UPCOMING EVENT: YETI College Fishing - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir


Celebs, Seminars on Deck for the Cup

Learn more straight from your favorite pros at the FLW Expo angler seminars.

The 2016 Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart in Huntsville, Ala., on Aug. 4-7 will be crawling with some of the best bass anglers in the industry – both active pros and bassin’ legends. Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to personally wish their favorite anglers good luck before takeoff, snag a picture and an autograph from an industry superstar, or sit in on a seminar.

Many of the Walmart FLW Tour pros that did not qualify for the Cup will be in attendance to work the FLW Expo and will be available to fans in various exhibitor booths. FLW has also lined up a handful of special guests. Here’s a guide to help you take advantage of the opportunity:


Forrest L. Wood

Forrest L. Wood

Meet Forrest L. Wood, the founder of Ranger Boats and namesake of FLW, for photo and autograph sessions in the FLW Membership Booth on Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to noon and on Sunday from noon to 12:30 p.m.


Hank Parker and Byron Velvic
Hank Parker

The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame member and longtime host of Hank Parker’s Outdoor Magazine will be hosting an autograph session in the FLW Membership Booth on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Parker will also be hosting a seminar on Sunday from noon to 12:30 p.m.


Jimmy Houston took the stage with Chris Jones before weigh-in began.

Jimmy Houston

Also up there in the living legend category, yet also still fishing the Walmart FLW Tour, is Jimmy Houston, who can be found at the FLW Membership Booth on Friday through Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to signing autographs and posing for pictures, Houston will also be hosting two seminars during the early afternoon hours on Friday.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Kid Casters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Be ready to stop by the FLW Membership Booth on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a radical time because the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – on behalf of Kid Casters – will be there for photos and autographs. Karate moves and cowabungas are totally optional during the visit.


FLW Expo Seminar Schedule

Location: WVNN/WUMP Room – Ballroom 5

Get firsthand fishing information from the world’s top bass anglers and a free entry to win the “Ultimate Fishing Experience” presented by Quaker State giveaway each time you attend a seminar at the FLW Expo. The giveaway includes a fishing trip with Jimmy Houston and Hank Parker onoustons H  Houston’s private lake in Oklahoma, plus a $500 Shell gas card to cover travel expenses.

Some seminar subjects are still being finalized. Here’s a listing of the seminar times and speakers:

Friday, Aug 5:

Noon to 12:30 p.m. – Jimmy Houston
1 to 1:30 p.m. – “Skin Care with Dr. Dan’s Sunblock” with Jimmy Houston
2 to 2:30 p.m. – “Faith, Family and Fishing” with Nicole Jacobs
2:30 to 3 p.m. –“Lew’s Fishing Seminar” with Charlie Evans
3 to 3:30 p.m. – Byron Velvick

Saturday, Aug 6:

Noon to 12:30 p.m. – Jimmy Houston
1 to 1:30 p.m. – Bill McDonald
2 to 2:30 p.m. – Tom Redington
2:30 to 3 p.m. – Andrew Upshaw
3 to 3:30 p.m. – Byron Velvick

Sunday, Aug 7:

Noon to 12:30 p.m. – Hank Parker
1 to 1:30 p.m. – Cody Kelley
2 to 2:30 p.m. – “Kid Casters Rod Demonstration” with Charlie Evans

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