MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 27, 2011) — FLW Outdoors announced Thursday that Strike King Lure Company has joined forces with the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization. Strike King has been gearing up fishermen for over 40 years with a wide selection of fresh and saltwater fishing lures as well as polarized sunglasses. Through the new agreement, Strike King will market its industry-leading and well respected products to a loyal segment of tournament fishermen.

Strike King will also serve as title sponsor of the Angler of the Year Award in the EverStart Series. The Strike King Angler of the Year from each of the five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western – will receive $5,000. In addition, the Strike King Co-angler of the Year from each division will receive $2,000.

―We truly value our endemic sponsors; they’re essential to the lifeblood of the sport,‖ said Trisha Blake, president of the FLW Outdoors Marketing Division. ―We’re particularly proud to be associated with a premier company like Strike King. This new agreement will bring them added exposure and give EverStart anglers an additional incentive.

As part of the sponsorship, Strike King will be promoted across all platforms of FLW Outdoors, including its tournaments, multiple websites, magazines, and various FLW Outdoors events. Strike King’s Pro Team includes Forrest Wood Cup and two-time Bassmaster Classic champion George Cochran as well as TVA ledge expert Mark Rose and Ozark specialist Chad Brauer.

"Strike King Lure Company is excited and proud to be the newest sponsor of FLW Outdoors," said Chris Brown, Strike King's Marketing Manager. "Our association with FLW Outdoors will compliment Strike King's well known and trusted brand, as well as generate significant exposure for our extensive product line to all levels of tournament anglers."

ABOUT FLW OUTDOORS

FLW Outdoors is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world offering anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for millions over the course of 191 tournaments in 2011. FLW Outdoors has taken fishing mainstream with the world’s richest fantasy sports game, FLW Fantasy Fishing presented by Straight Talk, where competitors can play for free as well as sign up for Player’s Advantage to gain an edge. For more information about FLW Outdoors and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com.

Visit the FLW Outdoors Media Center at FLWOutdoors.com/mc for additional information or contact:
Jeff McCoy, Director of Public Relations & Communications, (612) 337-1945 (w), (612) 360-1375 (m) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chad Gay, Public Relations Manager, (270) 703-3346 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Julie Huber, Communications Specialist, (612) 337-1810 (w), (612) 812-9512 (m) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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