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Plano 1364 4-By Rack Tackle System
written by Michael Burch

I needed a tackle box that could hold quite a variety of baits -- and plenty of them.
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As you can tell, this tackle box can hold a lot of gear, but I still found that it wasn't too intrusive.

Some days you hit the water knowing exactly what you're going to be fishing for.  On these days, a small, portable tacklebag is perfect.  Unfortunately, not every day on the water is like that.  Sometimes you just want to take a little bit of everything because you don't know what's going to be hitting, and you want to be prepared for anything.  That's when you need a good spacious tacklebox. 


I do a lot of fishing with a co-worker in his boat and every once in a while we'll decide to go for a specific species, and I can pack my smaller Johnny Morris Tackle Tote accordingly.  But, more often than not, we just go undecided and take the whole arsenal.  For me, that includes a decent-sized tackle bag, a spinnerbait utility box and a small bag packed with plastic bait.  As you can probably guess, that stuff takes up a lot of room -- not to mention the room taken up by the massive lunch bag filled with sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, Twinkies, and more Twinkies.


I needed a tackle box that could hold quite a variety of baits -- and plenty of them.  Plus, my thrifty nature demanded that I didn't spend much money on it. 


After a little searching, I came across the inexpensive Plano 1364 4-By Rack Tacklebox.


The Plano 1364 comes with 2-3650 interchangeable ProLatch utility boxes that have a unique positive latches to ensure your baits stay inside the box incase one gets knocked over.  I found that the system held an enormous amount of bait. 

I was able to fill one box with crankbaits and another with every jig, snell, jig head, lindy rig and everything else I deemed suitable for that crappie/walleye utility box.  The last one I filled with more cranks, spoons and various other hard baits, leaders and other terminal tackle.


The rest of my "necessary" fishing tackle got stored in the large storage bin.  I was pretty amazed at how much junk I could stuff into that compartment -- pliers, a backpacker's first aid kit, three spools of line, packets of plastic bait and a packable rain jacket.


As you can tell, this tackle box can hold a lot of gear, but I still found that it wasn't too intrusive. My co-worker's boat isn't that big, but we had no problem finding a spot to put the Plano.


If you want a place to put a lot of fishing gear and have it stowed neatly, the Plano 1364 is right for you. It made taking everything I own easy, and it still organized well so I could find whatever hot bait was next in line to throw.



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