The TACKLE BOXES
are all made from woods such as solid
American red or white oak to exotic African Mahagony. The are
using Tite-Bond III waterproof glue using stainless steel and
marine hardware to resist the elements present on a long range
Finishes vary from traditional hand - rubbed glossy marine spar
varnish to polyurethane.
So far all have been different in stain, finish and
grain patterns. Each box takes approximately 40 hours over about
two months to complete.
Jerome's friend and Russ Ung
Tom Stevenson and Steve
Bill Douglas and Jerome
Bill Douglas may be the person who convinced me
to start building tackle boxes after he commented
that it would be stupid to try to build one.
A bit casual in the
photos, but a rare quarter sawn oak box for Merk
The box below on the
right sold after a showing at the Fred Hall Show
and is my new standard series 7.
You will see it on the Qualifier 105
or other boats. The one on the right below is
the new smaller, lighter series 6 (Kurt).
guanacaste wood and Randall Yee (note new mahagony rocket launchers)
is the raw guanacaste wood before it was fashioned into the tackle
Two pieces like this were brought back from Costa Rica with some
The newly refined Series 7 for Dennis Albert
3700's have had stainless steel tubes added after purchase, but
now they are standard now.
Note newly raised lower rocket launcher height to clear all tackle
racks on the side too
and the relocated line puller support lower on the front.
Jarrett's Series 7
for funny color balance - box looks like color on right - honey
blonde that will darken beautifully with sunlight
Scott's Series 7
Highly Customized Blond Hard Maple Series 6
(The word "custom" really applies here with almost everything
(notable were stainless steel hasps and three trays)
Packard's Custom 4 Tray Series 6
Again this box
is "custom" in every way with
removable rocket launchers, no top, a large upper tray
and those heavy duty stainless steel handles
It is hard to see the wonderful gloosy finish of these boxes.
Floyd's box was hand rubbed with seven coats of spar varnish
Here are two images in an attempt to show the glossy shine
note on Custom Boxes
If you want a box substantially different from my standard
series 6 or series 7 expect a minimum additional fee of $100
to cover the re-design and extra labor to engineer it
(ammo box-sized tackle boxes)
web inquiry from Jon Scobey led to these petite boxes and
they have been named Jon Boxes in tribute to his invention.
color in the "portraits" was not very accurate
so this one give a better idea of the real appearance.
The seond photo shows the size next to a real ammo box.
Jon, Jon Bell asked for one and his was a modified version of
This tiny tackle boxes are currently for sale at $100 without
A new touch suggested by John Maita
Each box will have a plaque with the owner's name like the one
below (Thanks John)
Did not get a plaque for your box? Email me for one
Boxes created so far:
3700 - Tom, Russ, Jeff,
Bill, Steve, Merk, Jerome,
Jerome's friend, Fred Hall show lady, Long Beach sale,
Dennis Albert, Scott Jarrett, John Maita
3600 - Mark, Yogi, Brent,
- Jon Scobey & Jon Bell
Long Range Fishing Tackle Boxes
Handcrafted from a solid
piece of African mahogany
(other fine hardwoods by request and will probably add to the
Stainless steel hardware - screws, bolts, eyes, hinges
Marine grade Perco hasps and latches
Hand - rubbed System III spar varnish finish (4 -6 coats)
Space for 4 - 3700 or 3600 size premium tackle trays (4 included)
Upper and lower storage space for pliers, cameras & odd shaped
Anti - skid black liner covers top, lower storage areas and inside
4 - stainless steel rocket launchers for rods/reels on series
3 -stainless steel rocket launchers for rods/reels on series 6
Integrated side handles
2 - hook eyes - used to tie hooks tightly
2 - line pullers & holders - (these protect your hands from
Series 7- H 17.5" x W 22" x D 11" Series 6- H 16"
x W 12.6" x D 9"
new Series 7 Weighs about 18-20 pounds - Series 6 Weighs
around 12 pounds
new Series 7
= $850 - Series 6 = $800
Click here to download a PDF file
of tackle box flyer
is how the boxes look as I make them.
They start as one 13 foot x 13-16 inch piece of solid exotic hardwood
(I had it cut to fit into my SUV) and a bag of hardware.
I cut the wood, glue
up the larger pieces and stack them to rest.
Then it is time to fashion the custom pieces, glue, assemble,
sand, add hardware and finish. The box shown in this assembly
is the dark cherry - colored one owned by Jerome.
I guess they are tough;
one fell off the tackle shelf on the Vagabond
in very rough seas and hit the deck from over 3 feet fully loaded.
The damage was hard to find and the owner
tied it down from then on. Good advice!
Email me if you have
to order one.