Flambeau had some awesome and practical storage items to show off at ICAST 2013. I can’t wait to try Flambeau’s new Ultimate Tuff Tainer. These compartmented utility boxes have a water-tight seal, 3 tight-sealing latches and Zerust corrosion protections. As I said, I love my original Tuff Tainers, but these look even better. The Zerust is molded directly into the dividers and emits a harmless vapor which forms a protective layer around metal surfaces. I’ve had my originals for about a year and I’ve left a few in rain showers with no rust collection whatsoever. The Ultimate Tuff Tainers will be available in 4 sizes, with both compartmented and open core versions. They will be available in January.
The Soft-Side Tackle Bag is a very compact bag designed for anglers who travel to many different fisheries. They offer a ton of store for such a small size and come with rugged Flambeau Tuff Tainer boxes that are compartmentalized for your convenience. The majority of the tackle trays in my boat are Flambeau Tuff Tainer boxes and I’m telling you– I put them through more than most anglers would and I’ve been extremely impressed. Regardless of the weather or how hard or often I sling them around, my tackle stays neat, dry and rust-free. The Soft-Side Tackle bag also features 2 tie-down straps, huge side pockets and a padded shoulder strap. I can see this being very convenient for co-anglers and pond fishermen alike. They will be available in October 2013 and come in camouflage and H2O patterns.
The new T3 Multiloader is a slick little unit for anglers of all skill levels. It’s developed to accommodate a wide range of tackle storage in a very small, easy-to-carry package. It comes with three 3009 Tuff Tainer compartmented boxes with Zerust, which will allow both fresh and saltwater anglers to use it without worry of corrosion. It loads from the front for easy access to your tackle and also has an compartment inside the lid for additional bulk storage. They will retail at just $29.99.