Livingston Lures and 13 Fishing wrap Blaylock

Eighth-place finisher Stetson Blaylock holds up his two biggest bass from day four on Lake Okeechobee.

BENTON, Ark. - On the heels of his 2013 FLW Tour AOY runner-up season, Stetson Blaylock and Livingston Lures have strengthened their relationship for 2014. Blaylock's boat and truck wrap will feature Livingston Lures and 13 Fishing. Blaylock, entering his sixth year as a professional angler, has won over $650,000 with FLW. Blaylock joined the Livingston Lures team in 2013 and quickly saw the advantages in their products, "From the first fish, I knew the technology in these baits gave me an advantage over other lures. It didn't take long for me to develop confidence in Livingston Lures. The new lineup for 2014 is shaping up very well, I know it's going to make a difference for me this season." Livingston Lures' state-of-the-art products featuring Electronic Baitfish Sounds (EBS) has been taking the fishing industry by storm. With eight lures featuring the EBS technology on the market now and at least a dozen more in the testing or production phase, Livingston Lures will continue to push the fishing industry into the 21st century. Basil Battah, COO of Livingston Lures, expects a big year for Blaylock in 2014, "Stetson is an excellent angler and we are proud to be giving him tools that will help him continue to escalate his career. We share a lot of values with Stetson that go well beyond the water: he's a family man, works hard, and believes in using the best equipment on the market." Blaylock debuted his Livingston Lures and 13 Fishing wrap at the FLW Tour kick-off event on Lake Okeechobee and will feature it throughout the season. Blaylock will also be conducting seminars at several Bass Pro Shops, a major Livingston Lures retailer, for their Spring FishingClassic. About Livingston Lures Livingston Lures has built a reputationamong top freshwater and saltwater anglers for premium quality baits that flat--out catch fish. Their hard plastic lures are designed to call the fish using Electronic Baitfish Sound and Vibration Technology (EBS). Livingston Lures prides itself in providing the highest technologically advanced products to anglers at an affordable price. www.LivingstonLures.com About Stetson Blaylock Stetson Blaylock is a 26-year old FLW Tour professional angler with seven top-ten finishes in his young career. His 2009 FLW Tour major win on Lake Norman made him the youngest ever FLW Tour majorwinner. In six seasons as a pro he has over $650,000 in tournament earnings. www.StetsonBlaylockFishing.com

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New Stays with Charlie’s Worms

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