Dec 29, 2019
Mr. Walt Matan Custom Jigs & SpinsBrand Marketing Manager Customjigs.com
"In 1988, my dad Poppee and I heard a guy in
Pekin, Illinois, had an ice tackle business for sale. Since we were
both engineers and fishermen, we thought we’d take a look,” says
former owner and current Custom Jigs & Spins lure designer Walt
Matan. What they found in William Klingbell’s basement operation
was a lot of secret equipment draped with white sheets. “Like his
jigs, Klingbell was sharp. He said we’d have to buy the company to
see what was underneath!” Walt says what they found under the
sheets was “a lot of hard work.”Custom Jigs & Spins is the top
ice fishing lure company in North America.
We have branched out and acquired the B-Fish-N Tackle and Rippin Lips Catfish Tackle Companies. Our goal is to provide high quality affordable lures and tackle that catches fish!
Our goal is to provide high quality affordable lures and tackle that catches fish!
Outdoor Writer and Television Host
Jan 1988 – Present32 years