Today Westin offers a wide range of trusted lures, rods and other fishing equipment all produced with the same passion for perfection as Ingvar Westins original lure, and created to satisfy those looking for the best tools to pursuit monster fish. Ingvar Westin grew up in the fertile fishing grounds north of Stockholm.There, he plied his trade as a skilled toolmaker, creating intricate carvings and devices for artisans in the nearby cities. Ingvar lived a humble life, so when his children wanted a new toy, he decided to create one himself. Soon, Ingvar began work on a carved, wooden fish that wriggled and rolled in the water just like a real fish.
Ingvar spent countless hours refining the toy to get a perfect, lifelike action that he knew would thrill his children. In the process, he inadvertently created a new swimming motion, the Westin roll. When Ingvars work was complete, he christened that toy the Jätte Swedish for giant. Word of Ingvars creation spread quickly in the small town of Skutskär. Wedged between the Baltic Sea and the River Dalalven, the town which even today is home to just 6,000 people could be called fishing obsessed.
In no time at all, local fishermen were obsessed with Ingvars toy. They noticed that large pike seemed to be irresistibly attracted to the wooden carving and its rolling action, and they began clamoring for Ingvar to put hooks on the Jätte and allow them to fish with it.
Soon, a cottage industry developed, and Ingvar transitioned from a toolmaker to a lure maker with a bustling production line fueled by the prolific pike waters of Sweden. By the time stories of a 45 lbs pike caught on a Jätte began circulating in 1977, Ingvar Westins lure was known throughout Scandinavia as the go-to big predator lure. Since then, the Westin Jätte has deceived some of the biggest, wiliest old pike in Sweden.What started out as a childs plaything in 1952 has now become a well-established and trusted brand in the fishing tackle industry. Today Westin offers a wide range of trusted lures, rods and other fishing equipment all produced with the same passion for perfection as Ingvar Westins original lure, and created to satisfy those looking for the best tools to pursuit monster fish worldwide. This flotation suit is designed and developed with a single purpose - to create the ultimate flotation suit by all measures. From the very beginning the suit is designed to fit and meet the demands of the typical hardcore angler. Safety, durability, practical details and a close fit that still allows the wearer to move around freely are all important characteristics of this suit. All are characteristics that you will appreciate every time the weather turns bad.
Upon request from several sea fishing camps we have made a new zipper design on this suit by using the best available YKK zipper and making sure no part of the fabric can get trapped. All of this is done because we know that if a flotation suit can stand extensive rental use, it will withstand anything! Westin W6 Flotation Suit - XL Chest (1/2): 76.50 cm Size: XL Waist (1/2): 61.50 cm Code: A01-410-XL. The item "Westin W6 Flotation Suit XL YKK Zipper Wind Protection" is in sale since Thursday, November 5, 2020.This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Floatation Suits & Life Vests". The seller is "fishing-mart-poland" and is located in Bielsko-Biala. This item can be shipped to United States, European Union member countries, Canada.