BUYER’S GUIDE: THE BEST FISHING RIG BOXES

BUYER'S GUIDE: THE BEST FISHING RIG BOXES

by Angling Times |

With there being so many different types of fishing rig boxes available on the market right now, it can be difficult to know which one you should go out and buy. Which is why we have put together this handy buyer's guide to let you know what fishing rig boxes are actually worth your time.

Whether you like to tie your rigs in advance or prefer the convenience of ready-made hooklengths, keeping them organised and stored neatly will help you fish more efficiently.

There are few things more frustrating than being sat on a shoal of feeding fish only to have to waste time with your rod out of the water while you tie a new rig or scrabble around trying to find a fresh hooklength. But with the number of rig wallets and hooklength boxes available there really is no excuse to find yourself in such a situation.

Whether you need to store short Method feeder hooklinks or long zig rigs, there are now hooklength boxes available to suit. Some comprise lengths of foam which you can simply pin your rigs into, where others have pegs at set distances for tying rigs at precise lengths. The foam disc-style systems have become popular for storing zig and floater hooklengths.

AVID zig box | RRP: £14.99

This compact box comes with eight zig spools that can each hold at least two pre-tied zig rigs. The spools boast specifically designed sliders that enable you to easily store zigs of all lengths.

There is a 12in ruler on the outside of the box for measuring rigs. It is also supplied with 32 spare spool stickers so you can accurately label your rigs with breaking strain and hook size etc.

www.avidcarp.com

BUYER'S GUIDE: THE BEST FISHING RIG BOXES

Preston Innovations Mag Store System | RRP: From £14.99

The unique Mag Store System uses small magnets to locate each individual Rig Stick in the box.

This versatile design enables you to swap and change their location and add new Rig Sticks that you have tied different hooklengths to.

Available in three sizes to accomodate hooklengths of 4in-15in. All the boxes boast a weatherproof rubber gasket, dual identification points and ribbed Rig Sticks for increased hooklength stability.

www.prestoninnovations.com

BUYER'S GUIDE: THE BEST FISHING RIG BOXES

maver super seal eva rig case | RRP: £16.99

A recent addition to Maver’s extensive Super Seal EVA range, this rig case is made from tough, durable EVA material. Featuring heat-welded seams, the case is 100% waterproof.

It has a transparent two-way zip top lid with a carry handle. It comes with 15 foam rig winders but no pins.

www.mavermatch.co.uk

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SONIK SK-TEK Rig & Bits Wallet | RRP: £22.99

The Rig & Bits Wallet is part of Sonik’s new extensive SK-TEK luggage range. As well as the double rig boards with stiffened side plates to help keep rigs taught, it also boasts two internal pockets with mesh pouches for storing essential items of terminal tackle and making them easy to locate. The tough outer skin is constructed from an HD 600D PVC- backed SK-TEK camo material.

www.soniksports.com

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MATRIX hlr rig case | RRP: £10.99

Don’t be fooled by the compact design – it can hold more than 200 hooklengths. The loop prongs, which feel nice and sturdy, are between 4in and 6in making it ideal for housing Method feeder hooklinks. Magnetic locking is secure and a rubber seal prevents moisture ingress. Supplied with 30 rig ID labels. A Large version (£14.99) for storing 4in-12in rigs is also available.

www.fishmatrix.co.uk

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SONIK SK-TEK rig & bits Wallet | RRP: £22.99

The Rig & Bits Wallet is part of Sonik’s new extensive SK-TEK luggage range. As well as the double rig boards with stiffened side plates to help keep rigs taught, it also boasts two internal pockets with mesh pouches for storing essential items of terminal tackle and making them easy to locate. The tough outer skin is constructed from an HD 600D PVC- backed SK-TEK camo material.

www.soniksports.com

Guru rig case | RRP: £13.99

The double-sided design of this slimline box can house in excess of 150 pre-tied hooklengths.

The Standard Case (£9.99) is suitable for 3in, 4in, 5in and 6in hooklengths while the Large Case (£13.99) caters for longer rigs of 6in, 8in, 10in and 12in. Both feature a magnetic fastening system, which although a little fiddly, is super secure and there’s no chance of it opening in transit.

www.tackleguru.com

BUYER'S GUIDE: THE BEST FISHING RIG BOXES

Frenzee hook-up | RRP: £9.99

The Frenzee Hook-Up storage unit is capable of housing hundreds of 4in, 6in and 12in hooklengths, perfect for Method, pole and running line rigs. Using twin shot injection moulding technology, it incorporates a water tight seal to protect your rigs. There are also dedicated sticky pad areas so you can label your rigs.

www.frenzee.co.uk

BUYER'S GUIDE: THE BEST FISHING RIG BOXES

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Korda zig box | RRP: £10.99

Successful zig fishing requires having lots of hooklinks of varying lengths and hookbait colour combinations tied up and ready to go. The compact Zig Box can store up to 20 rigs on the four supplied EVA spools.

As well as storing zigs it can be used to house pre-tied leaders. The tough box is made from impact-proof plastic and will fit into the side pocket of a rucksack with ease.

www.korda.co.uk

BUYER'S GUIDE: THE BEST FISHING RIG BOXES

Fox multi zig & chod bin | RRP: £10.99

Designed specifically for storing chod and zig rigs. Supplied with six discs, two of each size, which can be removed from the main shaft, and 18 pins. The large discs are perfect for storing zigs and help to measure the length of rigs when tying as two wraps of the disc measure 1ft.

The discs can also be used to steam the perfect curve in your chod rigs. Additional discs can be purchased separately to customise the bin with the disc sizes you prefer.

www.foxint.com

BUYER'S GUIDE: THE BEST FISHING RIG BOXES

Chub vantage compact rig wallet | RRP: £16.99

The Chub Compact Rig Wallet has a hard protective outer case, and although compact in size, the double-sided wallet has the capacity for more than 40 rigs.

The integral moulded bar protects the hookpoints and a handy rigid divider also prevents tangles when the wallet is closed. The zip features an easy pull rubberised puller.

www.chubfishing.co.uk

BUYER'S GUIDE: THE BEST FISHING RIG BOXES

Browning hooklength wallet | RRP: £11.95

A folding wallet that opens up into four sections and holds more than 50 hooklengths. The foam pads will store hooklengths varying in length from the length of the wallet down to half of its length.

www.browning-fishing.com

BUYER'S GUIDE: THE BEST FISHING RIG BOXES

Guru rig box | RRP: £11.99

This compact storage system is capable of holding more than 200 rigs and comes with 10 EVA spools and 20 pins. These soft spools protect the hookpoints and the rounded edges prevent the line from becoming kinked or damaged. The flanged lid protects against water ingress but enables moisture to escape.

This universal system can be used for feeder, bomb, pellet waggler, pole and float hooklengths.

www.tackleguru.com

BUYER'S GUIDE: THE BEST FISHING RIG BOXES

wychwood rig box | RRP: £24.99

This-all encompassing rig board and tackle box combo enables you to keep all your rigs and terminal tackle well organised. With space for around 50 rigs, the box features a clam shell lay-flat design and comes with three internal bits boxes. There’s a handy 12in ruler on the lid and the locking mechanism feels sturdy and secure.

www.wychwoodcarp.co.uk

BUYER'S GUIDE: THE BEST FISHING RIG BOXES

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map hooklength box | RRP: £26.99

Capable of storing any length of hooklink from 2in to 2ft, the pins are positioned 1in apart and the double-side design enables you to store a whopping 1000-plus rigs. The unique built-in measuring tool ensures all your hooklengths are tied the same length and the white inner plate is marker pen-friendly so you can label hook sizes, line diameters and lengths with ease.

www.mapfishing.co.uk

BUYER'S GUIDE: THE BEST FISHING RIG BOXES

JRC defender rig wallet | RRP: £17.99

Made from a hard-wearing and water-resistant 500D green polyester, this rig wallet features eight zip lock plastic sleeves which can be used to house pre-tied rigs or rig items. There’s also two mesh pockets with zip access and an external zipped pocket with mesh inner.

www.jrc-fishing.co.uk

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Daiwa black widow rig wallet | RRP: £11.99

A simple, no-nonsense rig wallet that can hold around 20 hooklengths. It has two stiff foam boards with hook locater bars and is supplied with 20 pins. Made from a durable material, it’s rigid design will prevent your rigs getting damaged in transmit.

www.daiwasports.co.uk

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korda rig safe | RRP: £19.99

This double-sided case can store almost 100 rigs. The curved recesses enable hooklinks incorporating shrink tube kickers to be stored while keeping the tubing’s shape. Suitable for hook sizes 2-12, it is supplied with 30 pins and 20 double pins enabling rigs to be stored with a length that is yet to be determined.

www.korda.co.uk

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