Men catch big award with new fishing lure

A first-place award at an international fishing trade show has two brothers hoping their line of fishing lures will land on store shelves.

Though Jim and John Mocker are both vice presidents at Lally Pipe & Tube in Lowellville, fishing always has been one of their favorite hobbies. It became much more than that after relatives from Croatia gave them the patent for a new line of fishing lures, called Rollo Lures, in 2005.

The relatives, who owned the patent to the lures, told the brothers to see if they could market them in North America.

Their efforts got a big boost last month when they were awarded Best of Show for hard lure from one of the biggest fishing trade shows in the world, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, held in Las Vegas.

Award in hand, the brothers are anticipating offers as fishing companies look for new products for 2008.

They recently opened an office in Struthers to store the products until they get the right offer. The lures are made by a Croatian company.

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