Hello my name is Frank Briggs and I live in Richmond, Illinois with my wife Kimberly. I am a self-employed custom interior trim carpenter. I’ve been an active member of the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance for four years and have fished most of my life. Six years ago, I got my first kayak and from my very first fishing trip in that kayak, I knew it was something special!
My passion is fishing for river smallmouth bass in many of the great rivers and streams in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois and I can’t think of a better way to do this than in a Jackson kayak. Several years ago, I took up fly fishing and fly tying. For me, fly fishing is very relaxing and catching a river smallie on a fly tied with your own hands is satisfying and special! I’m very excited to be joining the Jackson Fishing Team and look forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with others who are interested in getting into kayaking, whether for fishing or recreation.