Two stars added to powerful 6-member angling team

MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 29, 2009) – FLW Outdoors announced a star-studded professional angling team for Chevrolet for the 2009 Walmart FLW Tour. Team Chevy features veterans Luke Clausen, Dion Hibdon, Larry Nixon and Kim Stricker. Two new additions feature Anthony Gagliardi and two-time Land O’Lakes Angler of the Year Jay Yelas.

Longtime Team Chevy angler Jimmy Houston will be part of Team Chevy exclusively fishing the Walmart FLW Series BP Eastern Division.

“It is an honor to once again be back with Chevrolet,” said Yelas, who was part of the Chevy Pro Staff in 2002 and 2003. “Team Chevy is one of the premier teams in FLW Outdoors, the top fishing circuit in the country.”

“I am excited to join Team Chevy as they are one of the best teams and have been a part of the FLW Outdoors family for a long time,” said Galiardi. “Chevrolet is an American brand that embodies American values, as does FLW Outdoors, and I am proud to represent them.”

Chevrolet, a longtime sponsor of FLW Outdoors, is the title sponsor of the Chevy Open, held this year in Huntsville, Ala., from Feb. 12-15. Chevy also is the presenting sponsor of the BFL All-American, the championship event for weekend bass anglers. Chevrolet is also proud to make their anglers available to the general public for photos and autographs prior to each FLW Tour, FLW Series BP Eastern Division and championship event at a local Chevy dealer.


FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world and is offering anglers the chance to win more than $33 million through 231 tournaments in 2009. FLW Outdoors also is taking fishing mainstream with FLW Fantasy Fishing, offering the largest awards possible in the history of fantasy sports, $10 million in cash and prizes. Sign up for Player’s Advantage for only $10 to get your edge and win.

For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing and Player’s Advantage, visit FantasyFishing.com.