Plano Scores “Style Points” with Fishy Paint Jobs

Plano, IL – A fresh coat of paint does wonders for the tried and true. Take the white picket fence. Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer whitewashed a buddy into brush-stroking the iconic wood partition. Remove the gullibility and hoodwinking, and Plano is doing something similar, updating the looks of a durable soft-sided tackle bag and crush-resistant rod tube. And these particular color swatches go by the name Fishouflage.

Plano’s Fishouflage series was first applied in 2011, driven by demand for this new statement of fishing passion. Species-specific Bass, Walleye and Crappie patterned soft-sided tackle bags immediately became ‘the next big thing’ with diehard anglers. Really, what’s cooler than flashing a camo crappie bag while your brother-in-law steps over the rods and bait bucket to get in the boat? We dare say nothing.

The Fishouflage phenomenon in-progress, the next natural frontier was inshore saltwater fishing, as redfish anglers are avid like none other. For spring/summer 2013, Plano is stocking shelves with the stylish Redfish soft-side tackle bag. Measuring 19”L x 11.5”W x 9.5”H, the model 4487-20 offers a generously-sized main compartment along with four removable 3750 ProLatch™ StowAway® utility boxes. The redfish eye-candy also sports three external zippered pockets – one on the front and two on the sides – for managing fishing tools and sundries.

The Fishouflage Redfish Bag’s molded, waterproof base helps protect the gear inside from wet surfaces, while the base is impact resistant to absorb the rigors of travel. A removable and adjustable rubber-padded shoulder strap adds to this bag’s versatility and comfort. The 4487-20 retails for around $64.99.

Also new to Plano’s Fishouflage series are two Bass pattern rod tubes. Designed for a multiplicity of sticks, the 4442-10 and 4448-10 feature crush-resistant polypropylene cores measuring 3 inches in diameter. Foam padding in the bottom and top of each case further fortifies overall protection. Moreover, the tough exterior fabric, which carries the attractive Fishouflage Bass design, is water resistant.

Plano’s Fishouflage series rod tubes are designed for carrying two- and three-piece rods. The 4420-10 measures 42”L x 3”W x 3”H and retails for around $19.99. The longer 4480-10 measures 48”L x 3”W x 3”H and retails for $24.99.

Now it was Huck Finn, not Tom Sawyer, best known for whiling away the hours cane-pole fishing from the bank. While Tom was duping neighborhood kids into painting, Plano believes Huck was kicking back and daydreaming about his bait can being colored like fish.

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