Our Team

Shawn Grimm

Shawn has been fishing California since coming to the state at the age of 2.  While family activities prevent him from getting on the water as much as he would like, his fishing nowadays usually involve being on a kayak somewhere offshore. He has been on the Promar & Ahi staff for about 5 years now, and can rarely be found fishing saltwater without his Ahi sabiki stick or Assault and Deception jigs, which have landed his picture in Western Outdoor News on more than one occasion.  When he is not on the water, Shawn is building rods to scratch the fishing itch when family activities keep him off the water for too long.

Favorite Product:  Ahi Sabiki Stick, Assault Jigs and Live Deception Jigs.  Some of the most fun he has had has been playing with Yellowfin Tuna on a Blue Bass Assault jig.

Vessels: Hobie Pro Angler 14, Trident 15, Scrambler

Tyrone Gyotoku

Tyrone “Fish Ninja” has been fishing his entire life since he could walk, fishing private boats to local half day all the way to longer multi-day trips. He was mostly saltwater fishing growing up but did a bit of freshwater as well.  However, his favorite will always be the ocean.  His favorite target species would consist of Yellowtail, Tuna and White Seabass.  “There is nothing like hunting offshore with no land in sight or sitting on the anchor at a local island waiting the Seabass or Yellows to swim through.”  “The ocean is where I find total peace.”

Favorite Products:  Tyrone’s favorite Ahi product would be the Ahi Live Deception Jigs due to the design and versatility in what they can be used for.  They work fantastic for everything from Rockfish to Offshore Pelagic Species.

Vessel: 23FT Seaswirl Striper

Ed Zamora

Ed “Matame” Zamora has been hooked on fishing since the age of 7.  Fishing grew to become a passion as his competitive nature pressed him to always try and out-fish his Dad and brother even as a youngster.  Ed’s top 2 favorite target species are Halibut and Dorado.  Ed has won first place and placed 3 other times in the Marina Del Halibut Derby and has won numerous Kayak tournaments up and down the West Coast.  What Ed enjoys the most today is introducing new anglers to the sport of fishing and sharing the excitement that this sport has blessed him with.

Favorite Products:  “My favorite Ahi product is the Ahi Glow Assault Jig because this jig has caught me more White Seabass than any other lure I’ve fished.”  “Second would be the Ahi Squid Squirts, these rigs are deadly for Rockfish and Lingcod, it’s limits every time with these!”

Vessels: 19FT Wellcraft, Malibu XFactor


Blanca Lopez

When she was a little girl, Blanca used to visit the local mountains from time to time to fish for trout. As she grew older the fishing trips stopped and the memories began to fade; however, a couple of years ago she revisited her passion for freshwater fishing and eventually transitioned into saltwater. Just recently, she traveled to Sitka, Alaska to target trophy sized halibut, salmon, and lingcod. After trying several different techniques throughout the years, her favorite technique continues to be fishing for big yellowtail on the iron. “There is nothing like the rush of a big yellow stopping you in your tracks while cranking the jig!,” she mentioned.

Favorite Product:  Ahi Rock Cod Squirts. One of her favorite Ahi USA products are the Rock Cod Squirts.”They are easy and quick to set up! The rockfish love them!,” she added.