Captain Jay Withers has spent more than a decade guiding anglers, helping them enjoy Southwest Florida’s vast aquatic bounty. He has helped teach seasoned veterans and newcomers alike valuable tips and techniques as host of the GuideLines fishing show. He relies on Plano® to give him the EDGE™ he needs to keep his clients catching, no matter what the conditions are.
“Organization, for me, equals productivity when it counts.” The professional guide and saltwater guru knows that there’s no replacement for time on the water, but how you spend that valuable time is the difference between fishing and catching. “If you’re busy rummaging through tackle boxes instead of casting, you’re going to catch fewer fish.” states Capt Jay, “Having everything in its place eliminates wasted time and maximizes the bends you’ll put in your rod. The best way I know how to do that is being organized.”
“I see it time and time again, folks have these giant tackle bags full of gear, but they’re not organized, and they have to fumble through them to find that perfect bait for the scenario they’re faced with.” As the owner and operator of Silver Lining Charters, Capt. Jay offers guided trips into Florida’s backcountry, inshore, nearshore and offshore waters in the Tarpon capital of the world. Each scenario requires different techniques with a wide array of baits. Being able to grab the right one quickly makes the most of the opportunities that present themselves. “I can grab a bait, tie it on, make the cast and be effective in the short window we have to catch those fish.”
Plano’s EDGE 3700 series boxes let Withers stay organized. The Captain utilizes the EZ Label™ system, which allows him to mark each box, so he knows what’s in it at a glance. A crystal-clear DuraView™ lid lets him view the contents without opening the box and combines with the precut dividers to make every lure fit perfectly in its place. The Water Wick™ reusable moisture-wicking divider soaks up any water that hitches a ride on recently used baits. For even more protection against the ravages of saltwater, Rustrictor™ technology delivers 360 degrees of rust-prevention for everything inside the box.
“Being on the water all the time, time management, and organization really make the difference for me,” says the salty pro. “That’s my EDGE. What’s yours?”
The Plano EDGE Features that Captain Jay Withers Counts on to be the most efficient are:
- Water Wick™ divider with reusable moisture-wicking packet
- Precut vented dividers lock in place and make customization easy
- Rustrictor™ technology delivers 360 degrees of rust-preventative protection
- EZ Label™ system for quick identification of contents
- DuraView™ crystal-clear polycarbonate lid
PLANO FISHING IS PROUD TO BE THE GO-TO FOR OUTDOOR STORAGE SOLUTIONS WITH MORE THAN 65 YEARS OF HISTORY TO BACK IT UP. Since 1952, when Warren “Pete” Henning returned from a Florida fishing trip with the desire to improve the tackle box, Plano has become the standard in modern tackle boxes and storage solutions. Over the next 65 years, the Plano brand has found its way into the hearts and hands of four generations. Today, there’s a four in five chance that if you own a tackle box, it was made by Plano. There are many reasons consumers faithfully choose Plano, including quality, durability and innovation, but our favorite is, “It’s what my dad always used.” We take care of you by taking care of your gear. Thank you for trusting us to PROTECT YOUR PASSION.