Bass Mafia announces 2013 pro staff

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — Bass Mafia, a division of tackle storage manufacturer Mafia Outdoors, has four top Bassmaster Elite Series anglers on its pro staff for 2013.

“We have selectively assembled a group of pro anglers who exemplify the toughness and versatility of the Bass Mafia products,” said Bart Langley, owner and CEO of Mafia Outdoors. “These guys have the skills and reputation that we are looking for to showcase our brand to the fishing world.”

Greg Hackney, Stephen Browning, Brandon Palaniuk and Jeremy Starks will represent the Bass Mafia family on this year’s Elite Series. These four pros have a collective 23 Bassmaster Classic appearances, along with seven wins in Bassmaster competition.

Palaniuk is the newest addition to the company's pro staff.

“Brandon is a young guy who has exhibited a tremendous amount of talent in his short time fishing the Elite Series,” said Langley. “He has the skills and attitude to ensure that he will be around for a long time. That’s the standard that we set for both our pro staff as well as our products. They must be good enough and tough enough to excel for the duration.”

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