Tackle Tamers


Shimano has expanded its Arapaho Line of accessories with the introduction of two new Skiff Bags. These rugged tackle bags are designed for use in open boats, and are constructed with a water-resistant truck-tarp material that rises a full three inches from the bottom, keeping contents dry even when water has collected on the deck or in the bilge. Other marine-friendly features include rustproof zippers and 600-denier rip-resistant nylon. Shimano even throws in 4 plastic utility storage boxes with its small Skiff Bag ($86) and five with the larger model ($96). Expandable side pockets hold loose gear, and the bags come with padded shoulder straps. Arapaho Trading Co., Covina, CA; (626) 915-0477; www.hyiusa.com