Z-Man appoints new distribution group

Z-Man baits

LADSON, S.C. - Continuing to ride the wave of media interest, tournament success, and the ensuing groundswell of consumer demand that its product lineup has created, Z-Man Fishing Products is proud to appoint Frontier Sales & Marketing Group as its official sales agency throughout Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Mississippi. Founded in 1999 by Dennis Clark and Brad Downey, Frontier Sales & Marketing Group has a proven track record in building solid retail relationships and product placement. The firm currently represents iconic industry brands such as Daiwa, Schrade Cutlery, SPRO/Gamakatsu and Pelican Products. "We're very excited to partner with such an innovative, forward-thinking company like Z-Man," states Brad Downey, FSMG co-founder. "Their state-of-the art product line fits perfectly within our existing portfolio of premium fishing tackle and outdoor product brands." Downey's enthusiasm is shared by the Z-Man team. "I've had the pleasure of working with Frontier Sales in the past and have always been pleased with their professionalism and results," states Glenn Young, Z-Man's national sales manager. "I am looking forward to working with them again in growing Z-Man's retail presence and sales throughout the TALO territory." About Z-Man Fishing Products A bold, dynamic, Charleston, SC-based company, Z-Man Fishing Products has prided itself on bringing technology to anglers for over 25 years. Z-Man has long been one of the industry's largest suppliers of silicone skirt material. But, even though the company's Original ChatterBait was creating stir on the major bass circuits, only a handful of pros associated Z-Man with this tournament-winning lure. Today, however, all that is changing. Every day, Z-Man's amazing 10X Tough ElaZtech soft plastics are gaining momentum among the world's premier fresh- and saltwater baits, helping make them the fastest-growing lure brand in America.

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Bedrug, Team Top This Launch Pro-Staff

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/news/2015-04-08-typhoon-joins-flw

Typhoon Joins FLW

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/news/2015-03-13-a-toho-trifecta-for-the-typhoon-team

A Toho Trifecta for the Typhoon Team

When the scales closed on the final day of the Walmart FLW Tour season opener on Lake Toho, a trio of Typhoon pro anglers occupied the top three spots. Typhoon pros JT Kenney, Scott Canterbury and Wesley Strader topped the field with over 74-pounds of bass apiece. Each angler relied heavily on his polarized Typhoon sunglasses in what was an event where sight fishing was paramount. READ MORE »

/news/2015-03-12-flw-to-host-international-events

FLW to Host International Events

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/news/2015-03-11-gene-larew-lures-joins-with-flw

Gene Larew Lures Joins with FLW

Gene Larew Lures, a Tulsa-based manufacturer of a full line of soft plastics, has signed on as an FLW sponsor for 2015. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “We are pleased that Gene Larew is working with FLW,” says Patterson Leeth, vice president of marketing at FLW. “The company’s soft plastics are known for their consistency and high quality, and Gene Larew’s affiliation will benefit our anglers, members and fans.” This merger brings together one of the oldest names in soft-plastic lures with the world’s largest bass-fishing tournament organization. READ MORE »

/news/2015-03-11-parkway-chrysler-dodge-jeep-ram-offers-ram-trucks-contingency-award

Parkway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Offers Ram Trucks Contingency Award

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/news/2015-03-11-snag-proof-to-sponsor-mark-daniels-jr-

Snag Proof to Sponsor Mark Daniels Jr.

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/news/2015-03-11-lefebre-signs-with-quigley-4x4

Lefebre Signs with Quigley 4x4

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/news/2015-02-24-flw-adds-ram-trucks-as-official-tow-vehicle

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/news/2015-02-20-nicole-jacobs-joins-huk-performance-fishing-team

Nicole Jacobs Joins Huk Performance Fishing Team

Huk Performance Fishing, a major manufacturer of fishing apparel, has signed a sponsorship agreement with Walmart FLW Tour co-angler Nicole Jacobs. READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-20-flw-the-j-m-smucker-company-extend-partnership-

FLW, The J.M. Smucker Company Extend Partnership

LW has renewed its sponsorship agreement with The J.M. Smucker Company to feature Folgers, the iconic American coffee brand for more than 150 years. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “The J.M. Smucker Company has been a valued partner of FLW for many years,” says Trish Blake, president of FLW’s marketing division. “The Folgers Morning Take Off is always a huge hit and complements the family-friendly atmosphere perfectly at our tournaments. We’re excited to partner with the company again in 2015.” READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-20-new-stays-with-charlie-s-worms

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