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THE TRUFISHING™ STORY

If you’re an avid angler, you already know the thrill of setting a hook and catching a stubborn, fighting fish. 

Imagine how fun it would be to compete with anyone in the world, with a fair way to compare your fishing story with others.

TruFishing™ is a digital measurement system that captures the actual performance of each catch, and can be used with any style of fishing, anywhere in the world. 

The TruFishing™ mission is to: 

  • Provide an equal, fair and transparent system for measuring the difficulty of a catch both for individual record keeping and tournament competitions
  • Help with conservation concerns by promoting catch & release
  • Increase the fun and participation of fishing for all: men, women & children

We've tested our concepts in the marketplace and have been honored with innovation awards.  Our team of experienced engineers and marketers are passionate about the project, but we need community input and financial help to finalize the design and manufacture the system components.  

Please view our feature video above to see how the TruFishing™ system works.

Here's what one professional angler, Captain Greg Mayer from TVs Fishin' Frenzy, has to say about the impact of TruFishing™ on the angling industry. 

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The TruFishing™ team is calling out to the community to provide input, get involved and donate to the project, to help us produce the TruFishing™ system, which will shape the next generation of fishing.  

Let’s work together to bring the concept to life and get the TruFishing™ system in the hands of anglers everywhere! 

Please select from one or more of our reward packages to help us get the TruFishing™ digital fishing system in your hands. 

Also, please share this Kickstarter page with your fishing and/or entrepreneurial friends.

YOUR REWARD CHOICES

International TruFishing™ League (ITL) Charter Membership

 

Get Kids Fishing with FishWithMe.net: 2 annual memberships plus 2 fishing buffs

 

  

T-Shirt:  Only dead fish swim with the current

 TruFishing™ Tournament Fishmasks®

Custom TruFishing™ Fishing Rod by Carrot Stix

Custom TruFishing™ Rod by Carrot Stix
Custom TruFishing™ Rod by Carrot Stix

 

TruFishing™ UV Protection Fishing Hat

TruFishing™ UV Protection Fishing Hat
TruFishing™ UV Protection Fishing Hat

NYC Dinner Cruise

 

NYC Dinner Cruise
NYC Dinner Cruise

Ultimate Sport-fishing Package

Ultimate Sport-fishing Package
Ultimate Sport-fishing Package

 

MORE ABOUT THE TRUFISHING™ TEAM

Our team is led by Cast Further™ CEO, Tim Doelger, and made up of 10 individuals (and growing), who work hard everyday to bring the TruFishing™ system to the marketplace. 

We have access to some of the nations finest engineers out of NJIT's EDC (Enterprise Development Center http://njit-edc.org/), which is a startup incubator highly focused on product design and manufacturing. 

Here's a quick video from the Executive Director of NJIT's EDC program:

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Risks and challenges

Manufacturing electronics for harsh marine environments requires top-notch mechanical, electrical and software engineering. To mitigate the risk of building faulty products, we're getting a sharp team of beta testers to work out all of the kinks before we sell our products to the general public. We've also set up Product Steering Committees so that we can further ensure the products we build are going to be the best products for the fishing community - please join a committee and we look forward to your help.

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    The Giver

    I love this project and I just want to help support its success - I'll pledge a dollar or more. The TruFishing™ team will write you a personal thank you note for your generous support!

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    TruFishing™ Steering Committee

    We'd be nothing without you! You're now officially part of TruFishing's™ mission. You will join us for (4) quarterly web conferences to hear company updates, give your opinions to help shape our industry, future products and features in our mobile app. This is an inside exclusive role to help us roll out the right products in short order.

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    Keep Me In The Loop!

    Notify me first before the public knows how to buy TruFishing™ products. You'll get monthly updates on our progress and be notified as soon as we are ready to take orders - before the general public.

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    TruFishing™ UV Protection Fishing Hat

    Very cool hat for your fishing adventures. TruFishing™ embroidered patch logo on crown; flexible brim, neck and ear cover; UV 45+

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    TruFishing™ Fishmasks®

    Fishmasks® is dedicated to providing Face Protection to anglers of every discipline. From Fly-Casters wading into streams and rivers, to Sea-Fisherman on the coast, and everything in between.

    UPF 50+ keeps 99.9% of harmful Ultraviolet Rays from reaching your skin. Sun hits your face both directly, and from being reflected off the water, making Solar Protection no joking matter.

    Odor Control – This application inhibits the growth of microorganisms, keeping the product smelling less, umm, fishy.

    Moisture-Wicking fabric draws sweat away from your face, keeping you cool and dry during both hot and wet days

    Fishmasks® was born in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and all manufacturing takes place within the United States of America.

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    Only Dead Fish Swim with the Current

    Much to talk about wearing this shirt! See the layout of this shirt in this projects story section.

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    Get Kids Fishing with FishWithMe.net

    • Access to fishing gear, boats and fishing buddies is easier than ever with a Fish with Me club membership.

    • Fishwithme.net is a web-based community where everyday anglers find fishing buddies to share costs, learn and share tips and techniques, and fish more.

    • For your $50 donation, you’ll get 2 annual memberships to fishwithme.net fishing club (value $72) and 2 bonus fishing buffs to protect your face from sun and wind.

    • It’s an easy way to share the love of fishing with kids of all ages!

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    TruFishing™ Essentials Combo Bag

    Check the combination of these rewards!

    Includes:
    • TruFishing™ UV Protection Fishing Hat
    • Only Dead Fish Swim with the Current! (T-Shirt)
    • TruFishing™ Tournament Scarf
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    Custom TruFishing™ Rod by Carrot Stix

    The Carrot Stix Rod had been introduced at the 2007 ICAST show and walked away with the unprecedented THREE BEST OF SHOW WINNING categories. Carrot Stix caters to Countries all Over the World, Carrot Stix Brand is committed to the Out Door Sports Industry and will continue to strive for perfection in All product Categories.

    Since 2007 Carrot Stix Rods have won more than 47 Awards including Best Product of the Year several years in a row, Most Innovative Product and most importantly has won the respect of over 500,000 professional and amateur anglers.

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    NYC Dinner Cruise (Sept)

    Set sail and come meet the TruFishing™ team on a dinner cruise around NYC's downtown Manhattan. We'll sail by The Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower, The Intrepid/Space Shuttle, infamous bridges and the lovely NYC skyline. Get updates on our project and lets talk about how we can make our mission succeed together! Our double-decker all-mahogany Lydia yacht sails from historic Keyport, NJ on Saturday, September 24th at 6pm and returns approx 11pm. Schedule may change due to weather conditions. Must be able to travel to Keyport, NJ.

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    ITL™ Charter Membership

    This is a limited-time opportunity to become a Charter Member of the International TruFishing™ League launch team - the advisory group that will provide input to guide development of a new global standard of digital measurement which will be the basis for new interactive fishing tournaments. You will join us on quarterly interactive web conferences and also receive a Charter Membership Certificate and authentic TruFishing™ Charter Member fishing shirt.

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    Dinner with Captain Greg Mayer

    Lets grab some dinner down by the docks in OBX. Captain Greg Mayer from Fishin' Frenzy http://fishinfrenzy.com/ shares tails of sails...and adventures on The Oregon Inlet (see his video in our Story to the left). This record winning captain will be sure to inform even the most seasoned fishermen. Must be able to travel to Outer Banks, NC. Exact date in October is at group's availability.

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    Ultimate Sport-fishing Package (Sept)

    Let’s catch the big one in OBX! You and a guest go fishing with TruFishing™ and Team Fishin' Frenzy on this record-winning sport fishing boat out of the Oregon Inlet in North Carolina. Must be able to travel to Outer Banks, NC. Schedule may change due to weather or equipment conditions. Exact date in September is at group's availability.

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    Ultimate Sport-fishing Package (Oct)

    Let’s catch the big one in OBX! You and a guest go fishing with TruFishing™ and Team Fishin' Frenzy on this record-winning sport fishing boat out of the Oregon Inlet in North Carolina. Must be able to travel to Outer Banks, NC. Schedule may change due to weather or equipment conditions. Exact date in October is at group's availability.

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