In 1981, when Point Wilson
Company was founded, and for many years after, summer evenings would
find this beach nearly shoulder-to-shoulder with fishermen. Their
quarry? King salmon! Now salmon caught from a boat are exciting enough.
But a king salmon hooked from a gently sloping beach is an experience to
remember! From setting the hook to landing the fish (if you're lucky)
it's nothing but heart-pounding, reel-smoking excitement.
The salmon came into this little cove to feed on the incredible
abundance of candlefish present there. They would swim within inches of
the shoreline, sometimes swimming behind fishermen standing in
the water with hip boots on. In peak season, a dozen or more fish might
be taken from this beach every evening. The largest recorded was 53
pounds! And twenty-pounders were not uncommon.
At the time, there was no lure which imitated, or even looked like a
candlefish. In recognition of this need, Point Wilson Company was begun
in a basement workshop. Our first product was a ¾-ounce casting jig
(since discontinued), shaped and painted to look like a candlefish. We
named it the Point Wilson DART, and it was an instant sensation.
Thus began our twenty-five year quest to build the most realistic,
highest quality fishing jigs available. We hope you agree that we've