Tormenter's Founder & CEO - Dave Adams
David Adams found his way on his career track early in 1974 taking his first fishing job aboard a busy charter boat out of Miami's famous "Pier 5" wiring his first Blue Marlin at age 15.
In 1976 he found himself in Gloucester, MA as mate aboard one of the top Giant Tuna sport boats in history. In 1976 and 77, the boat took First Place in two Tournaments, and Third place in another. The total number of Giants landed by Dave as the wireman at the age of only 21 was 222.
Dave fished as a mate in 1978 and '79 in Palm Beach , the Bahamas, and Islamorda releasing over 200 Sailfish in January 1978 and taking third place in the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament in January 1979.
It was 1980 when he took his first Captain's job aboard a 37' Rybovich fishing
Dave fished two more summers (1980 and '81) out of
Dave later spent 1982 - 1984 in the
In 1986 Dave became a yacht broker and still makes his living designing, building, and selling large yachts.
How Tormenter Started
After his first 20 years of success in retail yacht sales, design, and construction, Dave saw a void in the fishing lure market and decided to fill it with top quality lures at an affordable price. Dave had been building high quality yachts in China since 2002 and found it only natural to use his contacts and experience in China and his experience in fishing to benefit anglers by designing productive and high quality lures at a lower price than the competition. Since its conception in 2005, Tormenter has expanded it's market selling trophy catching products to over 300 accounts in almost every fishing port in the USA, plus Hawaii, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Tormenter Products have already won some very prestigious tournaments and caught IGFA World Records. It is our hope that through our tournament sponsorships and this web site that Anglers from all over will try our products and recognize that lures do not need to have high price tags to produce superior catches. With the high price of fuel these days, why not catch a break with premium lures at lower prices?
We will continue to design and provide superior products at a savings so that you can justify spending a day on the water for both fun and the pursuit of meat.
Our Test Boats
60' Ocean Yacht "Tormenter" 25' Sea Vee "Tormenter" 18' Sea Chaser "Tormenter"