Shimano has a century-long legacy of crafting the most innovative and reliable tackle for anglers around the globe, and is the brand that true professionals reach for when a paycheck is on the line. Bassmaster Elite Series angler David Mullins has enjoyed eight years of success on bass fishing’s biggest stage, building an impressive resume that includes back-to-back Bassmaster Classic appearances paired with numerous top-10 finishes. Now, the Tennessee-based pro will wear the Shimano and PowerPro logos on his jersey as the newest member of the Shimano Elite Pro Team.
Bob Mahoney, Freshwater Product Marketing Manager for Shimano North America Fishing, notes that “David is perfect for Shimano. His fishing prowess and tackle experience perfectly reflect Shimano’s commitment to growing the sport and continuing to develop 21st-century tackle for the bass angling community.”
“I was raised in East Tennessee and have fished for as long as I can remember,” reflects Mullins. “Like lots of kids, I started on ponds, and when I was a teenager, I wanted to start competing in tournaments. By the time I was 18, I was entering BFL events, placing me on the path I find myself on today.”
“I was good friends and even roomed for several years with Aaron Martens when we were on the road. Aaron just loved his Shimano gear and gave me a bunch of reels when I was an Elite Series rookie. I’ve been using those same reels ever since; Shimano tackle is incredibly smooth, durable, and above all else, reliable. Those are qualities that all anglers – from touring pros to weekend warriors – demand, and I’m proud to represent the Shimano and PowerPro brands starting this season.”