35th Wffc Bih 2015

World Fly Fishing Championship 2019

In Business: High School Brothers Supply High-Quality Fishing Tackle With Juice Baits

In Business: High School Brothers Supply High-Quality Fishing Tackle With Juice Baits


IT’LL TAKE A BIT, BUT THEY WOULD BE HAPPY.>>Dennis: THANKS, A.J.>>>FISHING OPENER IN MINNESOTA IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. TWO BRAINERD BROTHERS ARE GEARING UP THEIR BAIT COMPANY’S INVENTORY FOR THE BUSY TRADITION COMING UP THIS WEEKEND. WITH THIS WEEK’S “IN BUSINESS,” REPORTER RACHEL JOHNSON HAS MORE.>>Reporter: BROTHERS KYLE AND TYLER HAVE ALWAYS HAD A PASSION FOR FISHING. IN 2018, THEY THOUGHT WHY NOT TURN THAT PASSION INTO A BUSINESS.>>WE CAME UP WITH A BAIT COMPANY. IT WAS LIKE, YOU KNOW, WE KNOW FISHING A LITTLE BIT, WHY NOT TRY TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, GROW A PASSION FOR THIS SPORT.>>Reporter: THE BROTHERS, TWO STUDENTS AT BRAINERD HIGH SCHOOL LAUNCHED THE COMPANY, A BULK FISHING TACKLE BUSINESS RIGHT OUT OF THEIR PARENTS CLEANING BUSINESS.>>I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE EXPERIENCE FOR THEM, SOMETHING FOR THEM TO DO. BUT IT’S DEFINITELY GROWING INTO A LOT MORE THAN WHAT I WAS EXPECTING.>>Reporter: TWO STATE SPONSORS FROM A WHOLESALER AND THE BAIT IS INDIVIDUALLY PACKAGED BY THE BROTHERS.>>WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE IS THAT WE DO A LOT OF OUR STUFF IN BULK. THERE’S NOT REALLY ANY BIG COMPANIES OUT THERE THAT SELL THEM IN BULK.>>Reporter: THEY CAN BE FUND FOUND IN BEMIDJI AND BRAINERD.>>THE BAR BOYS USE THE SHOP AT THE STORE BACK WHEN IT WAS THE OLD COMPANY. AND THEY WOULD WALK AWAY DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE WE NEVER HAD THE BATES THAT THEY WANTED. SO THESE TWO KIDS BEING THE ENTREPRENEURS THAT THEY ARE WENT OUT AND FOUND A WAY TO CREATE THEIR OWN BATES.>>Reporter: JUICE BATES HAS GROWN MUCH MORE THAN THEY EXPECTED.>>WE STARTED DOING A LOT OF STUFF AT THE SHOP. WE GOT AN ONLINE STORE THAT I STARTED IN MINNESOTA AND NOW WE STARTED TO SEND STUFF OUT TO MASSACHUSETTS, TO THE DAKOTAS, MONTANA, ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY>>THE AMOUNT OF INVENTORY AND STUFF THAT THEY’RE DEALING WITH IS JUST YOU SHOULD SEE MY BASEMENT. IT’S EXPLODED.>>Reporter: THE BROTHERS ARE NOT SURE WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR THEM PAST HIGH SCHOOL BUT THEY KNOW IT WILL HAVE TO DO WITH FISHING.>>WE WANT TO BECOME THE NEXT BIG BITE BAIT IS WHAT WE CAN’T TO DO, PAY FOR OUR WAY TO COLLEGE AND SEE WHERE IT TAKES US FROM THERE.>>I THINK IF THEY WANT TO THEY COULD STICK WITH THIS AND MAKE SOMETHING PRETTY SUCCESSFUL OUT OF IT. SO OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, IF COLLEGE IS THE PATH THEY WANT TO GO DOWN TO, THEN I THINK WITH THEIR DRIVE, WHATEVER THEY WANT TO DO THEY’LL BE SUCCESSFUL AT.>>Reporter: THE BROTHERS ARE PROOF NO MATTER YOUR AGE WITH A LITTLE PASSION AND HARD WORK, DREAMS CAN BECOME A REALITY. REPORTING FROM BRAINERD FOR THIS WEEK’S “IN BUSINESS,” RACHEL JOHNSON, LAKELAND NEWS.>>Dennis: GOOD FOR THOSE GUYS. IN ADDITION TO BEING SOLD IN

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