B.A.S.S. Elite Series angler Russ Lane knows the importance of quality gear when competing against the best professional fishermen in the world. This is why he’ll be using CastAway Graphite Rods as he fishes in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic and throughout what will be a busy tournament season.

CastAway Graphite Rods recently added Lane to its growing team of elite professional anglers. The timing is excellent, as Lane will be making his fifth trip to the Classic in February, where he hopes to build on a successful 2012 season. This 40-year-old native of Prattville, Alabama has long been a solid performer on the professional bass fishing circuit, earning more than $1,000,000 in B.A.S.S. earnings and bringing nearly 3,000 pounds of fish to the scales over his B.A.S.S career. Lane’s impressive stat line includes finishing in the money at 63 of his 98 overall tournaments, including 10 Top 10 finishes, 20 Top 20 finishes and winner of the BASS Elite Series Ramada Trophy Chase on Lake Jordan, AL.

“We’ve been very impressed with Russ and are pleased to be working with him,” said CastAway’s Adam Murray. “He is a true professional who is not only great at what he does, he also enjoys sharing his expertise and love of fishing with others. We’re proud to be associated with Russ and we know he’ll be a great representative for CastAway,” added Murray.

“I bought and used CastAway rods for years while fishing local team tournaments,” said Russ. “Recently, I decided to go back to my roots and use CastAway rods again. The Skeleton series is just a perfect fit for my fishing style. Durability and precise actions are what I’m looking for and these guys deliver on both fronts.” Lane finished by saying, “I truly can’t tell you how excited I am to start the year off at the Bassmasters Classic with a CastAway rod in my hand.”

CastAway Graphite Rods opened its doors in 1986. With over two decades of experience and a highly positive reputation in the industry, CastAway has always been on the cutting edge with new fishing rod technology that is lighter, more sensitive, and more durable while still maintaining a good value for anglers. CastAway rods are built using specially balanced, action-specific blanks finished with the finest components. Each rod is crafted with the utmost attention to detail normally reserved for expensive custom rods but priced to put professional quality, feel and performance in reach of anglers everywhere.

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