|TCI started off as just something I did to make some extra money. I had been making my own jigs for several years prior to trying to sell them, for the simple reason that I wanted to fish with what I wanted, and I simply could not buy the size/weight combo that I was looking for. It grew into making jigs for my friends as well, for the same reason.
I decided to see if I could sell them also since I knew other people had to be in the same situation as me. My 1st year, 2007, was pretty slow, but did produce signs of life, and the extra money I did make was nice. 2008 came and brought with it a lot more business, and with it more demand for custom jigs, which meant more molds, more hooks, better lead pot, etc.
Now, I'm up to 2 lead pots, hundreds of different jig types, styles, sizes, weights, and somewhere around 50 different molds. I ship jigs all over the world, including Australia, United Kingdom, Latvia, Spain, and others.
I will custom make anything I can, so even if you don't see it in my store, feel free to ask me about it and I will see what I can do. Almost every mold I have has been modified to accept the widest range of hook sizes that it can. Even if you simply want a specific hook and you don't see it, feel free to ask me about it and I will see what I can do.
A little more about me, owner of TCI:
I live in Winter Park, FL, and fish anything I can. It's usually saltwater fishing for redfish, trout, snook, tarpon, and even flounder and sheepshead. I also fish freshwater off and on for anything I can get; bass, bream, crappie, any panfish basically. I do not buy jigs, period. I feel I make as high a quality product as can be purchased in a store, with the main difference being mine are to my size/weight standard that I want to use. All of my jigs are hand poured, some even have a little blood and sweat on them, LoL.
I mountain bike along some of the rivers around Orlando, main one being the Little Big Econlockhatchee River, where I fish from the bike trails.
I do own a boat, a 16' Tracker Grizzly jon boat with a 55hp Johnson commercial outboard, as well as a 13' Hobie kayak.