FORT SMITH, Ark. – PRADCO Out of doors Manufacturers, a number one producer and marketer of fishing and searching manufacturers and merchandise, has acquired Conflict Eagle Customized Lures, previously of Rogers, Arkansas.
Conflict Eagle Customized Lures has operated in Rogers for the previous 21 years. Keith Brashers began the corporate in his storage and constructed it into the No. three model of spinnerbaits within the U.S., in response to the 2016 Annual Anglers Developments Report by Southwick & Associates. Brashers will proceed to be concerned within the operation after promoting to PRADCO.
Conflict Eagle Customized Lures commanded 9.three % of U.S. market share in spinnerbaits in 2016, in response to Southwick. Its best-selling mannequin is the Screamin’ Eagle, which is a weight-backward spinnerbait designed to be “burned” in clear-water conditions to entice strikes from fish. Conflict Eagle Customized Lures merchandise have been credited with quite a few top-level, nationwide bass match victories and numerous regional and native match wins. Along with spinnerbaits, Conflict Eagle provides a full line of jigs, buzz baits, jigging spoons and jig heads.
“Because of profitable match anglers throughout the nation, 21 years in the past, an thought and a ardour for fishing left the storage and have become Conflict Eagle Customized Lures,” Brashers stated. “I’m assured with the advertising and marketing and distribution sources PRADCO Out of doors Manufacturers has to supply we will take Conflict Eagle to the subsequent stage. As I look again, I wish to give a giant because of my buddy Gene Vandever. With out his partnership and assist initially, Conflict Eagle wouldn’t be the place it’s right this moment.”
The Conflict Eagle Customized Lures enterprise will probably be operated from PRADCO’s Fishing Division in Fort Smith. All product growth, advertising and marketing, accounting, manufacturing and buying features will probably be managed in Fort Smith. Model Supervisor Chad Warner can have duty for Conflict Eagle.
“Keith Brashers has constructed a tremendous model and a particularly loyal client following,” stated Bruce Stanton, Vice President and Normal Supervisor of PRADCO Fishing. “He appears at all the things by the eyes of a fisherman. And he’s an excellent fisherman. He has all the time wished to resolve the issues he faces as an angler and has had the power to offer options by his Conflict Eagle Customized Lures creations. We’re very proud so as to add this dominant spinnerbait model to our portfolio.”
As a part of PRADCO Out of doors Manufacturers, Conflict Eagle Customized Lures will probably be shipped to clients together with POB’s whole portfolio of manufacturers from PRADCO’s distribution heart in Calera, Alabama.
“Now we have lengthy admired the best way Keith Brashers has grown Conflict Eagle Customized Lures right into a premium provider of fishing lures for critical anglers – particularly their massively well-liked spinnerbaits and buzzbaits,” stated Robert Schoenvogel, PRADCO Out of doors Manufacturers President. “When the chance arose to companion with Keith and convey Conflict Eagle into the PRADCO household of manufacturers, we completely jumped on the probability. We stay up for supporting Conflict Eagle’s continued progress by investments in design improvements, broad distribution and buyer assist.”
PRADCO Fishing employs roughly 230 staff at its Fort Smith facility and contains a three-shift, 24-hours-a-day manufacturing operation. The go-forward, manufacturing plan for Conflict Eagle Customized Lures is to proceed U.S. manufacturing by its present provider base in Arkansas.
PRADCO Out of doors Manufacturers is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. It operates searching manufacturers similar to Moultrie, Summit, Code Blue and Knight & Hale and fishing manufacturers similar to Arbogast, Bandit, Bomber, BOOYAH, Cotton Cordell, Creek Chub, Heddon, Lindy, Norman, Insurgent, Smithwick, Thill and YUM.