"Elite anglers like Bill Lowen, Ott DeFoe and Cliff Crochet demand the highest quality products available. Anglers in Japan are the same way. We are very excited to be making Reins Tungsten available in the United States and look forward to hearing about anglers using the weights to catch more fish," said Mike Clark, Reins Tungsten's National Sales Manager.
"I fished Reins on the Elite Series last year and felt extremely confident with them. They have custom shapes in the widest available weight range. They have an awesome matte finish that won't chip and a sleeve insert to eliminate line fray," said 2011 Bassmaster Classic qualifier Bill Lowen. Ott DeFoe is excited about using Reins Tungsten for flipping tubes. "The perfect weight for a 4-inch tube is 5/16 ounce. That weight allows a tube to impart the exact action necessary to trigger strikes. Reins is the only company that I can find that sells that exact size in tungsten," said DeFoe.
"At the Toho Southern Open I was sight fishing using a Berkley Power Hawg and an 'absolutely tiny' 3/16 Reins bullet weight. It was the perfect setup for that situation." Defoe finished in 4th place out of 193 anglers in that event. "At the recent Southern Open a fisherman saw my flipping stick and asked how I was able to fish mats with a 3/4-ounce weight. It was actually a 1.5 ounce Reins weight," said Cliff Crochet.
"The size of these weights is so much less than old-school weights. They are even smaller than other tungsten weights. People ask me what's the big deal about the size of the weight. I tell them the smaller the weight the better the hook up." Reins Tungsten warns anglers that all tungsten products are not the same. Reins Tungsten weights are constructed of the highest concentration of tungsten on the market, and thus smaller in size.
Based in West Palm Beach, Fla., Reins Fishing USA imports Reins Tungsten from Japan. Reins is Japan's top Tungsten supplier, with proprietary shapes and styles that give anglers an edge. Slip sinker sizes range from 1/16 ounce to 2.5 ounces. Down shot, slim down shot and nail weights are also available. For more information about Reins Tungsten visit www.reinsfishing.com and "Like" them on Facebook at Reins Fishing.
Bill Lowen is a three-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier. He completed the 2010 Bassmaster Elite Series in 20th place highlighted by a 2nd place finish in the Golden State Shootout in March. Fans can interact with Bill at www.BillLowen.com and through his Facebook page.
Ott DeFoe became the first Tennessean in the Bassmaster Elite Series by finishing the 2010 Bassmaster Southern Open in 5th place. Ott amassed over $400,000 in earnings fishing FLW Outdoors events beginning at the age of 16. Fans can read a blog and recaps of Ott's events going back to 2009 at www.ODFishing.net and interact with him through his Facebook page.
Cliff "The Cajun Baby" Crochet highlighted his Bassmaster Elite Series rookie season in 2010 by finishing 13th at the Bassmaster Classic and finishing as runner-up at both the Pride of Georgia on Clarks Hills Lake and the Elite Series Rookie of the Year race. Fans can read more about Cliff at www.CliffCrochet.com and interact with him through his Facebook page.