Plan D Boxes for Articulated Flies
During the 2015-2016 winter steelhead season, the Plan D PACK Articulated Fly Box took the market by storm. Now nearly every steelheader has one (or several) in their boat bag or their waterproof fanny pack.
Plan D Articulated fly boxes utilize a patent pending design for storing your favorite articulated freshwater or saltwater flies. Simply slide the eye of the fly onto the stainless steel hook and insert the fly's hook into the slotted foam. Equally at home in a boat bag or stuffed in the top of your waders, vest or shirt pocket, this is the box you need for intruders and other shank flies. No more tangled messes. No more mauled and munched flies. See every fly, and access each one instantly. Brilliant!
Our guide staff uses Plan D boxes every day on the water when we're fishing for anadromous fish. Because of the two-point holding system, they are virtually tangle free. You can build an organization within a Plan D box and it stays how you arranged it because of the revolutionary stainless steel hook through the eye of the fly. The hook is inserted into a slice in the plastic foam bottom of the box. This foam is just the right thickness and density to hold steelhead/saltwater size flies securely. Thus, articulated flies such as Intruders are strung out straight, and they will fish at their best when you need them.
During the 2016-2017 season, Plan D added both smaller and larger boxes that fit into your vest, shirt pocket and/or your boat.
Plan D POCKET and POCKET+ boxes are designed to hold 8 or 16 Intruders of most any size up to 5" long. As I found out, there is plenty of room for eight 2-4" Intruders with enough room left over for an additional 8 traditional bucktail type summer steelhead or Atlantic salmon flies. This is the perfect working box for a guide or angler fishing for summer steelhead throughout their range. 5-5/8" x 3-5/8" x 1-1/8"
POCKET box: Stores up to 8 of your favorite articulated freshwater or saltwater flies.
POCKET PLUS box: Has an additional set of hooks for a total of 16. This box is especially great for micro articulated flies such as the new Intruders or Sculpzillas.
The Plan D PACK box was the first of the Plan D boxes and they were an instant success, especially for boat storage or for anglers who enjoy wearing a fanny pack. The Seal Pak Waterproof Hip Pack is the the perfect size for this box. These roll top waterproof fanny packs will keep your expensive intruder flies dry and secure. 8-3/4" x 4-5/16" x 1-1/4"
PACK box: Stores up to 20 of your favorite articulated fresh or saltwater flies.
The Plan D BOAT and BOAT+ boxes provide the next level of storage. Whether you are packing for a longer trip or you simply want to bring enough selection to have all of your bases covered, the Plan D BOAT box offers enough storage capacity to get the job done. Comes in multiple interior configurations. Each comes with an external drying pad installed. These pads are convenient for keeping flies that are wet from getting lost or contaminating flies that are dry. 10 1/2” x 8 1/2” x 3 1/4″
BOAT box: Stores up to 56 of your favorite articulated fresh or saltwater flies.
BOAT PLUS box: Has an additional row of hooks for a total of 80. This box is especially great for a combination of full sized articulated flies and micro articulated flies such as the newest Intruders or Sculpzillas.