Sunday, October 5, 2014

Well I now have a sample of the 2nd part of the Bananastrings Hook & Leader Holder, the line holder itself.

I now have some extensive analysis & testing ahead and will hopefully have the Alpha & Beta testing completed within the next month or so.

I will be putting together a new campaign on Kickstarter and Indigogo to raise cash flow to help with material purchasing with a targeted launch on Halloween.

More post to come.

Talk to you soon,

Andy Z.....

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Well it has taken some time, but I finally found a manufacturer to make the 2nd part to the Bananastrings Hook & Leader Holder.

It took a couple of months to produce a workable rubber composition and my 1st working samples arrived today.

Now the trials and tribulations begin, full testing of product should be complete over the next few months. I have a few fellow fisherman that have graciously volunteered to do some alpha and beta testing of my product.

I also have a few anxious buyers, so we will try to complete all the testing as quickly and thoroughly as we can.

I will keep you posted.......

Thanks for visiting.

Andy Z

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Bananastrings keeping the momentum going

Well as the kickstarter campaign come to an end it doesn't look as though I will make the goal.

As the campaign comes to an end I come away with a lot of knowledge learned and here are few points.

The product I created was recognized by my peers as an exceptional product with several articles and a radio spot created.

The exposure and chatter created by advertising and social media was an incredible experience. over the last 45 days I was exposed and created a Facebook page for myself and the company, a twitter account, a kickstarter campaign, created this website with the help of my friend Tim, hired a PR company, created and maintain this blog and got a front row seat to see how all these venue can create a winning environment for any entrepreneur with a driving spirit.

There is no doubt this is not for the faint of heart, a first attempt on a crowd-funding platform and not attaining the end goal is a little hard to swallow, especially after all the positive feedback and inquiring emails from people wanting to obtain the product. And yes I did get some not so positive messages and down right negative comments.

This is what drives us, we dream, we create, we believe and we realize our visions.

To all that have viewed this blog and my site thank you.


As I always do I will strive to succeed in the face of adversity, I will have a new campaign, this time on Indigogo within the next couple of weeks, I will keep you posted.

This website will be going over big changes also adding a storefront is only the beginning.

Check back frequently.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Kickstarter Campaign Update

Just as an update we are at 16 days and counting to the conclusion of our 1st kickstarter campaign and are looking for all visitors to got to and become a backer even if it's for a buck.

Every backer count to get the product to market, so visit the kickstarter campaign, become a backer and pass it on to your friends and post it everywhere.

 here is what others are saying;

Fishing Rod Caddy - posted

Pj Hogan
Andrew I came across your post on on the waters Facebook page I think that's a pretty cool idea you have there. I shared your page on my company page Hogans' Hookers Quality Custom Fishing Lures! Good luck and if you need any assistance give me a yell!

all feed back is welcome

Bananastrings Recognized By A Prominnant Online Magazine

In our debut facebook blast, one contact reviewed the Bananastrings Hook & Leader Holder and wrote a feature article in thier online magazine.
Not just any magazine, the site Fishing Tackle Retailer Magazine specializes in fishing tackle information and product reviews to retailers worldwide.

The article at recognizes the extraordinary design of my product, use and practicality.

Taker a few minutes and read what the digital editor Joe Sills has to say about the product.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Support your local “Kickstarter”.

Mount Laurel NJ Inventor and Entrepreneur 

needs your help.

Go to and search keywords;
 Hook and Leader,
Mount Laurel