Tackle storage fads and their companies have come and gone over the years, but Plano Molding Co. has never wavered in its expertise or commitment to be the innovative leader in the category since introducing its first tackle box back in 1952. And no company backs its boxes and soft-tackle systems like Plano.

Once again Plano enters next week’s ICAST with a proud showing of best-in-class products, and its all-new Plano® Guide Series.™

Hydro-Flo™ Tackle Bag,model 4674, is a serious contender for Best of Show in the New Products Showcase.

The Hydro-Flo bag features an ingenious system that allows water to flow right through the bag whether or not the “rinsing” is intentional.

The base is impact resistant and has non-skid rubber feet to keep the bag in place in even the roughest conditions. Construction is top notch, featuring a high quality nylon shell with heavy-duty stitching.

The 4674 includes five 3700 and two 3600 ProLatch™ StowAway® utility boxes. Additional storage areas can be found in the bag’s spacious dual-compartment side pockets for keeping tools and tackle handy, as well as on the backside where there’s an expandable elastic pocket for extra storage.

Underneath the top cover is a clear zippered pocket, perfect for storing soft plastics and maps. The top also features a storage compartment for favorite baits and accessories. The outer side of the bag features two elastic tie-down straps on top for storing raingear or a light jacket.

The new tackle system is a good all-around size for carrying everything needed on an extended fishing trip. The bag measures 24″L x 13.5″W x 13.5″H. It looks sharp, too, sure to dress up an angler out there. You’ll have first opportunity to see the bag in the ICAST New Product Showcase, and we also invite you to stop by the Plano booth, #1027, for a personal “show me” tour of all new Plano products. Here’s a quick look at a few of our other favorites …

Hydro-Flo StowAway
Also new to the Hydro-Flo product family are the Hydro-Flo StowAways, incorporating hundreds of small holes strategically positioned on the top and bottom of the popular Plano utility boxes. The holes create a breathable environment for the stored lures so they can dry naturally and avoid potential unintended consequences of storing wet lures inside of a sealed box.

The Hydro-Flo StowAway boxes come in a standard and deep size of the 3700-size footprint and a standard size of the 3600 footprint. All include an improved hinge and latch design.

728 Angled Tackle System
This new compact size joins the innovative series of angled storage systems. The gravity feed-and-store concept provides anglers with quick and easy access to what they need while keeping gear secure. The 728 Angled Tackle System securely holds three 2-3650 StowAway utility boxes with ProLatch durable and positive closures within its 15-degree angled storage platform.

The box also has ample storage space under the lid, and its two top-access storage areas above have DuraView™ lenses for a quick look at contents.

New and Improved Rod Tube, Model 46102
There’s nothing more frustrating than arriving at your favorite fishing hole only to find a broken rod tip, and fortunately, Plano has stepped in with a new heavy duty rod case designed to prevent this common problem.

This rugged case, model 46102, is constructed with Plano’s durable molded plastic and has a number of improvements built into the new tube design. It features foam padding in the bottom and top of the case for added protection. The tube will adjust from 64″ up to 106″ to accommodate rods in a number of sizes and has a locking system designed to securely hold the tube at the desired length. A swivel handle on the tube’s exterior makes transport easy, regardless of tube length. The case measures 4.25″ in diameter to accommodate multiple rods or rods with large guides.

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