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Hook & Tackle Donates over $200,000.00 of clothing to Puerto Rico Relief October 19, 2017


Sportailor, Inc. which owns such brands as Hook & Tackle Outfitter and Weekender Sportswear, has donated an assortment of branded shirts, shorts, and pants totaling over 6,500 units with a value over $200,000 to victims affected by recent hurricanes over Puerto Rico.

“The company is on the heels of recovery from Hurricane Irma, and things were just starting to get back to normal,” says Stan Rudman, CMO and an owner of the company. “Then, Hurricane Maria came with extreme force over Puerto Rico, we were watching and praying as we saw the devastation occur live on television.”

The company’s history with Puerto Rico dates back to the 1960’s as they were one of the largest distributors of fine men’s apparel on the island. “We are a 54-year-old family business that treats all of our customers and friends as family,” adds Rudman. “That is just the way it is." Rudman, who is also a co-chairman of the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fins Weekend, continues: “The Rudman family, including, my two brothers Abe and Jeff and our parents Mimi and Frank, are so fortunate to be able to help and give back to our community and our country. We know the needs are huge on the island and it feels great to do our part, but they still need so much more.”

Hook & Tackle Expresses Condolences to the Victims from the Las Vegas Tragedy. October 3, 2017

Hook & Tackle is a huge supporter of Las Vegas and has been attending the Men's Wholesale Clothing show (MAGIC-PROJECT) for over 40 years that is held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Resort. It is extremely sad that during a joyous time at a concert with friends & family that such a tragedy had to occur. It is truly devastating and we would love to reach out and help in any way we can.

Our thoughts & prayers are with all the victims, families & friends.



Florida Keys Rebuilds After Hurricane Irma September 24, 2017


Florida took a huge hit with Hurricane Irma. Florida is resiliant and though Irma was a force to be dealt with, the state and cities will be back greater than ever.

Hook & Tackle is based in Miami, FL just 60 miles north of Irma's path. Though there was no power for almost 14 days after the storm, everyone in the community came out to help and  give aide to neighbors.

To have so many people come out and help with the relief was inspiring including Senator Marco Rubio and Tim Tebow. 

 Key West's world-famous Southernmost marker which indicates the southernmost point in the US gets dinged but survives in tact.

Hook & Tackle is proud to be from Florida and we honor this hat with the Florida Flag for all Floridians and lovers of Florida.



Hook & Tackle Donates Over $250,000 to the Victims of Hurricane Harvey September 1, 2017

Hook & Tackle is proud to donate over 6,000 items valued over $250,000 including, performance shirts, shorts & jackets to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Frank Rudman, Chairman of the Board & CEO of Hook & Tackle wearing the yellow shirt above helps prepare the garments to be donated.

"We in South Florida can relate with the pain the victims are all going through and we are so proud to be able to do our part to help clothes those in need", says Stan Rudman, Owner.

Hook & Tackle has teamed up with the Miami Dolphins Foundation to get the product directly to those in need. "it feels so good to be involved and give back". The Miami Dolphins will be sending trucks filled with donated necessities. The Miami Dolphins Foundation has the highest rated community relations department in the NFL. Hook & Tackle is proud to be a partner for over 21 years.

Thank you to everyone that has reached out and helped to all of those in the path of Hurricane Harvey. We have an amazing bond in this country in times of crisis and Hook & Tackle and all of its staff are so happy to lend a hand and offer hope.



How Fish Are Affected by the Solar Eclipse August 22, 2017


A very rare and spectacular occurrence is upon us, on August 21st, 2017, most of the U.S. will be in the direct path of a total solar eclipse, which hasn’t occurred in almost a century. The last time an eclipse was visible as a partial or total solar eclipse by the entire continental U.S. was on June 8th, 1918. The total eclipse or direct path will go from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Most of the other states that are not under the direct path of the eclipse will see no less that 50% coverage, or a partial eclipse. Here in Texas, we will see the moon cover over half of the sun, while those in Florida will see about 75% coverage. While this event is no doubt fascinating and a wonder to behold, what does that mean for the Gulf Coast?


Fish are undoubtedly effected by many of their environment’s subtle variables, and a solar eclipse is no different. Although the eclipse will only last a few minutes, the normal patterns that our Texas game fish follow will change. According to a study from the University of Moncton in Canada, species that are in shallow enough water to be effected by differences in light from night and day will think that it is dawn and begin to exhibit night-time behaviors like hunkering down and retreating to reefs and deep cuts. Once the eclipse has passed, fish will resume their normal activity after a few minutes.


Written by: Urs E. Schmid, President of “Know Before You Go”