Like most anglers who fish multiple species and a part-time non-boater in tournaments, finding the right system can be tough. Flambeau AZ8 solves most of these issues without using a 90 pound piece of luggage and occupying half of someones boat. This beats multiple boxes and bags and offers the ability to arrange tackle as necessary. I like using 3500 utility boxes for things like term tackle, swivels, weights, hooks,jigs and slip float kits. I opted to use 4 of the 3700/6004 size boxes for cranks and larger pike/muskie baits and one for topwater and misc in-lines. With the space created by removing 2 of the 6004, I inserted 8 3500 boxes upright topped with a large spinnerbait box. The extra 6004/3700 can be used for more tackle that can be swapped out from the homebase as needed, but the Flambeau AZ8 still allows me to cover all species. The front pocket nicely has a 5004 box that can be used for other baits and knick-knacks we all tote around. The back pouch can handle more boxes, tackle packs, rain gear, GPS or whatever. The 2 side pouches handle stringers and multiple packs of plastic baits in their original packaging, which is recommended. The 3 sleeves on the other side handle tools, knives, repellant and a host of other choices. I haven't even mentioned the flipdown compartment, another useful feature. The construction is A1 for this AZ8, and the hard bottom keeps it dry. The best part is that Walmart was able to get the 2009 version at about 45% less than competitors selling the older version. The Flambeau AZ8 Big Water sold by Walmart-online is easy to carry, flexible in setup, and won't be an imposing item on anyone's boat. I suggest Walmart start offering the other Flambeau AZ Series. This bag is the best bang for your buck, and it is attractive and functional.
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