The 2013 Toronto Sportsman’s Show is just around the corner, and this year it promises it will be bigger and better than ever! This year’s event will be held at the Direct Energy Center, Exhibition Place, running from February 7th to 10th. We’ll be there documenting this event and looking for some deals!
Mystery Tackle Box is a monthly subscription service that delivers a mysterious package of fishing tackle right to your door for only $15 USD a month. Every month you should receive around 3-5 new products vetted by Mystery Tackle Box’s own team of tournament anglers that review each product to ensure its quality and merits. Currently they’re focusing on bass fishing but many of the lures and tackle will probably crossover into other common sport fish territories like pike, musky, or walleye.
I was given a 3-month gift subscription to Mystery Tackle Box for christmas by my wonderful girlfriend. I think she purchased it because I had previously raved about their commercials and how much I loved the Karl VonDibble character. Mystery Tackle Box really pushed these commercials on youtube during December. I swear 6 out of every 10 video ads I saw was a Mystery Tackle Box ad. In the end they did get my business for their efforts, so I guess it worked out.
So what mysterious things did I get in my first delivery? Keep reading to find out!
Tackle Grab is a subscription service that uses a profile created by you to build a custom box of hand-picked baits that’s delivered to your door. In fact, right now you can get your first month subscription for 5 bucks! That’s quite a deal when you consider how expensive lures are these days. Heck, that’s an amazing deal when you consider how expensive fishing magazines are, and this is a box full of real lures!
I received my first package from Tackle Grab the other night. The subscription was a gift from my (awesome) fiancé. She got it on Black Friday when they were having a 50% off sale. The 12 month subscription cost $104.31 after taxes & exchange rate (or about $8.70 a month)
The package contained: (4) 5.25″ stick baits from Hot Seat Custom Baits (5) 5″ flukes from Hawg Wild Lure Co. (5) 4″ tubes from Hawg Wild Lure Co. (1) “Minnow-110″ bass wood crankbait from AR custom baits
The quality of all the products seem decent & the hooks on the crankbait are sharp. Tackle Grab sends you different things depending on how you fill out your angling profile and I think they did a pretty good job. These are baits I’d use for the species I fish for.
Overall, I’m happy with what I got for my $8.70 this month, but I don’t know I would be if I had paid the full subscription price.
UPDATE: After finding pricing on the AR crankbait ($21+tax) I realized that I had undervalued the box tackle grab sent me. It’s a great deal, I’m very happy with my shipment and would highly recommend tackle grab.
Thanks for the report Andrew! We look forward to seeing what you get in your next delivery.
Lunkerhunt has had an outstanding year at ICAST pulling in a double-header “Best in Show” as well as “Best Soft Lure” for its solid body Bento Minnows. These soft baits are almost impossibly realistic when you first see them. The bodies feature a holographic fabric core that reflects light in all directions as well as strengthening like a mesh skeleton. The multi-layer construction also encase the eyes and other features within the anatomical plastic body.
If you don’t see these on the shelves of your local tackle shop you might want to start asking for them. They are without a doubt the nicest looking 3″ minnow on the market right now. Don’t forget to look forward to my upcoming review of the Lunkerhunt Edu-Kits.
Bento Minnows are available in two different sizes (3″ and 4.5″) as well as several different color patterns that should prove effective in both freshwater and saltwater. Lunkerhunt products are available at K-Mart, Amazon.com, Scheels Sports, Sportsman Warehouse, Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, WalMart Canada as well as through fine independent tackle stores throughout North America.
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