GET BENT® was the tag-line for LOCAL HOOKER RODS® started by Bob Jenkins in Chatham, MASS in 2005.
LOCAL HOOKER RODS® was a line of MADE-IN-USA, hand-crafted fishing rods that the WET DREAM FISHING TEAM won the most prestigious off-shore fishing tournament in the world: IGFA OFF-SHORE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP using LOCAL HOOKER RODS in May of 2011!
The WET DREAM FISHING TEAM TAUGHT THE WORLD HOW TO GET BENT® WITH A BOAT FULL OF LOCAL HOOKERS…
GET BENT® is all about attitude and catching fish, any fish! It’s the exhilaration and fight between you and the fish as you GET BENT®. Fishing is the world’s oldest profession and fishermen are known as “HOOKERS”, not to be confused with… well you know! So to GET BENT® with a Local Hooker is very natural, can be educational, and life-sustaining for the entire family! Fishing is a hobby to some and a lifestyle to many; meaning it is a way-of-life to many! If you don’t fish, you can’t understand… But to the 60+ million men, women and children who do fish each year in the USA alone, they GET BENT® and get it!
Bob is a Former US Marine, he also survived being on the 39th floor of WTC-1 on 9-11.
His great uncle Charlie was a Marine in WWI,
His dad was a Capt. In the Army and served at The Bulge under General George Patton in WWII.
His older brother is a Former Marine and
His son was a Navy Seabee.
Four generations of Bob’s family have served our country honorably.
Part of Bob’s vision for GET BENT® is to help promote and support Veterans, 1st Responders and Veterans Children by donating time, money and effort through charities, tournaments and donations. Bob is both a donor and volunteer for the MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION (MCLEF) a 501-c non-profit foundation. Since 1995 MCLEF has helped raise over $72 Million for children of Fallen Marines and Federal Law Enforcement. We raise money with golf tournaments, road-races, dinners, charities and soon-to-be fishing tournaments!
We honor, recognize and help all of our heroes
and their families;
both at home and abroad,
now and in the future.