Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Kevin Hawk has joined the iRod pro staff for the 2013 season. Hawk, the 2010 Forrest Wood Cup Champion has won over $705,000 in his FLW Tour career in 34 professional events, including his $605,000 Cup victory. Hawk has also won over $32,000 in nine BASS Open events on the way to qualifying for the 2013 Elite Series.
Matt Newman of iRod Fishing has high hopes for Hawk. Newman expressed, “Kevin has proven he can win big events. He has incredible work ethic and a drive to succeed. Even though he’ll be a rookie on the Elite Series in 2013 I know he’ll do very well.”
Newman also commented on how the deal came about, “Last year, when Kevin was fishing the FLW Tour he called to talk to me about being on staff. At the time, I wasn’t adding staff, but we really hit it off. He expressed his interest in qualifying for the Elite Series and I told him, when he made it I would add him to the staff. It just goes to show you the kind of person Kevin is, he put his mind to making the Elite Series and less than 12 months later he accomplished that goal.”
Hawk believes in iRods as well. He stated, “I’ve been using iRods for over a year now. From the first time I held an iRod I knew these were the rods I wanted to fish. I’m anxious to get the 2013 Elite Series season kicked off in a few weeks and start loading the boat with my iRods.”
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