From Chatsworth, Illinois Sesquicentennial-2017:
Hall of Fame Legendary Angler
Born Dec. 16, 1957
Graduated from Chatsworth High School 1976-Salutatorian
Graduated from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana 1982
Systems analyst-Arthur Anderson & Co. 1982-1983
Computer Sales-Hewlett Packard Co. 1983-1999
President-Lindy Fishing Tackle 1999-2008
Full Time fishing Professional 2008 to present
A Fishing Hall of Fame Legendary Angler, Ted is one of the top competitors on the National Walleye Tour. Ted won the prestigious Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) Classic Championship in 1998 and the 1995 PWt Top Gun Angler Award. In 2002, he smashed the all-time, one day PWT tournament record with limit of 5 walleyes that weighted 53.2 pounds.
From 1998 to 2008, Ted was the President of Lindy Fishing Tackle, on the nation's largest freshwater fishing tackle manufacturers. During that time, the company doubled revenue and quadrupled profit under his leadership.
He was also a part of the Master's Walleye Circuit (MWC) Team of the Year in 1991. His credentials include qualifying for the MWC Championship 5 times, the PWT Classic 11 times, and has made it to the FLW Walleye Tour Classic 7 times, with several top ten's to his credit.
In addition, Ted was a part of the team that won the coveted 1993 Mercury National Tournament held on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin.
He has been featured in many national outdoor magazines, has conducted hundreds of walleye seminars across the Midwest, hosted numerous TV shows and is considered one of America's Walleye and multi-species experts.