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Plano follows up ICAST awards with yet more recognition


Fresh from winning two awards at the recent ICAST trade show, Plano has again been recognised in a review of tackle storage products carried out by one of America’s biggest-selling magazines.

Popular Mechanics, which has a circulation of 600,000 and a multi-platform audience of 15 million adults*, named its ‘8 Best Tackle Boxes and Bags’ and Plano – part of the Pure Fishing portfolio – was the only brand to have two products featured in its preferred pick.

The Plano Angled Tackle System (pictured) was named best all-round product while the brand’s 1001 Tackle Box was chosen as best budget buy. At last month’s ICAST show in Orlando, Plano won both the best fly fishing accessory category with the Edge Micro Magnetic Fly Box and the best tackle management category with its Atlas Tackle Pack.

The other six products included in Popular Mechanics’ great eight are:

Best Splurge: Calissa Offshore Tackle Recon Rolling Fishing Backpack

Best Waterproof Tackle Box: Flambeau Outdoors Waterproof Satchel

Best for Saltwater: Shimano Blackmoon Fishing Gear Backpack

Best Backpack: Wild River Nomad Lighted Tackle Backpack

Best At-Home Storage: Rush Creek Creations Fishing Rod Tackle Cart

Best for Fly Fishing: Magreel Fly Fishing Boxes

Popular Mechanics’ criteria is based on conversations with fishing outfitters and the writer’s personal experience. Selection focuses on the most common options that North American anglers can find online, in fishing-specific retailers and the more popular big-box stores.

* Source: Popular Mechanics website

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