Archive for February, 2015
February 21, 2015 10:30 am
Cody Meyer had a tremendous Walmart FLW Tour season in 2014 - three top-10 finishes, his seventh consecutive Forrest Wood Cup qualification and a second-place finish in the Angler of the Year race. Suffice it to say, the seventh-year pro from Auburn, Calif., carries significant momentum into 2015, but that's not all he'll bring. Meyer's recently intensified motivation comes from something you can't find on stat sheets or in a tackle bag. Put it this way: Meyer has hoisted plenty of nice largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, but on Jan. 14, he lifted the most precious "catch" he's ever held: Brooke Emily Meyer.
February 20, 2015 2:03 pm
Huk Performance Fishing, a major manufacturer of fishing apparel, has signed a sponsorship agreement with Walmart FLW Tour co-angler Nicole Jacobs.
LW has renewed its sponsorship agreement with The J.M. Smucker Company to feature Folgers, the iconic American coffee brand for more than 150 years. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. "The J.M. Smucker Company has been a valued partner of FLW for many years," says Trish Blake, president of FLW's marketing division. "The Folgers Morning Take Off is always a huge hit and complements the family-friendly atmosphere perfectly at our tournaments. We're excited to partner with the company again in 2015."
Bryan New, the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup co-angler champion, has renewed his sponsorship agreement with Charlie's Worms. The North Carolina angler has collected more than $132,000 fishing FLW events and has three wins to his credit, including the Cup, a Walmart FLW Tour event at Lake Eufaula in 2013 and a Walmart Bass Fishing League tournament on Lake Wylie the same year.
The Walmart FLW Tour celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015, and while participants are looking forward to the new season, it's also a good time to review some of the events that helped build the largest tournament organization in the world. Here are some noteworthy happenings from two decades of Tour history that merit a second look.
As a tournament angler, I realize that a primary aspect of my job is to be able to catch fish anywhere, in all types of fisheries, under a variety of conditions.
February 19, 2015 9:55 am
When 154 pros and their co-angler partners take to the water at Florida's Lake Toho March 5-8 for the first stop of the 2015 Walmart FLW Tour, they'll not only be kicking off a new season, but also celebrating a major industry milestone: the Tour's 20th anniversary.
More often than not, an angler's professional career begins as a leap of faith rather than a sure thing. So it was for Cody Kelley, and if he needed a little jump-start, he got it at the last three tournaments of the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour season.
February 18, 2015 8:45 am