Reel manufacturer Quantum announced that it's added Gerald Spohrer (left photo) and Jesse Wiggins to its pro staff.
Spohrer served in the military and later worked in chemical plants and refineries near his southern Louisiana home before starting his career as a full-time pro. He recorded three top-10 finishes in two seasons on the Bassmaster Elite Series before moving to Major League Fishing this year.
Northern Alabama MLF pro Wiggins traded a career as a respiratory therapist for a full-time angling career that’s yielded $400,000 in prize earnings.
“Everybody knows I love fishing a shaky-head and I always throw it with a Quantum Smoke S3 reel because it’s built with a unibody construction, so the gears stay perfectly aligned and smooth," Wiggins said. "Plus, it’s got an awesome drag for fighting big fish and the size 30 that I use picks up 35 inches of line with each revolution of the handle."
Said Barry Hartman, associate brand manager for Zebco brands: “We selected Gerald and Jesse from the Major League Fishing tour because we identified them as strong, upcoming talent in the avid bass fishing space. We feel they are both great additions to the team and are excited to see what the future holds for Team Quantum."