Trekking: Catch and release (or don’t) with Tackle Grab

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Man isn’t meant to stay indoors — our weekly “Trekking” column can attest to that. It’s a column dedicated to the adventurer inside of all of us, the one pining to ditch the office humdrum for a seven-week jaunt in the Grand Tetons, or fiending to catch some waves someplace other than the North Shore. One day we may highlight a new ultra-light camping stove or minimalist water filter, and the next you may find us getting wrapped up in a set of Norquayco’s handmade canoe paddles. Life doesn’t just happen inside the workplace and home, so get outside and live it.

Celebrity endorsements aren’t everything, but despite of your opinion of racing, there’s no denying NASCAR luminary Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a pretty big one. Working with more than 60 different bait brands, Tackle Grab ($13+) is conveniently designed to be the perfect companion for the avid fisherman, whether they happen to be a seasoned angler or one just stepping foot into the stream.

tgboxThe subscription-based online service essentially works in the same fashion to the frequently-mentioned Birchbox, allowing customers to set up a unique profile allowing Tackle Box customers to sample a variety of wears from some of the most trusted names in the field (Yo-Zuri, Evolve, Gambler, Boag Hog, AR Lures, etc.). Subscribers choose their geographic location, the type of fish they look for, their angling technique, and a melange of pertinent information when filling out their profile, thus catering their monthly package to their own fishing aesthetics and individual style.

Once signed up, Tackle Grab will then send you a personalized box housing four or five high-end lures, baits, and terminal tackle directly to your doorstep. If you happen to decide you’d rather swimbait for steelhead and largemouth bass instead of struggling while worming for chinook salmon, simply change your Angler Profile to realign your next package. Though the custom boxes include both renowned and lesser-known offerings, they’re built with quality and eminence in mind, allowing you to gauge a variety of brands from around the world or those not typically available in your region or the local Bass Pro shop down the road. Moreover, you can even gift a Tackle Grab subscription to a friend or loved one. A little bit of encouragement rarely goes wrong.

Check out the main Tackle Grab website to purchase a subscription or to browse the company’s various tips and tricks postings. Subscriptions start at an affordable $13, with month-to-month boxes available for $15.

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