Plano(R) Gives Kevin VanDam The Edge He Needs To Stay Competitive
Mar 8th, 2021 by Keith Worrall
Modified Mar 8th, 2021 at 11:52 AM
Grand Prairie, TX (March 8, 2021) Kevin VanDam’s winning strategy involves covering as much water as possible. Since he burst onto the professional bass fishing scene in 1990, the pro has been known for fishing fast and making every second count—a strategy that has given him 121 Top 10 finishes so far.
Kevin VanDam’s signature power fishing techniques have earned him so much success through the years, including seven B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year titles, an FLW Angler of the Year title, four Bassmaster Classic wins, three Major League Fishing Cup wins, and an incredible 25 total B.A.S.S. wins. VanDam’s dominance is driven by efficiency on the water and rapidly covering water using his unique up-tempo, offensive approach. For KVD, every second not spent with a lure in the water is wasted.
“I can’t afford to have a hook that’s rusty or dull,” says KVD. “I don’t have to worry about rust anymore. My baits look the same at the end of the season as they did when I put them in there”
Anglers won’t see the podium as often as VanDam does without attention to detail. He spends a lot of time tuning tackle so it will perform exactly as he needs it to and when he needs it to. KVD relies on the Dri-Loc® O-ring seal to keep water out when the box is closed, and the Water Wick™ dividers with a reusable moisture-wicking packet to soak up any water that finds its way in on baits or from errant raindrops. For an added layer of protection, Rustrictor™ technology delivers 360 degrees of rust-prevention for everything inside the box.
“The Plano EDGE series of tackle boxes have really helped me up my game,” explains the seasoned pro. KVD takes advantage of the EZ Label™ system, which lets him choose the right box in his expansive tackle library at a glance. The DuraView™ crystal-clear lid lets KVD know exactly what’s in the box without having to open it, so he can grab the right color without searching through endless compartments. The easy-to-use, one-handed latch design doesn’t slow him down when it’s time to switch baits.
“Efficiency is everything,” says VanDam. “Anything I can do to make a few more casts, to find that bait a little quicker or to be more organized. It’s going to let me catch more fish at the end of the day, and that’s a big deal to me,” says the Pro. “That’s my EDGE™.”
The Plano EDGE™ features that KVD Counts on to be the most efficient are:
- Water Wick™ divider with reusable moisture-wicking packet
- Dri-Loc® O-ring seal maintains waterproofing when closed
- Rustrictor™ technology delivers 360 degrees of rust-preventative protection
- EZ Label™ system for quick identification of contents
- DuraView™ crystal-clear polycarbonate lid
- One-handed latch design