Daiwa To Sponsor National Championship Musky Open

They’re moody. They’re passive-aggressive. They’re often unpredictable. We’re talking about the fish, the revered musky, but the same can be said of the musky cult, tongue-in-cheek, of course. But one thing is undeniable; musky purists are dedicated to their pursuit.

With that in mind, Daiwa has announced its support of the upcoming National Championship Musky Open, to be held August 20-22 in Eagle River, Wisconsin. The tournament is brought to you by the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center and Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc. Organizers expect more than 1,300 anglers to enter.

Now in its 35th year, the fabled tournament pits some of North America’s best musky anglers in boat-to-boat competition over three days of fishing, and across a wide swath of eligible waters. Doing so spreads out the field and affords contenders the ability to fish preferred lake styles and conditions.  

“Musky fishing is part of our heritage, so we’re very proud to show our support of the anglers and the sport,” said Daiwa Field Marketing Manager Marc Mills. “Our engineering team often have muskies on the brain while designing new gear. The new Prorex TW reel has been very influential in the musky market, and really helped build the Daiwa brand. Our employees and pro staff share that passion, too, lending insights into building Prorex products and gear specific to musky fishing techniques.”

The all new Prorex has been designed with one purpose in mind: to tame savage muskies. The Prorex TW is a heavy duty, high-capacity reel with features perfectly suited for the rigors of big baits and big fish. Complete with a strong yet lightweight, aluminum frame and side plate, UTD Drag, T-Wing System, Digigear, an adjustable length power handle and a beefy clutch design, the Prorex TW is ready to handle whatever you can throw its way.

Tournament headquarters for the National Championship Musky Open Tournament are at the Vilas County Fairgrounds on Highway 70 West, just blocks from downtown Eagle River. A portion of the proceeds always goes for fish stocking and habitat improvement.

For more information about the NCMO, click here. To learn more about Daiwa’s Prorex, you can see it at the tournament or click here.

Gregg Thomas

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