Backyard Bass are plastic casting targets shaped like fish. They are designed to make learning to cast fun and easy. Place the fish on any smooth, flat surface or on the water (the fish do float) and cast for them with the Casting Plug. With a good cast, you can catch one of the fish and reel it in.
The Story Behind Backyard Bass:
Backyard Bass started with an avid angler living here in the Pacific Northwest. He saw that his kids had a lot of fun casting at the lake but they only visited the lake on the weekends. He looked for a way the kids could cast at home.
He began to experiment with fish shapes as casting targets. A few crude prototypes later he formed a sheet metal fish that was lightweight, rounded and pliable enough to be snagged with a casting plug. His kids tried the fish, loved it and pretty soon neighborhood kids were streaming into the backyard to cast for the fish.
When he approached Ironwood Pacific Outdoors with his idea we liked it immediately. We hired a mold maker so that we could convert the sheet metal prototypes into molded plastic fish with scales, fins and fishlike details, and named them the Backyard Bass. The Backyard Bass have now been adopted by Angler Educators all over the country.
is located in Tigard, Oregon and manufactures and markets a line of marine and fishing accessories.