Melbourne, FL – August 18, 2013 – If you happen to cruise the Sportfishing tournament circuit, you might have happened across a tailin’ toads. But what is a Tailin’ Toads?
1. A hybrid creature bred from the coastal marshes and tidal flats along Padre Island, Texas and hatched around the oyster beds that surround Jacksonville, Florida.
2. A man-made product line of SPF 50 fingerless gloves and other fishing attire and gear.
Pam was originally from Charleston, SC where she loved to paint coastal Carolina scenes. Pam earned all her formal art education in Texas having graduated from Texas A&I University to go on to receive her Master of Science degree in Education/Art at Corpus Christi State University. She passed away in 2012 at the age of 71. She was a former fifth grade and special education teacher. All of Pam’s watercolor painting are not for sale and remain within the family. Manny says that she gets requests all the time for her mother’s prints but has not made a move to commercialize her mother’s work at this time.
As a child Manny grew up on Padre Island, Texas and has been fishing ever since the very young age of three. She incorporated Tailin' Toads on June 1st of 2012, but did not start selling any products until November of 2012. All of the Tailin’ Toads products are made from threads and fabrics that are made in the USA. Manny said, “the hardest thing about the start up of my company was finding quality fabrics made in the USA at a reasonable price, and of course the testing of the fabrics to make sure they were amazing! She got her business savvy from having owned 8 retail boutiques.
In developing the fishing gloves, Manny said that she never liked the full or cut off fingers for sun protection because they got in the way and were hard to clean to remove the smell of fish. She wanted anglers to have full mobility of their fingers, and still have full sun protection. She decided to design a fully finger-less glove that would provide all the components she was looking for in a top quality fishing glove.
Manny made the prototype with her husband Chandler and took them to the water to test them out! The rest is history!! Tailin’ Toads product line has a custom design printed Shieldz (face scarf) for face protection, microfiber hats and towels, performance shirts, rod/reel combo covers, custom paddle and paddle board covers, and kayak covers! Manny is in the process of designing a full line of products for hunters. All of Tailin’ Toads products are made by Manny in Jacksonville Florida! As Manny says...Proudly made in the USA!
The Tailin’ Toads product line is now in four countries, and growing. If you have any question about Tailin’ Toads, Manny can be contacted at the following.
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So if you are in the market for great sun protection fishing gloves and clothing and gear covers, check out Tailin’ Toads.
Until next time, be safe in the sun and have a great day in the great outdoors.