Jimmy Bell Partners with St. Croix Rods
Mar 27th, 2012 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Mar 27th, 2012 at 12:00 AM
PARK FALLS, WI. – March 23rd, 2012 – Ham Lake, Minn.-based angler Jimmy Bell has signed on with St. Croix Rods to support his 2012 Tournament campaign at the FLW Walleye events, and also promote the St. Croix brand as he shares his passion for fishing at shows, and events across the nation.
“What a great opportunity to align myself with a family run business that has such a great heritage in the industry.” “St. Croix has a strong passion for the fishing industry, just like I do, and by the way they do make the best Rods on Earth!” “When you match great people, with great product, great things are going to happen, and I am proud that St. Croix is allowing me to be a part of their team”
“We’re excited to have Jimmy help us promote our brand as part of the Tournament world, and at the various sport shows and events he attends,” said Rich Belanger, Promotions Manager at St. Croix Rods. “Being a family run business Value’s and Integrity are very important to us, and Jimmy brings these traits along with his true passion for the fishing industry.” “Jimmy’s broad knowledge across multiple species will certainly bring the value that we look for in a partnership like this.”
About Jimmy Bell:
Fishing professionally since 1994, Jimmy Bell has earned more than $300,000 in walleye and bass tournament winnings. He was named Professional Angler of the Year in 1999 and also received the Professional Rookie of Year title in 1994. He has three National tournament wins under his belt and numerous top 10 finishes, along with qualifying for 13 Championships. Bell’s sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Yamaha Outboards, Crystal Farms Cheese, MinnKota, Humminbird Marine Electronics, Thorne Bros, Mack’s Lures, Cannon, Reef Runner Lures, ATX Racing Wheels, Ono’s Eyewear, and Offshore Tackle. Bell’s team also includes his wife of 25 years Allie, and daughters, Lindsay and Chelsea.
About St. Croix Rods:
St. Croix rods is a family run business owned by the Schluter’s and is located in Park Falls, Wisconsin. St. Croix started making the first Multi-section fishing poles back in 1948. When you set out to uncover what makes a St. Croix different from other rods, you need look no further than the engineer sitting right beside the rod designer. It’s a partnership that’s produced such breakthroughs as St. Croix’s exclusive Integrated Poly Curve® and Advanced Reinforcing Technology.™ Rod performance is only as good as the design behind it – and rest assured, before they even think about sending a rod through for production, they make sure to spend as much time as necessary in the design department to assure that every St. Croix rod is engineered and developed to outperform all others.