Conceived in Jerome, Idaho, USA, by Lanny Keithley, Founder and inventor.  Lanny has retired but is still a major contributor to DaHo Products development.

Now in Twin Falls, Idaho.
DaHo Products was conceived to manufacture and distribute specialized products to simplify using modern hollow braided lines, primarily Spectra, but also Dacron, for game fishing, kite flying, and other line oriented activities.

Lanny Keithley first got involved with the solid core spectra lines, fishing for very large Sturgeon here in the Idaho Snake River. With all the rocks and large, powerful fish, it didn’t take too long to realize that is wasn’t that much fun buying expensive fishing lines every few weeks.

So, after extensive research, we migrated to the hollow core spectra lines. It soon became apparent that there was a need for better quality tools, and related products, to help use the hollow spectra lines easier and at less expense. There were very few commercial products available and usually required the purchase of an expensive full-range set of tools that most folks would never use. Though the range of available hollow braided lines is very broad, from under 50 to over 1,000 lbs of line strength, the typical user will only use one or two sizes for their individual needs.

After a very frustrating search to first find the available tools, and then in using them, it became apparent that there was a need for hollow spectra needle tools that worked better, and were offered individually to better fit the needs, and budgets, of the users. We have developed and are now offering these products to the public…

Our Lifetime Guarantee…
All of our needle products are guaranteed to be free from manufacturing or material defects for the lifetime of the product. If the purchaser has any defect with one of our needle products, they must email or write to us, stating the nature of the problem and send the product to our office for inspection. Once the needle product is determined to be defective, we will replace, repair or substitute the defective product with a product of equal value and function, and return it to you, via First Class Mail, at no charge.

Product Announcements:

July ’08 – We are pleased to announce the newest member of our needle family. It’s our new Small Loop Splicing Needle. It is unique in size, at only .025in/.635mm OD, and is designed for hollow Spectra lines of 80lb and below. If you have and use these smaller hollow Spectra lines, you now have a loop splicing needle that you can use with ease…

August ’08 – We dropped our online store and have dedicated our efforts to supporting our dealers in selling our products.

Sept ’08 – We have a new member of our Threading Needle family. It’s the new 50# Threading Needle. The ID of the needle is .026in/.67mm with an OD of just .036in/.91mm.

Sept ’08 – We have added a completely new type of hollow spectra needle tool to our lineup. It was made from a design given to us by Jerry Brown, of Jerry Brown Industries. They are a major manufacturer of hollow spectra lines and he has wanted someone to make this needle tool for some time, so his hollow spectra line customers would have a better tool to use his lines. We are proud to now offer Jerry’s Reverse Latch Needle. It is a tool that combines our threading needles and a latch mechanism, making a unique, easy to use tool for working with hollow spectra lines. You can read all about it on our Products Lines page.

Dec ’08 – We have found a needle partner that will be making all of our needles from now on. We just couldn’t hand make them fast enough or as good as our new needle supplier can make them. The new needles are superior to any needles offered anywhere. All of our needles have a newly designed point and are fully polished. The needle polishing makes them much easier to use and allows them to be used with smaller sized Spectra lines. You can find out all the features of our needles on the ‘Our Needles’ page.

Dec ’08 – We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our needle packaging to include a new larger outer tube. This new outer tube will contain our 3/8″ needle tube and a new 8 page, 7″X7″ information and instructional booklet that will provide our customers with information and instructions on our needles and how to use them. You can see the new product packaging on the ‘Our Needles’ page.

Dec ’08 – We are proud to announce a new member to the Reverse Latch Needle Family. The new needle is the much anticipated small size. It has an OD of .0355″ and will work well with 60# and higher hollow Spectra lines.

June ’09
 – We are again proud to announce five new members to our needle product lines. These new needles will be available on June 15th. Most of them are for use with very large or small spectra lines. These needles are in our new ‘special sizes’ needle group. Because of their limited market, they will not be included in our standard needle sets. We have created two new sets that will include them. We are introducing three new Threading needles that are designed for use with 300#, 400# and 500# mono and fluorocarbon lines. We also are announcing a new X-Large Loop Splicing needle for use with the larger size spectra lines above 300#. Our last new product is a new medium size Loop Splicing needle, with an OD of .042″. This new needle will align the sizes of our Loop Splicing needles to match our Reverse Latch product line.

July ’09 – We have changed our needle product guarentee from one year to lifetime in duration. The purchaser can return any defective product to us and if we find it to be defective in any way, we will repair, replace or substitute the defective product with one of like value and functionality, for as long as the customer own the product. During our two years in business we have only had 7 products returned as defective, and our products keep getting better in durability and design.

Sept ’09 – We changed our instruction booklet, that comes with every needle product we sell, from 8 pages to 12 pages in length. We still have basically the same information, but have enlarged all of the pictures so they were easier to see. We use the same pictures that we use on our Tech Tips page, but they are more difficult to see when they are much smaller.

March ’10 – We are proud to announce three new members to our threading needle product line. These new additons complete the lower end sizes, and are designed to be used with 20#, 30# and 40# mono and fluorocarbon lines. These new smaller needles will be used in the lower size end of salt water fisheries, and the upper end of fresh water fisheries. We expect the higher end fresh water fisheries tto become more interested in all of the features of using hollow spectera line as more lower size lines become available.

Aug ’11 – We have changed our threading needle sizes from a specific size to a range of line sizes from the previous needle size to the old single size. For example, in the past we had 130#, 150# and 200# sizes of threading needles. Now, the size will be 130 to 150#, 150 to 200#, etc. Please see the threading needle tables on the Product Lines and Product Offerings pages to see the new threading needle sizes or descriptions. This change will help to better identify the size of lines that will fit into our threading needles as there are many different physical sizes for each published size of monofilament and fluorocarbon lines. The customer should check the Monofilament/Fluorocarbon Line Size for Our Threading Needles tables we have on the Reference Materials page to select the correct size needle for their specific line.