Unsatisfied with the current spinning reels on the market, Tim Sommer & Ty Nelson founded Florida Fishing Products. Florida Fishing Products exists to develop the best spinning reels, give back to the community, and fight for healthy estuaries.
Florida Fishing Products’ mission is to design and develop the best spinning reels. For each price-point, it is our goal to have the best spinning reel. From the onset of the company, before development, FFP went straight to the angler to see what they wanted in their ideal spinning reel. The fishermen spoke, and Florida Fishing Products listened. An overwhelming majority of the anglers polled wanted a light-weight, smooth, durable, and sleek spinning reel. The research led to the first spinning reel developed by FFP, The Osprey!
Florida Fishing Products keeps these three aspects in mind when designing their reels. As time goes on, Florida Fishing Products continues to get valuable feedback from FFP Guides and their massive support system filled with anglers from all over the country.
For Florida Fishing Products, the ultimate goal in developing a reel is not to maximize shareholder wealth, increase profits and decrease quality, but rather to continually improve the quality and performance of their fishing reels.
Giving back to the community is extremely important to Florida Fishing Products. To give back to the community, Florida Fishing Products prides itself in providing the best customer service, being involved in local fishing tournaments, helping those in need, and helping local tackle shops and fishing guides flourish.
The sad truth about the fishing industry is that most larger fishing reel manufacturers are absent from the fishing community in America. They are more concerned with increased profit margins than they are the fishermen. More than not, they do not have any interest in conservation because they would rather keep their hands clean and stay away from controversy. Not Florida Fishing Products. FFP has committed to sticking to their roots, be involved, and give back.
As a company, Florida Fishing Products has partnered with conservations groups such as Captains For Clean Water, CCA Florida, & Ducks Unlimited. FFP will continue to educate people on the issues surrounding conservation and be active in the fight to improve the estuaries we all know and love.
Founders Tim Sommer & Ty Nelson were both raised on and around the water. They both know the importance of having healthy fisheries and believe that through Florida Fishing Products they can make a lasting impact on conservation not only in Florida but in the United States as a whole.
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