Manley Rods Pro Staff

Stacey Martin
Gulf Shores, AL

Stacey Martin has coordinated and fishes as many tournaments as his schedule allows around the country. Most of his competitive fishing is for redfish, speckled trout and bass. He has recently won Angler of the Year, and he attends numerous clinics, demo days and seminars to promote his primary obsession, and particularly loves to work with folks that may have special needs. 

Rick Cotten
Guntersville, AL

Rick is as competitive as they come, with a tremendous amount of experience in the FLW since 2012, he’s had quite a few top-10 finishes, and is looking to take things to the next level in his career. He’s focusing on the FLW to give him the ability to really hone in his skills on the pre-fishing front for each tournament!
Eddie McRae
Woodbury, GA

Eddie McRae is an avid wade-fisherman and kayak angler from Woodbury, GA. Born and raised on the Flint River, Eddie has spent most of his life chasing the legendary shoal bass and striper on the Flint and the Chattahoochee. Eddie is also part of the FeelFree US kayak fishing team and also represents Manley Rods, Ardent Reels, Optrix, Culprit Fishing, YakGear, Flying Fisherman Sunglasses, Drake Waterfowl, K2 Coolers, YakAddicts, & Kayak Kaddy.

Randy Plyler
Arkadilphia, AR
Randy is a highly decorated bass angler with more than 250 wins in local events and is a BFL/FLW Angler. In 2012 he was a BFL Regional Qualifier, and he’s a 10-time National Championship Qualifier for the American Bass Anglers Association. He was the 1996 and 1998 State Champion for the ABAA, as well, with over 35 top-10 finishes since 1988.

Kyle McDowell
Fairhope, AL

Kyle Lake McDowell is a native of Alabama who grew up fishing the lakes and small rivers of southern Alabama. Kyle’s favorite fish to target are flounder and redfish. Soon after he began kayak fishing Kyle joined the Mobile Bay Kayak Fishing Association and has served as an officer and director. He is also an avid tournament angler.

Nick Langton
Carol Stream, IL
Nick Langton is a lifelong angler with a passion for the competitive side of fishing. Nick fishes the Kayak Bass Series trail from a kayak, as well as the IHSA (Illinois High School Association) events and High School Bassmaster Opens. Nick is the owner of Bassin’ Midwest, a successful regional fishing brand.



Brian Swingle
Shickshinny, PA

Brian Swingle primarily fishes the North and West Branches of the Susquehanna River in a kayak. Brian has been a member of the Pennsylvania Kayak Fishing Association a number of years and has competed in various fishing tournaments and events. Brian is affiliated with other great companies such as KJ’s Custom Baits, 412 Bait Company and Johnson Outdoors. His goals are to help educate and introduce new people into the sport of kayak fishing.

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