Hey guys! I am excited to share with you an interview we did with Jaeger Rusher from JDR Specialty Tackle. We had a lot of success using his lures this year, especially on our Fort Peck trips.
We first heard about these lures because Bob and Jaeger are cousins. And maybe initially we used the lures because we wanted to support family, but once we used them, we were super impressed and have continued to use them because of them being a superior product. And, in case you want to try them out, Jaeger has arranged a giveaway for us! Read through to the end to find out how to enter.
Here’s the interview:
Jaeger: My history with fishing started out when I was little, around 5 years old, and my father took my brother and I fishing at the causeway [Helena, MT] as well as traveling up into York and fishing Beaver Creek and catching Rainbow Trout with my Nana June. I have been fishing as long as I remember. I do know that through my high school and early college years I took a break from fishing and maybe only fished up to 10 times a year.
MToutdoorsman: What has been your favorite part of starting the JDR Specialty Tackle business? What was your biggest struggle?
Jaeger:My favorite part of starting JDR Specialty Tackle was creating or inventing a product that has never been created before. My main goal was to create a product that can help more people catch more fish. To also have the Made in Montana stamp of seal was also part of being my favorite!
The biggest struggle was not even making sure we could keep up with the monster orders, but rather, helping people make a transition from their favorite stick or jerk bait, and trying our spoons and other products. People assume you don’t catch walleye and trout on spoons, but instead will only catch Northern Pike. That’s why we keep challenging sportsmen to give our products a try.
MToutdoorsman:What do you do when you aren’t fishing?
Jaeger: If I am not fishing, I am thinking about fishing! I really go full force with the innovating and creating of new products, which is truly my passion. So when not on the water I am designing new patterns or working on our clothing line piece by piece.
MToutdoorsman:Finally, what’s your top fishing trip?
Jaeger: My favorite fishing trip is Last Mountain Lake in Saskatchewan Canada. This is a must add to anyone for their bucket list, and if a person could only fish one lake in their life, this would be the lake to do this at. The fishery up there is phenomenal and the respect they have to preserve their trophy fishery is unlike no other.
Photo Credits: Jaeger Rusher
MToutdoorsman: Where can people find JDR Specialty Tackle Products?
Well, we just want to thank Jaeger from JDR Specialty Tackle for visiting with us and agreeing to do this giveaway! You can enter to win a JDR Specialty Tackle cap and Jaeger will throw in some spoons to get you started! Enter using the Rafflecopter giveaway below.
The Giveaway has ended! The winner was Carrie E. Thank you to all who entered.
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