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Local Fishing Tackle taking off with FLW

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It started as a challenge between a Tennessee fishing pro and his wife to make better fishing tackle. Some five years later their business has taken off and many pro anglers at this weekends Chickamauga Lake FLW Tournament are using their lures.

Give pro fisherman Robert Sutton a target, he'll hit it. Give him a spot to fish, he'll find a fish. Give his wife a fishing lure and she'll make it better.

"About five or six years ago out fishing with the family I lost a couple lures and my wife said you know I could make better lures than you're throwing and save you a lot of money. I jokingly said well if you can prove it," said Sutton.

Not joking, Robert's wife said challenge accepted, "next thing I know she's on the Internet talking to anglers and she's a pretty good angler and my son is an established angler, they start tinkering with lures and one thing led to another and it became a company," said Sutton.

Bass Attacker made in Knoxville has taken off. They're not just sold at the Dayton Boat Dock but throughout the southeast and as far as South Africa.

Jigs, worms, swim baits and spinners, all hand crafted and made by Robert's wife and son. They're pumping out up to 1,000 jigs alone per week on top of her full time job.

Sutton said, "I thought maybe one or two stores but it's been blessed and watching it blossom has been an experience."

They use only the best products money can buy and not only is it selling, Sutton says it's a proven product, "our products have won Elite Series Tournaments on the Bass Trail. Won a B.A.S.S. Open and top finishes in the B.S.S."

Sutton is on the company's pro staff, giving product trial in the field with other pros, but at the end of the day his wife has the final say, "I go along with what they say the only difference is if I was to get fired I still have to live with her. Joking aside we have a great relationship," said Sutton.

To view Bass Attacker products click here.

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