Editor's note:The following press release was provided by Lew's and Strike King.
The success of Lew's Fishing and our product line is no accident. We have surrounded ourselves with some of the most highly successful, and respected anglers throughout the industry. They represent an unmatched force in terms of product design and angling accolades. With the emergence of a third pro tour, the Lew's team has reloaded for 2019 with a bevy of accomplished veterans as well as some of the sport's brightest up and comers.
"If you look down the roster of pros who represent Lew's or Strike King, you can't help but be intimidated," said Senior Vice President of Marketing for Lew's Holdings, David May. "Legends such as Kevin VanDam (Strike King), Denny Brauer (Lew's and Strike King), Jason Christie (Lew's), Mark Rose (Lew's and Strike King) and Mark Zona (Strike King) jump off the page, but now we've also added 2018 MLF World Champion Greg Hackney and arguably the world's best skipper, Andy Montgomery, to the Lew's family. And, you shouldn't sleep on some of these young guns either. James Niggemeyer was a fish away from winning the Forrest Wood Cup last year. I'm pretty sure Jeff Sprague hasn't missed a Cup since he started fishing FLW, and Jared McMillan just flat scares folks in Florida," May concludes.
Other notable additions who will be wearing both the Lew's and Strike King logo's this year include: Andy Morgan, Jeff Sprague, James Niggemeyer, Todd Castledine, Jared McMillan, Eric Jackson, Andrew Upshaw, Bill Lowen, Melinda Mize, Billy Hines, Denny Brauer and Greg Bohannon.