FLW Tour angler Brent Ehrler has agreed to terms with Gamakatsu on a sponsorship deal. Terms of the deal were not announced.
Ehrler is the 2006 Forrest Wood Cup champion and winner of three FLW Tour Majors, including the Lake Hartwell event earlier this year. He also won the inaugural Major League Fishing tournament at Lake Amistad in 2011.
"Gamakatsu USA is very pleased to announce Brent Ehrler joining our pro staff for the upcoming tournament season," said Jeff Roberts, an assistant sales manager with Gamakatsu. "Brent is a consummate professional and a highly-skilled angler who understands the rich tradition of quality that makes Gamakatsu the world's leading premium hook manufacturer. We are confident Brent will add greatly to the future of Gamakatsu both on and off the water. We are looking forward to working closely with Brent, continuing our growth as a company and helping Brent meet his career goals with our combined efforts".
Said Ehrler, "I am very excited about the opportunity to work with Gamakatsu. I have always put them on a pedestal in the fishing industry, and to be associated with their brand name and premier products is truly a privilege. I already use a lot of their hooks and can't wait to fish with some of the new models. I am ready to revamp my hook boxes, both worm hooks and trebles. In fact, I have several Plano boxes that I have labeled that are ready to be filled. I'm anxious to start the 2013 season with a fresh box of premier Gamakatsu hooks."