The History of Two Brothers
The story of Two Brothers Innovations is a simple one, as youngsters growing up with a strong affection for all things fishing. This was our pastime. Whenever an opportunity would arise, we would get to local area lakes and fish. We were also fortunate to spend summers in northern Minnesota chasing Crappies, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and more.
From basements of our homes building rods, we began a career spanning over 40 years in the fishing industry. From co-founding Ogata-Thorne Custom Rods to opening a store to teach rod building and sell rod-building components and later expanding into tackle under Thorne Bros. Custom Rod & Tackle, the heart of our work and passion was designing and building high quality, high-performance fishing rods. As a result of our earned reputation, we were commissioned with designing select rods for some of the larger fishing rod manufacturers. Eventually, we sold Thorne Bros and went separate directions, honing our career skills and industry knowledge. Our longstanding passion for fishing developed opportunities to innovate and create other brands and fishing related products such as our proprietary Syncork® handles which are superior to all other materials available today.
Life often brings us full circle, so Paul & Gregg have re-united to form Two Brothers Innovations. Once again, we’re pursuing our passion for building and designing fishing rods and developing an innovative team around us. We’re confident that you’ll find our new brands continue our strong tradition of quality, performance, and innovation.