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Tom Neustrom

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I was born into a fishing family and basically started fishing when I was about three years old. I went with my Dad about every weekend to the Chain of Lakes located in Northern Illinois, and also would pedal my bike a short distance to Lake Michigan, in Chicago, and fish nearly daily in the summer. We went to our cabin in Northern Wisconsin several times during the year and began to hone my skills as an angler.

I have been haunted by water all my life and started guiding in 1976 at Lake Geneva in Wisconsin. Upon moving to Minnesota in 1979, I began guiding there in 1980 and have ever since. I love to write and was asked to write a few articles for Fishing Facts Magazine and then for In-Fisherman and North American Fishing publications. This gave an additional opportunity to work with sponsors and develop a foundation for the future. To this date, I still contribute to all three of these publications and many others. I have been recognized as one of the top walleye guides in the country by In-Fisherman Magazine, North American Fisherman, Field and Stream, and Outdoor Life. I have hosted a radio show called “Guides Corner” for the past 25 years and it was nominated for the prestigious Minnesota Broadcaster’s Association Excellence of Craft on two occasions. I was inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 2009 as a Legendary Guide which is a very humbling experience when you consider that only two guides are inducted each year throughout the entire country. I was also inducted into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame in 2015 and again was humbled by my selection and so thankful to all who accepted me into a fraternity of some of the best anglers nationally and in my home state of Minnesota.

I represent several of the leading companies in the fishing industry including Costa Del Mar, Daiwa Reels and Rods, Mercury Marine, Lund Boat Co., Johnson Outdoors(MinnKota, Humminbird,Talon, Cannon, LakeMaster), Rapala, Suffix Line, VMC, Trigger X, Storm, Gemini Sport Products, Plano Molding, Frabill Co., Aqua-Vu Underwater Technologies ,and Strikemaster Augers. These are all leaders in the fishing industry and I am proud to have my name associated with each and every company.

During the late fall, winter and early spring I’m on the road doing seminars, in-store promotions and attending product meetings with several companies and rep groups. Fishing is a 12 month a year process for me and I love what I do. My customers, clients, and sponsors are all special and committing to them 100% is what I am about.