Fishing apparel company 5X3 Fishing, along with BABE’S Boat Care Products, is proud to announce a joint partnership with Michael Neal for the 2015 FLW Tour season.
Neal will drive the 5X3/BABE’S Boat Care Products-wrapped truck and boat next year as both companies will be his title sponsors.
"It means a lot that companies such as 5X3 and BABE'S have trusted me to represent their companies on tour next year," Neal said. "I have had a great relationship with both companies and hope to represent them to the best of my ability this coming year."
5X3 is a tournament-focused clothing line that already boasts Elite Series anglers Gerald Swindle, Shaw Grigsby and Cliff Crochet as part of its team. BABE’S Boat Care Products is a family-owned business founded in 2003 and has built a strong following among wakeboarding and water skiing enthusiasts. New products like BABE's Well Wash is geared toward the bass fishing crowd as it was developed to safely clean a livewell without leaving a harmful residue.
“We are both super excited to have Michael Neal on board with us," said 5X3 owner Jake Freeman, who spoke on behalf of BABE's as well. "We both feel like Michael is the future of the sport. Michael is coming off a seventh-place overall finish on the FLW Tour and he is not only a great angler but a great businessman as well. He recently finished his college degree and operates a very successful business in Dayton, Tennessee called Dayton Boat Docks on Lake Chickamauga.
"Those are all things we took into consideration as we approached him about sponsorship. 5X3 and BABE’S are both new to the bass fishing industry and we work closely together to promote each other so we felt like this joint venture with Michael would increase our visibility within the industry. We are super excited about the upcoming year and all that Michael has to offer the fishing industry and us. We both knew we needed to take that next step and who better to do it with than Michael.”
To learn more about each company, visit www.5x3nation.com and www.babesboats.com.