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Medical Box Design 'Saves' Fishing

Category : TACKLE BOX

Plano, IL (July 1, 2014) – Line breaks on a lunker fish and you’re ready to blow a blood vessel. Minnows croak after baking in the sun and you go ballistic on the inside. Back in the boat with the motor trimmed down and you hear that grating sound of metal on asphalt – you need a vacation from the vacation. The stuff nervous breakdowns are made of, no doubt.

But then you think, “Hey, we’re not saving lives here – it’s just fishing.”
Well, on another front, Plano, the iconic tackle-box-company, builds products that assist in life saving. For over 30 years, the pacesetting Plano 747 Medical Box has been number one in the eyes of emergency and medical professionals worldwide. Its robust build, reliability and customizable footprint make it the ultimate trauma box. And if its performance meets the stringent demands of the medical field, why couldn’t a facsimile thereof satisfy the sometimes neurotic organizational affliction of the angler? Well, it can.
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 are 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, right?)    
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


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.”
Innovation and quality are the traits that have become associated with the Plano® brand. Thousands of hunters and shooters have come to trust Plano for the storage of their firearms, bows and hunting accessories. Since 1952 Plano has been supplying outdoor enthusiast with storage solutions that allow them to make the most of the time they have outdoors.

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