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callmecamo
03-08-2019, 09:38 PM
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I just wanted to bring this to anyone's attention that may be in the market for a new large tackle bag.

I have finally reached the point where I need to replace my nearly 15 year old Bass Pro Extreme 360 sized tackle bag. It's sure been a good one and taken a lot of abuse over those years, but now I need a bit larger capacity unit to store the tons of gear that I've accumulated since then. I was looking into the Cabelas Advanced Anglers Magnum sized tackle bag. It holds up to 8, 3700 sized hard boxes and retails for $90 when you buy it with the boxes already in it. The construction looks to be high quality but 90 bones is just too salty for me.

So I'm walking through Wally World a couple of days ago and stumble across this blaze orange tackle bag with 5 3700 sized boxes for $37! It looks to be nearly identical to the Cabelas bag in every way other than the fact that it is only capable of holding 5 boxes rather than 8 and that you can see it from the next county over. (I went to Oklahoma State so I'm good with the colors.) Zippers, material, rubber mesh, carry strap hardware, all the same! It will also hold 8, 3600 boxes vertically with 1, 3700 sized box sitting flat on top of them. This works particularly well for me since all I have to do is toss my old, already organized, 3600 boxes in the new bag and I get another big box on top of them. The boxes that it comes with are certainly not of the highest standard, but I'm not complaining since this rig was $50 less than the Cabela's bag. This thing has A TON of pocket storage space too! Again, these are configured almost identically to the Cabela's bag.

Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely a Cabela's fan. But if you're looking for a new tackle bag, I would urge you to check out Wally first. Especially if you don't mind orange and black!

Mike1234
03-08-2019, 09:55 PM
Will one of the smaller boxes fit the front pockets


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Slabprowler
03-08-2019, 09:57 PM
Nice bag! Had one of the Cabela’s black and yellow ones that only held 6 boxes ! I liked the bag but I stuffed it to full and busted the zipper so I bit the bullet and bought the Advanced magnum today! Lots more room ! I applied for their store card and got 20 bucks off plus a 6 pack of flash light and 2 buck knives ! Out the door for 78and some change and 5 chances to win that Nitro boat! I can control the card and keep it paid off if and when I use it! N the process of moving into the new bag which will take a few days ! Lol

ad1974
03-09-2019, 09:01 AM
Good looking bag...I had one of the big Cabelas bags and used it for over ten years,held up great and is still in good shape.Last year I decided to trim down what tackle I was taking out with me because that Cabelas bag was full,big and weighed about 80 lbs.I now carry just a small bag that has the stuff Im going to use that day,so far I havent regretted downsizing at all.

callmecamo
03-10-2019, 12:36 AM
Will one of the smaller boxes fit the front pockets


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I guess that depends on how small you're talking about. You could probably fit one of the little 2 sided pocket boxes in there.

callmecamo
03-10-2019, 12:37 AM
Good looking bag...I had one of the big Cabelas bags and used it for over ten years,held up great and is still in good shape.Last year I decided to trim down what tackle I was taking out with me because that Cabelas bag was full,big and weighed about 80 lbs.I now carry just a small bag that has the stuff Im going to use that day,so far I havent regretted downsizing at all.

80 lbs?!?! You'd need a wheelbarrow for it!

SeaRay
03-10-2019, 06:38 AM
I have the same bag in a smaller size. Mine holds 4 boxes plus all the crap I've stuffed in the pockets. One of the most versatile bags I've used.
Wish my carry handle was as sturdy as yours. I use the shoulder strap for fear of ripping the handle. It's only attacked in two places, yours is four.

SuperDave336
03-10-2019, 07:18 AM
Yup those are good stuff I have 4 bags total (only 2 used) but they are different sizes by Ozark trail. I need smaller for kayak. I love the orange! The quality I think is the best bang for buck. If you keep your eye on them I’ve caught some of those bags on clearance which is why I have the 4......lol. Also you can swap out and rotate the plastic boxes inside so no need to carry everything only what’s needed that day.

Crestliner08
03-10-2019, 07:29 AM
Great buy! Thanks for the heads up. :)

CliffordN
03-11-2019, 06:06 AM
Will one of the smaller boxes fit the front pockets


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Had one in my hands yesterday, and checked for that too... Yes, you can put a smaller box in the front pouch...

akaslyguy
03-12-2019, 09:24 AM
Thanks for the heads up on this bag. I bought one today.... didn't even know I needed it rotfl

CliffordN
03-18-2019, 08:32 AM
Decided that I must have this bag. Headed to pick it up shortly...

Hat55
03-18-2019, 09:00 AM
Thanks for the heads up on bag. From a fellow COWPOKE!!

callmecamo
03-18-2019, 09:58 AM
Thanks for the heads up on bag. From a fellow COWPOKE!!

Pistols firing!

"D"
03-19-2019, 06:11 PM
I bought one. I will use it when I am in someone else's boat or to bring in the 5th wheel when traveling. I already have filled it and it holds a ton of stuff. The hard bottom zips open and you have room for stuff in there also. Maybe a sandwich or snacks. Orange just happens to be my favorite color.

callmecamo
03-20-2019, 10:52 AM
I bought one. I will use it when I am in someone else's boat or to bring in the 5th wheel when traveling. I already have filled it and it holds a ton of stuff. The hard bottom zips open and you have room for stuff in there also. Maybe a sandwich or snacks. Orange just happens to be my favorite color.

The bottom compartment is a great place to put a few spools of spare line too. I just keep finding pockets on this thing!

CrappiePappy
03-20-2019, 02:14 PM
Got one today. Looked at the local Cabela's one ($39/sale) and didn't see much difference. Had a BPS gift card that I was going to switch over to a Cabela's card, but the Customer Service guy said either one will work, since a month or so ago they fixed it so that either card can be used.

Thanks for the tip !!

Kevin22
03-20-2019, 03:24 PM
That's a good looking bag! I bought the plano weekender, the 3600 series size since I bank fish often as well as in the boat so I wanted something a little smaller (lighter) than my 3700 series bags.

I think I paid $20 on sale last month. The 3700 size is $30.

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Whatever bag you use, look into the plano SLIM (thin) boxes to put in it! They are half the thickness of the standard ones and are perfect for jig heads and hair jigs. The only thing I use the thick ones for anymore is to store my floats/bobbers in. My current set up is a standard size with all of my floats, hooks, weights, stops etc. and a thin with all of my jig heads. Then I have another thin with most of my hackle and marabou jigs that I grab if I need it. All of my plastics stay in their original bags and stay loose in the bag with the two/three boxes. Theres room for A LOT of baits. The slim boxes are (3601) (3701) for the two sizes most are talking about here. Plano Pro Latch Utility Box 3701 (https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Plano_Pro_Latch_Utility_Box_3701/descpage-P3701.html)

CliffordN
03-21-2019, 05:43 AM
I took the five new boxes out, and put the old four in, rather than swapping everything inside... Now, I will see how long it takes to fill the new ones! :biggrin

CrappiePappy
03-21-2019, 03:21 PM
I took the five new boxes out, and put the old four in, rather than swapping everything inside... Now, I will see how long it takes to fill the new ones! :biggrin

I took the five new ones out & replaced them with 3 I already had filled + several bundles/bags of plastics (that would not have all fit into the other two boxes :Doh: ). Now the whole bag & outer pockets are pretty much full (& weigh in at a mere 18lbs :yikes ). But, at least it holds all my jigs/plastics for both casting & Pushing techniques. Had I put in my tray of various weight jigheads, it would weigh closer to 20lbs, which is what my crankbait bag weighs. :Rofl