The clinic will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the front of the Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 2401 Augusta Road in West Columbia. The event precedes the Wal-Mart FLW Tour's Chevy Open taking place on Lake Murray Feb. 8-11.
The free clinic is designed for people of all ages and skill levels. The first hour focuses on specific techniques the anglers use, including tips on tying knots, casting and selecting tackle. During the second hour, anglers answer questions, pose for photos and sign autographs. Participants may also enter a drawing for goodie bags filled with sponsor products, shirts and hats.
Anglers scheduled to attend are Castrol team members Bobby Curtis of Siloam Springs, Ark.; David Dudley of Lynchburg, Va.; Mike Surman of Boca Raton, Fla.; Carl Svebek III of Siloam Springs, Ark.; and Darrel Robertson of Jay, Okla. Robertson and Dudley are both Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship winners and past winners of the lucrative Ranger M1 tournament, having taken home top prizes of $600,000 and $700,000 cash, respectively.
"We're proud to once again offer fishing seminars along the Wal-Mart FLW Tour as a way to give back to our loyal customers," said Castrol spokesperson Tracy Curtis King. "As the sport of fishing continues to grow, we're pleased to be helping anglers of all skill levels learn new techniques. Our pro angling team is excited about the upcoming season and is equally excited to introduce the sport to a new generation of anglers."
Additional information will include details about what to check on autos and boats before heading out to the water; instructions about how to catch more fish; what life is like as a pro angler and general auto tips from the pros who put an average of 40,000 miles a year on their vehicles.
For more information about any of the Wal-Mart Tire & Lube Express Fishing and Automotive Clinic sponsors, please visit CastrolUSA.com.
Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series, Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series and Stratos Owners' Tournament Trail. These circuits offer combined purses exceeding $36.7 million through 241 events in 2006.
For more information on FLW Outdoors and its tournament programs, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000.
Wal-Mart and many of America's largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. For more information on Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com.