Rated 5 out of
Rugged & Convenient
The bag is tough, and has exactly what I need for surf fishing with plugs. It has enough room for all that I need, yet is not too bulky to be inconvenient when I'm in the water. It has magnetic catches, which makes accessing the main compartment very easy. The plug slots in the main compartment are sized to accommodate all my saltwater plugs, and all but the most massive muskie (muskellunge) lures. It may have a high cost, but it is constructed well and should prove very versatile. This will be my surf bag, and likely be my go-to tackle bag for kayak and canoe fishing. This is exactly what I was looking for.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 4 out of
This is now my main surf bag
This is a very good bag, but it does have a few quirks that may bother some folks.
The fabric does not snag hooks at all, which was a problem with my previous (Shimano) bag. I like that the tubes are larger, which allows me to more easily retrieve shorter plugs that drop to the bottom of the tubes.
The three-point strap keeps the bag in place so that it doesn’t swing around in front of me when I’m bending over to land a fish. To me, this is a big plus, and it also keeps the bag from bouncing around on my back when I’m casting or crawling over rocks.
On the negative, the magnets don’t hold well unless you line them up just right, but I still prefer this to the velcro overkill on other bags. The lid keeper loop on top of the LL Bean bag is very hard to lock in, and it would work much better if the hook part weren’t jammed against the lower pocket. (Maybe the hook on mine was sewn in too low?)
Bottom line: not perfect, but it’s still my new favorite bag.
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 3 out of
Closing mechanism for top of bag is a pain to operate and worse in the dark. The padded board is useless and adds weight. Shape of bag is odd too. Doesn’t drain well either which is absurd because it is marketed as a plug bag. Overall could be better.
Date published: 2019-06-27