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About Us

Why did we create Balloon Fisher King kits?

Balloon fishing is nothing new and has been around for years and used for saltwater, freshwater, offshore, nearshore, inshore, lake and river fishing.  The intent is for a balloon to serve as a large bobber, suspending the live or cut bait near the surface of water.  The balloon is usually attached to the fishing line via time-consuming, jury-rigged methods that include tying, rubber bands or swivels, among many other techniques. The Balloon Fisher King system was specifically designed to make balloon fishing faster, easier and far more effective than ever before. The custom Balloon Clip is quick and easy to use and provides precise bait depth control.  We also use only high quality, 100% natural, biodegradable latex balloons which are easier on the environment compared to inferior, synthetic party store balloons, which are commonly used for balloon fishing.

What makes the Balloon Fisher King clips and balloons different from other similar products?

Live bait balloons alone have no time-saving, custom attachment or detachmant device and are synthetic and harmful to the environment. Most bobbers are not large enough to hold sizable live or cut bait close to the surface nor will they provide a realistic bait presentation.  Floats can be time consuming to attach and remove and also do not provide a desired bait presentation.  What’s more, fishing without a float results in anglers losing the ability to control bait depth and movement.  Our products are different and better because the clips allow for fast, easy and more effective balloon fishing and the balloons are natural, biodegradable latex and will not harm our fragile habitat.

Who needs Balloon Fisher King kits?

Every angler should have Balloon Fisher King kits in their tackle drawer or tackle box. It’s the ideal situational rig for all types of fishing, including saltwater or freshwater drifting, freelining or live-lining, surf, bank or pier fishing, kayak fishing or any other form of angling where bait suspension and controlling bait depth is important.

What species were the kits designed for?

Saltwater species include most pelagics and predator fish such as king and spanish mackerel, sailfish, shark, cobia, striped bass, tuna, mahi, tarpon, wahoo, swordfish, pacific sea bass, bluefish, redfish, and many more.  Freshwater predator species include muskie, walleye, northern pike, catfish, and freshwater striper, hybrids, and largemouth bass.

You're a freshwater-only angler; so why should you purchase one of our kits?

The benefits of Balloon Fisher King are the same for the freshwater angler as they are for the saltwater fisherman.  If you are using large live or cut bait and need to keep the offering at the desired depth under the surface or off the bottom, our rigs allow for precise depth control and can be attached and removed in a matter of seconds.

Are Balloon Fisher King kits ideal for kayak anglers?

The interest from both freshwater and saltwater kayak anglers in Balloon Fisher King has been phenominal.  Convenience and efficiency is key for any kayak fisherman.  Many kayak anglers who have used Balloon Fisher King kits like the product because it is quick and easy to use, requires minimal storage space compared to floats and large bobbers, and the depth control feature works great for any fishery, no matter how large or small, shallow or deep.

Which Balloon Fisher King Pack should you use?

We created the Starter Pack as a means for anglers to test drive our products. The Starter Pack contains one balloon clip and 10 (5 inch) latex balloons, which are used for live or cut bait under 2 pounds.  The Balloon Refill Packs are replenishment items and do not contain clips.  The 5 inch balloons (10 per pack) work best with baits under 2 pounds. The 9 inch balloons (10 per pack) are ideal for larger live or cut bait, from 2 to 10 pounds.  Since the 9 inch balloons are larger and hold more air, they can also serve more effectively as a "sail" to convey your live or cut bait to a desired destination where the fish are located.  Balloon Fisher King now offers two Multi-Clip Pro Pack options for the heavy user.  The Pro Pack 5 inch option includes 5 balloon clips and 10 (5 inch) latex balloons and the Pro Pack 9 inch option includes 5 balloon clips and 10 (9 inch) latex balloons.  

Do Balloon Fisher King clips work with only certain types of fishing line?

Balloon Fisher King clips are quite versatile and ideal for any 20-lb monofilament or 30-lb braided line and higher.  The balloon clips are made from a hard, durable plastic material that includes a stainless steel spring. There are no abrasive properties to the plastic material so the clip will not nick or cut the fishing line.  The clips are designed to hold up well against marine and weather conditions and provide anglers with many uses over time.  TIP - To lengthen the balloon clip life cycle make sure to rinse with clean, fresh water after each use.    

Where can you find our products?

Balloon Fisher King products are currently being offered thru several large US distributors, so Balloon Fisher King is already available in over one hundred dealers nationwide with more stores joining the network every week.  You can search the Dealer Locator at the bottom of the page for a location near you.  If you do not see Balloon Fisher King products on the shelves of your local tackle store or marine center, ask the store to carry the products you are interested in.  If you prefer, direct orders are also available on the website Purchase page here.