Woodland, Wash. - FLW Tour pro Justin Lucas has agreed to a sponsorship package with Lamiglas rods. The 26-year-old Lucas has a stellar tournament record where he's won over $400,000 with FLW. Over the past two seasons, as a professional angler, Lucas has amassed five top-10 finishes including two second place finishes in 2012.
Lucas is proud to be returning to his roots, "When I started fishing tournaments, in my teenage years, my first sponsor was Lamiglas rods. I loved their rods then and I think they are even better now. I couldn't be more pleased to be associated with one of the best rod manufacturers in the world and I can't wait until anglers get to see these new lines of rods. Lamiglas offers everything an angler can want and need: A balanced and lightweight rod with a variety of actions and quality components to match. They have new and innovative looks and all of this at an affordable price.”
For 2013, Lamiglas launched two new series of rods including the Infinity Bass and XP Bass. Both rod series are designed and manufactured in Woodland, Washington. The XP uses the best materials available to create super light, extremely sensitive and powerful rods with a new age look. The Infinity bass line uses the new 3M PowerLux technology, for rods that are lighter, more sensitive and putting the Infinity bass rods in a class with the finest bass rods available anywhere. The Excel series which was introduced in 2009 offers a high quality rod for an affordable price and is excellent for beginners to intermediate level anglers who want a high quality, dependable rod.
National Sales Manager John Posey believes Lucas is the perfect fit for the new line of rods, "Just like Justin Lucas is a major part of the future of bass tournament fishing, we believe these rods are the future for bass rods. We knew Justin had a future in the tournament business many years ago and we are very excited to work with him again. Justin is a great angler, but what impresses us the most about Justin is the passion he has for the sport. Justin continuously reaches out to fans and other anglers to educate and improve their fishing. Whether it’s his Secret Tips web video series or his vast reach in social media, we believe Justin is great for the sport of fishing and great for Lamiglas.
The Lamiglas Excel rods are already available at tackle shops everywhere while the XP and Infinity Bass rods begin shipping on October 15th. Posey is excited about the new lineups, "We have worked extremely hard to take our rods to the next level. The feedback we have gotten is fantastic and we are excited. We believe these rods are going to reintroduce Lamiglas to the bass industry. We are proud to say that not only are we bringing a rod that is equivalent or better than any bass rod in that price ranges, but we are doing it 100% right here in Woodland, Wash., U.S.A. "
Being made in the USA is important to Lucas as well, "The fact these rods are made entirely in the U.S.A, is really important to me. It is the icing on the cake."