One of the world’s leading experts on fishing-tackle design, T.J. Stallings acquired a deep interest in sportfishing while working as a youngster in Tim’s Tackle Box, a popular hangout for Florida anglers his father established in 1971 to sell jigs he designed and made himself. Before he was a teenager, T.J. was tying jigs, building custom rods and studying fish behavior. His in-depth knowledge of fishing led to positions with big-name tackle companies such as Shimano, Bass-Assassin and Hildebrandt. He currently works as Director of Marketing for TTI Blakemore Fishing Group, which utilized his concepts for Daiichi Bleeding Bait, hooks. Stallings is also the co-founder of Crappie NOW Magazine. T.J. still studies photography, biology and the mystery of the band Metallica.
“I’m truly blessed to be born in the USA, taught how to fish at an early age and raised by a loving family,” he says proudly.
– Keith “Catfish” Sutton