"The Back 40" Research and Development

 

 

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"The Back 40"

"The Back 40" is a phrase that has long been associated with farming.  It was the phrase used when someone wanted to be by themselves.  All farms had their back 40 and many good crops, truck gardens and livestock came from the back 40.  Having a long association with agriculture I decided to call our research and development dept. the back 40.

 

ENVIO-WEIGHTS

"The Back 40" development first began with the idea of an environmentally safe fishing tackle.  The idea began with the realization that lead in all forms is dangerous.  Many people were fighting the idea of lead in fishing tackle because of damage to loons and other water fowl.  Fine and I agree, but lets take a look at the problems with the children.

I tried many formula's to form a bait and weight that was lead free, but finally after experimenting for several years, I discovered steel dust from the  cutting and rolling industry.  Basically a landfill material because of the physical characteristics making it difficult to handle.  The name ENVIO-WEIGHTS came about accidentally.  Every one who was doing something environmental was using the word 'environment' in some form.  I decided to drop the "R" from ENVIRO to make it  ENVIO.

 

This Complete Line Has Been in Production Since 1990

Buzz Baits

¾ Size

 Skirted

 Bucktail

   

Item No.

Desc.

Size

Item No.

Desc.

Size

210.001.01

Skirted-Black Body

3/4

210.002.01

Bucktail-Black Body

3/4

210.001.02

Skirted-Blue Body

3/4

210.002.02

Bucktail-Blue Body

3/4

210.001.03

Skirted-Brown Body

3/4

210.002.03

Bucktail-Brown Body

3/4

210.001.04

Skirted-Chartreuse Body

3/4

210.002.04

Bucktail-Chartreuse Body

3/4

210.001.05

Skirted-White Body

3/4

210.002.05

Bucktail-White Body

3/4

210.001.06

Skirted-Red Body

3/4

210.002.06

Bucktail-Red Body

3/4

210.001.07

Skirted-Blue Body

3/4

210.002.07

Bucktail-Blue Body

3/4

1 1/8 Size

Skirted

Bucktail

   

Item No.

Desc.

Size

Item No.

Desc.

Size

210.003.01

Skirted-Black Body

1 1/8

210.004.01

Bucktail-Black Body

1 1/8

210.003.02

Skirted-Blue Body

1 1/8

210.004.02

Bucktail-Blue Body

1 1/8

210.003.03

Skirted-Brown Body

1 1/8

210.004.03

Bucktail-Brown Body

1 1/8

210.003.04

Skirted-Chartreuse Body

1 1/8

210.004.04

Bucktail-Chartreuse Body

1 1/8

210.003.05

Skirted-White Body

1 1/8

210.004.05

Bucktail-White Body

1 1/8

210.003.06

Skirted-Red Body

1 1/8

210.004.06

Bucktail-Red Body

1 1/8

210.003.07

Skirted-Blue Body

1 1/8

210.004.07

Bucktail-Blue Body

1 1/8

Spinner Baits

¾ Size 

 Skirted, Colorado Blade

  Bucktail, Colorado Blade

   

Item No.

Desc.

Size

Item No.

Desc.

Size

212.001.01

Skirted-Black Body

3/4

212.002.01

Bucktail-Black Body

3/4

212.001.02

Skirted-Blue Body

3/4

212.002.02

Bucktail-Blue Body

3/4

212.001.03

Skirted-Brown Body

3/4

212.002.03

Bucktail-Brown Body

3/4

212.001.04

Skirted-Chartreuse Body

3/4

212.002.04

Bucktail-Chartreuse Body

3/4

212.001.05

Skirted-White Body

3/4

212.002.05

Bucktail-White Body

3/4

212.001.06

Skirted-Red Body

3/4

212.002.06

Bucktail-Red Body

3/4

212.001.07

Skirted-Blue Body

3/4

212.002.07

Bucktail-Blue Body

3/4

1 1/8 Willow Leaf Blade

1 1/8 Willow Leaf Blade Packaged

Packaged – 1 1/8 Size, Bucktail

1 1/8 Size, Skirted

Packaged – 1 1/8 Size, Bucktail

Item No.

Desc.

Size

Item No.

Desc.

Size

212.003.01

Skirted-Black Body

1 1/8

212.004.01

Bucktail-Black Body

1 1/8

212.003.02

Skirted-Blue Body

1 1/8

212.004.02

Bucktail-Blue Body

1 1/8

212.003.03

Skirted-Brown Body

1 1/8

212.004.03

Bucktail-Brown Body

1 1/8

212.003.04

Skirted-Chartreuse Body

1 1/8

212.004.04

Bucktail-Chartreuse Body

1 1/8

212.003.05

Skirted-White Body

1 1/8

212.004.05

Bucktail-White Body

1 1/8

212.003.06

Skirted-Red Body

1 1/8

212.004.06

Bucktail-Red Body

1 1/8

212.003.07

Skirted-Blue Body

1 1/8

212.004.07

Bucktail-Blue Body

1 1/8

Black Bass Special Packaged

1 1/8 Size, Skirted

1 1/8 Size, Bucktail

   

Item No.

Desc.

Size

Item No.

Desc.

Size

212.005.01

Skirted-Black Body

1 1/8

212.006.01

Bucktail-Black Body

1 1/8

212.005.02

Skirted-Blue Body

1 1/8

212.006.02

Bucktail-Blue Body

1 1/8

212.005.03

Skirted-Brown Body

1 1/8

212.006.03

Bucktail-Brown Body

1 1/8

212.005.04

Skirted-Chartreuse Body

1 1/8

212.006.04

Bucktail-Chartreuse Body

1 1/8

212.005.05

Skirted-White Body

1 1/8

212.006.05

Bucktail-White Body

1 1/8

212.005.06

Skirted-Red Body

1 1/8

212.006.06

Bucktail-Red Body

1 1/8

212.005.07

Skirted-Blue Body

1 1/8

212.006.07

Bucktail-Blue Body

1 1/8

  Banana Jigs,

Painted and Packaged

Unpainted and Packaged

   

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

215.002.25

1/4

1/0

6

215.003.25

1/4

1/0

6

215.002.50

1/2

2/0

6

215.003.50

1/2

2/0

6

215.002.75

3/4

4/0

6

215.003.75

3/4

4/0

6

215.002.01

1

5/0

6

215.003.01

1

5/0

6

215.002.02

2

6/0

6

215.003.02

2

6/0

6

215.002.03

3

7/0

6

215.003.03

3

7/0

6

Big Mouth Jigs

Painted and Packaged

Unpainted and Packaged

   

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

215.004.12

1/8

1

6

215.005.12

1/8

1

6

215.004.25

1/4

1/0

6

215.003.25

1/4

1/0

6

215.004.50

1/2

2/0

6

215.003.50

1/2

2/0

6

215.004.75

3/4

4/0

6

215.003.75

3/4

4/0

6

215.004.01

1

5/0

6

215.003.01

1

5/0

6

215.004.02

2

6/0

6

215.003.02

2

6/0

6

215.004.03

3

7/0

6

215.003.03

3

7/0

6

Round Head Jig-Barbed Collar

Painted and Packaged

Unpainted and Packaged

   

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

215.006.12

1/8

1

6

215.007.12

1/8

1

6

215.006.25

1/4

1/0

6

215.007.25

1/4

1/0

6

215.006.50

1/2

2/0

6

215.007.50

1/2

2/0

6

215.006.62

5/8

3/0

6

215.007.62

5/8

3/0

6

Round Head Jig-Plain Collar

Painted and Packaged

Unpainted and Packaged

   

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

215.008.12

1/8

1

 

215.009.12

1/8

1

6

215.008.25

1/4

1/0

6

215.009.25

1/4

1/0

6

215.008.37

3/8

1/0

6

215.009.37

3/8

1/0

6

215.008.50

1/2

2/0

6

215.009.50

1/2

2/0

6

215.008.62

5/8

3/0

6

215.009.62

5/8

3/0

6

215.008.75

3/4

4/0

6

215.009.75

3/4

4/0

6

215.008.01

1

5/0

6

215.009.01

1

5/0

6

215.008.02

2

6/0

6

215.009.02

2

6/0

6

Round Head Jig -

Painted and Packaged

Unpainted and Packaged

   

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

215.010.12

1/8

1/0

6

215.011.12

1/8

1/0

6

215.010.25

1/4

1/0

6

215.011.25

1/4

1/0

6

Minnow Buck

Painted and Packaged

Unpainted and Packaged

   

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

215.018.01

1

5/0

6

215.019.01

1

5/0

6

215.018.02

2

6/0

6

215.019.02

2

6/0

6

215.018.03

3

7/0

6

215.019.03

3

7/0

6

215.018.04

4

8/0

6

215.019.04

4

8/0

6

Minnow Grub

Painted and Packaged

Unpainted and Packaged

   

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

215.020.01

1

5/0

6

215.021.01

1

5/0

6

215.020.02

2

6/0

6

215.021.02

2

6/0

6

215.020.03

3

7/0

6

215.021.03

3

7/0

6

Puffer Jig

Painted and Packaged

Unpainted and Packaged

   

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

215.022.25

1/4

1/0

6

215.023.25

1/4

1/0

6

215.022.50

1/2

2/0

6

215.023.50

1/2

2/0

6

215.022.75

3/4

4/0

6

215.023.75

3/4

4/0

6

215.022.01

1

5/0

6

215.023.01

1

5/0

6

Shad Head

Painted and Packaged

Unpainted and Packaged

   

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

RGM No.

Size

Hook

Pack

215.024.25

1/4

1

6

215.025.25

1/4

1

6

215.024.37

3/8

1/0

6

215.025.37

3/8

3/8

6

215.024.50

1/2

2/0

6

215.025.50

1/2

2/0

6

215.024.75

3/4

4/0

6

215.025.75

3/4

4/0

6

 

T1 Jigs

  Pack and Painted

Pack and Unpainted

   

Item #

Size

Hook

Pack

Item #

Size

Hook

Pack

215.033.25

1/4

1/0

6

215.034.25

1/4

1/0

6

215.033.75

3/4

4/0

6

215.034.75

3/4

4/0

6

215.033.01

1

5/0

6

215.034.01

1

5/0

6

215.033.02

2

7/0

6

215.034.02

2

7/0

6

 

T2 Jigs

Pack and Painted

Pack and Unpainted

   

Item #

Size

Hook

Pack

Item Number

Size

Hook

Pack

215.036.25

1/4

1/0

6

215.037.25

1/4

1/0

6

215.036.50

1/2

3/0

6

215.037.50

1/2

3/0

6

215.036.75

3/4

4/0

6

215.037.75

3/4

4/0

6

215.036.01

1

5/0

6

215.037.01

1

5/0

6

215.036.02

2

7/0

6

215.037.02

2

7/0

6

215.036.03

3

8/0

6

215.037.03

3

8/0

6

215.036.04

4

8/0

6

215.037.04

4

8/0

6

215.036.05

5

8/0

4

215.037.05

5

8/0

4

215.036.06

6

8/0

4

215.037.06

6

8/0

4

215.036.08

8

10/0

2

215.037.08

8

10/0

2

215.036.X2

12

12/0

2

215.037.X2

12

12/0

2

Bass Casting Weights

Packaged

Bulk

   

Item Number

Size

Pack

Item Number

Size

Pack

220.010.01

1/2

6

220.011.01

1/2

Ea.

220.010.02

3/4

6

220.011.02

3/4

Ea.

220.010.03

1

6

220.011.03

1

Ea.

220.010.04

2

6

220.011.04

2

Ea.

220.010.05

3

6

220.011.05

3

Ea.

220.010.06

4

6

220.011.06

4

Ea.

220.010.07

5

4

220.011.07

5

Ea.

220.010.08

6

4

220.011.08

6

Ea.

220.010.09

8

4

220.011.09

8

Ea.

220.010.10

10

4

220.011.10

10

Ea.

220.010.11

12

2

220.011.11

12

Ea.

220.010.12

16

2

220.011.12

16

Ea.

220.010.13

20

2

220.011.13

20

Ea.

Egg Weights

Package

Bulk

   

RGM NO.

Size

Pack

RGM NO.

Size

Pack

220.020.01

1/2

6

220.021.01

1/2

Ea.

220.020.02

3/8

6

220.021.02

3/8

Ea.

220.020.03

3/4

6

220.021.03

3/4

Ea.

220.020.04

1

6

220.021.04

1

Ea.

220.020.05

2

6

220.021.05

2

Ea.

220.020.06

3

4

220.021.06

3

Ea.

220.020.07

4

4

220.021.07

4

Ea.

220.020.08

5

2

220.021.08

5

Ea.

220.020.09

6

2

220.021.09

6

Ea.

220.020.10

8

2

220.021.10

8

Ea.

 

Inline Weights

Packaged

Bulk

   

Item Number

Size

Pack

Item Number

Size

Pack

220.030.01

1

6

220.031.01

1

Ea.

220.030.02

2

6

220.031.02

2

Ea.

220.030.03

4

6

220.031.03

4

Ea.

220.030.04

6

4

220.031.04

6

Ea.

220.030.05

8

4

220.031.05

8

Ea.

220.030.06

12

2

220.031.06

12

Ea.

220.030.07

16

2

220.031.07

16

Ea.

220.030.08

20

2

220.031.08

20

Ea.

220.030.09

24

2

220.031.09

24

Ea.

220.030.10

28

2

220.031.10

28

Ea.

No Roll Weights

Packaged

Bulk

   

Item Number

Size

Pack

Item Number

Size

Pack

220.040.01

1

6

220.041.01

1

Ea.

220.040.02

2

6

220.041.02

2

Ea.

220.040.03

4

6

220.041.03

4

Ea.

220.040.04

6

4

220.041.04

6

Ea.

220.040.05

8

4

220.041.05

8

Ea.

220.040.06

12

2

220.041.06

12

Ea.

220.040.07

16

2

220.041.07

16

Ea.

220.040.08

20

2

220.041.08

20

Ea.

220.040.09

24

2

220.041.09

24

Ea.

220.040.10

28

2

220.041.10

28

Ea.

 

Kidney Weighs

Packaged

Bulk

   

Item Number

Size

Pack

Item Number

Size

Pack

220.050.03

1

6

220.051.03

1

Ea.

220.050.04

2

6

220.051.04

2

Ea.

220.050.05

3

6

220.051.05

3

Ea.

220.050.06

4

6

220.051.06

4

Ea.

220.050.07

5

4

220.051.07

5

Ea.

220.050.08

6

4

220.051.08

6

Ea.

Pyramid Weights

Packaged

Bulk

   

Item Number

Size

Pack

Item Number

Size

Pack

220.060.03

1

6

220.061.03

1

Ea.

220.060.04

2

6

220.061.04

2

Ea.

220.060.05

3

6

220.061.05

3

Ea.

220.060.06

4

6

220.061.06

4

Ea.

220.060.07

5

4

220.061.07

5

Ea.

220.060.08

6

4

220.061.08

6

Ea.

220.060.09

8

4

220.061.09

8

Ea.

River Weights

Packaged

Bulk

   

Item Number

Size

Pack

Item Number

Size

Pack

220.070.03

1

6

220.071.03

1

lb.

220.070.04

2

6

220.071.04

2

lb.

220.070.05

3

6

220.071.05

3

lb.

220.070.06

4

6

220.071.06

4

lb.

220.070.07

5

4

220.071.07

5

lb.

220.070.08

6

4

220.071.08

6

lb.

220.070.09

8

4

220.0171.09

8

lb.

220.070.10

10

4

220.071.10

10

lb.

 

Release Weights

Release weights are designed to assist in releasing a caught fish from deep water. It is placed in the mouth and when the fish descends to a stabilizing level, it is released from the fish and the fish is allowed to go on it’s own. It is attached to a separate rod and reel. I like to have release weights on a separate rod and reel that is used only for that specific purpose. This eliminates the need to have people who do not know what they are doing punching holes in a fish to release the bladder.

Item Number

Size

Pack

Item Number

Size

Pack

220.080.01

1/2

Ea.

220.010.08

6

Ea.

220.010.02

3/4

Ea.

220.010.09

8

Ea.

220.010.03

1

Ea.

220.010.10

10

Ea.

220.010.04

2

Ea.

220.010.11

12

Ea.

220.010.05

3

Ea.

220.010.12

16

Ea.

220.010.06

4

Ea.

220.010.13

20

Ea.

220.010.07

5

Ea.

     

Drop Weights

Drop weights are designed as a onetime use item. They are designed to be released from the line with the hook is set so as to not interfere with the ability to land the fish.

Item Number

Size

Pack

Item Number

Size

Pack

220.090.03

1

1

220.011.07

5

1

220.090.04

2

1

220.011.08

6

1

220.011.05

3

1

220.011.09

8

1

220.011.06

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

RGM Technical Assistance

RGM Technical Assistance started life as The Step above Fishing Systems. It began with an idea for a friend who lost an arm in Korea. A gimbaled belt, rod and harness.  It was close to thirty years before I add any additional items.  When I started it was making adaptive fishing equipment.  This is when I realized that we were looking at the complete industry in the wrong way.  Technical Assistance applies to most people sometime in their life.  It may be eye glasses, implants, dentures, prosthesis for arms or legs, crutches, cane, oxygen or a host of other problems.  Under no circumstances are these people disabled, they just need technical assistance.

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RGM Technical Assistance

Fishing (The Step above fishing Systems)

Sport Fishing, Sit Down System - Basic Package

 

Package consisting of seat, harness and rod. Production since 2007

Sport Fishing, Stand Up System - Basic Package

Package consists of gimbaled belt, harness and Rod. Production since 2007

 

Rods

Rods are gimbaled butts and designed for 20# line maximum. In production since 2007

Harness

Harness is designed to balance the rod with the gimbaled belt or gimbal in the seat.

The Chest size is important. Also consideration should be taken in the size of the persons arms. Normally a given chest size will have enough adjustments for several inches over the shoulders and around the chest to compensate for weight changes. The harness is designed with a ring in the back so that a leash or tie down can be installed to help stabilize the individual using the system.

Many people who are paralyzed from the mid body down may fall forward when fighting a fish. They need some sort of stabilization and assistance to avoid injury. A caregiver should always be with them in outdoors sports.

Specialty Harnesses

  We do a special harness to assist caregivers of the elderly and those with serious diseases who will benefit from the use of a harness.  We also
  manufacture a child's harness to assist parents in protection of their toddlers. 

Gimbaled Belts

Manufactured by third parties.

Fishing Seats

Type of seat fitting to correctly have the proper base on the seat. (Bass boat, Pontoon boat, River Jon, etc.)

Color Choices of Seat

50.101

Tan

50.104

Blue

50.107

Red/White

50.102

Black

50.105

White

50.108

Blue/White

50.103

Red

50.106

Black/White

50.109*

National

* National Color is Red Back, Blue Seat, and White Arms

Information about seat, It is constructed of 3/8 in high carbon steel for strength and durability, the seat has an exposed plywood bottom so attachments can be added without destroying upholstery. These seats are certified to 350lbs with a 100 percent over weight breaking point. The boat will not take that pressure and weight.

The bottom of the seat is designed to allow for attachments of support for the Bait ProPel’r, Oxygen tanks, heart monitoring equipment and other medical related attachments.

Electric Reel

NOTE:  All protective devises and electrical connections are removed to show the drive system.

he electric reel is a standard Zebco 808SW with a direct drive 12 volt electric motor with a 32 RPM for retrieval.

On Sale June 1, 2010.   It is powered from any 12 volt battery.   The reel is basically a Zebco 808 SW.  The motor turns at 32 rpm and the brake on the reel is set to allow a person moderate slippage for a larger fish. The unit has a safety switch to allow the unit to turn off if there is a line problem or if it retracts to the bobber. There is also a safety shutdown at the controls of the caregiver.

 

Toggle Control

                Released in June  2010 Our electric reel and Bait Propel’r will be controlled by toggle switch controls.

Casting System

Bait Propel'r.  A casting system for those individuals who can not move arms enough to cast. This allows the individual who does not have enough arm strength or movement to cast to be able to cast their bait with the aid of a caregiver without the caregiver doing the actual casting with the rod. Production as of June 2010

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