Remember the good old wooden tackle boxes. They were great, just impractical, and awfully expensive. Then along came Mark Pack with their soft-sided component style bags. They introduced a different style of tackle box to fishermen. But, many of us wanted the extra protection a hard case offers. You can fly with these checked into baggage, I’d not do that with a soft case. Back in 2000 SKB introduced their hard case, and I was probably the first guy with ’em. The owners son dropped by my barn/warehouse before I had our retail shop opened the following year. I was impressed, as were our most serious clients. SKB combined some of the best aspects of both styles of tackle storage – hard and soft pack. SKB has produced an excellent tackle box. I think it’s the definitive hard case.
Well, there are times when taking things down a notch or two is in order. The new small box from SKB hits the nail on the head for one to three day trips for many anglers. It holds three Plano 3600 size boxes, has top storage, and you can even enhance the box by adding the optional rocket launchers.