Shark Tank’s World Record Striper Company fishing gear is now available so you can be all about that bass
Attention, we have one live. Fishing company World Record Striper Company will appear on shark tank on Friday night’s episode. I hope you like fish puns because that’s all you’ll hear from now on.
While it might seem like the World Record Striper Company is your typical fishing tackle store, there’s a big twist, which I’ll get to later. You know, I have to put out a little bait so you can’t wait to see how amazing this company and its history is before I completely wrap you up.
As for the Sharks, I have a feeling they’re going to circle the contractor behind World Record Striper Company before deciding if he’s going to sink or swim. However, what Greg Myerson, the founder of the World Record Striper Company, told the Meriden Record Log about his time on shark tank does not inspire much confidence in his ability to close a deal.
“My business was just an idea. I really didn’t have many sales,” he told the Connecticut newspaper. “I started with nothing and couldn’t value it with a huge price tag because they would kick me out.”
Yeah. Many companies that appear on shark tank fail because their assessment is out of whack, so things aren’t looking good for Myerson so far. He better hope his product and pitch will be enough to sell one or more of the Sharks on his business.
Luckily for him, Myerson seems to have quite an interesting set of products on his hands. Here are seven reasons why shark tank Deal or not, the World Record Striper Company could still be a good catch.
1. It’s all about fish
If you don’t fish, the name World Record Striper Company probably doesn’t ring a bell. However, one look at the company’s website and the striped bass logo, and it’s clear that this is a sleazy business. World Record Striper Company manufactures and sells all the sinkers, lures and floats you need in your life. And if you fish, it all means something to you.
2. There aren’t many other fishing gears in the sea like this
You won’t find the fishing gear made and sold by World Record Striper Company in any old store by the sea. What makes this company’s gear unique is that it uses Rattle Technology. . You know how babies sometimes playfully shake rattles in their hands? Or the noise rattlesnakes can make? Well, World Record Striper Company sinkers, lures, floats and other fishing tackle emit a similar noise patented by Myerson to better attract fish to your bait. If only humans could use a weird noise to lure someone in, we wouldn’t have to endure the horrors of dating.
3. The Rattlers look like an updated version of “Rock Lobster”
Okay, not really, but Myerson recorded the sounds of a whole bunch of lobsters in a tank filled with 200 gallons of water in order to produce his unique rattlesnake sound, according to the Meriden Record Journal. The rattles themselves are actually made from a small glass tube with three or four metal ball bearings inside, and they are placed inside each fishing gear. If only the rattlesnake spoke like that. If only.
4. Surf the net to buy this fishing gear
You don’t have to go to your local fishing tackle store to find World Record Striper Company products. You can get them from anywhere just by buying from the company’s official online store. You’ll find a ton of different sinkers, lures and floats with Myerson’s Rattle technology so you can get fishing as soon as possible. All fishing tackle comes in a variety of size and color options, which also means that there is a wide range of prices for these products. World Record Striper Company also just opened a store in Westbrook, Connecticut, if you’re ever there. Obviously, you’ll want to purchase one of the company’s fisherman’s shirts while you’re there. It probably won’t improve your fishing, but you’ll at least look the part.
5. It’s not called World Record Striper Company for nothing
Not only is Myerson the founder of World Record Striper Company and the inventor of the company’s Rattle technology, but he is also an accomplished angler. Myerson currently holds the world record for catching the largest striped bass, weighing in at 81.8 pounds. Yeah, that thing was a beast. Myerson, who is an electrician for the Connecticut Department of Transportation on land, holds three other world records and has won numerous fishing competitions, according to the Meriden Record Log. It has become so prominent in the fishing world that it apparently has its own supporters. Looks like he knows how to attract people too.
6. The company almost did not appear shark tank
Myerson applied to be on shark tank four years ago and didn’t hear from the ABC reality show until February 2014, according to the Meriden Record Log. While auditioning for shark tank, another production company approached him about his own eight-episode reality series for another network. However, Myerson had to choose one gig or the other, and although he almost settled on his own reality TV series, he ultimately decided to dive into the shark tank. We’ll have to wait and see if he made the right choice.
7. Myerson will show you how to be as tall as he is.
OK, so you have all your fishing gadgets. Now what? We can’t all get a private lesson from Myerson to show us how to break his world record. Luckily, Myerson breaks down his RattleSinker fishing technique in the video above.
Hope this helps you catch a fish as big as a shark.
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