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Watson joins Monroe on Maxima pro team

James Watson shows off his catch.

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.

James Watson is another fast-moving angler on the FLW Tour. So fast in fact, Watson moved from a 130th ranking in 2012 to 23rd last year. He looks to 2014 as his breakout opportunity.

"Having great support from sponsors like Maxima Fishing Line is the final tool I've needed in my tackle box," said Watson. "While my sponsorship with Maxima is now official, Maxima line has been on my reels since day one."

During springtime, FLW Tour pro Ish Monroe shows off his catch.Ish Monroe joined the Maxima Pro-Team in 2013 after fishing Maxima his entire career. Monroe is a three-time Forrest Wood Cup qualifier, nine-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier and five-time TTBC qualifier. He's exceeded the $2,000,000 career earning mark fishing Maxima Line. Prominent appearances and spirited competitiveness on the hit TV series, Major League Fishing, has raised his popularity even more.

Led by Ish Monroe, all of Maxima's Pro-Team will have the entire arsenal of line types and weights to choose from, but Maxima's new Braid 8 will be getting the majority of reel time. Maxima Braid 8 is made from a proprietary fiber and is produced using round construction braiding that's essential to casting effectiveness. Braid 8 is pre-stretched and heat fixed to optimize strength and sensitivity and also features a new triple coating treatment which helps with abrasions and further benefits casting.

For more information on Maxima's Pro-Team and products, visit their new website: