and swivels would rust, so many different possibilities. Fishing Tackle Boxes•Flambeau Waterproof Fishing Tackle Satchel•Flambeau T4 Pro Multiloader Tackle Box with Zerust Corrosion Protection•BPS Advanced Anglers II Magnum Fishing Tackle System•Flambeau Waterproof Fishing Tackle Satchel with Base CageFast forward many years into my fishing years, and tackle boxes transformed by adding storage for utility boxes. This was a game changer for me. I was now able to organize my lures and tackle and have them at a quick reach to pull out one of the utility boxes and have everything at my finger tips, instead of rummaging through my old tackle box trays. This also allowed me to separate all of my different types of gear that could turn into a mess, or rust, melt, or stink up my tackle box. Now I can organize all of my gear and lures, and it will still be organized and neat the next time I open my tackle box. Fishing Tackle Boxes•Plano Guide Series Fishing Tackle Box 1444•Plano 1364 4 By Rack Fishing Tackle System•BPS Advanced Anglers II Large Fishing Tackle System•Plano 1349 Magnum Fishing Tackle SystemFor me, since I fish completely different gear for different types of fishing, I have quite a few of the utility boxes that I can feel with different types of gear, and when I am going to go striper fishing, I pull out the striper gear utility boxes and swap out the ones in the tackle box so it only takes me a few minutes to have my gear ready. When I am going to go trolling for trout, I swap out the striper utility boxes, and insert my trout gear boxes. I have about twenty different utility boxes that I have organized, separated, and labeled, so that when I decide to target a certain style of fishing, or a certain fish species, I just grab the utility boxes for that trip, and swap them with the ones that were in the tackle boxes from the last trip. In Conclusion - Tackle boxes and tackle storage systems are all about personal preference. Some anglers like small tackle boxes, with their hand picked lures, tackle, and gear for each trip, but others like to have larger tackle boxes with limitless options available when they are out on the water. You never know what fish are biting on specifically, and when you are getting skunked, and the fisherman next to you is getting hooked up, it’s nice to have the gear at your disposal to continue switching up your lures and your technique until you are in the zone! The tackle boxes with the utility boxes built in are a great fit for this scenario, but it also makes the box a little heavier and bulkier, so if you are walking around the shoreline you may opt for the smaller size boxes. Fishing Tackle Boxes•Plano 1354 4 By Rack Fishing Tackle System•Flambeau Tuff Krate Fishing Kayak Tackle Storage System•Plano 2 By Rack Fishing Tackle System 1362•Plano Double Sided Fishing Tackle Satchel 1120 Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.