American Angler Introduces Pro Staff
Walnut Ridge, AR (September, 2007) – American Angler, the recognized leader in the fish fillet industry, is excited to announce the addition of their Crappie Master’s Pro Staff team. Wade Mansfield and Reggie Riedinger joined American Angler in 2007 and have been competitively competing on the Bass Pro Crappie Masters tour since January under the American Angler name.
American Angler has been a national sponsor with the Bass Pro Crappie Masters tour since the tour began five years ago. This year American Angler went through a rigorous selection process to choose the best team to represent the company’s high quality brand of knives. Wade and Reggie have been actively fishing the professional fishing circuit and the team has placed in the top five in the point’s race in the past two years. Not only is American Angler a national sponsor for the team but they also have shrink wrapped the team boat for maximum exposure on the road and on the water.
By partnering with American Angler, Wade and Reggie can now showcase their fishing and filleting skills at all of the major national qualifying tournaments on the Crappie Masters tour. On March 3, 2007 Team American Angler fished the Reelfoot Lake (Major) Tournament in Tiptonville, TN. The team placed 7th with a total weight of 9.31pounds.
“We are very excited to have Wade and Reggie representing American Angler as our first Pro Series Team. The experience and sportsmanship that they bring will make for a very strong and long lasting partnership” says Mike Stuckey, General Manager of Douglas Quikut. Team American Angler will be competing in the national championship tournament at Reelfoot Lake in October.
About American Angler
American Angler is a leading designer and manufacturer of branded, high quality fillet knives and accessories. The company’s product mix includes both Freshwater and Saltwater electric fillet knives, manual knives and fishing accessories. American Angler is a brand of Douglas Quikut, a division of The Scott Fetzer Company. Douglas Quikut markets and distributes a broad range of branded and private label kitchen cutlery, fishing knives and accessories and home and auto cleaning solutions. Douglas Quikut markets products under its own brand names, including Ginsu®, American Angler® and ReadiVac®.