Bending Branches Welcomes 9 New Fishing Pros

February 5, 2015 – Bending Branches, the global leader in kayak and canoe paddles, is starting 2015 with a bang in the kayak fishing community. Effective immediately, 9 new professional kayak anglers have been added to the Bending Branches national ProStaff team. These additions only solidify the most elite team in all of Kayak Fishing, led by the likes of Chad Hoover and Drew Gregory.

Branches’ ProStaff are an influential group of highly experienced kayak anglers who compete in a minimum of 3 tournaments per year. They are also extremely active on social media; enjoy putting on clinics, and creating an overall buzz that energizes the sport. Most importantly Branches’ ProStaff value teaching the next generation of kayak anglers the sport’s values.

New members for 2015 include:

Joel Abrahamsson – Gothenburg, Sweden (
Nik Brown – Hixson, Tennessee (
Donald Corbett – Strabane, Pennsylvania (
Esteban Gutierrez – Fort Myers, Florida (
Drew Haerer – Charlemont, Massachusetts (
Eric Henson – Sarasota, Florida (
Marty Hughes – Benkelman, Nebraska (
Jeffrey Rabbitt – Finleyville, Pennsylvania (
Aaron Stiger – Wapakoneta, Ohio (

See the entire team here:

About the Branches ProStaff: Established in 2012, our ProStaff consist of world class kayak anglers. These anglers have one thing in common: an appreciation and expectation that their paddle elevates their game. To them, their paddle is not a tool or accessory, it’s a game changer. Their paddle gets them where they need to go consistently quicker and easier than the competition. We consider our pros to be representatives of our company; more than an ambassador, they are a face and voice for Bending Branches. Our pros know what their paddle does and why it’s important. Whether online or in-person, having the Branches ProStaff badge provides unmatched credibility in the sport of kayak fishing.

About Bending Branches: In 1982, whitewater and touring canoeist Dale Kicker and flat-water racer Ron Hultman teamed up to create the first composite tipped canoe paddle. This unique innovation revolutionized the paddle industry and gave birth to Bending Branches. Branches is the world’s largest manufacturer of quality canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddles. We are proud to be a privately held company located in Northwestern Wisconsin, staffed by paddling enthusiasts. We spend countless hours designing, prototyping, testing, and perfecting each of our paddles. And when that’s done, we go back and look at ways to build them even better. Lighter, stiffer, smarter, more durable, and more beautiful. Then, we might even slip out the back door on a quiet afternoon and spend a little time on the water ourselves.

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