Tips & Techniques Industry News

Known for his spinnerbait expertise, Alabama pro angler Alex Davis – aka ‘The Spinnerbait Kid ‘ - is now looking forward to using Jackall ASKA square bill and Bling 55 crankbaits while competing this year on the FLW Tour. Davis will be casting a large assortment of Jackall hard baits and soft plastics, adding the premium lure maker to his powerhouse list of supporters that includes Shimano, G. Loomis, PowerPro, Ranger, Humminbird, PowerPole and T&H Marine.


Louisiana tackle company V&M and Walmart FLW Tour pro and 2014 Rookie of the Year Jason Lambert have reached a sponsorship agreement.


California pro Jimmy Reese has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Top This (Premier Accessory Outfitters) for 2015.


Gene Larew Lures announces the addition of Walmart FLW Tour pro Jacob Wheeler to its pro-staff, bringing together one of the oldest names in soft-plastic lures with one of the youngest million-dollar earners along the top tournament trails.


Walmart FLW Tour pro Clent Davis has signed on Mister Twister as his title sponsor for 2015.


Strike King Lure Co. and Walmart FLW Tour standout Cody Meyer today announced a partnership agreement for 2015. “Cody came very highly recommended to us as not only a talented and innovative young pro angler, but also as a genuinely great guy, both of which are very important to our organization in terms of fit and value to our brand,” says Allan Ranson, chief operating officer at Strike King. “In all my research and dealings with Cody, I have been extremely impressed and feel certain that he will greatly add to our new-product development and brand marketing, especially as it relates to West Coast relevance.” “I consider it a great honor to be joining Strike King. It is both humbling and exciting,” says Meyer, the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year runner-up. “They build products that are staples in the tackle boxes of anglers everywhere. They are the perfect combination of innovation, function and value.”


Fitzgerald Rods announced that FLW Tour pro Bryan Thrift has joined Team Fitzgerald Rods as the newest member of their pro staff.


MONTEVALLO, Ala. - FLW Tour pro Clent Davis adds Japanese lure manufacturer Yo-Zuri as his hard bait sponsor.


Jupiter, Fla. - With great excitement, RIGRAP, LLC announced today that Scott Martin has joined RIGRAP’s growing number of exceptional pro staff and spokesmen team members.


Two legendary names in fishing, Lew’s and longtime FLW friend Hank Parker, have teamed in a promotional agreement for 2015.


Nav Module is the Navionics solution for advanced route planning now available on Android in addition to iPhone and iPad!


Castrol pros David Dudley and Philip Jarabeck will be on hand to sign autographs and answer fishing questions Saturday, Oct. 4 and 18 at Eager Beaver Car Wash and Castrol Premium Lube Express located at 4935 Nesconset Highway in Port Jefferson Station, NY.


Chevy pro Bryan Thrift gets a lot of attention for his work on the water, but in this ad for Chevy's MyLink system, fans get a glimpse at Thrift the family man and his life off the water. His wife, Allison, and son, Wylie, also make appearances.


For the fourth year, Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts pro Greg Bohannan will don the hat of Tournament Director for the Everett Chevrolet Big Bass Contest on Beaver Lake.


Joseph Opager

BRP announced today the Choose to Extend the Season Fall Sales Event for its Evinrude outboard engine brand.


Rich and his wife, Frances, reside in Greenville, Texas. When he is not on the road, Rich enjoys volunteering at his local food bank. Seeking to bring an awareness of the need in some of the communities where the FLW tournaments are held, Rich invites people to bring cans of food to the FLW Expo.


Walmart FLW Tour pro Jim Dillard has announced a raffle to win his 2014 BassCat Puma FTD with a Yamaha 250 SHO outboard, Minn Kota Fortrex 112 Trolling Motor, two 12-foot Minn Kota Talons and electronics. Raffle tickets can be purchased online for $20 per ticket and contestants may purchase as many tickets as they would like. Majority of the proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Mia Moo Fund to help raise awareness and fund research and treatments of cleft lip/palate.


“I couldn’t be happier to have Lance on board as a marketing partner,” says Hite. “As a professional who relies on my equipment to earn my living, I only partner with the top quality products and companies that build the best. Lance is a perfect example of that.”


The International Game Fish Association has declared the 10.48-pound spotted bass caught in late February by Keith Bryan of Powell Rods a new all-tackle world record for that species.


Colin Moore

Castrol pro angler David Dudley, the career leader in FLW Tour earnings and three time FLW Tour Angler of the Year, will be signing autographs and answering consumer questions Tuesday, July 1 at Gipson's Tire Pros located at 3079 Highway 14 in Millbrook, AL.


Rich Dalbey, FLW professional angler, will host a food drive for the Food Bank of Northern Alabama. Rich Dalbey, who has won over $140,000.00 in FLW sponsored fishing events, has qualified for the Forrest L. Wood Cup Championship Tournament three times, finishing third in 2012, as a co-angler.