Fishing Accessory Resources
This is one of the best resources I was able to find. It is called Access
Recreation. It is located at: http://www.accesstr.com
. The main fishing page is located at: http://www.accesstr.com/fishing.cfm
The Strikefighter Products which look very interesting are located at: http://www.accesstr.com/fishing3.cfm
The Strikefighter rod holder is fantastic for one-handed fishing. Using
standard fishing gear the Strikefighter takes the main work of pumping your rod
from your arms to your legs and hips.
This link is from a site done by a disabled fisherman, and it has some very
good ideas that may interest you - http://www.geocities.com/scosmo451/equipment.htm
PVA National Bass Trail Information
Fishing has no Boundaries
This site has a good list of places that make equipment for disab led
Site Location: http://www.cfhnb.org/equipment.html
More Sources of Fishing Equipment for Disabled Fishermen
The following list comprises of companies that make some form of fishing gear
that has been adapted in one form or another for disabled individuals. These
companies have been complied from several sources. We are not familiar with all
Access to Recreation, Inc. .
2509 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 430
Thousands Oaks, CA 91362
800-634-4351 / 805-498-7535
Catalog available of adapted sports and fishing equipment
2512 Columbus Road
P.O. Box 7117
Canton, OH 44705
Adaptive device for amputees to manipulate fishing rods.
Boat Tray by Traken, Inc.
71112 S. Villanova
St. Louis, MO 63123
Tray for walkers to hold fishing gear.
Cheney-Weeder Mfg., Inc.
1805 West 4th
Spokane, WA 99204
Maker of the Chinook pontoon boat. Custom designed for the disabled angler.
P.O. Box 7
Leoma, TN 38468
Van's EZ Cast provides casting system for persons with disabilities.
Dritmaster - Blackwater Tools
Route 7 Box 1444
Manning, SC 29102
803-473-4927 / 800-346-1923
Makes rod holders for any action rods.
Electric Fishing Reel Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 20411
Greensboro, NC 27420
Electric Fishing Reeel System.
1310 East Sixth Street
Sandwich, IL 60548
A new rod holder that lights up and buzzes when a fish bites. Easy access to the
rod by disabled fishermen.
FJR Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 968
Painesville, OH 44077
P.O. Box 643
Skyland, NC 28776
"NO-TIE CONNECTOR" Product connects fishing line to lure without knot.
H & M Marine Enterprises
Route 2 HWY 13 E
Carbondale, IL 62901
Welded flat bottom boats with side ramps to meet the needs of disabled
High & Dry Pole Holder
1396 M-66 S.W.
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Hand crafted rod holder made of tough nylon webbing, quick release buckle.
Howell's tackle Company
Route 1 Box 19E
Stella, NC 28582
Interior Mediquip Ltd.
Vernon, BC VIT 8Z7
Makers of submersible wheelchair, modular flooring systems for wheelchairs.
Iron Horse Productions
2624 Connor St.
Port Huron, MI 48060
Wheelchairs designed for rugged use, including wading in streams for fishing.
4189 Chatford Cove
Tucker, GA 30084
Adapted reel system.
345 Burnett Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
2215 Tyler Ave SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Electric reels with rod.
The Specialty Works
Route 6 Box 6777A
Hayward, WI 54843
Maker of various rod holders for different disabled circumstances.
377 S.W. 14th Avenue
Pompano Beach, Florida 33069
Maker of Bass boats adapted for disabled fishermen. Can be custom built.
Strong-Arm Fishing Products
2046A Pharmacy Ave.
Scarborough, Ont. MIT 1H8
Rod holder design for use with minimal or no hand function.
Sure Hands International
2500 Iroquois Trial
Lafayette, IN 47905
15185 Buchanan Trail West
Mercersburg, PA 17236
Makes equipment to mobilize boats and other outdoor gear.
4634 Embarrass Road
Embarrass, MN 55732
Specializes in modifying sporting equipment such as rods and reels, to meet
the needs of persons with disabilities.