Thanks to our sponsors for giving more then just high quality products but outstanding relationships between them and the fishing community.
Dobyns Rods is the namesake of an angler who decided the best this industry had to offer wasn’t enough. Through decades of tournament angling and over 100 major tournament victories, Gary Dobyns amassed an immeasurable amount of experience and knowledge. Since before the advent of Dobyns Rods, Gary poured this experience and knowledge into rod building and in time the “Champion” was born. Since then Gary continued to push the limits of rod building insistent on adhering to strict design principles and minimal manufacturing tolerances that has raised the level of rod performance and quality throughout the fishing industry.
From conceptual design to manufactured products, Flambeau Outdoors strives to enhance customer's enjoyment of the outdoors every step of the way. Flambeau Outdoors products span every major hunting segment including waterfowl, deer, turkey and predator. Flambeau Outdoors is also a market leader in fishing tackle storage systems. Within these segments the Flambeau name is known for providing top-quality products with meaningful innovations. Flambeau uniquely combines decoys, game calls, weapon storage and other accessories. Flambeau Outdoors provides gear for every species and season.
Owner and founder Bill Rodriguez has always been a lover of the outdoors and living in the “Sportman’s Paradise” how could he not. Whether it was fishing, deer or duck hunting, he has always been passionate for being outside.
In 2015, Bill was introduced to kayak fishing. It was a simple idea; just get in your kayak and fish. But it was so much more than that. While traveling all over the country for work, he found it a lot easier to throw a kayak on the top of his truck rather than hauling around a big boat and trailer. It was relaxing and peaceful. It was portable and so much cheaper than buying a big bass boat. He could go straight from work to the lake. He could get into places most boats can’t. Anyone can do it. The more he delved into it; Bill realized what a true sport it actually is.
When Bill started participating in catch, photo and release tournaments, which have to be scored by an identifier, he knew there had to be a way to secure it, or keep it from getting wet or blown away. The more he talked to fellow anglers, the more Bill realized they were having a problem with this too. This is when he came up with tourneytag; a way to keep your identifier safe and protected.
Over the past 3 years, not only has Bill developed the tourneytag but the multiple tourneytag for fishing different tournaments simultaneously and the floating tourneytag for that extra insurance just in case you drop it in the water. He also came up with a product to ensure the measurement board can stay afloat.
“This is a product I believe in and stand by. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the people who took a chance on my product and support small businesses like mine”
—Bill Rodriguez, Owner and Founder
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Founded over 20 years ago, ACK is an award winning specialty paddlesports and outdoor adventure retailer based out of the central Texas area. We purchased the Austin, Texas store location back in 2005 and have since opened up stores in San Marcos, San Antonio, Houston, Spring and of course, the Internet. Having started with only 20 kayak/canoe models and 100 accessories, we have expanded to having over 300 kayaks/canoes and over 3,500 accessories (as we type this).
ACK is a brand of Summit Sports, a multi-brand outdoor action sports retailer operating eight eCommerce brands including Skis.com and Snowboards.com and nine brick and mortar locations to serve the needs of those passionate about participating in outdoor recreation.
Despite the phenomenal growth, we haven't lost touch with what matters most, you, our customer. The ACK team is and always will be 100% committed to your complete and total satisfaction and we promise to continue offering the type of service, selection and expertise you've come to expect from us.
We love to hear from our customers, if you have any questions for us please don't hesitate to ask. While we are tempted to provide our personal email addresses, we ask that you contact us using the Contact Us form.
Thanks and happy paddling! - The entire ACK Crew