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If you’re a tackle manufacturer, you can only hope that something you make will get the occasional public shout-out from a pro angler. It takes not just good product development, but also a series of lucky coincidences. You can design the best smallmouth bait ever, but if the tours exclusively visit largemouth venues, it’s probably a no-go. Your product might be used by just about everyone on tour, but if the winners are sponsored by competing companies, you’re not going to get much love, even if they’re using your cricket on the sly.