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Spro and Gamakatsu are proud to announce that they have signed Bass Pro Tour fisherman Michael Neal to their pro staffs. Michael has spent time fishing both the FLW Tour, Bassmaster Open, and MLF Select events before accepting the BPT invitation. In his career fishing FLW events Neal amassed 3 BFL wins, 21 top 10 finishes, and 6 FLW Cup appearances, earning over $650,000 in the process.

Syd Rives National Sales Manager for Spro says “Neal's record on tour is impressive and speaks for itself. We look forward to working with Michael in developing baits to fit his needs, as well as those of other fishermen. He is a welcome addition to our staff."

Jeff Roberts National Sales Manager for Gamakatsu adds “Michael Neal is an established up and coming angler, that Gamakatsu is proud to team with. We are excited to see what the future holds for this partnership, and the cutting edge hook products that will result from it”.

Michael Neal is humbled by the opportunity to work with two of the most iconic brands of the fishing industry. “It is an honor because of the ingenuity that Spro incorporates into their line of baits. They are always on the front line in regards to technology, and on the cutting edge of the latest trends in fishing. When you pair that with Gamakatsu, the best and sharpest hooks on the market, that is a hard combination to beat," concluded Neal.

We are Sports Professionals. SPRO works with America’s best anglers to design the world’s finest fishing tackle. Using cutting edge technology and innovation, SPRO leads the way in developing the highest quality premium fishing equipment available. To learn more about SPRO Corp, please visit

Gamakatsu® is the leading fish hook manufacturer in Japan, and for that matter worldwide. Gamakatsu® is constantly testing new materials and striving to improve their products which already set the standard for the rest of the industry. To learn more about Gamakatsu USA, please visit


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