FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, was named 2013 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Lew's, a fishing brand famous for its reels and that once also had the top selling bass rod in the country, is turning its attention to rod development again. With the new focus comes the addition of veteran rod builder Bob Brown to the Lew's product team and more bass professionals converting to Lew's Speed Sticks as their rods of choice.
New design brings Ranger quality and aluminum accessibility to multi-species anglers nationwide
FLIPPIN, Ark. – Ranger’s acclaimed roster of aluminum bass, crappie and multipurpose boats continue to be one of the industry’s best-selling product lines as the brand’s strong heritage, quality construction and innovative design resonates with boat buyers. This year, Ranger Boats is poised to introduce another category to the most sought-after aluminum boats on the water, the all-new Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series.
Phoenix, Ariz. - John Murray, professional angler from Phoenix, Ariz., is proud to unveil his new website and sponsors for 2014.
FLW Tour angler Stetson Blaylock has teamed up with DECKED, manufacturer of premium truck bed storage systems, for the 2014 season. DECKED is an innovative full-sized truck bed storage system that incorporates two waterproof bed-length drawers which roll out to provide easy access to tools, equipment or gear. The deck of the storage system is built from 100% recycled HDPE and steel sub frame providing a 2,000 lbs. load capacity. The drawers can hold up to 200 lbs. each and are lockable to provide secure storage. The DECKED system can be mounted in nearly every full size pickup truck made since the late 1990s, is easy to install, and mounts to the truck bed’s existing tie downs with no drilling required.
COATESVILLE, Pa. – American Fishing Wire & HI-SEAS has signed FLW Tour and BASS Elite pro Casey Ashley to its AFW/HI-SEAS pro staff. Ashley, a 30-year-old pro from Donalds, S.C., is a young talented angler that brings determination, motivation and loyalty to the AFW/HI-SEAS pro staff team.
PLANO, Ill. - Read any article, watch every television show, listen in to talk radio or chat to a fishing expert in person and you'll soon realize the single most common word used in reference to live bait is "lively".
Bass-fishing fans and aspiring tournament anglers can purchase tickets to view live-streaming tutorials ranging from advanced flipping techniques to how to get sponsors
Warehouse Supplies Online is honored to be represented by Drew Montgomery for the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour. Warehouse Supplies Online is a woman- and veteran-owned small business which specializes in new and used warehouse equipment.
Lanny Ray Deal, currently Director of Sales for Mann's Bait Company, will be retiring from the company effective March 1 of this year. He will continue to assist the company in a consulting capacity covering several areas throughout the balance of 2014.
RACINE, Wis. – Just in time for the new fishing season, Minn Kota has brought back its “Lock Down a Talon” Facebook promotion. Four lucky winners will receive the new 12-foot Talon model, the deepest shallow water anchor on the market.
RICHMOND, Ky. – Front Deck Entertainment recently announced that rookie Walmart FLW Tour pro Andrew Luxon has added Gambler Lures to his sponsor list for the 2014 season.
BIXBY, Okla. – FLW Tour and BASS angler Fred Roumbanis recently announced the signing of two new sponsors for the 2014 season – Gene Larew Lures and CMMG. Larew is a well-known soft plastics company and CMMG is the manufacturer and retailer of high-end guns and gun accessories. Roumbanis will be promoting CMMG as well as gun safety while on tour and at tackle and boating shows around the country.
BENTON, Ark. - On the heels of his 2013 FLW Tour AOY runner-up season, Stetson Blaylock and Livingston Lures have strengthened their relationship for 2014. Blaylock’s boat and truck wrap will feature Livingston Lures and 13 Fishing.
CLEWISTON, Fla. – The Scott Martin Challenge is excited to announce that Scott has teamed up with FLW to promote High School Fishing and FLW College Fishing. This is an important target audience that will keep the sport of fishing and tournaments alive and well, and FLW is leading the charge.
CYPRESS, Calif. – The Daiwa corporation has added Walmart FLW Tour Brent Ehrler to their pro team for the 2014-2016 seasons. The multi-year deal will have Ehrler using Daiwa rods and reels for the next three years.
HUGHSON, Calif. - It's no secret that on the pro tours, Ish Monroe is like James Brown was to show business; the hardest working man on tour. Monroe's constant efforts at promotion, along with striving to be a dominating competitor on the water have earned him favor with the industry.
Okeechobee, Fla. - Andy Morgan, the 2013 FLW Tour Angler of the Year, began his title defense last week at the Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Fla., with his new Livingston Lures boat wrap and jersey design.
Hillsboro, Ore. – FLW Tour pro James Watson has joined Maxima USA Fishing Line's rapidly expanding Pro-Team, which already includes four-time winning FLW Tour pro Ish Monroe.
Bagley Bait Co. recently announced that it has signed Walmart FLW Tour angler Drew Benton to its pro staff and will serve as his title sponsor for the upcoming season.
High speeds, tricky weather conditions and early morning risers demand the best LED lighting on the water as well as on the road and their choice has become very clear. Rigid Industries is proud to welcome FLW Tour pros Adrian Avena and Stetson Blaylock to the Rigid Torture Team. Rigid Industries will be Avena’s title sponsor for the 2014 season on the FLW Tour beginning Feb. 6 at Lake Okeechobee in Florida.
Old World Industries, a leader in automotive aftermarket products, recently announced the sponsorships of professional bass anglers Fred Roumbanis and Andrew Upshaw, featuring the company’s PEAK Antifreeze and BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid flagship brands.
Farm to Feet makers of 100% made in America socks will sponsor Andy Montgomery for the 2014 season.
KENNESAW, Ga., – Sportsman’s Financial, a leading wealth management firm catering to a discerning group of like-minded sportsmen, is proud to announce its title sponsorship with Troy Hollowell for the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour season. Hollowell, a native of Paducah, Ky., will be making his FLW Tour debut after qualifying via the 2013 Rayovac FLW Series Central Division.
SAN ANTONIO - Americana Outdoors is proud to present the Ranger Cup University Challenge premiering on NBC Sports Network and Pursuit Channel.