Best Tackle Bag of 2017 – Top 5 Reliable Fishing Bags

Tackle bags are basically “fishing bags”. Tackle bags hold and keep large amounts of fishing tackles and other gear for an easy and mess-free transportation. The best tackle bag is a necessity for every serious angler wanting to have a hassle-free fishing time.

If you’re a novice at fishing, I suggest you read this article to bits to help you purchase the best tackle bag for you.

Why choose a tackle bag over a tackle box?

Now there are two types of storage containers for fishing tackles: the tackle bag and the tackle box. Honestly, both types have their own perks for their users – the two have proven useful for transportation and storage.

I guess the only obvious things distinguishing the two would be their size and material.

Why choose this?

​Tackle boxes are a bigger and heavier while tackle bags are lightweight and smaller. Thus hard cases take up more space while fabric bags take less space for storage and are easier to carry around.

Another thing that makes tackle bags better is their expandability. Since they’re mostly made of soft fabrics, it’ll be simpler to stash and fit extra items into the bag’s pockets.

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Lastly, I love how I can remove, switch, and mix the individual tackle boxes inside the bag unlike when you use a tackle box with affixed trays and boxes.

In short, tackle bags makes fishing life easier.

Now that you know how handy a tackle bag is over a tackle box, let’s now proceed to a round-up of the best tackle bags in the market.

The Top 5 Tackle Bags for 2017

​**Below, you'll find our more detailed reviews, but you can also click the links above to see current prices or read customer reviews on Amazon.

#1 - Piscifun Fishing Tackle

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The first one on our list is a miniature tackle bag from Piscifun. The small size makes it ideal for carrying fishing essentials for river and stream fishing.

The sling bag is constructed from a durable PVC canvas material that’s resistant to wears and tears. Its features include a padded ergonomic strap, lots of big and small compartments, good quality zippers, a carabineer at the top of the bag for attaching gear, an additional pocket on the side with a plier holder in front, and a side-release buckle for easy detachment from the body.

The mesh compartment on the front of the bag is perfect for stashing your gadgets and smaller necessities while the main pocket features a lot of pockets – two velcros and one mesh where you can store spools of fishing lines and 2 to 3 standard stowaway boxes, further adding to the functional design of the bag.

What We Like:

  • Good organization
  • Waterproof
  • Durable canvas
  • Lots of compartments
  • Versatile (can also be used in other outdoor activities)

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Stitching isn’t very good (depends on item shipped to you; I could be wrong for others who got well-stitched bags)
  • The design is too simple
  • The body strap isn’t adjustable ( favors taller people more)
  • Too small if you have a big fishing arsenal


#2 - Spiderwire Wolf Tackle Bag

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The Spiderwire Wolf Tackle Bag is a rugged and very masculine-looking bag made from waterproof polyester and thick denier material that can definitely fit your whole fishing arsenal… And a little room for extra stuff.

It has two front pockets with fishing organizers, plier holders, removable fishing line dispensers, and a molded top handle, bottom and shoulder strap.

It’s amazing how I can fit everything in this bag. The side pockets are convenient for holding water bottles and snacks if you don’t have a cooler while the two front pockets can secure your gadgets and smaller fishing gear.

There are also two plier holders attached on the front pockets. And lastly, I can fit 4 utility boxes in the spacious main area as well as three to four fishing lines in the sideline holders.

The stitching, zippers, strap and the whole bag is very well-constructed too.

What We Like:

  • Superior organization
  • Very functional design (equipped with line holders, plier holders, fishing organizers)
  • Will fit your entire fishing arsenal
  • Waterproof
  • Durable canvas, zippers, stitchings
  • Lots of compartments
  • Adjustable strap

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Bigger gears for saltwater fishing may not fit
  • Can get really heavy with only one shoulder strap supporting the entire bag


#3 - Okeechobee Fats Tackle Bag

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Now, this next tackle bag is a top contender of the Spiderwire. This tackle bag fits everything so nicely too!

It also features a polyester material, comes with 4 large utility boxes, reliable stitchings and zippers, tons of pockets, molded handles and bottom, front pockets with organizers, plier holders, fishing pole holders, and elastic holders.

Additionally, the bag includes a nice sunglass holder in front, so you won’t have to worry where to put your eye protector and a top waterproof pouch for your fishing lines.

I’ve tried stashing my Plano 3440 series stowaway boxes into the central space and surprisingly, it can fit eight trays! Well, it’s just one option if you don’t want to go with the boxes the bag comes with.

The stitching, zippers, strap and the whole bag is very well-constructed too.

What We Like:

  • Superior organization
  • Very functional design (equipped with line holders, plier holders, fishing organizers, and a sunglass holder)
  • Will fit your entire fishing arsenal
  • Waterproof
  • Durable canvas, zippers, stitchings
  • Lots of compartments
  • Adjustable strap

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Bigger gears for saltwater fishing may not fit
  • Can get really heavy with only one shoulder strap supporting the entire bag
  • The sewn-in glasses holder is always in the way of the front pouch making it a hassle


#4 - Berkeley Small Tackle Bag

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If you are a newbie at fishing and have a beginner’s arsenal, I suggest you go for the Berkeley Small Tackle Bag. I’ve given this one as a gift to my son who just learned fishing, and he loved it.

The tackle bag comes with 2 tackle trays, mesh pouches, slim front and side pockets, removable and padded strap, and a hook and loop closure on the front pouch.

Well, this one works fine for an afternoon of fishing but don’t expect a lot from it because what you can basically store in the bag are the essential gear and two utility trays.

What We Like:

  • Waterproof
  • Durable canvas, zippers, stitchings
  • Adjustable strap

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Too small if you have a bigger arsenal
  • Nothing special about the organization of the bag
  • Few compartments
  • Not very functional (lacks organizers, sidelines, and plier holder)


#5 - YOGAYET Fishing Tackle Bag

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This last entry is a strappy tackle bag. It has exterior straps for all sorts of things – bottles, rain jackets, and fishing lines.

The YOGAYET Fishing Tackle Bag is constructed from corduroy-like high-density fabrics that are heavy-duty.

It also features multiple compartments, lots of exterior pockets, a front pocket with organizers, durable zippers, padded waist strap, a bungee cord at the top handle, a bottom strap, an extra pocket behind the flap, and a separate waist pack.

The bungee cord is a very thoughtful addition to secure your tripod or water bottles. Another functional feature of this bag is the bottom strap where I can roll up my rain coat when I go fishing during a not-so-nice weather.

Moreover, the extra pocket behind the flap can serve as extra storage for your fishing tackles. Lastly, the main compartment can fit up to 4 to 5 medium-sized utility trays.

Are you impressed yet? Well, don’t be because I haven’ introduced you to the waist pack yet. Yes, this bag can be worn around the waist too.

So the padded waist strap can be tucked inside a compartment if you don’t want to use it. It's made from a breathable material, has a buckled closure, and elastic holders for pliers, scissors, and other essential tools.

What more can I say? This is an extremely well-made tackle bag.

What We Like:

  • Superior organization
  • Very functional design (equipped with line holders, plier holders, fishing organizers, and a waist strap)
  • Will fit the whole fishing arsenal
  • Waterproof
  • Durable canvas, zippers, stitchings
  • Lots of compartments
  • Tons of utility straps
  • Adjustable strap

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Bigger gears for saltwater fishing may not fit
  • Can get really heavy with only one shoulder strap supporting the entire bag (if you don't want to use the waist strap)
  • The main compartment is relatively small to fit large utility boxes

The Verdict​

​Clearly, the winner of the round-up review is the YOGAYET Fishing Tackle Bag. It surpasses all the other tackle bags in our list when it comes to design, functionality, space, organization, and durability.

The only drawback with this piece of bag is the space of the main compartment which is relatively small to fit large utility boxes but if you’ll opt for the medium sized trays, it will definitely fit in the bag.

A good tackle bag will be your fishing companion so choose carefully

A good tackle bag will be your ultimate fishing companion so it’s necessary to weigh your options carefully and choose one that best fits your arsenal and convenience.

Go get that big fish!

John Morris
 

Hi, I’m John Morris. I’m an avid outdoorsman and fisherman, blessed with an awesome wife and 2 kids. Fishing is not my passion, it is my lifestyle. I fished before I knew how to walk! I’m obsessed with all things related to fishing, even the fishy smell. I’m always willing to extend a hand to novice anglers looking for fishing tips and tricks thus I created this blog. This blog is a collection of my experiences, knowledge, and also research from other blogs.

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