The Plano Z-Series Wrap is a Mixed
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Introduction: Bait storage, especially
swimbait storage, can be a challenge. Wraps are a good solution for hard to store baits
because of their
ability to stow lures of varying shapes and sizes. Plano,
a leader in tackle storage, has introduced a variety of new offerings in their Z-Series which makes use of
quality materials and are made even more attractive with Kryptek patterns. These
Z-Series offerings include tackle bags, backpacks, and a new wrap which is
designed to offer speedy access to a wide range of baits.
One - Kryptek
Six 6" x 14.75"
43.25" x .25" x
Impressions: As most swimbait anglers know
getting bit by the big bait bug can be dangerous to both your tackle storage and
bank account. These lures take up so much room, and with the cost of some of the
premium baits adding up to hundreds of dollars anglers need
a storage method that can protect their investment. Due to the large length of many
of these baits transporting them in traditional boxes can be a challenge. Bait wraps
on the other hand are a natural fit as they offer a flexible storage option that
can accommodate a variety of bait types.
Probably the best looking bait
wrap on the market, the Plano Z-Raid Wrap with Kryptek camo
Plano is considered by most anglers to be the
leader in tackle storage, and their hard storage boxes pretty much created the
standard form factors that anglers base both their entire portable and boat storage
systems on. Look in most angler's garages and you are likely to find a tower of
Plano 3600 or 3700 size boxes. The company also offers a wide range of bag types
and the Z-Series bags are some of their newest offerings.
This wrap features size large
pockets and can be rolled up much life a chef's knife wrap
I personally really like the way the new Plano
Z-Raid wrap looks, and is a welcome departure from most wraps that seem to focus
solely on function, and seem to ignore styling completely. While this wrap is
certainly capable of stowing a variety of bait types the fact that
they are able to handle such large baits with the cavernous 14.75" wide pocket makes
them an interesting option for
medium to large sized swimbaits.
This wrap features mesh on the
outside layer enabling bait's to dry quickly
Real World Tests: I purchased two Plano
Z-Raid wraps from Tackle Warehouse and loaded them up with a variety of baits,
but focused my attention on swimbaits as there are so many other storage options that can accommodate baits such as plastics or smaller hardbaits,
and the wrap was one of the few that is capable of holding six or more large swimbaits.
Over the course of the last nine months I utilized the Z-Raid wrap for both
storing and transporting my swimbaits from one boat to another, as well as
transitioning between fishing on the shore and on bass boats.
Velcro running through the entire
wrap enables anglers to roll up baits of varying diameters
Operation: Without a doubt the Plano
Z-Series wrap is one of the most attractive wraps available on the market and I appreciate that the
company took extra time to create a product that looks higher end, as well as
part of a family of products.
Once I started using the
wrap I also began to appreciate just how easy it was to roll and unroll the
wrap, the Velcro lined along the entire back of the wrap provides plenty of
security without ever feeling like you are fighting it when unrolling the wrap.
You can even arrange your baits so that the lure
you plan on using the most is first and can remove it simply by unrolling the
Clear pockets enable quick and
easy bait identification
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