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LIVE ICAST 2018 COVERAGE from Orlando Florida

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Event Article: 2006 ICAST Innovations Coverage

ICAST Coverage (Innovations) - Everything from clever new storage to transforming watercrafts (continued)

Plano: Last year Plano's FlipSider took home top honors and this year the company did it again with the FlipSider Hybrid. Making use of the same FlipSider technology the new bag features a two compartment design. On top a main flap exposes four rows of 4 compartments. The FlipSider design makes it easy to get the lures in and out quickly. 


Laura Hess showed us the new Hybrid Satchel


The bag also includes three 2-3500 StowAway utility boxes and one 3543 waterproof spinnerbait stowaway. The entire bag features waterproof zippers and the same burnt orange and black design as the original.


The Hybrid Satchel alongside the ICAST Best of Show Award


FlipSider 3-Tray: Those anglers looking for a more conventional hard tackle box design will like the new FlipSider 3 tray. This box blends old school design with new Flipsider technology.


The 3-Tray Flipsider box

The top of the box features easy access to baits via the FlipSider system. There is also two spots for beers....um, I mean sodas. Open the latches on the side and the box opens to reveal a traditional 3 tier tray system.


Flip up the top to reveal the FlipSider compartment


To match the FlipSider line even this box features copper molded plastic, that looks analogous to the burnt orange hybrid bag. 


Open the box and there is plenty of storage with the traditional trays


Z-Series Rod Case: Also new this year is a rigid rod case that is great for travel. This case is 55.5" inches in length and can hold 2 piece rods up to 6'6" in length.


The Z-Series features a hard outer shell


The best thing about the Z-Series case is the completely padded interior. The foam inside is shaped to hold your rods with reels attached, and shields the entire rig from harm. The case is red/black, and closes with rugged zippers. 


Inside rods and reels are surrounded by foam


Congratulations to the team at Plano for another big win this year at ICAST. I remember the first time I ever went fishing, sure enough it was with an old single-tray Plano box in hand. That box is still alive today, and has been passed down to my own son. These boxes are built for a lifetime, and with the new stylish FlipSider models we are likely to be passing those on to plenty more generations of young anglers.

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