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Every year, T-H Marine Supplies gets the unique opportunity to sponsor a few professional anglers on various circuits. We always strive to put together the best pro staff, but this year it is safe to say that we have gone above and beyond to assemble the finest pro staff in the fishing world. Here's your opportunity to meet the 2013 T-H Marine Pro Staff.
The 2013 T-H Marine Pro Staff is:
Kevin VanDam - VanDam is widely considered to be the number one bass angler in the world, winning the Bassmaster Classic title four times and the Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year honors a record seven times! The Bassmaster Classic title is the most coveted in bass fishing, attracting the best anglers in the world. VanDam has earned berths in 22 consecutive Classics since he turned pro in 1992, the longest running Classic qualification streak of any active pro.
Gerald "G-Man" Swindle - Known as the funniest man in bass fishing, Swindle is just as good at flipping jigs as he is at telling jokes. Swindle will make his 13th appearance at this year's Bassmaster Classic, a rare feat even among the best tournament anglers. When G-Man isn't on the water he can be found filming The Hit List, a hunting show that airs on The Outdoor Channel every Tuesday.
Chris Lane - Lane most recently won the 2012 Bassmaster Classic in Shreveport, LA, but has been fishing competitively since 2000. Lane also hosts Reeling in Future Pros, an annual kids fishing camp that will celebrate its 6th year in 2013 at his new home in Guntersville, AL. His strong family values keep him focused on giving back to his community and the fishing industry, making him a perfect fit for T-H Marine.
Jonathon VanDam - The 23-year-old nephew of fishing legend Kevin VanDam, Jonathon made a name for himself by posting a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 4 ounces to win the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series Green Bay Challenge. The win forever removes Jonathon from his uncle's shadow and also automatically qualifies him for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, where he will be looking to make a splash in his first appearance.
Patrick Pierce - Pierce joins the T-H Marine Pro Staff for the first time after running T-H products on his boat for years. The Jacksonville, FL native will be spending 2013 touring relentlessly on both the Bassmaster Opens and the PAA Tournament Series. He counts his strengths as flipping and pitching as well as shallow water fishing.
Travis Loyd - In addition to being an accomplished pro angler, Loyd also serves as the Deputy Director of Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources. He has been a key figure in introducing Target Hunger NOW, a program that aims to feed the hungry with overpopulated species of animals. Loyd will be fishing on the FLW Tour in 2013.