Mystery Tackle Box

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Mystery Tackle Box is a monthly fishing lure, tackle, and bait subscription box. Each delivery contains carefully curated lure and tackle pairs, exclusive and rare fishing gear, and helpful tutorials. Members can expect to save around 40% compared to retail in addition to various other perks. All boxes are shipped about 10 business days after the order is placed.

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Pricing & What's Included

This box for fishing enthusiasts offers three subscription packages that can be purchased monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, or annually.

Type

1-Month

3-Month

6-Month

12-Month

REGULAR

$14.99

$14.50

$14.25

$13.75

PRO

$24.99

$24.00

$24.00

$23.00

LOCAL

$29.99

N/A

N/A

N/A

All subscription boxes auto renew every month but can be canceled at any time. When you are a subscriber, you also get discounts to the online bait shop. Shipping is always free.

Regular:

Starting at $14.99 per month, the company suggests that the products in each “regular” box are valued at about $25 in total.

You’ll be able to select a from a variety of fish species including:

  • Bass: Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted
  • Inshore Saltwater Fish: Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, and Flounder
  • Walleye: Sauger and Walleye
  • Panfish: Crappie, Bluegill, Perch
  • Catfish: Blue, Channel, and Flathead
  • Trout: Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Cutthroat

We really like that they allow members to customize their boxes in this manner. It’s a unique option that really increases the value to the customer.

Pro:

The “Pro” option starts at $24.99 per month and is said to be valued at $40 per box.

You can choose your target species, but have fewer options than in the Regular option:

  • Bass: Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted
  • Inshore Saltwater Fish: Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, and Flounder
  • Walleye: Sauger and Walleye

We do hope that the company expands their species offerings at the Pro level, especially since of the amount of savings that can be had.

Local:

This is a really cool, unique option that is determined by the fishing location. They research the best baits for your area based on local fish population, season, and forage.

This option is priced at $29.99 and contains around $40-$50 worth of locally relevant fishing products. You can also expect some helpful in-box content that will show you exactly how to use each of the included products.

If you choose to select the Local box, you should be aware that they are not available in all locations. If you select a location that is not available, you can choose to be notified via email when the Local box is available in your area.

Other Options:

On top of monthly subscription boxes, you can purchase gift cards for people in your life who are fishing enthusiasts. The online store has options for you to browse what is new to the shop and also allows you to purchase other items such as rods, reels, specialty boxes (for specific fish), apparel, and single tackle, line & accessories, or even have a gift idea suggested to you.

Gift Subscription

3-Month

6-Month

12-Month

MTB GIFT CERTIFICATE

$43.50

$85.50

$165.00

MTB PRO GIFT CERTIFICATE

$72.00

$144.00

$276.00

The pricing for the gifts includes its own set of subscriptions. You can choose to purchase 3, 6, or 12-month subscriptions. The gift boxes come in two selections. The first is the MTB Gift Certificate while the second is the MTB Pro Gift Certificate.

The shop also allows you to search through full sized products available for purchase directly through the company. When you purchase rods through the store, you will be eligible for 10% account credit. This credit is available when you purchase rods, rod accessories, and spinning rods.

Mystery Tackle Box Review

Mystery Tackle Box has a 9.4 out of 10 rating on TrustPilot. The average rating is five stars from a current total of 4,500+ reviews.

It appears that most online reviews are filled with glowing recommendations for the company. What customers love most about this subscription box is its great presentation in the packaging, extremely useful gear, great value for the types of baits you receive, and their reliable shipping times.

The overall customer satisfaction is high regarding the products this company provides as well as the prompt response to any and all questions that you may have. The customers enjoy the experience of having new and unique products sent to them on a monthly basis while not having to leave the comfort of their own home.

We like to look through any negative or low-rated reviews that we can find in order to identify anything that you should know about.

For the most part, any negative reviews of the company were related to confusion on why a particular bait was sent for a specific type of fish. These issues have all been resolved. MTB even took the time to help educate the customer on each product included in their box. (awesome customer service!)

When Does It Ship?

According to MTB, Your first box will ship out ten business days from when your order is placed. More often than not, you will see it within 5-7 days.

MTB ships to both USA and Canada.

Shipping is always free and depending on your location, you should allow up to two and a half week delivery time.

Customer Service Information

There are two ways to contact customer service:

  • Phone: 866-825-9301
  • Email: support@mysterytacklebox.com

You can also find this plus more information on the FAQ page of their website.

How Do I Cancel?

If you decide you no longer what to receive your Mystery Tackle Box, you can easily cancel.

Here is the cancellation process:

  • Log into your account to view active subscriptions.
  • Scroll to the bottom and select to pause your subscription for a selected number of months or stop it altogether.

If you are canceling a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription before the full term has ended, you will still receive all the remaining boxes (1 per month) until the full subscription plan has been completed.

Company History

Based out of Chicago, IL, Mystery Tackle Box was created in 2012 by founder Ross Gordon as part of The Catch Company brand.

​The company aims to curate the right fishing gear for every skill and experience level in order to eliminate the frustration and confusion often found in a traditional shopping environment. They are currently one of the largest subscription-driven companies in the outdoors category.

​Mr. Gordon has a long track record of operating successful online companies, including CraftJack, which was acquired by HomeAdvisor.

​You can see Ross speak about his company on this episode of TastyTrade’s Bootstrapping in America web show:

Why wait? Grab your Mystery Tackle Box today and wait for it to arrive at your doorstep so you can fish like a pro!

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