Old, Distressed Teal Color Tackle Box, Toolbox, Utility Box


(full item description/condition info can be found below story)

It was a warm summer's morning in 1965, the rising sun just beginning to paint the surface of Lemming Lake. Old Al was still nursing a cup of coffee as he loaded his fishing gear into the boat. The smell of outboard motor fuel mixed with that of the coffee--the marriage of the two triggered all of Al's fishing senses. This was going to be the day he would catch the elusive "Big Guy" of Lemming Lake, he thought to himself. The "Big Guy" was the enormous largemouth bass that had become legend in these parts and it had become Al's personal Moby Dick after having hooked the beast on several occasions only to lose him at the last second.

Al pulled out of the marina and headed to Beggar's Point where he had his last encounter with the elusive fish. He anchored the boat about one hundred feet off the shore and reached into his large green metal tackle box for his favorite lure. He made a long cast toward a partially submerged log that he knew was the big bass' preferred hunting spot. After a half an hour of luckless casting, Al decided he'd take a brief break and finish off the coffee in his thermos. He placed his rod down with the tip and lure hanging out over the side of the boat. As Al poured his coffee, he heard a rush of water and lifted his head just in time to see the mouth of a giant bass grab the lure and return to the water, dragging his rod toward the edge of the boat. Unable to reach the fleeting rod, he kicked his tackle box toward it. The box sprung open and landed upside down, wedging the rod against the side of the boat and giving Al just enough time to grab it before it was lost over the side. He released the line to allow the fish some dive time, adjusted his drag and then began the fish fight of his life. An hour later, back at the marina, Al was surrounded by a crowd of envious anglers as they gawked at the mighty beast of Lemming Lake.

Al is no longer with us but his legendary tackle box is available for you to buy. This wonderful circa 1960s metal box is nicely distressed and every ding we're certain has a story. It measures 13.5" X 6.5" X 5" tall and has its original teal (blue-green) finish. It has a silver-tone metal handle and center latch and features a ruler embossed into the lid (to keep your fishing stories honest). Inside there is one fold-out tray with five (5) compartments. This old box would look great in a lodge/cabin decor or equally as an industrial chic piece. Not manufacturer's marks found.

As mentioned above this tackle box is nicely distressed with lots of dings, scratches, scuffs, and a nice patina of rust but is still structurally sound.The center latch works and the handle is firmly attached. The interior is free of grease and dirt but does have layer of rust on the bottom panel and some worn paint and rust in the trays.

Visit our "INDUSTRIAL CHIC" and "LODGE & COTTAGE" sections for similar toolboxes and tackle boxes.

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