Product Review               

02-22-16


           Plano Tackle Bags
                A-Series Tackle Backpack
                A-Series Tackle Duffel
                A-Series Quick Top Tackle Bag
                A-Series Tackle Bag
                Unique By Design Women’s tackle bags
                    423600 Woman’s Series Tote
                    23640 Woman’s Series Carrier
                    413630 Woman’s Series Tackle Bag

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A-Series Tackle Backpack
New Plano® A-Series Tackle Backpack marries premium tackle storage features and construction with hands-free, go-anywhere design
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Some of the best fishing adventures exist in the least accessible places; often well beyond the range of your fully provisioned boat or SUV. Whether the final miles of the journey to your angling Shangri-La are covered by foot, mountain bike, horseback, kayak or dugout canoe, Plano’s new A-Series Tackle Backpack will carry the tackle and other essential gear you’ll need to make the most of any angling adventure.

Functional utility lies at the very core of this unique tackle bag’s existence. Five Plano 3600 StowAway tackle trays are included and fit into the bottom of the pack’s main compartment, providing secure storage for dozens of lures and other terminal tackle components, while a separate upper storage compartment zips open to reveal cavernous storage for bulkier items like reels and accessories, line spools, clothing, camera gear, portable electronics, food items and more. The interior face of the main compartment cover incorporates a large, zippered pocket and three mesh pockets for organizing such personal sundries as keys, wallet, smartphone and sunglasses.

The utilitarian theme continues on the A-Series Tackle Backpack’s exterior. Two generously sized, zippered face pockets are the perfect places for securely stashing tools and flashlights, first-aid kits, small electronics and sunscreen. Secondary pockets with snap closures exist on the front of each face pocket, providing quick access to additional contents.

Rounding out its functional features, a cushioned back pad, padded and fully adjustable shoulder straps and reinforced top carry handle make the A-Series Tackle Backpack ultra comfortable to wear and use.

The aesthetics and durability of the A-Series Tackle Backpack match this innovative tackle bag’s utility and comfort. An adventurous shade of olive drab adorns a unique and proprietary polyester construction material with a water resistant lining, giving the pack a sturdy feel with a classically clean and rugged look that will appeal to any angler.

Specifics Include:
Plano Model No. 414100 A-Series Tackle Backpack
Carry your tackle and additional gear while keeping hands free to fish
Includes five 3600 StowAway Utility Boxes
Large interior storage compartment for StowAways plus additional gear
Interior includes front organization flap with 3 mesh pockets plus one large zippered pocket
Four exterior pockets: two zippered, two snap-button
Cushioned back pad, adjustable shoulder straps, and reinforced top carry handle
Product dimensions: 33.02cm x 31.75cm x 47.63cm
13”L x 12.5”W x 18.75”H

About $59.00

800-226-9868         www.planomolding.com

customerservice@planomolding.com


A-Series Tackle Duffel
New A-Series Tackle Duffel totes tackle tonnage with dependable Plano performance
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Plano Molding Company has been making hardworking and innovative products to help anglers store, organize and transport their tackle and gear since 1952. Protecting your passion is our passion. It’s who we are and what we do.

Anglers have a lot of gear. And for those looking to transport a good chunk of it in a single bag, Plano’s new A-Series Tackle Duffel is just what the traveling angler or gear junkie ordered - a right-sized package offering maximum capacity and utility, all wrapped up with top-quality components, durable construction and handsome aesthetics. Add it all up and you’ve got a traveling tackle companion that’s true to the Plano name.

Our venerable 3600 StowAway Utility Box lies at the heart of the new A-Series Duffel’s tackle toting capability. It’s designed to house 14 of them: 10 inside its cavernous main compartment and another four in its secondary front compartment. Or, remove a few 3600s and you’ll create capacity for additional gear, from rainwear and reels to fish-grippers and fillet knives.

Aside from its workmanlike primary and secondary zippered compartments, the A-Series Tackle Duffel serves up added gear garaging with four more zippered, exterior pockets - two on each end - perfect for protecting smaller items like sunglasses, keys, portable electronics or soft plastics.

A tackle duffel should be versatile, and the A-Series Tackle Duffel’s authentic brand of Plano utility comes not only from its hungry capacity, but also from the numerous ways it can be carried. Traditional handles arch up from the front and back of the duffel for short-haul situations and a requisite padded shoulder strap is perfect for long-distance carrying. Two additional sets of reinforced handles make the A-Series Tackle Duffel easy to manage in other transport situations. Need a handhold to drag the bag out of the back of a pickup bed or the belly pan of a floatplane? There’s a handle on either end, right where you need it. Want to buddy-carry the bag or pass it to another person from a boat or dock? We thought of that, too, and placed handles on top of both ends the duffel. 63 years in the business has taught us a few things about what makes a great and useful tackle bag.

Continuous innovation often means adapting ideas and technology from other industries. Take the MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) webbing borrowed from the tactical industry that adorns the front of the A-Series Duffel. It provides a sturdy and functional means of attaching additional gear or accessories to the bag’s exterior, which means added value and utility for the user.

Specifics Include:
Plano Model No. 414200 A-Series Tackle Duffel
Store tackle, rainwear or other gear all in one bag
Durable, proprietary polyester fabric construction with water-resistant lining
Includes six 3600 StowAway Utility Boxes
Holds a total of 14 3600 StowAway Utility Boxes
Second inner compartment to separate gear
4 large exterior pockets to hold phone, sunglasses, keys, gear and more
4 carrying methods help ease transport
Exterior dimensions: 60.33cm x 31.75 x 30.48cm
23.75”L x 12.5”W x 12”H

About $79.00

800-226-9868         www.planomolding.com

customerservice@planomolding.com


A-Series Quick Top Tackle Bag
Ingenious Plano A-Series QuickTop Tackle Bags to dominate the tackle storage hierarchy
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Plano revolutionized the tackle storage business over 60 years ago with the creation of the first molded plastic tackle box. Since then, the pioneers of practicality at Plano have innovated one new tackle storage solution after another - most incorporating their industry-standard, interchangeable 3600 and 3700 size StowAway tackle trays &345; giving anglers an unprecedented array of clever and componentized tackle storage and transportation options based on their specific fishing objectives and needs.

For 2016, Plano#rsquo;s angling engineers have developed the A-Series QuickTop Tackle Bags from a totally blank canvas – an innovative hybrid soft/hard design, available in both 3600 and 3700 sizes, incorporating a range of pragmatic features that will help any angler maximize speed, efficiency and enjoyment on the water.

The A-Series QuickTop looks and functions like no other tackle bag ever built, thanks to its hybrid design, which places a durable and sleek, molded ABS lid atop a richly-featured soft tackle bag.

Operable with one hand, the two smoked, see-through lid covers unlatch on either side for slick access to the items anglers use most on the water, including mobile devices and top-performing lures. When closed, these items remain visible and fully protected inside.

“Almost every angler uses a smartphone while fishing for photographing their catch, viewing maps, surfing the web for angling intel, and social media,” says Plano Brand Manager, Ryan Olander. “The new QuickTop solves the problem of safe and accessible storage for mobile devices while also providing fast access to the preferred lures of the day... all built around a premium and full-featured soft tackle bag.”

Sandwiched between its ABS “thinking cap” and ruggedized, waterproof base lies an equally smart and excessively handsome soft tackle bag, crafted from an all-new, proprietary fabric that combines extreme yet lightweight durability with an adventurous aesthetic. A reinforced carry handle and padded shoulder strap with heavy-duty ABS hardware ensures failsafe transportation, while the use of MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) webbing borrowed from the tactical industry provides additional functionality.

The QuickTop’s main interior compartment zips open from the top to house four included Plano StowAway utility boxes. Extra storage for gear and accessories exists in a series of additional zippered external pockets - a total of four on the 3700-size model and three on the 3600-size - along with a large mesh back pocket secured by a Velcro closure. Sheaths suitable for pliers or multi-tools are integrated on the outside of each side pocket. Additional Velcro straps hold tools tight. The innovative QuickTop is wrapped in a classic and subtle shade of deep green, accented by its desert tan lid.

Specifics Include:
Plano Model No. 473600 and 473700 A-Series QuickTop Tackle Bags
Choice of two sizes: 3600 or 3700
Includes four StowAways in either 3600 or 3700 sizes
Viewable, fast-access storage in hard top lid
Proprietary polyester soft bag construction with water-resistant lining
Molded, impact-resistant, waterproof base
Exterior zippered pockets (4 in 3700 size, 3 in 3600 size) plus two tool holders
MOLLE tactical webbing
Reinforced carry handle and padded shoulder strap
External dimensions: Model 473600 / 16.5”x9.5”x9.75”, Model 473700 / 22”x11”x11” MSRP: Model 473600, $69.99 / Model 473700, $79.99
23.75”L x 12.5”W x 12”H

About $79.00

800-226-9868         www.planomolding.com

customerservice@planomolding.com


A-Series Tackle Bag
Handsome and durable, Bag delivers unmatched organizational capability for big bag performance in a ultra manageable size
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The old saying warns that beauty can be skin deep. Sometimes, however, what’s inside can be just as glorious - or even more so - as the outside. Find this combination, and you’ve got yourself a keeper. Such is the case with the new Plano A-Series Tackle Bag.

Its rugged good looks come courtesy of the same deep green, high-performance, proprietary polyester fabric, MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) tactical webbing and high-end componentry shared with other innovative bags in Plano’s premium new A-Series line. Beneath its attractive exterior, a parade of clever features combine for new levels of embodied utility, durability and performance that can only be credited to 63 years of tackle box and bag-building experience.

At 15” long by 10.25” wide by 9.25” tall, the new A-Series Tackle Bag has what Plano engineers call “a manageable footprint.” You’ll call it perfect... not too big and not too small... . Right-sized for carrying up to five fully loaded Plano 3600 Utility Boxes inside its padded main compartment.

The key to the high-end A-Series Tackle Bag’s durability is its camera bag-inspired design, which uses a pair of reinforced straps and new stronger buckles in lieu of a zipper to close the main compartment lid.

“When some tackle bags are zippered shut, the zipper can become the weak point and eventually fail because it bears the entire weight of the bag when carried by the handle on top,” says Plano Brand Manager, Ryan Olander. “For the premium A-Series Tackle Bag, we eliminated that risk by creating a bag without a zipper... using improved buckles, instead, that allow the bag’s main compartment to be opened faster and more easily... even with cold or slime-covered hands.”

Plano innovation and capability resonate throughout the rest of the A-Series Tackle Bag, which offers anglers an interior lid storage system consisting of a large, zippered pocket and four smaller slip pockets in addition to an astonishing 12 exterior pockets to store, secure and access every angling essential.

Two generously sized zippered pockets on each end of the bag are capped off with open slip pockets. Three additional zippered pockets gild the bag’s front—one slip pocket at the top near the opening to the inner compartment and two zippered face pockets finished with hardworking MOLLE webbing for securing additional small items to the bag’s exterior. The back of the bag has a large, mesh slip pocket that closes with a Velcro tab at the top.

Specifics Include:
Plano Model No. 413800 A-Series Tackle Bag
Holds five 3600 size StowAway Utility Boxes (Four included)
Zipper-free main compartment for fast access and durability
Maximize storage efficiency with compact footprint and 12 exterior pockets
Durable proprietary polyester fabric in attractive, deep green with water-resistant lining
Interior includes lid organization featuring 4 small pockets plus one large zippered pocket
MOLLE tactical webbing on front for added utility
Exterior dimensions: 38.10cm x 26.04cm x 23.5cm
15”L x 10.25”W x 9.25”H

About $49.00

800-226-9868         www.planomolding.com

customerservice@planomolding.com


Unique By Design Women’s tackle bags
Plano’s new Women’s Series of soft tackle bags and totes offer female functionality exceeding their pretty color schemes

Women are to men as sweet raspberry jam is to garlic-infused salami, yet the passions we share often go together like peas and carrots. Take fishing, for example. Casting, trolling, still-fishing... it doesn’t matter. Both sexes will obsess about it equally. In short: Fishing is not a gender-specific sport.

But men and women go about things a little differently on the water. What we bring and how we organize it is just one of the many distinctions. Yes, we’re talking gear and tackle storage here - something Plano has obsessed over for the last 63 years. So, when it came to producing an all-new line of women’s tackle storage bags, they did more than just candy-coat a series of tackle totes with hot-pink hues and slap the “ladies label” on the side.

Introducing the Plano Women’s Series of soft bags, three new totes offering all-new functional designs to maximize her enjoyment for a day on the lake, river or sea. And, yes, they come in fashionable shades of teal with light-pink trim.

“Plano has always made high-quality products,” says Plano Prostaffer Marianne Huskey - the first and only female “Angler of the Year” in professional fishing. “The new Woman’s Series of soft bags are not only attractive to the female eye, but are well thought out in design and functionality.”

First let us familiarize you with the Woman’s Series Tote, which can hold up to four 3600 StowAway Utility Boxes. Don’t need that many lures? Its main compartment is divided. Remove two Stowaways and use half the space for a light jacket or other fundamentals. Two oversized end pockets are perfect for storing water bottles, sunscreen or other large items, while two huge slip pockets provide additional utility. Inside, a zippered interior cell phone pocket sits near the top main opening for easy access. Two nylon straps fit comfortably in the hand for straightforward lift and carry.

Next up, the Woman’s Series Carrier offers softer, rounded edges and a smaller silhouette. This compact satchel can also handle up to four 3600 StowAway Utility Boxes in its main compartment, and has a double zippered opening at the top for wide open, super-easy access. Six convenient slip pockets can be found throughout the Carrier’s exterior, providing Plano-grade utility. Double nylon handles secure with a padded hook-and-loop grip as well a cushioned over-the shoulder strap make carrying long distances comfortable.

Last but not least, the Woman’s Series Tackle Bag offers female anglers a more traditional Plano tackle storage design, but in the unique colors ladies like. Four 3600 StowAway totes can be filled with true tackle tonnage, all held securely under a buckled top that’s a “snap” to open and latch. Four zippered and three mesh pockets give this ultimate women’s tackle bag ample storage for essential fishing tools, sunglasses, pocketbooks and more. Two padded handles and cushioned shoulder strap are customary.

Created from a clean slate with the needs of the female angler in mind, Plano’s new Woman’s Series soft bags are more than just soft, feminine colors. They are unique by design - a premium and distinctive line of innovative bags, each combining high-quality materials made to fully meet her boating and fishing needs. Learn more at www.planomolding.com.

423600 Woman’s Series Tote
Specifics Include:
19.5”L x 5.25”W x 13”H
Two 3600 StowAways included
Holds up to four 3600 StowAways
Divided main compartment
Two end pockets and four slip pockets
Interior zippered phone pouch

About $29.99

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800-226-9868         www.planomolding.com

customerservice@planomolding.com

423640 Woman’s Series Carrier
Specifics Include:
12.5”L x 8.5”W x 9”H
Two 3600 StowAways included
Holds up to four 3600 StowAways
Compact silhouette
Six exterior slip pockets
Double zippered main compartment

About $29.99

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800-226-9868         www.planomolding.com

customerservice@planomolding.com

413630 Woman’s Series Tackle Bag
Specifics Include:
16.5”L x 11”W x 10”H
Two 3600 StowAways included
Holds up to four 3600 StowAways
Classic design
Easy-opening buckled top flap
Four zippered and three mesh pockets

About $29.99

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800-226-9868         www.planomolding.com

customerservice@planomolding.com


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