Skeet Reese To Fish Wright & McGill Rods

2009 Bassmaster Classic Champion and 2007 Bassmaster Angler of the Year, Skeet Reese, announces a new partnership with the Wright & McGill Co. to produce a new line of Skeet Reese Signature Tessera Fishing Rods and will be fishing Wright & McGill rods exclusively in the coming years. The series will be based on the competitive needs of one of the world’s best anglers combined with the technological expertise of one of the industry’s most well known manufacturers.

The Wright & McGill Skeet Reese Signature Tessera Fishing Rods will feature nine technique specific models designed by Reese to fit his own fishing style and the most popular fishing techniques being utilized today. From drop shotting to flippin’ and pitchin’, swimbaits, crankbaits and jerkbaits, the lineup will fill the needs of any serious angler. The new lineup will be constructed using Wright & McGill’s proprietary S-Curve blank technology.

S-Curve is Wright & McGill’s new process of blank construction that blends a precise mixture of materials in a specific process for assembly that results in a thin diameter blank that weighs less than conventional construction without sacrificing durability. The result of the S-Curve construction and premium components is a premium bass fishing rod that would make a Bassmaster Classic Champion proud, while making it affordable for the angling public.

“I am very excited about this new partnership with Wright & McGill,” said Reese, who has been active in design and construction of new products with his sponsors for many years. “I have always wanted to be able to produce a premium fishing rod that would be at a price point that every angler would be able to afford; Wright & McGill Co. has given me that opportunity. This new project will allow me to build the rods I’ve always wanted to build at a price point that everyone can afford; and with Wright & McGill’s distribution network, we will be able to provide many anglers a chance to experience their quality construction and affordability.”

“Chris Russell, Marketing Director for the Wright & McGill Co. said that the company is equally as excited to be working with Reese. “The thought of working with a Bassmaster Classic Champion and Angler of the Year is certainly thrilling,” Russell said, but that was not the only draw. “Skeet has a real understanding of the business side of the fishing industry, and a real sense of what the fishing public needs and wants; when coupled with his skill as an angler and his work ethic, he represents a tremendous asset, one we are proud to enter into this project with.”

Reese said the rods fit his style, both as an angler and an icon. “The components are the best available, the blanks are some of the most technologically advanced I’ve ever seen,” Reese said. “The look of the rods will certainly be aggressive, reflecting my personal trademarks, I think everyone will see them for the revolutionary product they are.”

Wright & McGill’s Skeet Reese Signature Tessera Rods will make their industry debut at ICAST in Orlando in July. The rods are expected to be available for sale to the public in September of this year. In keeping with the Wright & McGill Co. brand strategy, these rods will be designed and priced to offer exceptional quality and value at a price point affordable to a wide range of anglers; the entire line is expected to retail between $89 – $99.

Skeet Reese is a Bassmaster Elite Series pro, he is the 2009 Bassmaster Classic Champion and the 2007 Bassmaster Angler of the Year who has compiled career earnings that total more than $1.9 million in career earnings. Reese has qualified for 10 Bassmaster Classic appearances, and has finished in the top 10 41 times, including four wins in BASS competition in an 11 year career. Reese is a 39-year-old California native who resides in Auburn, Calif. with his wife Kim, and two daughters; Leamarie and Courtney. Visit his website: http://skeetreeseinc.com

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14 Responses to Skeet Reese To Fish Wright & McGill Rods

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    • wrightmcgill says:

      Thanks for the great feedback on the rods. We are very excited to offer these rods at such a great price.
      Skeet takes real pride in making sure the actions are right and in his own words – ” I want to fish the best rod out there, and I want them priced good enough people can afford to fish them. No rod should be $400.00″ – Skeet Reece

  2. john trotter says:

    please send specs on tessera rods w/ type and number of guides and the actual weight of each rod… thanks

  3. shawn says:

    Ijust bought two Skeet Reese signature rods and am very impressed with them, the spinnerbaitwormbait rod is quickly becoming my favorite I can do almost anything I want with it- I can throw a spinner bait, crankbait, shakey head, top water ,and I also bought a senko model that has a little more back bone for a all around worm rod, I have much more expensive rods- a Setyr which was 250 dollars and a Gloomis that was 290 dollars, but I find myself picking up the Skeet Reese signature rod more than the others, fishing hard for 8 hrs straight for 2 or 3 days in a row in tournaments takes its toll on a person, especially since I’ve had 4 back surgeries, but with your rods I’m finding that I’m not as tired at the end of the day which means I can cast more accurately and worry more about fishing than about pain. I absoulutely love my new rods thank you for making such a quality product and keeping it affordable. I wish you had these rods out years ago, I’ve spent a small fortune on rods in the past and while they were all good rods they weren’t as good as yours and costed 3 or 4 times as much, thanks again sincerly Shawn English

  4. BarryBertino says:

    The new and innovative Wright&Mcgill Tessera Skeete Reese Signature Series rods are simply supurb.The yellow colored,long 7’2″ sensitive lightweight rods are by far not making waves because of anything less than they are well constructed rods which matches the incredible designs of other “high-end” competitors at an affordable price without sacrificing anything but seperating the “savy consumers” from the followers.
    I have many,many rods and reels and the variables and attributes found on these costly rods are usually found in the “Trade Show award winning,over exposed staged advertising usually brought about by “having the right amount of money,in the right brown bag,placed on the right park bench”…once said to me by a legend in the rod building world ,Mr.Kennith Whiting.There is no right bags or benches here with Wright & McGill. There is only a sure affordable solution which can be found here if you decide to purchase these Skeete Reese Signature Series Tessera’s and any other of the Wright & McGill Series Line-Ups.
    Lightweight for all day fishing and sensitive “Feel The Bite” technology a catch phrase I say when discussing the quality between the others hHigh priced competitors” and these S Curved Technology rods which are built with graphite and wrapped materials which create a strong rod,durable and designed for the angler who has nothing less in mind than catching fish with ease.
    The components are rod guides with inserts for any type of line to slide through with no worries of scratching or damage from abrassions usually left behind when spooled braids are the lines of choice.The split handle or fulcrum look and flashy appearence not only adds to the weightlessness feel of these” magical stix,”however,the rods of choice I usually select are much heavier because of the needed backbone for all species of fish I target.
    The Tessera and the entire series of Signature rods offer a very strong backbone along with well tapered blanks which are personalized with a reel seat which keeps low profile and round reels secure at all times coupled with other very special attributes anglers sometimes overlook.
    These overlooked attributes would be the accurate long distance casting as the line glides smoothly through the lengthy 7′ and longer rods with the softer tapered tips which allow for the actual fine tuned action built into each and every lure you just might select directly out of the packaging which allows for less time management for tuning and modification,as tournament anglers know that every second counts when time is of the essence.These Signature Series Rods are also beautiful because not only perfect lure action,long distance castability but more so the rods allow for having less line laying on the waters surface and the biggest and most important attribute to me is the wide too short fast action “Hook-Sets” and control of the fish as the Battles heat up.
    The Senko/Toad rod allows for topwater lure action,however…I field test all types of lures and lines with weight(lb.test)…composition(Flouro,Mono,Braided) and lure action as emulating the different patterns and approaches I will be faced with out in and on the waters!
    These Angler of the Year Skeete Reese Signature Series Rods are by far a cost efficient reasonable purchase and fearing quality failure because of cost is not an issue here. The everyday price-points are revolving around economic standards,where as here at Wright&Mcgill it appears the” Quality and Traditions” evolve instead of revolve around the quality company which supplies the very best in satisfaction with “quality people” who stand behind their products!
    I am thinking about entering the world of “loose & looping” figure eight Fly Fishing and here at Wright&McGill there appears to be an outstanding array of flyfishing rods and reels as well as this plethera of tackle was once the only connection I knew of when it came to Wright&McGill and fishing.The company was always a stand out and topic of discussion of Fly Fishermen and women everytime we had topics about the streams and adventures shows depicting quality gear used for catching trout and other fly fishing species such as Bonefish and Peacock Bass.
    The news of today is that The Wright&McGill company is providing the “High-End” Quality Bassfishing rods and reels of the Elite Series Superstars and Angler’s of the Year like Skeete Reese without sacrificing anything which eliminates the average anglers from the marketplace equasion when it comes to a “Fantastic Price-Point!”
    The opportuntity for all of us to tout the stout,yet lightweight Tessera’s and other Quality Rods and Reels is there now for everyone and the rods are not going to price out the angler who feared the price-tags of Big named ,award winning gear as the only fear here now is the Fish…as they will be afraid of what flys and awaits them on the other-end of the lines which are being tossed by the “NEW and INNOVATIVE” TESSERA’s!

    The addition of a Reel which has the capabilities of long casting with a rod with the same long casting attributes equals the longest casting in the sport…Lure action which is true and meets factory specifications combined with less line on the water,better “short or long sweeping” pure Hook-Sets”…control of the fish during the best of battles with both fresh and saltwater species targetted…durability with well built designs and materials which are tough enough to withstand use,abuse and weather related issues which performance is never sacrificed…Advantages of immediate savings are the only sacrifice here at Wright&McGill when you need fishing gear and all the related accessories…find it here or at your local sporting goods…and if they don’t have it…DEMAND it…The Best for Less…I am Floored.

    I guess the only thing left to say here is finally someone has delivered it right…Wright & McGill…Thank Ya’ll for a superior product line-up at a “Fantastic Price!” The Revolution is clear…The Wright & McGill Evolution has happened right in front of me…Tight Lines! BarryTheBass

  5. Any Anglers who post a picture of a catch with their Skeete Reese Signature Series Rods from the Riverside Bass Club of New Jersey or Bass Barn will recieve a free gift from BarryTheBass!

    Congratulations Skeete for a Great Year and Good Luck going into the New Season!

    Tight Lines!
    BarryTheBass

  6. I have the new low profile Sa’bolas Baitcaster from W&M…sorry Skeete…I have my plethera of Revo’s also,however,this new Baitcaster from W&M is a lightweight winch and powerhouse of Blue Beauty and I already blogged in Bassinsider about them.I just came home and it’s 30 Bass later as the day on the Lakes was amazing with one rod and one reel.
    Look soon as a full review on this new Sa’bolas low prowfile baitcaster,9+1 bearing busting 6.2:1 gear ratio reel allowed me to burn as well as slow roll and the Bass jumped all over many lures I resented on just one rod and reel rig.
    When I field test a product I run it through the mill and only use the days time to dedicate all day data gathering and performance testing and the one rig is by far the greatest new rod and rell combo I have ever fished!

    Look tomorrow as The days fishing adventure will be filled with details on how the Tools of the trade from W&M made the A+ Grade as a BarryTheBassESPN Best Of!

    Tight Lines To All and Mike…Give your DZEEZ a rest and come to the otherside with a new and innovative Rod I firmly believe will enhance your already perfect proficiency!

    Skeete and Ike…I see it now…OUT LOUD!

    Tight Lines!
    BarryTheBassESPN

  7. Marty Havens says:

    I have fished with the 7 ft. meduim action hybrid crossover rod for about one year now. I use it for spinnerbaits, top water and worm fishing. And it has performed very well. I would not part with it. I just bought a Skeet
    Reese signature crank bait rod on line from work, and i can’t wait to get home in Arkansas to try it out. If it performs anything like the ofther Wright and Mcgill rod, i will have all the Skeet Reese rods. THANKS WRIGHT & MCGILL FOR QUAILITY RODS THAT I CAN AFFORD.

  8. You’ll want diverse fishing gear for other fishing situations. The main purpose due to this usually it will help an individual reel in extra fish. When the inappropriate fishing gear are being used, bites are going to be much more difficult to pick up on, and thus not as much fish are snared

  9. Davina Tutor says:

    This can be alot of advice in in order to come to a decision what exactly to use in specific instances,all of the rods i prefer are likely much less good for instance the ones described in this article with respect to they may be far better put together although the fishing reels are usually better mainly because that they are right from the 70s when producers constructed these items that will keep going. Definitely these kind of fishing rods happen to be a lot more sensitive though Simply put i am possibly not overly convinced concerning the particular reliability thing,I’ll check back in this article pertaining to further information at a later point. cheers

  10. In the last several years some of us happen to be employing this fishing equipment and additionally it truly is hard to go to the latest completely different product when you find yourself so used to one thing,the actual sensitivity of this kind should help me get alot more pike, on the other hand I dispise to pay out more money at this time,cost has to be diminishing as a result of this frightful current economic climate we have been existing right now. I may keep looking again to be able to observe in the event that there is actually more information that you are putting up there in your primary blog. thanks a lot

  11. Ron Huttar says:

    Just thought i would comment and say neat design, did you code it yourself? Looks great.

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