Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cabela’s stores get the new FLE FLY Smooth Opertator Snagless Sinker Packages!

Cabela’s Stores are starting to distribute the awesome new FLE FLY Smooth Operator Snagless Sinkers that I developed out of necessity many years ago! I built thee snagless sinkers because I needed a better option in drift fishing sinkers.

I came up with the simple design when I was guiding for catfish on Grand Lake in NE Oklahoma in the early 1990’s. Many years later as the TEAM CATFISH brand was launched we started offering them in 2 packs in 1, 1.5 and 2 oz sizes. Fortunately, other catfish anglers needed them and they have became a very popular item in the TEAM CATFISH Brand. Over the last few years we have sold 1000’s of packs and continue to do very well with them as the demand grows.

During a recent business meeting to Cabela’s June 2011 the buyer showed interest in a more “universal brand” that was not catfish specific. I asked him if we could build them for Cabela’s in the FLE FLY brand and they agreed to look at our samples. After a few weeks time, I sent Cabela’s the samples of the new FLE FLY version of the Smooth Operator Snagless Sinker and they agreed to give them a try in some of their stores.

As the demand for these sinkers has grown, we have happily expanded the sinkers size range in 2013. Now the FLE FLY and TEAM CATFISH Brands offer a 3 pack of Smooth Operator Snagless Sinkers in 1/2, 3/4 and 1 oz. models and still offer a 2 pack in 1.5 and 2 oz. models. I am anticipating great things in 2013 as my simple sinker design hits the¬†shelves Cabela’s Stores nationwide. Best thing is…..the FLE FLY Smooth Operator sinkers will really help anglers catch more fish….

FF SS All Sizes

FLE FLY Bendable Minnows and Classic Slabs are Headed to Bass Pro Shops in Concord NC. and Lawrenceville GA.

If you are by one of these Bass Pro Shops locations next week be sure to go in and check out both versions of bendable jigging spoons from FLE FLY Tackle Co.

The Bendable Minnows come in 1/2 and 1 oz sizes and the Classic Slabs come in 1.5 and 2 oz sizes.

Both Classic Slab and Bendable Minnow are available in 5 great colors and can be bent without damaging the finish. Bending the spoons can give them just the right action to make finicky fish bite!

Remember – You bend it….They bite it!

Bendable Minnow and Classic Slab Jigging Spoons by FLE FLY Tackle Co.


The 10 colors of FLE FLY jigs for 2013!

Here they are….. They 10 colors of Lead Free FLE FLY Feather Jigs that will become readily available in the next few weeks.. We have put a lot of effort in these jigs and feel like the colors we have chosen are all great options under certain situations and conditions.

There are 5 Classic patterns and 5 Natural Patterns. There are 5 jig sizes – 1/64, 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, and 1/4. All of these jigs have the 60 year old custom FLE FLY aspirin shaped lead free heads with the eyelet coming out at a 45 degree angle. All of the jigs will be sold in 5 packs and family priced around $4.99 at retail prices. We are even offering a sweet multi color pack where customers get all 5 colors of the same size in either the natural or classic patterns.

Fish catching suckers….They are AWESOME!