Shimano Boosts Florida Keys Presence with Addition of Capt. Nick Stanczyk

IRVINE, Calif. — Growing up on the docks of Bud N’ Mary’s Marina in Islamorada, Florida provided Nick Stanczyk with what many would say is a master’s degree in saltwater fishing. Along with his charter-fishing duties out of his family’s famous Keys fishing operation, Stanczyk is now using all the fishing experience to assist with Shimano’s efforts throughout Florida.

 “As a long-time Shimano supporter – he’s been using Tiagra and the new BeastMaster 9000 reels to target swordfish and other deep-drop species, having Nick on board in an official capacity will definitely help us further grow our saltwater tackle business in Florida, “ said Shimano’s Florida sales rep John Allen. “He’s been involved with pioneering the daytime techniques to target swordfish, and he shares the special passion for saltwater fishing that many of us involved with Shimano also have.”

Stanczyk honed his fishing expertise in the waters off the Florida Keys, but also has fished around the globe in places like Australia for black marlin and Nova Scotia for Bluefin tuna, “But my favorite spot is the place I get to call home – Islamorada – and there’s no better place for fishing like it,” Captain Nick said. “I’m looking forward to helping out the Shimano crew, doing seminars and demo day visits to tackle dealers throughout Florida, and also doing what I like to do best – catching swordfish during the day on Shimano big-game tackle.”

Shimano says Stanczyk will be assisting their sales staff to “bring more awareness to swordfish opportunities, along with educating anglers on tackle and techniques for swordfish and other saltwater species throughout the keys.”