Professional anglers spend considerable time on the road and commonly acquire enough fishing and boating equipment over the years to rival small sporting goods stores. Gerald Swindle, a top professional bass angler from Guntersville, Ala., likes to make custom storage devices and other projects for his home, vehicle and boat.
"I'm a redneck," he quipped. "My family members were carpenters and tradesmen. Growing up, I just watched them. A lot of stuff fishermen need are hard to find so I build what I need."