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.