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Plano Leads Tackle Storage Sales With Ongoing Practical Innovation Southwick Survey Says Consumers Choose Plano Tackle Storage Solutions More Than Any Other Brand

by: Leslie Sundahl, Traditions Media

Plano engineers and manufactures over 170 unique tackle storage products – more than any other manufacturer – including the new-for-2015 Plano Hybrid Hip Tackle Boxes and Marine Storage Trunks.
Photo by courtesy Plano
Photo by courtesy Plano
(Mar 24, 2015 - ) The new Plano Hybrid Hip StowAway Box and Hybrid Hip Tray Box add an unparalleled level of functionality and sophistication to the traditional, telescoping three-tray design. Instead of opening your treasure chest of tackle into a trio of fixed and slotted trays, you’re yielded creative license to customize the arrangement with surgical precision.
Plano VP of Engineering Ryan Kleckner says versatility is what makes the Hybrid Hip Box so unique. “Instead of being categorized as a top-loading or front-loading tackle box, they do both. You can access the individual trays without opening the top, or go ahead and open it up and let the trays telescope-out for total access.”
Each tray doubles as a drawer. Open the clear outer door like an oven and access your chosen tray. Open the top of the tackle box, and the same trays are accessible and viewable from a vulture’s perspective. (Discover a hot bait and friends become scavenging birds of prey...)   
Both durable boxes offer generous belly space for housing fishing line, bags of plastics, pliers…and even more Plano StowAway utility boxes! The lids feature two top-access storage areas. Three heavy-duty brass-bailed latches keep matters managed internally.
Plano’s new large-drawer and tray design is available in two configurations. The Hybrid Hip Tray Box features three conventional, removable trays. The more premium Hybrid Hip StowAway Box comes with a trifecta of Plano ProLatch™ 3700 utility boxes – each box (14" x 9.13" x 2") sporting 4-24 customizable compartments.

    •    Drop down front door allows for easy access to StowAway® Utility boxes
    •    Includes two 3700 series and one 3701 StowAway® utility boxes
    •    Two top-access storage areas
    •    Three heavy duty brass-bailed latches
    •    Large bulk storage area
    •    20”L x 12.5”W x 12.375”H

    •    Drop down front door allows for easy access to drawers
    •    Drawers are removable, allowing StowAway® utilities to be stored in their place
    •    Two top-access storage areas
    •    Three heavy duty brass-bailed latches
    •    Large bulk storage area
    •    20”L x 12.5”W x 12.375”H
PLANO MARINE TRUNKS (161960, 171960 & 191960)
Seems like no matter how big your boat, there’s never enough storage. In fact, the bigger the boat, the more essentials you need for a day on the water. From PFDs to extra clothing, rain gear, species and technique specific gear and tackle, emergency and tool kits, fenders, you name it, sometimes it feels like we need a boat to tow behind the boat – one for fishing and one for gear.
Thank goodness for Plano Marine Trunks.
Available in three introductory sizes, Plano Marine Trunks are the perfect storage solution. A clean boat is a happy boat.
Plano Marine Trunks have been painstakingly designed to take a beating from the water, salt and sun – even your bull in a china shop buddy who breaks everything. Nope, not your Plano Marine Trunk. These babies are made to withstand the rigors of real-world use like sucker punches from rough seas, off-road transport and shoves from dock onto deck.
These tough trunks are molded from a UV resistant HDPE material that resists fading, heat damage and ensures years of use and abuse. All sizes feature an O-ring seal to ensure contents stay dry and out of the elements. Go ahead and stack ‘em high. The reinforced, molded-groove lid is designed to support heavy loads without cracking or splitting.  Finally, Plano Marine Trunks also feature sturdy, removable and easy to open/close buckles and molded ports that make securing your trunks easy with standard tie-down straps and padlocks.  
161960 – 56 Quart Marine Storage Trunk / 24.00” x 15.00” x 13.00”
171960 – 68 Quart Marine Storage Trunk / 30.00” x 14.25” x 12.75”
191960 – 108 Quart Marine Storage Trunk / 37.75” x 14” x 18.25”

A tradition of excellence. Owning a Plano® tackle box has become a heritage that has endured for more than half a century. In 1952, Plano introduced the first molded plastic tackle box. For the next fifty years, the Plano brand found its way into the hearts and hands of four generations. Today, there's a 4 in 5 chance that if you own a tackle box, it was made by Plano. There are many reasons why consumers choose Plano, including quality, durability and innovation, but our favorite is "It's what my dad always used."

Photo by courtesy Plano