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Roumbanis signs Larew, CMMG

Roumbanis signs Larew, CMMG
Ninth-place pro Fred Roumbanis shows off his big fish from day two.

BIXBY, Okla. - FLW Tour and BASS angler Fred Roumbanis recently announced the signing of two new sponsors for the 2014 season - Gene Larew Lures and CMMG. Larew is a well-known soft plastics company and CMMG is the manufacturer and retailer of high-end guns and gun accessories. Roumbanis will be promoting CMMG as well as gun safety while on tour and at tackle and boating shows around the country.

"CMMG manufactures incredible guns 100 percent here in the United States and they offer tons of cool accessories," said Roumbanis. "I am looking forward to promoting their products and sales as well as gun safety. Guns have a played a huge part in American history and I believe any law abiding citizen should have the right to own them. However, I do believe they should be handled and stored correctly and young adults should be taught the proper and safe use of guns and most importantly learn to respect them."

CMMG is looking to reach additional outdoorsman through their relationship with Roumbanis. "I have been fishing and hunting my entire life," said Billy Doak of CMMG. "Recently I have been fishing tournaments like the Rayovac FLW Series and I've found most of the anglers I meet are also hunters and avid outdoors people. In fact, most of them fish spring, summer and into the fall and then hunt all late fall and winter. Fred is a great ambassador for the sport of fishing and we believe working with him will help us reach these great people."

Along with the partnership CMMG is running a promotion via their Facebook page. On the final day of the Forrest Wood Cup one lucky fan of the CMMG Facebook page will win a day of fishing with Roumbanis. Additional details will be announced soon on the CMMG Facebook page. CMMG will also be on hand at the Bassmaster Classic and will have additional information about the contest available.

The sponsorship relationship between Roumbanis and Larew is brand new, but the two parties have known each other for years.

"We're always crossing paths with Fred and having this opportunity to work together makes perfect sense," explained Larew owner Chris Lindenberg. "We know he's a great ambassador for the sport of bass fishing, and we know he will be that for Larew as well."

Roumbanis already has Larew on his truck and boat wrap and their baits among his tackle assortment.

"Without a doubt, Larew has introduced a number of innovative baits in the last four or five years," Roumbanis said. "Biffle (pro angler Tommy Biffle) has proven the Larew Biffle Bug is the real deal all across the country, and my experiences with their Rattlin' Crawler, TattleTail and Salt Flick'R this winter have been eye-openers. Larew fits right into my wheelhouse."

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