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How to choose a tackle box for fishing

A tackle box is an essential piece of fishing gear, stocked by fishing and angling shops all over the world. In it, you can keep all of your small pieces of equipment separate and organised, allowing you quick and clear access to your hooks, lines and sinkers and any additional useful items which you might need for your day on the river bank. Furthermore, some tackle boxes double up as fishing seats, making them the ideal all-in-one angling apparatus.

Dimensions

Size and weight
Look at the various tackle boxes available, either by visiting specialist fishing stores, which will have an extensive range, or general sports shops. Browse through the tackle boxes on offer to get an impression of the size and weight of different boxes. When looking at tackle boxes, think about whether there are enough compartments and whether or not they are big enough for you to house all of your equipment, such as hooks, lines, sinkers, pliers, torches, jigs and floats, and any other items you may wish to include. Furthermore, remember that weight is important — you will have to lug your tackle box around, sometimes over considerable distances. Consider if you could obtain a cheaper price for the same tackle boxes you find in store, but bear in mind that you will have to pay an excess postage and packaging charge for any product you buy online. Materials
Nearly all tackle boxes are made of a waterproof material, but it does not harm you. Make sure that the boxes you are looking at can handle large quantities of water. Your tackle box also serves to protect your equipment, so make sure you are looking at a sturdy box that will take a few knocks without breaking.

Additional features

More than just a tackle box
Some tackle boxes provide their owners with more than just the basic features of a regular box.
Some tackle boxes, for example, are essentially a soft-exterior hard-shelled chest of tackle drawers that you can transport around all of your equipment in comfortably. What's more, the boxes stand upright away from potentially muddy and grubby river banks on specialised feet and also have soft, waterproof cushions on top for you to sit on as you while the hours away at the river bank.

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