The Magnum Tacklebox

Plano Magnum tackle box ad featuring Bill Dance

Plano Magnum tackle box ad featuring Bill Dance

There is an interesting progression of development and popularity between bass anglers and their tackle management systems. Nowadays, soft packs and individual accessory boxes seem to dominate the boats of anglers everywhere. If you go way back in time, toward our early tournament beginnings, we were still using the old drawer boxes, or “suitcases” as some of them were affectionately known as. In between these two eras though saw the development of a hybrid system, known most frequently by the name that Plano assigned to the box, the Magnum. Fenwick also manufactured a similar box around that time. [Read more…]

World’s First Soft Tackle Management System?

April 1987 Field & Stream Article snippet

April 1987 Field & Stream Article snippet

OK, perhaps not the world’s first, as that might be hard to determine, but it’s certainly the earliest mention of such a tackle bag I’ve found in traditional bassin’ style magazines. First though, the context. [Read more…]