These plastic tackle boxes seem the most archaic option available today. That doesn't mean they're bad, by any stretch of the imagination.
Hard tackle boxes are generally quite inexpensive and offer a selection of storage
space and options. Most hard tackle boxes have cascading or folding trays that can be organized and arranged to accommodate the sort of tackle you're using.
Advantages of a Hard Tackle Box:
- Easy to organize
- Provides plenty of protection
Look for models that use plastic boxes for organization. These clear plastic boxes slide in and from trays inside the hard plastic tackle box.
In this way you can swap out the boxes and leave one that you do not need at home. In the event that you find the appropriate size tackle box these utility boxes can also be cross-compatible with any soft sided cases you may have as well.
For hard plastic tackle boxes it is in addition crucial to pay consideration to the closure systems and handles. Cheap tackle boxes generally have handles that break or come loose easily.
When that happens you'll accidentally drop the box which in turn cracks and breaks (yeah, I've done it). Cheap latches and closures can also snap or break as time passes which in turn leaves the tackle box useless.
Inspect these components or check reviews before buying.
Pro Tip – Don't leave your plastic tackle boxes sitting in the sun. UV exposure will make the plastic fragile and susceptible to cracking over time. Store them in a drawer or at the least under the dash.