(Richmond, CA – January 18, 2011)
River2Sea, the manufacturer of premium fishing lures known throughout the world, has reached an endorsement agreement with Bassmaster Elite Series Pro John Murray from Phoenix, Arizona.
Murray, the 46-year-old pro has spent more than half of his life competing professionally in bass tournaments. His experience on the water helps him know what a quality product is, and before he joined the River2Sea pro staff, he was a user of the products.
“I became aware of River2Sea several years ago when we were using the Live Eye Bottom Walkers at Clear Lake,” said Murray, a six-time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier. “The Bottom Walker was the bait for that event, and it did so well, that I started checking out other products, and was impressed with the completeness of the product line.”
Murray said he has used a lot of the products since then, and is pleased at how well they match his style. “There have been several times that I’ve used the crankbaits and Bully Wa frogs in the past five years,” Murray said. “They are a company with a complete product line, and that gives me confidence to have products that fit my needs in competition from top to bottom; I’m really excited to be a part of the River2Sea family.”
K.K. Chan, president of River2Sea’s U.S. operations is equally excited about having Murray on his team. “John is an angler with an excellent record; his career has included much success all over the country,” said Chan. “His experience, and his position as one of the best anglers on the tournament trails is one that we found very attractive for our team. He also has reputation for being very loyal and for being one of the truly good guys in the industry; he’s exactly the kind of angler we like to work with.”
Murray has been competing professionally for more than 30 years; his fishing career in the Western United States included the winning of 31 fully rigged bass boats in competition. He is a two-time winner on the B.A.S.S. National Tours and has another win in FLW Outdoors competition. Murray has earned more than $750,000 in his B.A.S.S. career and another $125,000 in FLW Tour Earnings. He is a two-time U.S. Open Champion and a multiple time Angler of the Year in regional tournament trails.
In 2011, the Phoenix, Ariz. based Murray will be competing in the Bassmaster Elite Series, the Bassmaster Northern Opens, the PAA Series and some FLW Everstart Series events. River2Sea will be featured on his jersey and as a part of his boat wrap as well.
River2Sea USA manufactures products for both fresh and saltwater applications. The product line features the highest quality materials and workmanship available in the business today. From the surface to the bottom, and in the tackle stores they make products that produce results; from River2Sea.