Acworth, GA – Zag Enterprises, Inc., inventors of The Rod Guard™ have signed a multi-year endorsement agreement with two-time Bassmaster Classic contender Bill Lowen of North Bend, OH.

“I met Bill at a charity event in 2007 and was immediately impressed with how easily he interacted with people and honestly tried to help them catch more fish.  We developed and patented The Rod Guard™ over a two year period with Bill’s input taking it to the next level.  He expanded its effectiveness and practicality to make it work for all rods and all fishermen,” Steve Hall, founder of Zag Industries.  “The simple, yet patented technology of The Rod Guard™ is a must-have for anglers of all levels and we are excited to be working with one of the best in Bill Lowen”.

The Rod Guard™ will adorn all of Bill Lowen’s rods during the 2009 Bassmaster Classic and Elite Series.  “The Rod Guard™ is a solution to several issues fishermen face, the most obvious being the safeguarding of expensive rods and reels.  With rod and reel combinations costing up to $700 it hurts to lose a pole over the side of the boat.  Not only is that money down the drain but it also means presenting a lure without the ideal tool until the rod is replaced.  I also love how The Rod Guard™ protects my side during hard hook sets.  About two weeks into each season I had a deep bruise in my abdomen from hook sets.  The Rod Guard™ eliminates that problem.  Another benefit is peace of mind when taking kids fishing.  With The Rod Guard™ in place I can focus on creating a positive experience for a beginner.”
The Rod Guard™ is a .32 ounce patented foam accessory that fits tightly to a fishing rod to create a buoyancy factor capable of floating a rod and reel.  The Rod Guard™ retails for $8.99 for a package of two.

For information about The Rod Guard™ contact Steve Hall at (800) 203-4385, purchase online at, or at the 2009 Bassmaster Classic Expo in Shreveport, LA.