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What happens when an investor and a business man become fishing buddies?

Pro Controll exists because two avid anglers forged a lifelong friendship while fishing the small lakes of Wyandotte County, on the outskirts of Kansas City.


One was Richard Mynster; a self-taught engineer and inventor. Richard believed everyone should have the ability to fish like the pros whether they could afford a fancy bass boat or – like most regular folks – they were limited to an affordable jon boat or utility boat. The other was Mike Rhodes, a businessman. Mike helped his friend patent his ideas and bring them market. Together they created RM Industries’ Pro Controll® products – and a business that has been helping anglers for over three decades!  

The first Pro Controll product was a treadle-controlled steerable transom mount. It allowed fishermen to steer and fish at the same time. It was a great product though costly to produce. As bow-mounted trolling motors became the “gold standard”, RM Industries pivoted to produce EZ Mount – a more affordable solution that made for even better trolling.

While getting the Pro Controll line under way, both Richard and Mike passed their love of fishing on to their own children. Mike is still the CEO of RM Industries, and the company is still committed to producing reliable, durable, and affordable products that will help everyone to fish like the pros. 

Today, that means fishing with a bow-mounted trolling motor that helps you to position your boat precisely and to hold it in place in wind or current.

We’re not kidding when we say we want you to have the “Freedom to fish how you want!”