BASS Times: Members in Business

Members of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation make a significant impact in the sport and in their communities by participating in club events, teaching fishing to children and working on lake improvement projects. However, some also affect the sport by setting up shop in the industry, either by opening a tackle store, a boat repair service or a lure making business.

Here, you'll find nine B.A.S.S. Federation Nation members who have chosen to put their whole lives in the sportfishing world. These are their stories.

Stories by JOHN NEPORADNY JR. and ANDY CRAWFORD, BASS Times Senior Writers

Do you know a B.A.S.S. Federation Nation member who has started his or her own fishing-related business? E-mail bass.times@bassmaster.com for story consideration.

  • Dan Brovarney - Synonymous with swim jigs

  • Rod Pullins - Rods of a feather, and a snakeskin

  • Michael Kane - From spinnerbaits to a store

  • Rick Anderson - Listen and learn

  • Luke Payne - Payne gains from club membership

  • Jim Adams - Stepping up

  • Dana Beavers - Breath of fresh air

  • Scap Cicero - A life changed

  • Tom Reynolds - Horse-drawn carriages