Sad news for Australian fishing with the passing of Legendary angler and tackle guru Jack Erskine. He was the kind of person to share and help with even the smallest amount of information for anglers across the globe. (see this past R&R article with links to Jacks site). He will be missed by many and our thoughts are with his family this hour. Please click full story below to see Youtube video of Jack.

I recently took this photo of his induction at the IGFA Headquarters because he was a hero to me and to so many other Australian fishermen. Rest in Peace Jack.


Jack Erskine is possibly the most influential Australian ever involved in the tackle industry. For his life time of dedication to the sport he loves so dearly , he is held in high esteem by his peers, not only for his undisputed angling talents but for many contributions to the development and ever improving fishing tackle
He is one of the only Australians to be presented with the Ron Dempster Award for the contributions to the future of Sportfishing, one of the first inductees to the Cairns Black Marlin Hall of Fishing Fame in 2006 and in 2009 was inducted into the International Game Fishing Association Hall of Fame.