I started this business because I believe I've created an innovative jig that can help anglers put more fish in their livewells. Like many anglers, I've seen that spot way back in the brush where you know the big ones hanging out, but knew the odds of me getting anything back to the boat were slim. Frustrated in my search for a jig that would work, I set out to create my own.
I spent a lot of time figuring out how to manufacture these lures myself and in the process was able to form great partnerships with other small businesses across the US. After months of planning and a few failed attempts I finally had the first ”Locking Jig” in my hand. It was time to get on the water and put all of my work to the test. Cast after cast the anticipation built and as I set the hook into that first smallmouth I felt the rush of adrenaline that drives us all to this sport. This is the moment I'd been waiting for and as I brought the fish closer to the boat I was finally able to see my idea come to life. It wasn't until seeing it work that I realized the potential this design has. I continued testing and refining my design until finally coming up with what we have today.
Thank you for taking the time to hear my story, and stay tuned for future Gilltek products.
Bryan Schwaller, Owner