Since 1954, the name Bagley has been synonymous with quality products and quality anglers. A brand with roots sewed deeply into the Upper Midwest that has grown into one of the most successful in the industry through constant innovation and holding themselves to only the highest of standards.
The Bagley B1 is widely recognized as the original balsa squarebill crankbait, setting off a trend that is one of the hottest in bass fishing still today. Bagley baits are responsible for four Bassmaster Classic victories, and countless other major tournament wins.
It felt right that as Bagley hits the market with renewed vigor and determination to make their splash, they would team up with one of the fastest growing tournament circuits in the Midwest to help push the momentum ahead.
Kyle Waterman of Bagley said that the “Champions Tour was the perfect fit because the tour was so community focused and supportive of youth fishing initiatives and that every Champions Tour angler had their own unique connections to their local areas and fellow anglers and tackle shops as well creating a great grassroots foundation for growth across the region. Bagley fully believes that the Champions Tour will be a cornerstone in the brands long term success.”
With their sponsorship of the Champions Tour, two seasoned Champions Tour veterans will represent Bagley on the Tour in 2021. Noah Schultz, a multiple time tour winner and Tony Hatten, an experienced tour veteran formed the Bagley/Champions Tour Pro Team.
Waterman said “these two anglers stood out not only because of their consistent success on the water, but also what they represent as people. Bagley believe both guys represent the brand well with their on the water determination and tenacity and off the water with their community presence, exceptional personalities, and willingness to do whatever it takes to help represent Bagley in the best way possible.”
So, what makes Bagley unique? Well, a full line of precision crafted balsa hard baits is where it starts. But it is not just what they are made of, it is how they are made. Using a unique HCM process which includes six steps from wood block to finished product not a single detail is overlooked during the manufacturing process. Heat compressing the balsa guarantees consistency in quality throughout every bait, precision molding and weighting produces true running and tantalizing traditional balsa action, and the solid one piece welded thru wire construction creates unmatched durability. Of course, each lure is tested to make sure it runs true before it ever leaves the factory to ensure peak performance right out of the package so the angler can make the most out of their time on the water.
All of this to say, these baits catch fish. The current Bagley lineup features both time-tested traditional designs and unique styles you will not find anywhere else. From the original Balsa B and Diving Balsa B to the more recent Sunny B and Pro Sunny B Bagley has an offer that suits every angler no matter their style, from topwater to deep diver and everywhere in between. There are 23 balsa and resin hard baits that have you covered whether you are trying to match the hatch or stand out from the crowd.
CEO Gregg Wollner adds “I like to think that we make classic balsa lures for Classic Bass Anglers. It is a perfect fit.” We couldn’t agree more and there is no doubt that Bagley baits are set to make a serious splash in this Champions Tour season, and we cannot wait to watch it all unfold!
For more information on Bagley Baits head to their website www.bagleybait.com