Tom Davis, owner of Rhys Davis Ltd.

My name is Tom Davis, owner of Rhys Davis Ltd. We produced frozen herring strips for over 50 years for anglers from the Pacific and Great Lakes regions. These strips changed the way many people fished for salmon. Two years ago we ceased production of these frozen baits due to regulatory issues on the US side of the Great Lakes.

Since that time I have worked with Gord McKay of Baitrix Fishing Products to develop an artificial alternative to frozen herring strips. For 2010 Baitrix have come up with a newly designed artificial herring strip. They will be available in a variety of colors, including Ultra Violet Blue and UV Green.These strips have been re-designed to closely match the original Rhys Davis “pennant shaped” herring strips.

I rarely lend my name to any fishing lure that I have not been totally responsible for in terms of research and design. However I am totally convinced that the new Baitrix strips are the best alternative to real herring strip available today.

I have test fished these strips since July of 2009 and they consistently produce adult Chinooks, feeder Chinooks, Coho and Sockeye salmon. These artificial strips are also incredibly durable. I have taken over 40 shots from salmon on one bait and it is still producing fish. To back up my own tests I have given samples to some of my regular test fishermen and their results have been similar or even better, with one angler taking his biggest Chinook of the year on the Baitrix Ultra Violet Blue Strip. Others have come back to me with comments like … “incredible action”, “very fishy”, “surprised by the results” and “easy to use”. Based on this type of success I am confident that these new Baitrix strips will produce Salmon and larger trout species wherever they are used”.

Tom Davis
Rhys Davis Ltd.
Sidney, British Columbia

We at Baitrix participate in other Outdoor activities in addition to Fishing.

These activities include Hunting (Big Game & Waterfowl), Flying and Off-Roading. Every now and then we discover a unique high quality Outdoor Product that we have found to be very effective and useful.

Here are links to a some of these neat products.