Updated August 03, 2019 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Tackle Backpacks

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in October of 2016. If you're heading into the wilderness for your next fishing trip, ensure all of your gear is organized and easy to carry with one of these tackle backpacks. Many of them include dedicated lure storage compartments, rod holders and waterproof pockets for valuables, while some of the more advanced models are even equipped with features like USB power supplies and integrated lighting systems. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Calissa Recon

2. Spiderwire SPB006

3. Wild River Nomad XP

Editor's Notes

August 01, 2019:

The Shimano Blackmoon and Superfisher XXL were taken off the list due to a lack of availability, and we removed the Wild River Nomad because it was essentially a duplicate of another item on the list in a different color scheme.

In adding five new items to the list, we addressed a few important attributes, beginning with size. Both Calissa offerings (the Recon and the Blackstar) offer considerable storage capacity, with room for as many as five heavy-duty bait boxes with plenty of ancillary pockets to boot. The Recon is the only model on the list with wheels and a retractable handle, which is super handy for hikers who want to save energy on a long trek.

The Blisswill Single is an economical choice for a fisherman on a budget — especially one who values versatility, as it can be worn as a backpack, shoulder bag or hand bag. Users reported being very impressed with the amount of gear it can accommodate without becoming too heavy or cumbersome while being worn. We noted the durability and comfortable design of the Piscifun Storage, which also comes with a protective rain cover.

Special Honors

Red Gill Fishing This straightforward option should meet the demands of most fishing hobbyists and even some angling fanatics. It’s built with soft, flexible arm straps, a waterproof phone pouch, and plenty of storage space for utility boxes. Plus, it comes with a pack of bullet weights and worm hooks. redgills.net

Lunkerhunt Tackle For security purposes, you can cinch and buckle each compartment and pocket on this backpack so that it’s tightly closed, preventing accidental drops and similar mishaps. It holds three sizeable plastic trays, all of which are included in the package. It’s extremely well-balanced, thanks to its upright design. lunkerhunt.com

4. Calissa Blackstar

5. KastKing Gear Bag

6. Wild River 604 Nomad

7. Piscifun Storage

8. Wild River 3606

9. Blisswill Single

10. ToolEra TackleTime

Sam Kraft
Last updated on August 03, 2019 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.

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