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Zebco and the Future Fisherman Foundation offer “Tackle for Educators” Program

Published By OutdoorsFIRST Media
Published August 23, 2017

In an effort to help spur the Fishing Industries R3 movement of retention, reactivation and recruitment of anglers, Zebco, and the Future Fisherman Foundation are on a mission to make access to fishing equipment simpler and easier for educators and community groups across the country with the re-introduction of the F3 Tackle for Educators program. 

Under the new agreement Zebco will offer three tackle packages designed to cover the community group or club running a one day fishing derby to the experienced aquatic educator looking to re-stock their inventory. The Future Fisherman Foundation will be there to provide assistance to these groups as well as facilitating the ordering process on their website futurefisherman.org. 

"The Tackle for Educators program was developed many years ago to aid aquatic educators, schools and groups wanting to run fishing clinics and educational events across the country," F3 Executive Director, Mark Gintert, stated. "That process offered a wide variety of products but was a little complicated, time consuming and intimidating especially for those who were just getting started. Our goal with this new program is to make things much simpler and quicker with the three-package format," added Gintert. 

"Helping aquatic educators and community groups grow the sport of fishing is central to our mission at Zebco Brands," President of Zebco North America, Steve Smits, commented. "We wish to provide significant savings to these valuable partners and help them extend their budgets and reach within their communities". 

Package #1 is the "F3 Event Kit" which provides 20 of the colorful Zebco Slingshot 202 rod and reel combo's. The package has unbeatable bulk pricing with free shipping delivered right to the groups designated address. Ordering is simple and the units are spooled with line and ready to go right out of the box. 

Package #2 is the "F3 Educators Kit" which provides the perfect balance of rods/reels as well as basic terminal tackle for those groups teaching a fishing class or hosting a fishing event in their community. The kit includes 25 Zebco 202 flat board kits and 5 of their Genesis Spinning rod combos which gives participating groups what they need to get their program underway. 

Package #3 is the "F3 Advanced Educator Kit' which is designed for the seasoned aquatic educators who are looking to re-stock their equipment for long term use. This kit utilizes 25 of the legendary and ultra- durable Zebco 33 rod/reel combo and again prices include delivery to their designated address. 

Ordering is made simple by going to the futurefisherman.org site and clicking on the Tackle for Educators tab. Or by calling Executive Director Mark Gintert at 330-993-0014 

About the Future Fisherman Foundation 
Established in 1986, the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) unites the sportfishing industry and a nationwide network of state outdoor educators, national conservation groups, youth organizations and other educators dedicated to introducing America's youth to angling, conservation and the outdoors lifestyle. The Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) operates under The Bass Federation (TBF) umbrella of companies and is the official education arm of TBF. For more info visit futurefisherman.org. 

About Zebco: 
Zebco Brands (www.zebco.com), based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., is a leading marketer of fishing tackle and outdoor gear sold under a portfolio of brand names. The ZEBCO, Rhino, and Martin brands compete in recreational freshwater rods and reels. The Quantum, Fin-Nor, and Van Staal brands are targeted at avid fisherman from freshwater to offshore saltwater. The Cajun Line brand competes in fishing line while the William Joseph and Badlands brands provide serious packs and gear for fly fishing and hunting respectively. Zebco has been in the fishing business since 1949.