Pro Release was founded by my Dad, Gary Todd in the late 1970’s in his mother’s garage. After many hours of development and ingenuity, he invented The Trophy Hunter Ball Bearing Release Aid. It was the first of its kind. The ball bearings allow for an ultra-smooth shot, every time. He went on to invent several more releases and archery accessories. In total, he had 12 United States Patents. He also invented the Lightning Series of bowstring wax. Specifically, the Black Lightning. It has been tested and proven to lengthen the life of all cables and strings on bows and crossbows. The Black Lightning is special because it works on much more than just archery equipment. It can be used on everything from the hinges on your blind to the squeaky door in your house. It’s a must have in every gear bag.
Gary spent a majority of his life doing what he loved. He loved adventure, the outdoors, and spending time with his family. He was a charter boat captain for six months every year. He hunted everything from squirrels in the backyard with me, to polar bears in the Arctic Circle. He lived an unbelievable outdoorsman life and was an incredible inspiration.
My Father passed away December 3, 2013. In his memory and his honor, I am continuing the legacy of Pro-Release by manufacturing and selling his inventions. His energy for life was unmatched and his drive was unstoppable. I will always miss him, but I am unbelievable grateful for the 19 years I did have with him.