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Team HullSpeed sends two anglers to the 2014 FLW Tour Majors.

Team HullSpeed sends two anglers to the 2014 FLW Tour Majors.

Team HullSpeed sends two anglers to the 2014 FLW Tour Majors.

Hullspeed Performance Marine Coating announced this week that they will be sending two anglers to the major leagues of bass fishing. The Walmart FLW Tour Majors. HullSpeed’s 2014 presence on the tour will showcase their newest product – Smart Armor- A protectant/ performance hull coating.

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Project Black Bird – Part II

Project Black Bird – Part II

Earlier last month I wrote an article describing my first impression on the initial testing of the Project Black Bird 920 Pro XP. To say the least, I was extremely impressed.  In this article I am going to highlight a few of the “add-on’s” that help this bird really take flight as well as bring you all up to speed on how the performance testing is going.   Although we are nowhere near complete with our testing phase, this should bring you all up to speed on what we have accomplished so far.

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Phoenix Boat – First Impressions

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The team at USA Marine and Barry’s Trolling Motor Repair got the new 2014 Phoenix 920 Pro XP (AKA the Shadow Hawk from Project Black Bird) ready for break-in just before I had to leave for the 2013 FLW Everstart on Lake Champlain.  I first want to say thank you to the Project Black Bird team.  It takes a lot of time and effort to get a brand new hull and engine ready for a pro tournament that is going down on a body of water like Lake Champlain.

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2013 Phoenix Line-up – First Look

2013 Phoenix Line-up – First Look

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While attending the 2013 Bassmasters Classic in Tulsa, OK last week I was able to do a real life comparison between the Phoenix 920 ProXP and the 921 ProXP. Deciding which model to choose can be frustrating especially when there are major differences in storage location, speed, weight, horsepower capabilities, and design features in many of the current boat manufactures models. That simply is not the issue with the Phoenix line up. In fact, Phoenix has simplified your decision making process for you – Here’s how: Read More »

Fishing Fitness-Part 1 – Eating Healthy On the Road

Fishing Fitness-Part 1 – Eating Healthy On the Road

Fishing Fitness-Part 1 – Eating Healthy On the Road

While on tour this season I had the opportunity to meet up with fellow pro angler and Indiana native Mike Elsea. Mike is a personal trainer and manager of a fitness facility in Indiana. Mike and I both grew up fishing the same Hoosier Open waters and both eventually graduated to the Bassmaster Opens level. I met up with Mike during the Cayuga, NY event this year to discuss writing an article about a topic that is greatly overlooked by both today’s anglers’ and writers – Nutrition. Read More »

A Humble & Wiser Angler

A Humble & Wiser Angler

Monday morning I woke up in my own bed after completing my first season on the Bassmaster Open Tour. To be honest I felt like I had run a marathon and had gotten hit by a dump truck at the finish line! Out of the last 184 days I have been on the water all but 22 of them. Between filming for sponsors and www.huntvids.com, training with guides, guiding my own clients, marshaling for the Bassmaster Elite Series, and pre-fishing and competing in B.A.S.S. events I never really had time to sit back and reflect upon what I had learned throughout the season until now. Read More »

Welcome Hullspeed!

Welcome Hullspeed!
I am very excited to announce that I have signed with HullSpeed Performance Marine Coatings for the 2013 Bassmaster Opens Tour. HullSpeed will be my title sponsor for entire he 2013 season.