SOURCE: The Fishing Buckle

The Fishing Buckle

March 17, 2016 09:01 ET

Fisherman Creates First Sport Fishing Belt Buckle to Enhance the Angler's Experience

The Fishing Buckle Is a Smaller, Lighter Version of the Classic Fighting Belt, Providing Anglers With Support, Leverage and Control for Reeling in Any Size Catch

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 17, 2016) - The Fishing Buckle today announces the world's first "fish-ready" sport fishing belt and buckle that acts as a support system for most saltwater rods. It eliminates the discomfort anglers feel from leveraging fishing rods against their bodies, creating a more comfortable fishing experience. The lightweight Fishing Buckle is ready for use in less than a second and is ideal for anglers of all kinds, whether they are fishing off a dock, casting from the beach, taking a charter trip or fishing competitively.

The Fishing Buckle offers the support, leverage, full range of motion and control needed to reel in catches. Many anglers tuck their fishing rods under their arms or press them into their stomachs or thighs, resulting in bruises and discomfort. The Fishing Buckle is a smaller alternative to the classic fighting belt, which is useful for large catches but is bulky and often inconvenient to put on and take off. It is a regular belt and buckle when closed, but its quick one-handed opening makes it ready for fishing. Anglers simply insert the base of the fishing rod into The Fishing Buckle and reel away.

"After reeling in catches and checking bait for hours one day, I realized how much discomfort supporting my fishing rod caused me," said Marcus Hunt, designer and founder of The Fishing Buckle. "I wanted to create a small, simple tool that can be worn all day, is always ready for action and provides great fishing rod support. The Fishing Buckle allows everyone, from the avid angler to the casual fisherman, to reel in their trophy catch while enjoying every moment of it."

The Fishing Buckle comes in a variety of finishes and the snap on belts are easily interchangeable with an array of color combinations. In addition, The Fishing Buckle is customizable, with the option to laser etch or engrave a name or favorite logo. The Fishing Buckle has begun taking pre-orders on Kickstarter starting at $25, U.S. shipping included. Funds contributed during this campaign, which runs until April 15, 2016 and has a goal of $20,000, will help with manufacturing costs and inventory. The product is scheduled to ship in September 2016.

For more information on The Fishing Buckle, please visit or Kickstarter.

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