- Jan 23, 2009
I still keep an old Daiwa take-down rod with its storage box in my truck. I've had that thing almost 40 years and it's caught a ton of fish. It's been broken and repaired and broken again, but is still usable after all these years. I don't use my truck very much anymore. I suppose I should pull that box out and get it set up to use again, then put it in the back of my car.I have one of the old Guide Series boxes as well. I like it but doesn't really fit nicely in my kayak or bass boat.
The biggest downside with the soft bags I found was when I was kayak fishing. It was real easy to get baits caught on the bag and mesh.
On the bass boat I pretty much use the 3700 series boxes for all the hard baits and spinning/buzz bait specific boxes.
They seem to stow well in the boat without a lot of problem. For the soft plastics I think I'm leaning towards bait bags. I like to break my soft plastics up (jig trailers / worms / swim baits / creature baits / etc).
When I bank or pond fish I use a soft bag with my preferred baits but I keep all the baits in the original plastic box (or a small clear plastic box) so keep from snagging them.
That way, I can always be prepared if I see a likely spot while out driving around.