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Major League Fishing Adds 2 New Big Events And 24 Pro Anglers

Major League Fishing Adds 2 New Big Events And 24 Pro Anglers

Major League Fishing has added 24 new pro anglers to their roster, and two new competition events sponsored by GEICO to their calendar.

In a statement released yesterday, the organization said they see their latest expansion of a GEICO Selects event schedule as the best way to bring Major League Fishing into the forefront of the fishing world.

“We believe that we always need to make sure we keep Major League Fishing moving forward, and we think the Selects will be great for both Major League Fishing and the fishing industry as a whole,” said Major League angler Gary Klein.

The new events will be called the GEICO Selects. Filming for the events, individually known as the Summit Select and Challenger Select, begin this year 2014. They will air in 2015 on the Outdoor Channel and on web-based broadcasts. Both events will serve as companion events to the Summit Cup and Challenge Cup, Major League Fishing’s main events.
“We believe that we always need to make sure we keep Major League Fishing moving forward, and we think the Selects will be great for both Major League Fishing and the fishing industry as a whole,” said Major League angler Gary Klein.
Major League Fishing is a relatively new sports enterprise. They began airing the Major Leave Fishing Summit Cup and Challenge Cup on the Outdoor Channel in 2012. Since then, they have aired four events on the TV station.

“Major Leauge Fishing has been successful beyond our most hopeful expectations,” Major League Fishing General Manager Jim Wilburn said in the statement. “In fact, I’ve never seen a sports property gain the kind of momentum that Major League Fishing earned in such a short period of time.”

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The new anglers to the Major League Fishing roster include Scott Ashmore, Brent Champan, Jason Christie, Keith Combs, Ott DeFoe, Kurt Dove, Paul Elias, Todd Faircloth, Randy Howell, Andy Montogmery, Cliff Pace, Brandon Palaniuk, Keith Poche, Marty Robinson, Mark Rose, Casey Scanlon, Morizo Shimizu, Kevin Short, Fletcher Shyrock, Michael Simonton, Scott Suggs, Gerald Swindle, James Watson and Jacob Wheeler.

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