Frank Lapinski


Although no longer active on the pro circuits, Frank keeps a hand on the cutting edge of the Bass fishing world. A conversation with Frank usually results in the refinement of a technique or a solution to a problem encountered in a day’s fishing. Frank’s emphasis in the fishing world has taken a turn to the protection of the waters and the education of the public in regards to fishing and clean waters. Considered the “grumpy old man” of the pro staff, he is one of the more tenacious watch dogs for fishermen’ rights! He believes that turning kids into fisherman will help to insure that there will be open waters for all in the future and access will never become a matter of financial status.

His fishing history includes competition at all levels of competitive bassin’ along with an international reputation as a fly tyer, and fly fisherman. He has fly fished from the Florida Keys for Bonefish to the rivers of Ireland for Atlantic Salmon, from the brook trout streams in the Adirondaks to the blue water of the Gulf stream fighting tuna on a fly. A published writer he is the former educational editor for the NY Bass Angler magazine and a frequent contributor to sites along the web. He is currently the president of Long Island Bassmasters and as such holds a seat on the Long Island Fisheries Advisory Council.

We’re glad to have a pro staff member with his expertise and experience on board.