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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:09

5 Fishing Subscription Boxes Worth Checking Out

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A fishing subscription box definitely has the surprise factor going for it, which is quite exciting. We explore some options.
If you have been kayak fishing for a while, then you probably know exactly what type of gear, lures and bait works best for you. However, if  you want to shake things up and try something new, then you have a couple of options at your disposal. You can either hang out on fishing forums and talk to your fellow anglers about what they use and why or you can throw caution to the wind and sign up for a subscription box. The first option is probably going to yield the most productive results, but the subscription box definitely has the surprise factor going for it, which is quite exciting, depending on how much you like surprises of course. Over the years a number of these subscription boxes have popped up that promises anglers a bunch of goodies in return for a fixed monthly price. Sometimes the contents of these boxes are quite useful, especially if you don't have a lot of gear yet, but most experienced anglers will already have everything that they need. If you fall in the camp that like surprises and want to try out a random assortment of new fishing gear on a monthly basis, then these are the options currently available to you in the United States.
 

Lucky Tackle Box

 
Price: $15.99 - $46
 
Lucky Tackle Box promises to deliver new baits right to your door every month with three different subscription options to choose from. You pick the box that matches the type of fishing you enjoy and it is shipped within a week of your order. Lucky Tackle Box also has an online library of how-to videos to help you make the most of the baits that you receive. Their cheapest option is the "Regular" box that promises over $26 value for $15.99 a month and it is available in Bass, Crappie/Fanfish/Trout and Catfish options. Next up is the XL at $25.99 for over $40 value and it is available in Bass, InShore Salt, Multispecies, Walleye and Fly. Their most expensive box is the $46 "Tournament" box that is available in Bass and Multi-species, while promising over $85 value. Other benefits to subscribing range from member-only tournaments to monthly contests, exclusive discounts and more. Check out the video below for a peek at what you might find in their boxes. 
 
 

Fishing Giftbox

 
Price: Fishing Giftbox is part of TheGiftBox.com and is available in two variations, saltwater and freshwater. After making your selection the first box is shipped within 15 days and you can swap or pause your subscription at any time. According to Fishing Giftbox, their boxes are curated by professional fishermen and industry experts and will contain useful items, such as the newest lures, jigs, tackle and spinners. The cost is $29.99 per box if you only plan on subscribing for a month, but this drops to $27.99 per box for a three month subscription and $24.99 per box if you opt for a whole year. One thing to bear in mind with the Fishing Giftbox is that they go "on ice" during the winter season, so you don't get a box every single month like with other subscription services. 
 
 
 
 
 

Mystery Tackle Box

 
Price: $16.99 - $39.99
 
Karl's Bait & Tackle offers a monthly mystery tackle box that starts out at $16.99 per month for their "Regular" box all the way up to $39.99 per month for their "Elite" box. All of these boxes offer a fun way to discover new tackle every month and you can save money on your subscription by selecting three, six, or twelve month plans. Shipping for all the boxes are free and when choosing your box you also get the select the specific species of fish that you want to target. The Mystery Tackle Box is one of the original monthly lure subscription services and they have built quite a reputation for themselves.
 
 

Postfly

 
Price: $19.99 - $39.95
 
If you want premium flies, tying kits, gear and full stoke on a monthly basis, then the Postfly box is a good option. What is nice about their boxes is the fact that each one is curated based on factors such as location, season and species, which means you won't end up with a box that is useless for your needs. Postfly also has an online store and joining the subscription service provides you with an automatic 10% discount, which can be handy if you shop a lot. When joining Postfly, you choose your fishery from options like trout, saltwater, warmwater, steelhead and salmon before choosing a subscription plan. Their "Regular" box begins at $19.99 while the "Guide Series", which features double flies plus premium accessories begin at $39.95. Obviously, when selecting longer plans you save more per box. 
 
 
 

Fishing Enthusiast Monthly Boxes

 
Price: $53
 
Fishing Enthusiast has three monthly subscription boxes available and anglers are able to choose from Freshwater Lure, Saltwater Lure and Freshwater Fly boxes. These are premium subscription boxes, so unlike the other subscription services you only get a single lure in each box. This service also does not have a single month subscription option as plans begin at three months and go up all the way to a full year. Inside each box you will find a fishing gift card, premium lure and note card that has a detailed history of the lure. This makes the fishing enthusiasts monthly boxes more suitable for gifting to anglers who already have a sizable collection of lures and would appreciate something a little different. 
 
 
 

Conclusion

There are obviously more options available than the subscription mentioned above. For example the Sportman's Box (http://www.thesportsmansbox.com/)  features both hunting and fishing gear along with lifestyle accessories and food items while the NFA Fishing Club monthly box (https://nfa.clickfunnels.com/sales-page) is also packed with fishing goodies. Other popular options include the Freestone Bug Box (https://freestoneflyco.com/), The Fly Crate (https://www.theflycrate.com/join/), and Reel Tackle Box (https://www.reeltacklebox.com/collections/monthly-subscription-boxes) to name only a few. 
 
Let us know in the comments below or on the forums what your thoughts are on monthly angling subscription boxes and if you have ever been tempted to try any of them out.
Last modified on Wednesday, 03 October 2018 14:34
Naomi Bolton

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