by Greg D
Plan D Lure Box
Getting a little quiet out here...Hope everybody is too busy fishing!
Self confession here, I carry too much junk with me to go fishing. I might need this, I might need that! then I go through minimalist cycles and shed all the extras but it never takes long, adding this and adding that and next thing I know I once again carry way too much gear. How many lures can one fish with anyway.
Earlier this year JJ wrote a article on this blog called "One Lure Challenge." His article inspired me to really take a close look at my BFS lure box. While my approach is a little different I believe his concept still applies.
My vision is to have one box of lures that I can either slip in my wader pocket or a small sling pack and it needs to carry all the options that will cover my bases.
Just picking a box alone was quite a challenge.
Having experience from a fly perspective I knew of a box that had some serious promise. Plan D is the brand and they are rather new on the fly scene with some innovative options that show promise for crossover.
Plan D calls this box Pack Max Articulated Plus. It's design intent is for articulated and stinger hook style flies. It adapts quite nicely to lures, spoons and spinners. They also make a smaller version of this box.
Some mods I performed to fit my use include bending sideways some of the hooks which helped my lures fit better. Also I glued in flat magnetic strips to hold terminal tackle such as swivels, clip on blades and clip on weights.
Besides organization, I really like the slit foam design. It holds my lures in place so as to not rattle and rub against each other. Oh, and it's also waterproof.
I struggled with how to box those Dynamic Spinnerbaits but after adding the mag strip I found the upturn hooks to tuck nicely under giving them a solid hold
I finally feel like I have a box that holds everything I might need short of nippers and forceps. It fits in my Simms Wader pocket or my Vedavoo Sling Pack.
Chris, I apologize for promoting a product currently not available from your site. If you don't wish to share I understand. What I like about this blog is it's openness and uniqueness not found elsewhere. I think this Plan D box fits the unique category and maybe if you get enough interest for it, might be a good addition.
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