As the old saying goes “necessity is the mother of all invention”. Founders of Skinnywater Products, Glenn Williams and Andy Meinhardt, have spent a lifetime on the water creating boat accessories. Born and raised on the vast and beautiful waters of the St. Marks river and flats in the Florida Panhandle, loaded with creeks, estuaries, oyster beds, and grass flats, these guys know backwater fishing like the back of their hands. They also know, first hand, the rigors of fishing these sometimes tricky terrains. After years of using other products in their pursuit of Redfish, Snook, trout, mullet, bream, crappies … they know what works and what doesn’t.
Metal fabricators by trade they applied their professional skills to produce some of the best equipment for flats, lakes and backwater fishing on the face of the earth. After designing and building some of this equipment they started getting “unsolicited” requests to build their products for countless guides and fishermen in the Florida Panhandle. Due to the demand and the desire to offer “the best quality products at a price the common man could afford.” Skinnywater Products was formed and the rest, as they say is history! From their versatile Signature aluminum Gig Poles with it’s patented head that allows for countless applications from gaffs, bow nets, spears, dock poles, gigs, and others accessories, to their Signature aluminum Push Poles, if you fish and have a boat the Skinnywater Product line is a must have. If you’re tired of the maintenance that goes along with fiberglass push poles or removing splinters from dried out cracked fiberglass from your hand, you owe it to yourself to try the Skinnywater Signature Aluminum push pole. It’s stiff, it floats, it won’t break and will get you out of “skinnywater” every time …. and at a fraction of the price of the “Big Name” products on the market.
Our Mission – “Build the best “backwater” fishing products and accessories on the planet by utilizing our skills and unique manufacturing techniques so we can offer these world class products at a price the common man can afford them”. No small task for a small company with humble origins. Propelled by a love for fishing and water and a desire to see others enjoy the splendor of “backwater” fishing makes building Skinnywater Products a true “labor of love”. Check out our web site and our products. If you don’t agree Skinnywater Products and accessories are the best product you’ve ever used, we’ll give you a full refund upon return of our product – no questions asked!