Loaded tackle boxes carry special meaning for our waters

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. – The Holiday Tackle Box really is a gift that keeps on giving. That’s because proceeds from each purchase will benefit our fisheries and waterways.

From Nov. 14 to Dec. 13, Recycled Fish will auction a different fully loaded tackle box every day on eBay. Each box is valued at around $350, and a different box is auctioned every day.

“When you win an auction, our waters win too,” said Teeg Stouffer, Recycled Fish Executive Director.

Funds raised will assist programs through Recycled Fish, but 20 percent of each auction also will benefit different Recycled Fish partners in stewardship, including Vanishing Paradise, Anglers Legacy, KeepAmericaFishing, Clean Angling, Wildlife Forever, Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska, USA Ice Team, Casting for Recovery, B.A.S.S. Conservation, The Future Fisherman Foundation and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.

The Flambeau tackle boxes range from recycled plastic three-tray models to Bio ‘Tuff biodegradable containers and many other models. Every box features a pair of Onos Curlew sunglasses, and is packed with hooks, baits, weights, line and accessories from Berkley, Strike King, Vicious Fishing, Sebile, FoodSource Lures, Castalia Outdoors, Secret Weapon Lures, Scott’s Elite Lures, SAFE Angling, Timbuktu Outdoors, Lucky Bug Lures, Tru-Turn, Trilene, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Grip-On Lights, Recycled Fish, Fish Itch, KayakJak Outfitters, Clean Angling, Grabber Warmers, Wildlife Forever, Shark Tooth, Ventafish, Let Us Fish, Fishhound, BugBand and MonsterOutdoors.com.

“It’s the time of year when we’re looking for special gifts,” said Stouffer. “Giving someone one of these Holiday Tackle Boxes is extra special because it not only sets them up for countless adventures in the outdoors, but the proceeds help protect our waters and wild places.

“Whether it’s restoring the Louisiana Delta, preventing the spread of invasive species, or introducing new people to the sport of fishing, there is much we can all do to be a part of helping our waters,” he added. “Many anglers have a specific passion when it comes to stewardship, so you’re able to bid on a day when you have a deeper connection with the benefitting cause.”

A complete listing of the tackle boxes, the featured items and the benefitting non-profits is available at www.RecycledFish.org/HolidayBoxes. Visitors can sign up to be notified daily when each auction goes live.

The first auction goes live at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14.

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