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About 18 inches wide and maybe 30 inches long, with a handle cut into one end, the nondescript piece of plastic turf looked like a doormat.
“Nope, it’s a fillet board,” Vekich said. The plastic turf grips the fish tight during the knife work. And when you are done, just hose it off and roll it up. canada goose outlet canada Virtually canada goose coats on sale indestructible. “And the cheap Canada Goose plastic turf doesn’t hold any fish smell.”
The idea came from a small canada goose factory sale chain of sporting canada goose jacket outlet goods stores in Canada Goose Coats On Sale Oregon that sold 1,500 of them before their supplier vanished. Vekich, co owner of Bovey based KMDA Inc. canada goose outlet uk sale the biggest little fishing tackle company you’ve never canada goose outlet new york city heard of told the retailer canada goose outlet online uk he probably could Canada Goose Online find someone to make them.
Indeed, he did an Illinois plastic turf company. KMDA canadian goose jacket will buy them for about $5 each, slap their canada goose outlet toronto factory Angler’s Choice brand name on them and ship them to Gander Mountain, Mills Fleet Farm, L Fleet Supply and other retailers for $8.99 each. Starting next spring, anglers across the country will rush to buy them for about $14.99 or more.
“That’s how this business works. Someone has a great idea. And you need someone with the contacts, with canada goose outlet access to the store shelves, to get them on the market,” Vekich said.
That’s where KMDA comes in.
The company operates out of a nondescript pole canada goose factory outlet building on Bovey’s main street (there isn’t even a sign) not far from where Derek, 47, canada goose outlet in usa and his brother cheap canada goose Mike, 42, grew up.
Derek was a teacher in the Coleraine school district in 2002, and Mike was fresh out of the University of Minnesota canada goose outlet sale Duluth, when the brothers decided to go into the outdoor sporting goods business canada goose black friday sale together.
It was a spurt of entrepreneurial spirit canada goose outlet store that appears to have paid off.
The brothers first bought a New Hampshire based canoe accessory company, Colonial Castings, https://www.outletcanadagoose.biz moved it back to the Range and set up shop in Marble. But that business burned down. They started it up again, sold it, and got into the fishing tackle business not so much by inventing new products but by purchasing existing brand names and small companies and then adding products to those tried and true brands.