Pro Staff


Shawn F. Cook Sr.

Baton Rouge, LA

Activities: Fishing + Hunting - Guide and Instructor


Shawn was born and raised in SW Missouri and attended college in Oklahoma. He spent time as an enforcement agent with the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries followed by several years in other law enforcement positions. Shawn learned the coastal waters of Louisiana’s gulf coast during time with the LDWF and applied that knowledge to recreational fishing endeavors. He is a guide in the saltwater areas and member of the CCA (Coastal Conservation Assoc.).


James (Jim) Root

Binghamton NY
Activities: Bass Fishing - Full-time Tournament Angler and Outdoor Writer

Jim Root is a professional angler from Upstate NY. Jim is the author of "Reel Weather" at Weather Underground, the book "The Beginner's Guide to Smallmouth Bass Fishing", and hundreds of articles at Bassmaster, Game and Fish, Fishidy, Fishhound, Rahfish, and more. Jim has also been featured many times on The Weather Channel sharing his knowledge of how fish react to weather. Jim has won over 50 tournaments and has competed in the National Championship.



Mobile, AL
Activities: A-Team Fishing – Inshore Guide/Tournament Angler/Local Expert

Bobby is a professional fishing guide and tournament angler since 1980, owner of A-Team Fishing Adventures guide service specializing in inshore saltwater fishing in the Mobile Bay area. As a tournament angler, Bobby fishes an average of 25 local, regional and national tournaments per year. He has multiple wins each year at all levels, including 3 national Championships, 2 Alabama State Inshore Championships- IFA Redfish Tour, HT Redfish Series and Gulf Coast Anglers Assoc.  2 Team of the year Titles. Also a major win in the 2009 ESPN Redfish Cup “Big Easy” Invitational.  Alabama Inshore Champion 2014, 2015, 2016. Total career winnings of over $250,000.00 including 7 new boats. He's been featured on over 40 local, regional and national outdoor television shows. Hosted a weekly fishing segment on local NBC station for 11 years. Also featured in multiple local, regional and national outdoor publications. Bobby has over 50 magazine articles published and am on writing staff for regional outdoors publication Great Days Outdoor Magazine and provides bi-monthly fishing report to Mobile Press Register “Reel Report”. He hosts the weekly fishing report on Talk106.5 radio and guest reporter on weekly WNSP Outdoors Radio Show. Maintain a very popular website posting pictures and videos of fishing trips. Bobby frequently conducts seminars on inshore fishing.


Jim Ising

Foley, AL
Activities: Marketing Director of Anglers Resource, LLC

Anglers Resource is the exclusive North American distributor of Fuji® Rod Components, the leading brand worldwide. Prior to his current position, Jim owned Ising Advertising & Marketing, an ad agency specializing in hunting and fishing products for 16 years in Jacksonville, FL. Jim has worked with top brands including Bandit® Crankbaits, Zoom® Soft Plastics, Muzzy® Broadheads and Hunter Safety System®. He also owned Coastal Lures, a manufacturing company building lures for inshore saltwater fishing. Jim has fished “every major inlet” from St Mary's, Georgia down through the Keys and Bahamas and up the west coast of Florida to Mobile Bay targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish and Triple Tail. When Jim is not fishing he builds custom rods for inshore fishing using the finest components available.


Brian Garriga

Pass Christian, MS
Activities: Inshore Fishing Guide

Brian has been a full-time inshore fishing guide for many years. He is one of the most well-known and best anglers in West Mississippi, frequently putting his clients on loads of speckled trout, redfish and triple tail.


Barnie White

Atmore, AL
Activities: Professional Angler & Guide - IFA Redfish Tour, Elite Redfish Series, White Fishing Team

Barnie fishes the gulf coast waters and has consistently ranked at the top of redfish tournament circuits throughout the years. He guides inshore fishing trips in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, Mobile Bay and Louisiana Marshes.


Brian Nelli

Palm Beach, FLActivities:Saltwater Kayak Angler, Fishing Guide - Pushin’ Water Kayak Charter

Brian was raised in the North West Suburbs of Chicago. His passion for fishing started at a young age catching Bluegill, Carp and Bass in neighborhood lakes and rivers. During his adolescence he made yearly trips to Minnesota in search of Walleye, Northern Pike, Crappie and Muskie. From age 13 to 18 he was making yearly trips to Florida fishing the beaches for Snook and Tarpon. Once Brian graduated college he decided he needed to make the move to the place where fishing could be a year-round activity. Since 2006 Brian has been kayak fishing the inshore, nearshore and offshore waters of the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches. Since 2009 he has been fishing kayak tournaments all around Florida. Brian is sponsored by some of the biggest companies in the industry including D.O.A. Lures, Eagle Claw, YakAttack and Yozuri. During the Summer months Brian conducts kids fishing clinics in Palm Beach and surrounding counties. He loves the thrill of the hunt and to share his passion of fishing with others.


Leland Shockley

Highlands, NC
Activities: Fly Fishing Guide

Local fly fishermen will say that you can tell a lot about Leland’s love for the sport by looking into his fly box. His hand-tied flies tell a story of passion and provide insight into his local knowledge of the aquatic insects in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. “When I am not European Nymphing, I enjoy exploring new water and looking for holding areas to target large trout with streamers. There is always something new to learn with this sport, from insect behavior to fly design, and that’s what keeps me out there.

Leland is a local Fly Fishing Guide from WNC, who grew up in the small town of Franklin, North Carolina. His passion for the fly-fishing sport began when he was 7 years old when he caught his first trout on the Cullasaja River.  As a teenager, Leland spent his free time bushwhacking through the Chattooga Wilderness and Nantahala National Forest in search of native brookies and wild browns. Leland is currently one of the head fly-fishing guides for the Highland Hiker, which is nestled in the center of 2,200 miles of the best trout fishing in the Southeast. The Highland Hiker is a full-service fly shop that provides top-notch instruction and access to some of the best private trophy water the region has to offer. For reservations, rates, and other fly-fishing information contact the Highland Hiker at 828-526-5298 or contact them via email at the



Captain John Pfeiffer

Marco Island, FL and Brielle, NJ
Activities:Offshore & Inshore Saltwater Fishing - Gemini Sportfishing

John has been licensed as a 100 Ton USCG Master for 33 years and a guide for salt and freshwater species from the waters of Alaska to Florida Keys and Caribbean. Presently he is Captain of the Gemini, a private, 50 Ocean Yacht Sportfish out of Brielle NJ for summer season, then runs his backwater guide service, out of Marco Island, FL during fall, winter and spring. In NJ on the Gemini the main target is billfish, yellowfin and bigeye tuna. In Florida the main target is redfish, snook, tarpon and sea trout fishing the Ten Thousand Islands of Southwest Florida from Marco Island to Everglades City.



Steve Niemoeller

Deland, FL
Activities: Full Time Fishing Guide (Freshwater + Saltwater)
Steve is a full-time fishing guide in Florida and also creator/owner of Steelshad Lures.Steve has successfully competed in tournaments from Wisconsin to Florida, in National and weekend tournaments 

Lee Foxx

Mobile, AL
Activities: Professional tournament angler. IFA Redfish Tour

Lee is a professional tournament angler, he has competed in prestigious saltwater tournaments both inshore and offshore for the last 15 years! As a tournament angler Lee fishes an average of 15-20 tournaments a year both local and regional. He performs seminars and works trade shows along the Gulf Coast. He is a member of the (IFA) Inshore Fishing Association, (SKA) Southern Kingfish Association and the (ACFA) Alabama Coastal Fisherman Association.



Trip Dilworth

Moscow, TN

I Grew up fishing and hunting the waterways and woods of North Mississippi and west Tn. Started fishing tournaments in college and up until the birth of my first son. I Love spending all my free time pursuing the great outdoors with my family and teaching my two sons all that I have learned on my own and from my Dad and Grandfather about our family passion. Enjoy being a part of the Breakline family! Love my Regulators.



Ben Dilworth

Home town, Moscow, TN

Ben has a passion for the outdoors and sports. Attends Rossville Christian Academy, and is a part of the schools Bass Fishing Team as well as the football, basketball, and baseball teams. He Has been fishing and hunting since he was old enough to walk. Has several first place finishes and has won two back to back junior high school club championships. Loves his Breakline Romars!



Winn Dilworth

Home town, Moscow, TN

Winn loves all facets of the outdoors. Has been in a boat or in the woods since he was able to walk. Accomplished Highschool angler with several top 5 finishes and 3rd in the highschool state championship. Received a scholarship to fish collegiate bass fishing. Loves his Romar Breaklines!