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Davis signs with Slide-Off Weedguard

Davis signs with Slide-Off Weedguard

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. - FLW Tour pro Clent Davis has joined the Creative Fish Company's Slide-Off Weedguard pro team for the 2014 season. Slide-Off Weedguard is a patented and innovative product developed by Creative Fish Company that can be placed on almost any hook to make it weedless. READ MORE »

Guide to treble hooks

Guide to treble hooks

As a general rule, the treble hooks on the lures of most tournament pros aren’t original equipment. Less-expensive stock trebles are usually replaced with ultra-sharp premium hooks of the angler’s choice. READ MORE »

Smoke on the water: Fishing is my passion, my job

Smoke on the water: Fishing is my passion, my job

I know a lot of the more popular fishing blogs out there try and use controversy to get more views. Well, since this is my blog and we’re doing things my way, we’re not going that route. I’m going to shoot you straight and say what’s on my mind. If that's appealing to you check back around the middle of each month for a new blog. READ MORE »

Lew's American Hero program honors military veterans

Lew's American Hero program honors military veterans

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Lew's® has officially launched its American Hero® Speed Stick® rod series out of genuine respect for America's military veterans and with a sincere promise to never forget them. READ MORE »

Facts, figures provide proof of tournament fishing’s popularity

Facts, figures provide proof of tournament fishing’s popularity

I’ve been involved with FLW “officially” for eight years now. Lots of people ask me how I got to be the Director of Public Relations for the world’s premier tournament-fishing organization, so I’ll tell you. It’s a career path I never could have planned. READ MORE »

Livingston Lures adds Morgan

Livingston Lures adds Morgan

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Livingston Lures, innovator of the worlds first “smartbait,” is proud to announce the addition of Andy Morgan to their national pro angler team. Morgan is the 2013 Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year and has had more top-50 and top-10 finishes than any other angler in FLW Tour history. READ MORE »

River2Sea adds frog to Biffle signature series

River2Sea adds frog to Biffle signature series

RICHMOND, Calif. - Tommy Biffle; the legendary professional angler who; along with River2Sea, introduced his new Tommy Biffle's Junkyard Jig to the industry and the media at ICAST, has adopted another of River2Sea's products into his signature family. READ MORE »

Fishing Tackle Retailer calls 2013 ICAST best yet

Fishing Tackle Retailer calls 2013 ICAST best yet

Was this year's ICAST the best one yet? For most of us who were able to attend, yes it was. For those who were not there, it probably wasn't, but surely you wish you could have been there. This year's show was full of innovative new equipment, technological advancements, a few surprises and a great opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with friends from across the country. READ MORE »

Watch the new Rambler 120 in action

Watch the new Rambler 120 in action

Damiki unveiled a new topwater walking bait at ICAST 2013 – the Rambler 120. With a walk so wide it nearly completes a full 180, the tail kicks out considerable water. The Rambler 120 features four glass beads in the front and one tungsten knocker in the back, which contribute to a loud, ostentatious presence. The Rambler 120 checks in at just under 5 inches (4 3/4 to be exact) and has a fatter head with a concave mouth. READ MORE »

ICAST trends

ICAST trends

Indeed ICAST is a bewildering show, a fishing spectacle like no other. In truth, it would take several weeks to scour every exhibitor’s booth and truly digest the form and function of all the products displayed there. READ MORE »

ICAST impressions 2013

ICAST impressions 2013

LAS VEGAS – The curtain has been pulled at ICAST 2013 as hundreds of new baits, rods, reels and accessories have officially been unveiled. Manufacturers, buyers and media members are all calling the event a success as both the number of attendees and the number of exhibitors were up from last year. Below is a look at many of the new products that caught my eye. READ MORE »

Z-Man rolls out new products for 2014

Z-Man rolls out new products for 2014

LADSON, S.C. - Capitalizing on the continued media interest, tournament successes, and consumer demand that its 2013 new products have garnered, Z-Man Fishing Products, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will unveil eight new products at this year's ICAST show in an effort to continue rounding out and deepening the company's proprietary ElaZtech soft plastic bait line. These new offerings are the result of Z-Man's continued commitment to working with its top-tier pro staff and utilizing the most innovative technology available. Each bait has been created to fit specific fishing situations and techniques, and all of the new soft plastics are non-toxic, delivering the lifelike action, incredible durability, and outstanding fish-catching performance that Z-Man is known for. READ MORE »

Frabill to market Fishouflage products

Frabill to market Fishouflage products

GREENVILLE, Wis. - Anglers are grabbing up Fishouflage-patterned products left and right. For example, Plano's Bass, Walleye and Crappie soft-sided tackle bags are top movers at sporting goods retailers throughout North America; sales of the new Bass rod tube and Redfish bag are spiking as well. READ MORE »

Bench to be keynote speaker at ICAST

Bench to be keynote speaker at ICAST

Johnny Bench, National Baseball Hall of Fame member, is the ICAST 2013 State of the Industry Breakfast keynote speaker. The breakfast kicks off the Las Vegas show's opening and is being held on Wednesday morning, July 10, beginning at 7:30 a.m. READ MORE »

FLW, Z-Man renew sponsorship for 2013

FLW, Z-Man renew sponsorship for 2013

MINNEAPOLIS – FLW announced today that Z-Man® Fishing Products, the nation’s fastest-growing fishing lure brand, will return as an associate sponsor of the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization for the 2013 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE »

Yelas inks with Yamamoto, Lew’s, Kistler, Punisher

Yelas inks with Yamamoto, Lew’s, Kistler, Punisher

Veteran professional bass fisherman Jay Yelas recently announced the signing of four new sponsors. The two-time Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year and former Bassmaster Classic champion has agreed to terms with Yamamoto Custom Baits, Kistler Custom Fishing Rods, Lew’s Reels and Punisher Lures. READ MORE »

Plano extends sponsorship with FLW

Plano extends sponsorship with FLW

MINNEAPOLIS – FLW announced today that Plano Molding Co., the worldwide leader in fishing tackle storage systems, has extended their associate sponsorship of FLW through the 2013 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE »