It's no secret fisherman love buying every lure they can get their hands on. There is also no doubt that it can get very expensive. It can be hard to pick and choose what lures you want to spend your hard earned money on. For this reason we as fisherman tend to buy what has worked for us in the past, or something a friend said is the "magic lure". It's time to break that mold, and Mystery Tackle Box helps with that.
It's a monthly Christmas gift! At least that's what it seems like to me. Actually it's a monthly tackle membership club. Here's what they say on their website.
Mystery Tackle Box is a monthly subscription service that introduces both beginner and expert anglers to new fishing lures and tackle. In addition to receiving fishing lures, you will also receive a "bait card" that will explain a little more about each bait you receive.
Sound cool? It is.
We just got our first box this past week and it was packed with 5 different pieces of tackle that were much more well thought out than expected.
This was our first month getting the box. I was very impressed with the tackle I got. It was well thought out with one thing pairing with another. First let's start with the packaging.
Once you get the box it is very nicely packed (sorry the chatterfrog snuck to the top) with note cards on top that explain each piece of tackle in the box. It really gives you the feel that you're getting something really special and cool. All the tackle is in its normal packaging just like you would get it from the store. So the first thing you'll notice are the note cards. The note cards give you some information on the tackle and also the retail price of each item. Very cool addition to the box for new anglers. Let's get down to what tackle we got this month!
Remember earlier when I said how well thought out the box is? This is the first reason why. Not only do you get the jig, but a pack of trailers that match with it perfectly. The jig was 1/2oz which is a great in-between weight for any lake you fish. The color selection was also a good all around color. The Xcite Raptor Tail Chunk matched with the jig perfectly.
The trailer had great action and texture. The claws flapped and actually seemed to significantly slow the rate of tall on the 1/2oz jig, which at the lake I usually fish is important. The fish love a slow falling lure with great action. Even though a football jig is not traditionally used as a swim jig I loved the way this jig and trailer moved through the water when I did swim it. So, so far.. Very impressive first two pieces of tackle.
Reason number two of why I thought this box was so well thought out. The PowerTeam Lures Sick Stick and the WackOjig almost seemed like they were made specifically for one another. Everyone loves a senko and the Sick Stick is something I would have never bought simply because I have so many packages of Yamamoto senkos sitting in my garage. The cool thing was that with the sick sticks you get a small tube of their Hog Tonic scent. (Be warned... Do NOT open it indoors!) The hog tonic is a very strong garlic scent, which we all know that bass love. Obviously we paired up the Sick Stick and the WackOjig as seen in the photo below.
The WackOjig is great. My favorite part about it is that the hook never goes through the lure. When wacky rigging a stick bait they get torn up very easily. This design obviously eliminates that. The jig also allowed the Sick Stick to flutter nicely on the fall which is most of the bites happen when wacky fishing. What I didn't think about at the lake was how versatile and creative you can get with this jig. Next time I'm out at the lake I'm also going to use it as a shaky head. This way the fish follow it down for the wacky rig sick stick, then when it's on the bottom I'll have a Z-Man Finesse worm on there for a shakyhead presentation. Speaking of Z-Man...
Everyone that I talk to or reads my blog knows I'm a huge fan of Z-Man plastics. I was very excited to see a ChatterFrog in my mystery tackle box. Again, this is something I just would not have spent my money on at the store even though it's a really great looking lure. This thing is really cool. I used it on light tackle and tossed it around weed lines and it worked great. Many people are already fans of the original Chatterbait, this lure is just a nice downsize of it. When the bite is tough this little lure may come in pretty handy. Great action and color!
AWESOME. I was so thrilled with everything I got in the box. It was all high quality lures, and again, very well thought out. I will definitely be keeping my membership for a long time and recommend everyone give it a try. Right now they have a promotion going on where you get your first box for only $4.99. You can't go wrong with that! Coupon Code: GET499 http://www.mysterytacklebox.com