Flambeau Outdoors, the exclusive supplier of Zerust anti-corrosive tackle and gear storage, proudly announces its sponsorship with BASS Elite Series angler Mike “Ike” Iaconelli.
Iaconelli, known for his energy and enthusiasm on and off the water, is the only angler who has won all three of the biggest titles in professional bass fishing: The Bassmaster Classic (2003), Bassmaster Angler of the Year (2006) and the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship (1999).
For 2016, Iaconelli will rely on Flambeau Outdoors for tackle storage and other equipment as he pursues a full tournament schedule, kicking off with the Bassmaster Classic in March in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Iaconelli will also partner with Flambeau to assist with new product development and events.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Ike on board with Flambeau Outdoors,” said Chris Gurreri, President of Retail Markets and Packaging Group at Flambeau. “He’s one of the most recognized and exciting figures in professional bass fishing, and his appeal is probably more wide-ranging than anyone else out there.”
Iaconelli is launching the “Going Ike” video series for 2016 as well as continuing his column for Bassmaster, The Ike Live Show, his work with The Bass University and the charitable Ike Foundation.
“When you’re fighting the elements day in and day out in a very competitive sport, it’s crucial to have your gear organized and well protected,” said Iaconelli. “That’s why I’m so happy to be working with Flambeau – Their tackle management gear is the best in the business, and no one else makes boxes that actually fight rust and keep all your best lures like new.”