About Us

Learn about TomBob Outdoors' origins.

Origins of TomBob Outdoors

The TomBob® Lure was an idea of two men who shared a love of fishing, a vast knowledge of metal working, and a lot of friends. TomBob was one of those friends. He was an avid fisherman and a great fly tyer in his own right. The Lure, now known as the TomBob® Lure, was developed in 2007 and went through a series of testing as to the design and attractant makeup… along with a lot of bad names. During this time, our friend, Thomas Robert Fox, was diagnosed with cancer. After a hard but unsuccessful fight, he passed away. Tim Smith and his friends continued to develop the new lure and decided that the only name they could give it was the “TomBob” out of love and respect for their lost friend and co-worker. Tim places a silhouette of a sportsman enjoying the outdoors on every product that he sells, giving TomBob a continuing chance to enjoy his passion for as long as we can sell our products.

oldmapOur Community: Ridgway, Pennsylvania

Ridgway, Pennsylvania is the county seat of Elk County. Historically, the Ridgway area has been a leader in the production of lumber, coal, and natural gas. Industrial interests include manufacturing leather, iron, clay, lumber products, silk goods, railroad snow plows, dynamos, and machine tools. The area is one of natural beauty and abundant natural resources. Hunting and fishing thrives in this environment. It is in this setting that Continuous Metal Technology and TomBob Outdoors operate. The strong work ethic and family values that are inherent characteristics of the people of this region are, perhaps, equally as important as the precious natural resources in this area, contributing together to the success of our company in delivering high quality products to our valued customers.

oldmapOur Community: Ridgway, Pennsylvania

Ridgway, Pennsylvania is the county seat of Elk County. Historically, the Ridgway area has been a leader in the production of lumber, coal, and natural gas. Industrial interests include manufacturing leather, iron, clay, lumber products, silk goods, railroad snow plows, dynamos, and machine tools. The area is one of natural beauty and abundant natural resources. Hunting and fishing thrives in this environment. It is in this setting that Continuous Metal Technology and TomBob Outdoors operate. The strong work ethic and family values that are inherent characteristics of the people of this region are, perhaps, equally as important as the precious natural resources in this area, contributing together to the success of our company in delivering high quality products to our valued customers.

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