Hosts Robert Herjavec Lori Greiner Daymond John Kevin O39Leary and Executive Producer Clay Newbill of 39Shark Tank39 speak onstage during the ABC portion of the 2013 Winter TCA Tour at Langham Hotel on January 10 2013 in Pasadena California Photo by Frederick M BrownGetty Images

Hosts Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary and Executive Producer Clay Newbill of 'Shark Tank' speak onstage during the ABC portion of the 2013 Winter TCA Tour at Langham Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Connecticut Electrician to Pitch Invention on 'Shark Tank'

He will be shown "pitching" his invention, the Rattlesinker on the show.

A Connecticut electrician will appear on the reality show "Shark Tank" on ABC on May 1 at 8 p.m. Greg Myerson is an electrician for the state Department of Transportation. But he also owns World Record Striper Co., which makes fishing tackle.

He will be shown "pitching" his invention, the Rattlesinker on the show, which give entrepreneurs opportunity to present their company or product to successful businesspeople, or "sharks," in the hopes of receiving an investment.

The Rattlesinker is a lure that includes a rattle that mimics the sound of various crustaceans, which can attract fish. Myerson developed this sinker based on the fact that striped bass, along with many other salt and freshwater species, initially rely on sound to discover prey. Years of observation led him to realize that crustaceans, like baby lobsters, crabs, crayfish and shrimp, were among the favorite foods of the many species he and other anglers targeted.

To create the sound, Myerson filled a 200-gallon tank with granite rocks and water. He placed lobsters in the tank and used an underwater microphone to record the sounds. The patented rattle consists of a small glass tube, with three or four metal ball bearings inside. The rattles are placed into hollow sinkers made of lead and vary in size and color.

An Associated Press article on The Day describes Myerson's experience with applying to the show, traveling, and setting up his pitch.

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish