Live Twitter chat with Dudley coming Thursday

Castrol pro David Dudley performs the Chicken Dance to the delight of the crowd.

Although the 2013 Walmart FLW Tour season has officially concluded, bass-fishing fans still looking for additional opportunities to interact with their favorite pros before the start of the 2014 tournament fishing schedule are in luck. On Thursday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. Central Time, fans will be able to correspond directly with FLW Tour pro David Dudley of Lynchburg, Va., during a live TweetChat. Fans of Dudley and the FLW Tour can start submitting questions immediately on either the FLW Facebook page or on FLW Twitter using #FLWChat. Questions may also be submitted directly on Twitter during the live chat. David Dudley by the numbersAfter rewriting the record books in 2012 by becoming the only competitor in FLW history to capture the FLW Tour Angler of the Year title in back-to-back seasons, David Dudley of Lynchburg, Va., hit the 2013 FLW Tour season with high expectations. But while the Virginia pro stumbled a bit in the opening stanza of Tour action this season, he quietly rebounded to finish the year ranked 16th place overall. Dudley currently boasts three FLW Tour AOY titles (tied for the record with Clark Wendlandt), 38 top-10 finishes, 15 Forrest Wood Cup appearances, seven FLW tournament victories overall, three FLW Tour titles (Fort Loudoun-Tellico Lakes in 2008, Beaver Lake in 2012 and Lake Champlain in 2012) as well as one Forrest Wood Cup victory - a riveting 5-ounce win on the James River in 2003. Not surprisingly, Dudley also remains the all-time FLW money leader, recently surpassing $3.28 million in career earnings. Dudley, who began his fishing career with FLW back in 1995, has also qualified for the Forrest Wood Cup every year but one (2005) since the 1997 season. (Editor's note: A final transcript of the Tweet Chat will become available on FLWOutdoors.com pending the completion of the chat.)

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Hollowell Signs with NuThreadz

NuThreadz has announced that second-year Walmart FLW Tour pro Troy Hollowell of Paducah, Ky., has signed as the newest member of its pro-staff. NuThreadz creates custom clothing, apparel, banners and other promotional products, with capabilities of outfitting individuals on a small scale or much larger orders. READ MORE »

/news/2015-04-29-millennium-promotions-releases-new-site

Millennium Promotions Releases New Site

Joe Balog, best known for his forays as one of the country’s leading Great Lakes smallmouth anglers, announces the release of his parent company’s new website. Millennium Promotions, Inc., provides a peek into all it does at MPromoInc.com. Balog’s career began as a tournament competitor and national seminar speaker, but soon encompassed many other facets of outdoor sports marketing, including photography and videography, special marketing events, writer conferences, and social media campaigns. His company, Millennium Promotions, Inc., was founded in 2000 and now features services for all of the challenging aspects of outdoor industry marketing. READ MORE »

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Birge Picks Up Three New Sponsors

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/news/2015-04-16-gerard-replaces-soles-on-flw-tour

Gerard Replaces Soles on FLW Tour

Walmart FLW Tour pro Van Soles of Haines City, Fla., informed FLW of his decision Friday to withdraw from the remaining four regular-season FLW Tour events of 2015. Joe Gerard of Concordia, Kan., a 12-year veteran of the Rayovac FLW Series, has agreed to replace Soles on Tour and will fish the remaining four events this season. The full tournament field will remain at 154. READ MORE »

/news/2015-04-16-clausen-joins-dirty-jigs

Clausen Joins Dirty Jigs

Walmart FLW Tour pro Luke Clausen has joined “Team Dirty,” the national pro-staff for Dirty Jigs Tackle. Clausen will work to promote the line of flipping, pitching, football and swim jigs, along with new products set to be released in the near future. READ MORE »

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Bedrug, Team Top This Launch Pro-Staff

Bedrug and Team Top This have joined forces to sponsor a team of professional anglers. “We are looking forward to participating in a great industry led by two premier organizations, FLW and B.A.S.S.,” says Bedrug National Sales Manager Mike Timmons. “Partnering with a team of true professionals fits well with our company and brand.” READ MORE »

/news/2015-04-14-rayovac-re-signs-with-flw

Rayovac Re-Signs with FLW

FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has announced that Rayovac, a division of Spectrum Brands featured by FLW since 2012, has signed a sponsorship agreement and will remain a partner of the organization, including title sponsorship of the Rayovac FLW Series. Terms of the agreement were not released. READ MORE »

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

Typhoon Joins FLW

FLW announced today that California-based optics manufacturer Typhoon has renewed its sponsorship agreement for the 2015 tournament season. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. READ MORE »

/news/2015-04-07-andy-morgan-joins-the-rescue-light-pro-staff

Andy Morgan Joins The Rescue Light Pro-Staff

Two-time reigning Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year Andy Morgan recently signed a sponsorship agreement with the makers of The Rescue Light, a new LED stern light that makes boats on any body of water safer to navigate and easier to see in emergency situations. READ MORE »

/news/2015-04-01-t-roy-signs-up-with-strike-king

T-Roy Signs Up with Strike King

Strike King Lure Co. has announced the addition of TV personality and Walmart FLW Tour pro T-Roy Broussard to its national pro staff. READ MORE »

/news/2015-03-31-old-spice-teams-with-bohannan

Old Spice Teams with Bohannan

Old Spice, maker of men’s toiletry products, has added Arkansas pro and veteran Walmart FLW Tour angler Greg Bohannan to its pro-staff. Terms of the agreement were not revealed. READ MORE »

/news/2015-03-30-leer-cover-cash-program-pays-anglers-at-all-levels

LEER “Cover Cash” Program Pays Anglers at All Levels

From FLW pros to Walmart Bass Fishing League competitors to top team tournament anglers, nearly any competitive fisherman who purchases a top-quality LEER truck cap or tonneau cover and signs up for free for the LEER “Cover Cash” contingency program could cash in this season. Best of all, it’s not necessary to win a tournament to get a “Cover Cash” check in the mail – simply be the highest-finishing eligible “Cover Cash” participant in any of the program’s dozens of qualified events. Plus, LEER has made coupons available to help anglers save money on their initial LEER product purchase. READ MORE »

/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

Named after the founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW introduced its Fishing League Worldwide tagline last year to better reflect its status as the world’s largest tournament fishing organization. Today FLW expanded its presence on the world stage yet again with the introduction of a sanctioning program allowing international partners to license the iconic brand and run FLW tournaments abroad. Each partner country will run a series of FLW tournaments that advance anglers, who are citizens of the host country, to a new international division at the Rayovac FLW Series Championship beginning in 2016. The highest finisher among countries represented in the international division will then advance to the Forrest Wood Cup, making it the sport’s only true world championship. READ MORE »

/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

Parkway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Benton, Ky., has introduced a contingency award for Walmart Bass Fishing League anglers following last month’s announcement of a strategic marketing agreement that named Ram as the official tow vehicle of FLW. Parkway will award $750 to the highest-finishing boater and co-angler that is the owner of a 2014 or newer Ram truck purchased from the dealership in each BFL LBL Division tournament of 2015. READ MORE »

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Snag Proof to Sponsor Mark Daniels Jr.

Snag Proof Lures announces that it has enhanced its national pro-staff team with the addition of Tuskegee, Ala., angler Mark Daniels Jr. “I am very excited to have Mark Daniels Jr. be a part of the Snag Proof team,” says Nathan Chandler, president of Snag Proof Lures. “Mark has been a longtime fan of Snag Proof and a dominant shallow-water fisherman, making this a great fit for us. It would not surprise me to see him win an event on a Snag Proof frog this year. “ READ MORE »

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

Lefebre Signs with Quigley 4x4

Quigley Motor Company, manufacturer of four-wheel-drive conversions for Ford, General Motors and Nissan, announces its yearlong sponsorship with top-ranked professional angler Dave Lefebre. As part of the sponsorship agreement, Lefebre and his family will travel the Walmart FLW Tour in a Quigley 4x4 Van. READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-26-everett-chrysler-dodge-jeep-ram-offers-ram-trucks-contingency-award

Everett Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Offers Ram Trucks Contingency Award

Just one day after Ram Trucks CEO Bob Hegbloom and FLW announced a strategic marketing agreement that names Ram as the official tow vehicle of FLW, Everett Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Springdale, Ark., becomes the first dealer to introduce a contingency program for Walmart Bass Fishing League anglers. READ MORE »

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

FLW Adds Ram Trucks as Official Tow Vehicle

FLW, the world’s premier tournament-fishing organization, and the Ram Trucks brand announced today a strategic marketing agreement that names Ram as the official tow vehicle of FLW. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. READ MORE »