Every once in a while I get to review a product that is right in my wheelhouse. The new Plano Rustrictor Stowaway tackle boxes are one of those must-have, indispensable angler’s tools.For over 60 years, Plano has been a pioneer in the tackle storage solutions industry. For 2019, Plano has engineered a tackle storage system that blocks rust and stops corrosion five times longer than a standard tackle box.
The Plano Rustrictor Stowaway is the first of its kind. Completely infused into the storage boxes, the rust stopping compound resides throughout the entire container. Unlike competitors that use a few molded inserts to fight rust, Rustrictor provides 360 degrees of complete protection against rust, for up to five times longer than competitive products. Developed with Armor Protective Packaging, an industry leader in corrosion management since 1979, Plano’s Rustrictor uses an extremely effective Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor.
Rustrictor begins working the moment you close the Stowaway box with your lures and hooks inside. Once you snap the Ferrari red latches in place, the box’s interior space fill up with an invisible VCI vapor. VCI ions attract to metals, creating a wall of protection that’s only a few molecules thick, stopping rust before it can start. Rustrictor protects without leaving a film, residue or odor on the surface of your tackle. Gone are the days of a spray-in solution that alerts fish via an unnatural odor that something might be amiss. With the protection built right into the Stowaway box, there is no maintenance and zero worry about wasted money on rusted and damaged tackle.
The Rustrictor Stowaways are available in seven of the most popular 3500, 3600 and 3700-series models, making them perfect for handling and protecting all of your terminal tackle and hard baits. MSRPs range from $5.99 to $14.99, depending on the size and layout of the Stowaway box. After spending way too much time and money replacing the hooks on the lures that I keep in my center console’s onboard tackle lockers after they invariably rust out, I will upgrade my tackle storage boxes to the Rusrictor models before the season starts and suggest that you consider doing the same. For more information, visit www.planomolding.com.