Fitzgerald in Focus
We are proud to be able to include Fitzgerald Fishing as one of our partners in Fishing Sim World and will feature a variety of their rods and lines at launch of the game. Here we look at Fitzgerald Fishing in focus and see how quickly this young company are growing…
Fitzgerald Fishing was founded in 2010 by Trevor and Sonia Fitzgerald, as Fitzgerald Rods and quickly became the preferred rod for frogging and flipping. The brand quickly became recognised as the rods to use that could withstand heavy duty use and abuse. Trevor Fitzgerald won the Bassmaster Open on Lake Seminole in 2010 and Rich Howes won the Bassmaster Open in 2013 ON Lake Toho using Fitzgerald rods and both using the flipping technique to prove the brand wasn’t just another rod offered on the market.
In 2014, Fitzgerald Fishing LLC was born and that is when things started getting serious! Soon after, FLW Tour Pro, Bryan Thrift joined the Fitzgerald Team and the Bryan Thrift Signature Series of rods came to life. After months of designing and testing, this series of rods were perfected and brought to market for consumers to purchase. Unlike many signature series rods, these are the actual rods that Bryan Thrift uses while competing at the highest level of bass fishing. Around this time frame, the Titan HD Series of rods hit the market and still to this day is a standalone flipping and pitching rod with nothing else like it on the market.
In 2015, Fitzgerald Fishing ventured into the saltwater market and teamed up with Aqua Dream Living and Captain Mike Hakala to design and build The Aqua Dream series of rods.
Currently Fitzgerald Fishing not only offers high quality professionally designed rods but they also offer the best braided line on the market (Vursa) which is featured in game. They also offer high quality weigh in bags, jigs, specially treated tungsten weights, fishing accessories, hats and shirts.
At ICAST 2018 Fitzgerald Fishing released the Stunner reel as well as Vursa Flurocarbon and both products are already going down a storm. The sky is the limit for what Fitzgerald can and plan to do and having already established themselves firmly in the industry so quickly, keep an eye out for big things to keep on coming!
We can’t wait for you to be able to use a selection of Fitzgerald rods and Vursa Braid at the launch of Fishing Sim World and there will be further products such as the Stunner reels to follow in due course! In the meantime, make sure you head over to all of the Fitzgerald Fishing social media pages to keep up to date with all their latest news.