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Plano
V-Crate Tackle Box

Nothing you stow in a kayak, including a tackle box, is ever the same V shape as the vessel.

Until now.

The company Plano this week debuted the Kayak V-Crate tackle box at ICAST, the annual International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades.

That’s the big event known for fishing-gear debuts.

The V-Crate is one of a kind, Plano says.

The box's V-shape fits right into a kayak.

Few photos were available at press time, so you’ll somewhat have to imagine how this box works.

The bottom is a storage bin that’s really meant to raise the top of the box off the bottom of the kayak.

That helps keep the above storage bins out of water that can slosh around the kayak.

In the bottom bin, you might want to store items that aren't needed immediately, like a wallet or truck keys.

The top features another large storage bin and four of those clear-plastic, lure-holding boxes or trays that Plano’s become known for.

The clear-plastic boxes slide in and out in the V-shape, and all of this is easier to see in the photo than to describe in writing.

The whole top portion is well above any water that might slosh in the bottom of the kayak.

The top is hinged and can be tilted back, and can be completely removed.

Rails on the front and back sides enable different accessories to be attached, including rod holders.

Plano’s recommended price is $119.

Plano, 65 years old, invented the first molded-plastic tackle box in 1952.

The company is the best-known tackle-box manufacturer, we'd guess.

The V-Crate was yet to be included on Plano’s website at press time, and frankly not much other information was available about the box.

Look for V-Crate to be included on the site before long.

Previously, your rectangle tackle box was a little awkward in a kayak.