ABOUT US AND THE ORIGIN OF HAWGPOCKETS® FISHING LURE GUARD
How it all started:
The Hawg Pockets® fishing lure guard has a grass-roots birthplace because it was designed by two fishing buddies to solve a problem common to all anglers. On that beautiful spring morning in 1996, Lou and Tom had just launched the Ranger on Lake Lanier for a morning of spotted bass fishing. Each had his Rattletrap-rigged fishing lure and Texas-rigged plastic worm close by, spotted bass favorites, when suddenly, 15 yards away, a huge school of striped bass surfaced and exploded on a pod of shad. Lou and Tom instinctively reached for their striper fishing rods with their Redfin-rigged fishing lures, and when they picked them up, the fishing tackle all came up together in a huge tangled mess that looked like a bird's nest! By the time the fishing rods got untangled and the fishing lures unsnagged, the stripers were long gone. Lou and Tom pledged right then and there to do something about the snag and tangle issue. Since there was nothing on the fishing lure or fishing rod market to solve the problem, they began to design and manufacture a fishing lure protector to eliminate the frustration and wasted time caused by fishing lure and fishing rod snags and tangles. Being perfectionists, Lou and Tom designed many fishing lure protectors over the years, but none met their standards until they finally got it right with the Hawg Pockets® fishing lure guard, a patented fishing lure protector they were proud to own and offer to their fellow fishermen!
In the summer of 2004, they entered the Hawg Pockets® fishing lure guard in the American Sportfishing Association’s ICAST New Products Showcase Competition, where it won the "BEST OF SHOW” Award in the fishing accessories category. Since that time, the Hawg Pockets® fishing lure guard has received repeated awards and national media publicity including winning:
WWW.PROBASSANGLERS.COM’S CATCH OF THE YEAR AWARD for the best innovation in terminal tackle, and being featured in BASSMASTER MAGAZINE, FISHING TACKLE RETAILER MAGAZINE, BOATING WORLD MAGAZINE, OUTDOOR LIFE NETWORK, THE NATIONAL BASS FISHING SHOW, ROCKY MOUNTAIN RADIO.
Lou and Tom are sure that the Hawg Pockets® fishing lure guard will make your fishing more productive, more enjoyable and safer, as it has for them, so please try some.
Tight Lines Everyone!