Trokar Doing Work for The Ragin Cajuns


New Flippin Hooks From TroKar

New for 2015 from the sharpest hook company in the world, are two new flippin’ hooks that feature their industry leading injection molded keeper system.

The TK133 Big Nasty Flippin’ is the newest flippin’ hook in the TroKar arsenal. The Big Nasty Flippin’ hook incorporates an aggressive bend design that is engineered to keep the greenbacks pinned up tight. Manufactured in Denver, CO with super-high carbon Q741 wire, the TK133 Big Nasty Flippin’ was designed by the TroKar pros with a smaller gap to accommodate various styles of precision baits in their arsenal.

“Go Big or Go Home”, that’s what Skeet Reese told TroKar when requesting a bigger, meatier and nastier flippin’ hook. TroKar listened and engineered the TK135 HD Flippin hook, the most radically stout flippin’ hook produced by TroKar to date. You want backbone? You want stout? You want the confidence and ability to hoist a behemoth wrapped in milfoil to your boat deck without the slightest chance of bending or breaking? Then you want the TK135 HD Flippin’ hook…no question about it. Heavy braid, heavy drag, heavy flippin’ stick, and now the TK135 HD to complement your heavy duty gear


DENVER, COLORADO, JUNE 2014 – The newly released TK250 Frog Hook from TroKar is designed specifically for hollow bodied frogs. Similar to other frog hooks in shape and size, the TK250 offers the advantage of two Surgically Sharpened points that are sure to capitalize on many of those missed strikes when using inferior hooks.

Ideal for any number of the leading brands of frogs, the TK250 has a wide gap, heavy wire and a Black Chrome finish. The TK250 has three hooks per package and is available in sizes 2/0, 3/0 & 4/0. MSRP $6.99.

For more information about Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle Co., contact us at 720-941-8700, visit or and connect with us on Facebook® and Twitter®.

Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship

TroKar headed to Florence, Al. for the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship May 21st – 23rd.  The college anglers were greeted by some of the top bass pros and largest companies in the industry. During reregistration, TroKar armed each of the anglers with two packs of hooks to help them during the tournament.  A total of 153 teams from across the U.S. tested their skills against each other on Wilson and Pickwick lakes. After two days of fishing, Georgia took top honors and were named the Collegiate Bass Fishing Champions.

TroKar Pro’s look take home The Bassmaster Classic Title.

The TroKar Pro’s have been preparing along time for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic and it is finally here. Lake Guntersville is one of the top bass fishing lakes in the world and the Pros look forward to heavy bags. Make sure to follow all of the TroKar Pros on social media for the latest updates during the classic.

Skeet Reese

Classic Appearances 13, Classic Wins 1

Twitter @SkeetReese1

Gerald “GMAN” Swindle

Classic Appearances 13

Twitter @GeraldSwindle

Jason Christie

Classic Appearances  1

Twitter @ChristieFishing

Jonathon VanDam

Classic Appearances 1

Twitter @JonathonVanDam

Jeff Kriet

Classic Appearances 8

Brent Chapman

Classic Appearances 12

Twitter @brentchapman2

Casting Elite Trick Shot Contest

Think you have what it takes to compete with the top Bassmaster Elites? The pros on the tour have thousands of hours practice both on and off the water. One skill that sets them apart from all other anglers is their flipping and pitching accuracy. Sometimes that lunker that will win the Bassmaster Classic is tucked under a dock or in between two brush piles. These skills make the Bassmasters truly Elite.

We want you to show off your casting skills in the first TroKar Casting Elite Trick Shot Contest. The contest will be judged on both difficulty and creativity. The video can be one trick shot or multiple as long as the video is no longer than 60 seconds.

Grand Prize winner will receive $250 worth of Lazer TroKar hooks and gear. Second Place Prize winner will receive $100 worth of Lazer TroKar hooks and apparel. Third Place Prize winner will receive a TroKar Elite Kit. Five Runner-up that will receive one retail pack of TroKar Hooks.

We will accept entries January 6th, 2014 through February 6th, 2014. There are two methods of entry. Upload your video to the Lazer TroKar Hooks Facebook wall with #TrickCast. Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #CastingElite and @LazerTroKar. Or, upload your video to Youtube and send your video link to

Complete Rules


1 ) No purchase necessary to enter. Purchases will not improve the chances of winning.

2 ) SPONSOR: Sweepstakes sponsored by Wright & McGill Co., 4245 E 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80216. Facebook is not affiliated with this promotion and does not endorse or sponsor this promotion in any way. Wright & McGill Co. holds all responsibilities with this promotion.

3 ) ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents in all of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and Mexico who are thirteen (13) years of age or older, and have Internet access.

4 ) TO ENTER: This contest begins at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (“MST”) on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 and ends at 3:00 p.m. MST Thursday, October 31st, 2013. To enter the contest, upload your photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #FRANKENFISH. Make sure to tag Lazer TroKar with @LazerTroKar so we will see all entries. If you do not use social media please send all photos to

5 ) PRIZES: Prizes consist of Lazer TroKar hooks or Lazer TroKar apparel.

6 ) WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: All winners are potential winners until their status has been verified (“Potential Winners”). Winners will be selected by Wright & McGill Co. staff. Grand Prize Winner will be notified on social channels or email. The Winner must respond by email within seven (7) calendar days of the date of the Prize Notification. If prize is not claimed within seven (7) calendar days it will be forfeited. No prize substitutions. All decisions are final.

7 ) ERROR CORRECTION: Wright & McGill Co. reserve the right to correct or change any and all printing, typographical or mechanical errors. If because of a printing or other technical error, or for any other reason, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held among all eligible claimants making purportedly valid claims to award the advertised number of prizes available. Only the numbers of prizes stated in these Official Rules are available to be won in the Contest. Due to inventory levels some hooks may be substituted.

8 ) ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

9 ) GENERAL TERMS: By entering in the Contest, Entrant agrees to be bound by the Official Rules and decisions of Wright & McGill Co, which shall be final on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Winner agrees to allow Wright & McGill Co. to use name, photo, and likeliness to announce winner and promote future sweepstakes.

10 ) DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of the Contest shall be resolved individually, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Colorado, and the law of Colorado shall govern such disputes.

A little practice at the office

Flippin’ Pigs on Lake Champlain

Bang… Bang…Bang… These are the frequent sounds that can be heard from almost anywhere you are fishing on Lake Champlain this time of year. The racquet is coming from the diehard duck hunters that can be as little as 100 yards away from the area you are fishing. This is the time of year where most fishermen put their boats and fishing gear away for the fall and bring out the guns for hunting season. I am proud to say that I do not hit that point until Lake Champlain has 2’ of ice covering it. I spend over 100 days on the lake a year, and enter nearly every tournament that comes to our area. Whether, it is a BFL, Everstart, ABA, or any tournament that is going on that day, I will be fishing it. Lake Champlain is a legendary fishery that can be overwhelming due to the 125 miles of endless structure and grass. It is virtually loaded with big Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass.

Typically I start out my day seeking Largemouth bass. The reason behind this is because locating quality smallmouth can be easy but when tournament day comes they disappear like Houdini. Smallies are there one day and gone 5 miles to the left the next. Each and every day I spend on the lake I treat like practice for an event. This helps to keep me focused and makes me not slack off in any way, shape, or form. Starting my day I typically fish the northern end of the lake and find a shoreline that has healthy looking milfoil with a hard bottom. There can be miles of this stuff, and there are fish in it but they are scattered most of the time. The key is to find something different in the grass that makes the fish group up, making it that much easier to load the boat. It may seem impossible to find that needle in a haystack area, but not if you know exactly what you are looking for. One of the most important things that I have learned fishing on Lake Champlain is that the fish usually group up in the grass where there is a small high spot on the bottom. It may come up six inches or two feet but this is the area where the milfoil will be thicker and lay over more than the surrounding grass. So if you notice a small area where the milfoil is laying over more than the rest of the grass, it is probably because there is a high spot on the bottom. Spots like this I have caught 80 fish in a grass patch the size of my boat. It is like the fish are sitting there waiting with their mouths wide open for the bait to hit the water. Typically the best technique for me is flipping a Beaver on a 5/0 Lazer Trokar TK130. The hook makes a huge difference, because with the grass being so thick you need a hook that will penetrate the fish’s mouth and ultimately get it in the boat.

This technique can be used for literally an entire season up here on Lake Champlain. Whether you are fishing the northern or southern end of the Lake the fish are always biting in the key areas of the grass. When searching for areas like this on the lake just know that is does take a good amount of time and energy but it will ALWAYS pay off in the end. If you aren’t catching back to back fish flipping you are not in the right honey hole just yet. I encourage you to not get discouraged and spend some time on the lake because areas like this are actually out there and will continue to be areas that hold fish throughout your life.

May the fishing gods be with you!
Ryan Latinville

Fly Tying with Lazer TroKar

TroKar hooks are become more popular with the fly fishing community. From huge pike flies to small worm patterns the TroKar hook is becoming a game changer. Lazer TroKar has teamed up with Fly Fish Food to show you some of the patterns you can tie. Below are flies tied by Clark “Cheech” Pierce and Curtis Fry. To see all of their patterns visit their website

Bearded Lady Fly