Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Our trip was great. We caught some decent smallies. Missed the spawn so it was slower than normal.
The rod was terrific. My son and I were constantly negotiating over who got to use the rod.
I'll drop it back to SWE either Fri or Sat. I need to buy one!

Monday, June 14, 2010


Bob, This past Saturday was the 2nd annual Byram Shore Boat & Yacht Club Stripped Bass Tournament and yesterday was the Rudy’s Bait & Tackle Stripped Bass Tournament. It was my friend Jeff Thompsen and I on my boat …..We finished First on Saturday with a 27.10 lb bass and to take the full Calcutta……Fished yesterday all day in the Rudy’s tournament….Took First place there with a 35 lb Bass as well as the Calcutta…….Using our custom made trolling rods by Local Hooker!!! The rods sure have been performing, the action on them is exactly what we want for trolling our spoons. On Saturday we must have caught over 35 bluefish in addition to the bass that we won the tourney with. Rods never failed!!! Awesome!!! Thank you again Bob for such an awesome Rod!!! 8 footer is the way to pump the spoon!!!

Best Regards!!!

Thaddeus T. Kochan
Vice President
DKE Risk Solutions, LLC

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Hey Bob,

Got out yesterday for a couple hours. The rod was amazing, light enough that it was still fun to catch fish and big enough to tame a 38' incher with no problems. I instantly fell in love with the acid wrap, i may never go back to regular conventional stuff again. Not to mention the guys at work, on the dock, and some friends and family LOVE the look of the rod. Thanks again as I'm truly impressed by the performance of Local Hooker.

PS-- It already has some good mojo too. 12 fish in 2 hours and 5 keepers...not bad for two hours of fishing right after work...here's a pic of the first 2 fish taken down...