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Fishing Gear Handcrafted in the U.S.A.

Our handmade custom product offers a line of Shallow Water Fishing Gear dedicated to helping the light tackle angler increase his success while fishing the backcountry flats, rivers and lakes anywhere they are found. Our name brand items are top quality and are backed by a 100% lifetime warranty! Come on in and check them out as well as all the other products we endorse. "Fish it Right!" with Florida Backcountry!

Captain Ron Rebeck Founder and Designer of the PoleMate™ & More

Florida Backcountry has been providing quality Fishing Gear made in the U.S.A since '84

A man with a fishing dream and passion

Providing simple solutions to obvious problems that the shallow water, flats fishing angler encounters.
Our products definitely help anglers catch more fish by allowing them to silently stow their push pole, fishing rod or paddle instantly and silently.
In 1980 Captain Ron Rebeck moved to Florida to pursue his dream and passion of fishing Florida's great backcountry fisheries. Being an avid light tackle angler and fly-fisherman, he began guiding in the Mosquito Lagoon/Indian River area of central Florida around 1984.

Thus was born his first product which he called the PoleMate. The PoleMate is the original hip worn push pole holder. Its a belt worn flats fishing aid which serves as a push pole holster for your Stiffy push pole while poling a skiff and fishing alone off of a poling tower on a skiff or on the flats. 

Soon followed variations of his patented design which are presently his TowerMate and the RodMate models read more...

  • PoleMate - The original hip worn push pole holder Made In The U.S.A.

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  • ToweMate™ The original tower mounted push pole holder Made In The U.S.A.

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  • Florida Backcountry Fishing Rodmate Fishing Rod Holder

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Florida Backcountry's products have been featured, reviewed or announced in many of
sport fishing's trade publications & periodicals!


Fly Fishing in Saltwater's Magazine


Sport Fishing Magazine


Fly Tackle Dealer Magazine


Florida Sportsman Magazine


Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine


Coastal Angler Magazine


Texas Fish and Game Magazine


Shallow Water Angler Magazine
Inshore Saltwater Fishing


Fly Anglers Online Magazine


Sportsman's Best Redfish Book DVD Combo


Harold Wells "Gulf Coast Fisherman"
For the Bay & Offshore Fishermen of the Gulf of Mexico

Captain David Rogers AAA Hawgwild Saltwater Charters

Captain David Rogers

AAA Hawgwild Saltwater Charters

Spending over 200 days per year on the water I have one tool I rely on each day. That tool is my PoleMate. It allows me to free my hands when I am poling after schools of BIG REDFISH. I am able to help clients much easier because all I have to do is clip my push pole in the PoleMate. I would recommend the PoleMate to anyone who uses their push pole read more...


Captain Joe Porcelli

The following has been taken from Southern States Fishn' and Huntn' Magazine's Aug. 98 issue

Captain Joe – a native of Florida has been fishing professionally since 1977 -
A few months ago I received a new fishing aid in the mail. I couldn't wait to try out this new product knowing it would increase my hook-up ratio. The device is called PoleMate, a hip worn push pole holder developed by Capt. Ron Rebeck read more...


Captain Fred Everson

Herold Wells Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine

Captain Fred – A sight fisherman by inclination - Loves Fishing off a Poling Skiff
A few years ago, I finally bought a Pole Mate, a plastic pole holder that belts on to my hip. That solved the push pole problem. The same company also manufactures Rod Mate, a plastic device similar to the Pole Mate, but smaller.  read more...


Captain Greg Bowdish

Bar Fly Fish

Capt. Greg Bowdish is an FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor and one of the pioneer's of Fly Fishing from a kayak! Pro Fly Angler Greg Bowdish has a video you can watch right here that teaches you how to fly fish from a kayak with just a few simple tricks. He also has a video on Fly Fishing from a Kayak, Kayak Rigging and another video that read more...


Captain Gordon Churchhill

Fly Fishing the Southeast Coast

Captain Gordon lists the PoleMate on his website under "PRODUCTS AND SERVICES I ENDORSE" and also in his book which can be found on Amazon under Appendix II "Some Products I Like to Use".

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Tom Mitzlaff

Fly Fishing Alone in a Skiff

I like using the Polemate. Its a wonderful little clip that allows you to instantly clip the push pole quietly to your side. It just straps on like a belt and works great. Now the rest is basically simple though, it does take some practice. Standing with your feet on the bow of the skiff, place the fly line tamer between your legs as close as possible to yourself. Strip about 25 feet of fly line into the read more...

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