My Trademark Meat
|Find no joy in doing this page that goes
against my grain of avoiding negativity during my 76 years
on this planet. Deal here is, I have to defend myself
and my legacy in Great Lakes fishing world that goes back to
1968. This is about those who have no respect for me,
or my Meat Rig™ trademark. Coined these 2 words back
in late 2003 when Capt. George Metzler inventor of the
Twinkie Twinkie 3 Fly Cut Bait Rig from Pulaski, NY was
aboard, ...back when I was running a charters out of
Metzler was here to promote sales after I
ordered some of his Twinkie Twinkie 3 Fly Cut Bait Rigs.
Well, that's too many words in opinion to brand a product.
In a stroke of genus that don't happed very often for me,
came up with meat rig™. Reason: you fish with baitfish
meat., In turn, producing a lot of fish meat.
Metzler was having issues getting bait heads. Metzler
said he would buy heads from me, if I made them. Then,
reneged in 2005. So, we developed our own bait rigs
branding them Meat Rigs™.
Registered meat rig™ as an US trademark
after getting bitched out by customers that bought
fake-cheapie rigs not of our manufacture. It was well
past time to protect my intellectual property of the 2 words
strung together 20 years ago.
Good Cop, Bad Cop?
|Biggest offender hands down and going
away is Christopher Ingalls. He is a newbie part-time
cub charter skipper that's also a state cop. Ingalls a
self appointed You Tube guru/expert with his Tangled Tackle
Company's You Tube misinformation channel. Proof on
the misinformation? He claims to be only a DW bait rig
devotee, but I have a paid receipt for his order for my meat
rigs™ he purchased in 2022.
brings deadbeat Carl Bud Fitzgerald owner of Tangled Tackle
Co. in Manistee, MI into the picture. Said deadbeat,
because he has an unpaid tackle invoice for $447.36 from
July 2022 that's he's made zero effort to pay. These 2
conspiring culprits intentionally stole my trademark for use
on their website and You Tube channel for personal and
financial gain. While kicking me, a 76 year old senior
citizen 1st generation Salmon fisherman to the curb.
Even though, I pioneered meat fishing craze back in 2003 out
of the Port of Manistee, MI.
Here's where it's get interesting.
Called Chris from Dark Blue Charters to see if there was an
amicable way to work out my tm™ dispute. He got on the
muscle going full-thug, bad-cop telling me to, "SUE" him.
Then, what he was, and wasn't going to do. Next was
his attempted Jedi mind-trick, as he stammered,
"well-ah-ah-humm-ah ...you said it was OK could use it."
Well, I've never been to Egypt. So, I'm not see-Nile.
Assessed my courtesy phone call was a lost cause trying to
be nice. Hence, this
came into being. Before
the internet, theft by these pirates, my side of the story
would have never seen the sanitizing light of day.
Now, it's a different narrative where I've proven beyond any
shadow of doubt their blatant, out of control and planned
images are proof my trademark is being ripped off by Ingalls and
This One Hurts Deeply
Ingalls Order 4/2022
|From 2010 thru 2016
Tangled Tackle Co. purchased close 30k of tackle from
me. Then, TT suddenly stopping ordering tackle
from me. Probably about same time they got their
side-hustle going on You Tube stealing my meat rig's™
identity. Having a registered brand name with the
US government is a must. All along Carl Bud
Fitzgerald knew I had a trademark on meat rig™.
This is as crooked as the day is long and he knowingly
stabbed me in the back. It's been said what goes
around, comes around. It's time to expose TT for
who they are.
Ingalls who runs Dark Blue Charters bought close to $400
meat tackle from 2018-2022. He'd stop by while on
duty with his police cruiser to pick up his order at my
shop. During this time he ingratiated himself,
acting very friendly. He was nice enough to
sight-in my pistol's Crimson Trace laser sight.
All the while scheming to steal trademark for his
personal benefit. Ingalls knew meat rig™ trademark
belonged to me. I was shocked to see he ripped me
off for several You Tube scam videos doing research of
his shady practices.
Worst part is he over complicated meat
fishing with too many videos. This is all
hog-wash, because fishing meat is as simple as it is.
A small 5 rod spread can keep up with a 10 charter boat
rods. Depending on good bait? And there's
not been much of that around for 10 years. Their
actions deeply hurts me personally. Wrongfully,
thought we respected each other and were on above board
You can make up your mind if Ingalls is a
good cop, or bad cop?
Please let me remind you, if Fitzgerald and Ingalls
steal from me? ...they will steal from you!
Offender Info for my Attorney
Carl Bud Fitzgerald
26 E Parkdale Ave
Manistee, MI 49660
Dark Blue Charters
PO box 786
Indian River, MI 49749
5712 Brookwood Place
More to come...