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USA. Fishing tackle manufacturer U.S. Reel assigns Walker Agency to handle public relations

Monday, 22 September 2008


U.S. Reel, the St. Louis-based manufacturer of innovative fishing reels has retained the Walker Agency of Scottsdale, Ariz., as its public relations agency of record, according to U.S. Reel President Fred M. Kemp.

U.S. Reel is one of the fastest-growing companies in the fishing industry. Its revolutionary SuperCaster lightweight, wide0spool spinning reels quickly caught the attention of major fishing editors and anglers for their superior performance in casting distance, improved drag and a wide-spool technology that drastically reduced line twist.

Kemp noted, “We’ll be adding more fuel to the growth fire by introducing our radical new casting reel without a performance-robbing traditional levelwind. The enthusiastic reaction from buyers at the summer ICAST indicated it will be a major seller in 2009. U.S. Reel products have quickly gained national distribution and are stocked by most distributors.”

Agency President Mike Walker said, “We look forward to being part of the team of this fast-growing company.  This is a great assignment. Our experience in the fishing tackle industry puts us in the right place at the right time to help U.S. Reel continue to grow.”

Kendell Hodges, U.S. Reel’s vice president of sales, said, “The Walker Agency’s experience in publicizing fishing tackle from the national to the grass roots level is well-known. It’s what we need to take our story to the anglers, both fresh and saltwater, and to help our retailers.”

Founded in 1982, the Walker Agency provides marketing communications services for clients ranging from media, fishing, automotive, marine, hunting, optics, wireless communication, solar energy and GPS navigation to consumer packaged goods and durables. The agency has won numerous awards for promoting its clients' products in the outdoor, marine and automotive marketplace.

Last Updated ( Monday, 22 September 2008 )