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Batts, Hollowell added to Denali Rods pro staff

Clayton Batts holds up a pair of big smallies. (Photo by Brett Carlson)

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - Denali Rods is excited to add FLW Tour anglers Troy Hollowell of New Concord, Ky., and Clayton Batts, of Macon, Ga., to the pro staff for 2014. Both have been studs on the co-angler side for some time, and are ready to move to the front deck.

We want to officially welcome them to the team, and know that they will do a phenomenal job of representing the Denali family both on and off the water. If you see either at an event next season, make sure to say hi and ask about the Denali lineup.

Troy Hollowell holds a few for the camera.Hollowell spent last season as a co-angler on the FLW Tour, but will make the transition to the front of the boat in 2014. He was 53th in the points race this past season and captured a top-10 finish at Grand Lake. Hollowell also spent 2013 fishing the EverStart Series Central Division as a pro where he finished 10th overall.

Batts has sampled every level of competition FLW has to offer including two years on the co-angler side of the Tour. Batts owns seven top-10 finishes in FLW events with his best coming at the Detroit River FLW Tour event in 2012, where he placed fifth. He qualified for the 2012 and 2013 Forrest Wood Cup through the co-angler division and took 16th this past August on the Red River – his highest Cup finish to date.