WaayCool's owner, Mark Thimsen, has always enjoyed fishing. He developed a love of fishing while growing up in the Marshall Islands in Micronesia. This carried over to albacore fishing off San Diego and trout fishing in California's Sierra mountains and San Bernadino National Forest. Mark returned to the Marshall Islands in 1998 and spent 10 years deep sea fishing around Kwajalein atoll, including numerous trips to Lib island and one memorable week of fishing at Bikini atoll. Mark now lives in north Alabama and is learning to bass fish but his passion remains with off shore bluewater fishing. Mark applies this passion to his WaayCool handlines. Every handline component was chosen for quality and performance, and each handline is carefully crafted by Mark. Mark enjoys the fishing community and, for those customers not familiar with handline fishing, he especially enjoys educating and answering questions.