Father and son “fishtrepreneurs” Jeff and Jack Danos hope to catch a Shark with the Tactibite Fish Call, their “secret weapon” for fishing, in Shark Tank episode 802. 17-year-old Jack created the product at home with a 3D printer when he was just 15. They brought the product to market with a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $112,573 on a $10,000 goal.
The secret behind the Tactibite Fish Call is “tactile transducers,” which are mobile speakers mounted to a hard surface. Toss the fish call into the water and it makes sounds that mimic the sounds of schooling and feeding fish. All you have to do is fish near the fish call and you should catch more fish. It weighs about a pound and is the size of a can of beer. It comes with an anchor and anchor line, too.
The original Tactibite Fish Call was made from a 3D printer, but the father/son team have secured a manufacturer for future production. They have a patent pending and sell the product for $99.99. Many reviews from fishermen say they were skeptics at first, but came to believe after increasing their catch.
Jeff and Jack likely need funds for increased production, the only question is will their fish call work on Sharks?
Tactibite Fish Call Shark Tank Recap
Jeff and Jack will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They’ll need to convince Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Grenier, and Robert Herjavec that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on Tactibite Fish Call will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Tactibite Fish Call Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on Tactibite Fish Call & Jeff and Jack Danos as more details become available.