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Legend 250 reel leaves lasting legacy to the late Hannon WaveSpin's newest high quality, tangle-free light-tackle reel makes winter 2013 debut
"This reel truly deserves the name 'legend' on its spool," said WaveSpin CEO Russ Riley of its newest offering the Legend 250. "In the eight years since WaveSpin's inception, this is the finest reel we've brought to market and a true legacy to its inventor Doug Hannon."
Known to millions of anglers worldwide as "The Bass Professor," Hannon died in late March at the age of 66. He parlayed his sharp mind and unique talents in a wide range of design skills and academic subjects in and outside of bass fishing, with books, videos and some 20 patents. He will be inducted posthumously Feb. 20, into the 2014 Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.
The Legend 250 was introduced this past summer to the fishing tackle trade at ICAST impressing a wide variety of tackle dealers, distributors, mass merchants, the media and especially top anglers. It's ideal for targeting
The ZTRs have one year warranties; all others are two and all with the world's first and only tangle-free guarantee.
Hannon, Riley and WaveSpin tech Mike Paone were finalizing the Legend's design with every detail with the serious angler in mind, when Hannon suddenly passed.
"All Doug ever wanted to do was design quality and innovative products making anglers' times on the water enjoyable and problem-free for pure relaxing fishing pleasure," said Riley.
"He accomplished his mission from the weed-less trolling motor propeller, to WaveSpin's MicroWave Guide System by American Tackle, to the WaveSpin Spool Design and all other patents and ideas. From Doug's great mind we are all better off for his efforts. He'll be greatly missed. As we did in partnering with American Tackle for the design, building and marketing of our new MicroWave System to rod companies worldwide, WaveSpin is also attracting relationships with tackle companies for use of our patented and proven spool
"He wasn't here to see his MicroWave Guide win Best Fishing Accessory at the ICAST show," said Riley," nor to receive the Innovation of the Year award at EFTTEX in Europe."
"Many anglers have recently started matching The Legend and other WaveSpin reels with new rods designed with the MicroWave guides, giving them longer more accurate casts."
WaveSpin is marketed across North America at major sporting and fishing goods stores (Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops) on their websites and at independent tackle stores.
For more go to WaveSpin's website or contact Russ Riley at 989-967-8426, or Russ@WaveSpinReel.com or ask your dealer to order for you.
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