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Ranger Boats have been designed, built and tested by fishermen, for fisherman, since the company was founded in 1968 by Forrest and Nina Wood. “Since our beginnings in 1968, we’ve evolved from tri-hull designs with basic features to the accelerated standards and performance of today’s tournament -driven powerhouses,” says Forrest L. Wood. The Ranger Standard: From resale to reputation, We Still Build ‘Em One At A Time So You Can Fish Hard, Run Strong, And Rest Easy.
Mercury is the world leader in marine propulsion and technology. Since the company was founded in 1939, Mercury has consistently emphasized quality, performance, innovation and reliability. Today, that pledge remains as strong as ever. Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation of Lake Forest, Illinois, began as the Kiekhaefer Corporation of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, when Carl Kiekhaefer and a small but dedicated staff of employees sought to design and produce the best possible boat engine.
Lew’s roots run deep in American fishing history, dating back to the 1950s. The legendary brand is responsible for several industry “firsts”, including the low-profile baitcast reel design, disengaging levelwind and “palming” sidecover … all incorporated into the famous Speed Spool. Lew’s was a pioneer in rod development too, with its Speed Stick introducing new features in handles, blanks and rod guides. Since new ownership in 2009, the company has quickly returned to being a market leader in innovation. With an all-new lineup of rods, reels, combos and accessories, the company continues to honor Lew’s original vision around product innovation and excellence, and the ongoing commitment for Lighter, Faster and Stronger.
YETI is the leading designer and marketer of premium ice chests and coolers sold under the YETI ® brand name. YETI created the market for premium coolers by designing an extremely durable product with superior insulation properties for a variety of end markets and uses. YETI’s products are sold throughout the U.S. through leading national, regional and local retailers.
Berkley is a leading provider of advanced fishing lines, soft baits, hard baits, and terminal tackle. With brands like Powerbait®, Gulp®, Gulp Alive®, and Trilene®, Berkley has a wide line of high-quality products geared to help you catch more fish.
“One of the main reasons the company has been successful over the years is that I was able to surround myself with people with a great deal of passion and creativity, which helped us to keep making new and better products for fishermen.” Berkley Bedell, Berkley Founder
At Pennzoil, we’re car people. We love cars and the role they play in our lives. Some of our most cherished memories are made possible by cars. That’s why we tirelessly pursue the latest advances in oil technology – to provide car lovers just like us with state-of-the-art motor oils. At Pennzoil, motor oil is our passion, but cars are our way of life. Not just oil. Pennzoil.
The Minn Kota electric trolling motor began its life in 1934 in Fargo, North Dakota. Mr. O. G. Schmidt, inventor of the trolling motor, was known to be a man of many diverse ideas. Prior to the trolling motor, Mr. Schmidt invented, produced and sold a copper soldering torch from his home in Wheatland, North Dakota. Due to its success, manufacturing operations were then moved to Fargo. Because of its proximity to the MINNesota – North DaKOTA border, Mr. Schmidt named the business The Minn Kota Manufacturing Company.
Humminbird has been America’s favorite fish finder for the past 30 years. Humminbird introduced fishfinders, depth sounders, marine radios and GPS systems to anglers, along with a wide assortment of exciting, innovative products and features. The Humminbird brand is manufactured by the Marine Electronics Group of Johnson Outdoors.
Hobie Alter’s dream was born in his parents’ garage in 1950, when he decided to apply his love of woodworking to the sport of surfing. Forty years and 40 tons of sawdust later, Hobie opened the first surf shop in California and in 1958 Hobie and buddy Gordon “Grubby” Clark began experimenting with new materials and invented the polyurethane foam surfboard. More than 50 years later, Hobie is known for high-quality sailboats and kayaks.
SoftScience was established in 2013 by Scott Seamans, a founder and chief designer of Crocs, and John Duerden former president and chief operating officer of Reebok. The footwear veterans set out to design shoes that would take comfortable casual footwear design to a new level. Shoes from technical and style standpoints would be different from anything else out there. Shoes that would take an uncompromising stand on comfort, but at the same time have a stylish look and perform well under numerous conditions including fishing and boating environments. The result is SoftScience.
Solar Bat was established in May 1994 by avid outdoorsman and optometrist Dr. Gary Nesty. “Doc” realized the importance of eye protection and razor sharp vision for peak performance while enjoying the outdoors. He has spent over 30 years experience in the field of optics, frame ergonomics, and vision. He utilized that experience and his knowledge of selective wavelength filtration to design lens tints and frame styles specifically for outdoor activities. We build sunglasses for people who play hard outdoors no matter what the conditions.
Owning a Plano tackle box has become a heritage that has endured for more than half a century. If you own a tackle box today, there is a four in five chance that it is a Plano tackle box. Thousands of hunters and shooters have come to trust Plano for the storage of their firearms, bows and hunting accessories. Since 1952 Plano has been supplying outdoor enthusiasts with storage solutions that allow them to make the most of the time they have outdoors.
Frabill was established in 1938 and for nearly eight decades has provided the most trusted gear in the fishing industry. Frabill’s fresh and saltwater products include a wide selection of landing nets, portable aeration systems, bait containers, bait care, bait traps and seines, apparel and other fishing accessories.
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