Whether you find yourself in the fresh or saltwater tournament world Blake Smith has built a career of being one of the only crossover Anglers in the world. His early love of the sport lead Blake to very early success at the local and world stage. At the age of eleven he won his first local fishing derby and by thirteen he had two Freshwater I.G.F.A. world records in the book.
Fishing professionally in both freshwater on the FLW Tour and Saltwater on the IFA Redfish Tour Blake has spent time building a technical approach that can easily be defined as a true crossover ability in tackle and rod construction.
Blake and his family speak at over 30 events per year, including Meet the Pros nights, wild game dinners, marriage conferences, Fellowship of Christian Athlete groups, FOCAS Chapel, Idols Aside Retreats and many more.
You can find out more about Blake at BlakeSmith.fish
Justin Patti was born and raised in Phoenix Arizona and has always been passionate about the outdoors. Justin grew up hunting, fishing, and racing motocross in Arizona and has since become a highly respected, successful tournament angler. You won’t find a harder working more dedicated angler than Justin. You can find out more about Justin at justinpattifishing.com
Professionally involved in the fishing industry for over 40yrs. Experience includes Retail Tackle Store Management, Wholesale Sales, Marketing and Sponsored Representation, FLW and WWBT Pro-Level Tournament Fisherman and Guide, Public Speaker/Writer/Mentor/Coach, Radio/Television/Website/Rag Personality, UC Davis College Graduate and student of the sport. I am blessed to be able to make a living by combining my passion for fishing with my Professional Leadership, Operations & Marketing skillset.
Bass fishing has been a passion of mine since I was 5 years old. At a young age I started fishing local and team tournaments at the California Delta and other local lakes. After taking a hiatus from tournament bass fishing to Attend Gonzaga University on a D1 Baseball scholarship, I am now currently fishing FLW/WWBT Professionally. I am grateful to have been blessed with great success on both circuits. In addition, I am involved with the marketing and promotional side of the bass fishing industry with current sponsors. I am grateful for the opportunities that this industry has given me.