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Reese Links With X-Matrix Rods

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June 30, 2015 • MLF • Archives

Walmart FLW Tour pro Jimmy Reese has added Douglas Outdoors X-Matrix rods to his list of sponsors. Douglas Outdoors provides a full line of premium fishing rods, including a complete range of spinning and casting rods available for bass fisherman.

"I've been using the Douglas Outdoors rods for the first few events this year, and I am thoroughly impressed with the way they feel,” says Reese. “There are three things I have always valued in a fishing rod: sensitivity, weight/balance and durability. Douglas rods are top-notch in all three areas. Plus, they are great looking rods."

Douglas Outdoors rod designer Fred Contaoi brings the experience of having fished in more than 50 countries along with more than 20 years of competing nationally and regionally in various bass circuits. Contaoi has spent many years fine-tuning his craft and has designed and built rods for multiple brands known internationally.

Contaoi developed the Douglas Outdoors DXS & DXC X-Matrix series rods from the ground up using proprietary X-Matrix material for an unequalled strength-to-weight ratio.

"We were looking for a brand ambassador in professional fishing that could represent Douglas Outdoors with integrity and professionalism and, of course, fishing ability. Selecting Jimmy Reese was a no-brainer – he's a quality guy and an exceptional angler,” observes Contaoi. “He might be a rookie on the Walmart FLW Tour, but he's a very experienced professional with over a million dollars in career earnings through various tournament organizations, including FLW and WON Bass. Not only will Jimmy be spreading the word about our rods, he’ll be an integral part of our design process for future rods."

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