Catfish tackle makers partner for new product launches
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The first rod produced by Catfish Edge, under its new partnership with Whisker Seeker Tackle, is now available for shipping.
The two parties say that the collaboration has been created on the back of increased demand for new and innovative gear for catching the catfish.
Chad Ferguson, founder of Catfish Edge, said: “The modern day catfish angler has changed. They are using advanced techniques and investing serious money in gear to catch catfish of all sizes. That is why I founded Catfish Edge and partnered with Whisker Seeker Tackle.”
Whisker Seeker Tackle has combined its manufacturing and distribution skills with Ferguson’s 15 years’ experience as a professional catfish guide to develop the first in a series of new rods, the Chad Ferguson Signature Series Catfish Rods.
“I knew Chad’s experience was second to none when it came to catfish. When I decided to build a catfish rod I wanted to tap into his experience and the Catfish Edge brand,” said Matthew Davis, Whisker Seeker Tackle founder. “He would be the biggest critic, demanding nothing but quality and cutting-edge innovation – plus he’s got the skills to push the rods to their limits on the water in testing.
“He broke a bunch of test models and was critical of every single aspect of the development.”
The first rod, which was available for shipping last month, is a 7’ 6” medium heavy, moderate fast action catfish rod. It will be followed in 2015 by additional rods and tackle as part of the Catfish Edge/Whisker Seeker partnership.