Frank Bryant, founder of Chota® Outdoor Gear, has been fly fishing and paddling for over 50 years. Born in the “Lake Country” on the Indiana/Michigan line, Frank says, “My earliest memory is falling asleep in the bow of a cedar/canvas canoe while Dad fished the Hex hatch on Little Long.” Since 1974, Chota has been designing and distributing the highest quality gear for the real-world challenges of outdoor enthusiasts. Personal experience has led to an innovative perspective, making Chota® a recognizable and respected brand among the elite of the outdoor sporting world. When they design a piece of equipment, rest assured that it’s inventive and comfortable.
They take great pleasure in personally testing each and every item. From the Boundary Waters of Minnesota to their home rivers around Knoxville, they are seldom away from the water. Frank states that “one of our greatest pleasures in life is meeting people who are enjoying Chota® products while we are field testing a preproduction piece of gear.” All of this explains why people who share Chota’s love of the outdoors appreciate Chota® Outdoor Gear’s high quality and award winning line of products. In 2019, Chota underwent a merger with Ranger Outdoors LLC. Ranger Outdoors LLC is committed to continuing their tradition of excellent quality and superior customer service. With this merger, we now have two sister companies, Anglers Sport Group and Miss Mayfly.