Independent Tackle Pro Staff

We are very proud to have these Pro Staffers. They are not only truly gifted fishermen but great ambassadors for Independent Tackle and our cause of helping small fishing tackle craftsmen gain national exposure and success competing with large tackle manufacturers.


Glenn Van Hoesen

Glenn is a tournament fisherman out of New York state.  Glenn promotes our brand, as well as many others you'll find in our store with a great passion.

Glenn VanHoesen


Lee Hillman

Lee has his hands in all things fishing as well as being a dedicated family man.  Lee is also the owner and creator of Nasty Baits; some of the most unique soft plastics you'll find.  Lee is located in Louisiana and owns the Southern Fishing Buddies website

Lee Hillman


Mike Helton

Mike is not only a tournament fisherman on the FLW Tour and Everstart Trails, but he is also the sales manager for Denali Custom Fishing Rods which can be found in our store. Mike lives in Jeffersonville, IN with his wife Kristy and their two sons. When not out fishing you will most likely find him in a deer stand or a turkey blind!

Mike HeltonMike Helton


Doug Cavin

Doug is married to wife Linda and has 3 daughters; Brittaney, Courtney and Sierra. Doug has over 5 years as Field Staff, Pro-Staff, Sales Representative, Director of Pro-Staff, and Director of Sales for various companies in the fishing industry. Doug is located in SW Ohio and owns the Get Hook'd website

doug cavin