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Huk Fishing Apparel is Proud to Work with Skeet Reese

by Alissa Crankshaw February 18, 2015

Huk fishing apparel is proud to have the support of the best professional anglers from across the country.

Top fishermen like Bass Master Classic champion Skeet Reesedemand quality equipment and apparel, and they only put their names behind the best fishing products available.

A Life Dedicated to Fishing

Before Skeet Reese was one of the most successful fishermen in the country, he was simply a kid who loved to fish. He was born in Monmouth, Mississippi, but his hometown is Auburn, California. His home lake is Clear Lake, north of San Francisco, and he has often said that this is his absolute favorite lake to fish. This is where he learned to catch a wide variety of species, including the ever-popular largemouth bass. He spent a large amount of time on Clear Lake, and learned many of the techniques that would make him a success.

Skeet took his passion for fishing and became a professional angler in the early 90’s. He built his skill, honed his craft, and continued to learn about fishing. As his career progressed, he became a better and better fisherman. He currently has 59 top ten finishes in professional fishing tournaments, with ten 2nd place finishes and six 1st place finishes. Through persistence, dedication, and commitment, Skeet Reese was named 2007 B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year.

He has competed in 11 Bassmaster Classics, winning the tournament in 2009. During this 1st place run, Skeet brought in a total of 54 pounds and 13 ounces. According to his Bassmaster profile, he has caught over 6,800 pounds of bass and has earned roughly $2.8 million  in winnings.

Despite his busy professional fishing schedule, Skeet still finds time to share his tips and tricks with other fishing enthusiasts. His tips cover rigging techniques, casting, approach, equipment, and more.

Using Flipping and Pitching

Skeet’s favorite and most successful fishing techniques are flipping and pitching. They can be very difficult to master, as they uses more of a subtle, underhand motion to accurately place lures, usually plastic worms.

Essentially, pitching uses an underhand “pitch” of the lure, while flipping adds using your hand to grab the line to control the length manually. These techniques are generally used near structure, such as docks, reeds, lilly pads, and downed trees. For anglers who are trying to pull monster fish from grass, weeds, and other areas that might cause snags for crank baits or other swimming lures, flipping and pitching can be very effective. Skeet Reese is one of the masters of flipping and pitching, and he has used this skill to become one of the most successful anglers in the country.

Professional Fishing Apparel

You can have performance fishing apparel that is trusted by the pros by shopping at Huk Gear today.

We have a large selection of fishing apparel for you to browse, and you can find fishing shirts with your favorite species. Whether you prefer to chase bass like Skeet Reese or spend your fishing time going after saltwater trophies like marlin or tarpon, you can find a fishing shirt that looks great, keeps you cool, and helps protect you from the sun.

Shop for your new favorite fishing shirt today!

Alissa Crankshaw
Alissa Crankshaw



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