It was nearly 40 years ago when the owner and founder of Panfishpro, LLC., injected the first Mini-Mite Jig at his childhood home in Chicago, Illinois, on Henderson Street. He sold that product to local bait and tackle shops, such as; Frank’s Live Bait & Tackle, Captain’s Quarters, Superior Sports, and Park Bait Shop just to name a few.
In later years, with the help of some family members, and a few fishing friends, Carl Vizzone, Ken Schneider (lip of the lake), and Scott (Scooter) Gresham, he was able to distribute the Mini-Mite Jig to shops all around the southern portion of Lake Michigan, in places such as Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and of course in his home state of Illinois.
This is a photo of Mini-Mite replacement tails as they were sold in those days. Retail price was .79 to .99 cents per package:
Today we offer new products, such as our NEXTALGX Rigged Jigs, Nailz’M Jig Tails, INSTINCTRIX Jigs, Jigabite Jigs and other baits as well. We ship 1000’s of orders each year, and have more than 40,000 customers in our customer data base. Why do customers continue to reorder from us? We would like to think it is because our products catch fish. The following is a testament of our products:
On January 1, 2001, Panfishpro.com went live. An online presence was an idea we had to make our products available to fishermen everywhere. This turned out to be a fantastic idea as we have many customers who have written to thank us for making these great products available to them. And to our customers, we thank you!
In the above photo, on the right-hand side, is our very first customer, Mr. Frank Wilhelm, from Onalaska, Wisconsin. Frank placed an order with us on January 2, 2001. He went on to place many orders with us over the years.
We keep a large inventory of products on hand, allowing us to ship your orders fast, which allows you to get back to where you really want to be, …fishing! We carefully pack every order to ensure it arrives in perfect condition and we will keep you up-to-date on the status of your order every step of the way. And with our live online inventory, backorders are a thing of the past.
As always, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee with a “no questions asked” return policy. If you are not happy with an item, simply return it to us and we will promptly issue a refund. When you place an order with Panfishpro.com, you’ll receive great products, exceptional service, and our promise to NEVER share your personal information with anyone, for any reason.
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