Lew's announced the addition of veteran FLW Tour angler Billy McDonald to its Team Lew's national pro staff, citing the amiable Indiana pro's passion for promoting the sport, more so than his many tournament successes, as being the distinguishing qualifier behind the new sponsorship agreement.
"Whether at a tournament weigh-in or sport show, Billy is easy to find because he's always the one in the middle of a crowd who's smiling big and talking excitedly about something to do with fishing ... he's what the sport is all about," said Lew's CEO Lynn Reeves. "We need guys like Billy McDonald in this industry and we're proud that he's now officially associated with Lew's rods and reels."
Said McDonald: "I love to compete and always want to win, but just having the opportunity to fish is rewarding regardless of where I finish. So in my mind there's no such thing as having a 'bad' tournament day. Yes, I do like to help others learn about fishing, especially youth. It's important to me that I give back to this great sport. Lew's has the perfect range of equipment to take any angler fishing from beginner to expert. I'm proud to be part of such a legendary brand."