CanyonGear - Quality Custom Big Game Saltwater Fishing Tackle Supply : provides the big game fishing world with custom and customizable products either produced by us, for us, or assembled by us. We offer custom fishing lures, fishing rods, fishing tackle, rigging, tackle bags, gaffs, spreader bars, daisy chains, fishing lines, leaders and terminal tackle to cover the worlds game fish like Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish and Dolphin or Mahi Mahi. CanyonGear was started to meet a need in the fishing tackle business that we felt was missing. There are several things we focused the business on:
- Sell fishing tackle products only of the highest quality where possible made in the USA.
- Sell fishing tackle products as a line associated to Species specific fishing in one place.
- Sell fishing tackle products branded by our company that we design, produce or assemble.
- Sell fishing tackle products that are customizable by the customer.
- Customize the rigging process by customer needs and wants by and how they fish.
- Do all of the above at fair and reasonable prices for premium custom products.
- Each customer and order is as important as the last or the next, everyday.
Fishing for 35 years in the canyons off of New England, we learned allot about fishing tackle and gear. Over that time frame, fishing with what eventually became a "team" approach, we refined our craft and started to improve on fishing tackle products that were available or not and creating some new ideas. Over the last 10 years, we fished harder and more effectively upgrading fishing tackle, boats and gear. One of the problems we soon discovered was sourcing quality fishing tackle and or components in one place. During tournament time it became very apparent there was a real need for high quality fishing tackle with having to piece meal it from sources all over the country and the world. With that frustration and need, the foundation of CanyonGear was born. Simply put, "An online tackle business that could provide all items geared towards a specific species for any level of fishing on a consistent basis", in other words, "one stop shopping for quality custom big game saltwater fishing tackle".
CanyonGear, a Florida based online quality custom fishing tackle retailer, was founded in 2007, by Timothy Woodstock and the input from team mates fishing on "Reel A Fish Al" a private sport fishing boat from Connecticut where we practiced our craft. CanyonGear officially started to take shape with the solid foundation stated above and the acquisition of the domain name www.canyongear.com. Subsequently, the organizational process began, copyrights and trademarks were secured and logo's created. The concept started to take on life and the brand was born with the design of the logo in late 2007. A fishing lure maker owning masters and molds that we felt best represented the successful shapes, designs and sizes was contracted with to produce prototypes for testing and re-design or tweaking with his existing molds. The fishing lure line was developed over 2008 and has grown to include original designs and shapes new models in development. In mid 2008 the website planning began and the customizable process for selling online took shape. In early 2009 a web design firm was hired with the tough job of building a "customizable by product shopping cart", which was a 4 month programming and build major project. During late 2008 and thru June of 2009 many fishing tackle products like our custom fishing lures were designed, sourced and built. Bringing us to date with the results being the only customizable quality custom big game saltwater fishing tackle supply retail online store that we are aware of. 2 years of development and 35 years of fishing experience housed in one location that will become the "go to" for specie specific customizable big game fishing products in the future.
Woodstock developed his management, financial, marketing and sales talents during his corporate career at Merrill Lynch, American Savings in Los Angeles, CA, Advest and Janney Montgomery Scott. This management and financial background is key to the business side of CanyonGear, home of quality custom big game saltwater fishing tackle.
From a fishing background Woodstock has made more than 300 offshore canyon runs, participated with the "Reel A Fish Al" fishing team in Tuna and Marlin fishing tournaments up and down the east coast. Having fished the canyons that many times the fishing tackle used was refined, re-designed and tested over and over again, laying the foundation for CanyonGear from direct experience and tournament class fishing levels. The "Reel A Fish Al" team won the 4th Annual Tri-State Shootout Tournament in Block Island, RI in 2005. In prior years the team placed 3rd, 4th or 5th in other Tri-State Shootout's and several other regional tournaments. In 2005, the team landed the largest yellowfin tuna in Mass for 2005 and regularly caught many big-eye, bluefin and giant bluefin tuna as well many billfish species including blue and white marlin while fishing the canyons of New England.
CanyonGear is a brand that produces quality custom big game saltwater fishing tackle under our brand or the products we choose to offer under our brand in an online retail customizable store. Our sole purpose is to bring back the quality custom big game saltwater fishing tackle business through an online venue. We will not sell anything unless it meets 3 criteria.
1) Where possible any fishing tackle part or product has to be produced by a company in the United States.
2) The fishing tackle product or parts has to be the best quality we can find or have built for us without compromise.
3) If the end fishing tackle product under our brand can be customized, we will make sure it will be marketed in that fashion, no compromises just choices for the bluewater anglers of the world.