Buckeye Lures Pro Staff
Gerald Swindle is a 2-time Bassmaster angler-of- the-year winner. His accomplishments include 15 Bassmaster Classic appearances and 50 Top 10 finishes. Gerald's typical night off involves spending time at the local hot rod car cruise, listening closely to the lyrics of a favorite artist, followed by a stop at Chick-fil-A to sip a milkshake with his wife LeAnn. In 2017, Gerald helped Buckeye Lures design the G-MAN Ballin'Out Jig & Finesse Swimbait Jig.
Russ Lane is a BASSMaster Elite Series Pro and 6 Time BASSMaster Classic Qualifier. His passions are hunting, fishing, fitness, product design, and spending time with his family. His favorite Buckeye lure is the Mop Jig.
Hometown: Lyman, SC | Birthday: 7-1-1973 | Pro since 2007 - 3 Time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier | 2015 Major League Fishing Challenge Cup Qualifier
5 Bassmaster top 10 finishes, 20 top 20's, and 57 top 50's
Hobbies include dancing, playing the guitar, and hunting with my boys
Anthony Gagliardi is from Prosperity, SC. Anthony is a 13 FLW Cup qualifier. He has 5 FLW victories including the 2014 FLW Cup Championship. He is also the 2006 FLW Angler of The Year and an Ultimate Match Fishing Champion. His career earnings have now topped over 2.1 million in FLW. He is a graduate of Clemson University and owner of Level Fishing Rods. He will be competing in the new MLF Tour in 2019.
Jason Williamson is from Aiken, SC. Jason's accomplishments include 2 Elite Series victories, 16 Top 10 finishes, and 29 Top 20 finishes. His hobbies include spending time with his family and racing. Jason assisted in creating the Buckeye Lures' J-Will Swimbait Jigs.
Davy Hite lives in Ninety Six, SC and has 8 wins to his resume. He won the Bassmasters Classic in 1999 and the FLW tour Championship in 1998. He has 37 top ten finishes and was B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year in 1997 and 2002. His career earnings have now topped 1.6 million.
Dearal Rodgers is a professional angler who has competed in FLW Tour, FLW Series, and BFL events throughout the southeast. Dearal's accomplishments include a "Forrest Wood Cup" win as a Coangler in 2010, an FLW Tour "Coangler of the Year".. Read More
Hometown - liberty sc | Favorite technique - skipping docks | Years pro - 2 | Married with 1 son | Age 29 | I have been fascinated with fishing from a very young age when my dad would take me to the lake. My competitive nature kicked in around the age of 16 and I have been obsessed with tournament fishing ever since. I can't get enough!
Shawn is the 2009 Angler of the Year and the 2011 FLW Tour Rookie of the Year. He enjoys bass fishing, hunting, working out, and spending time with his family. He aspires to succeed as a Christian, husband, father, professional bass pro and businessman.
2019 Bass Nation National Champion and Bassmaster Elite Series Pro. With one top 10 finish and multiple other solid finishes in 2020 Cody has hit the ground running. from Oregon, Cody grew up fishing with his Father at a young age up until about 14 years old when his brother and him were introduced to motocross racing. Cody raced and fished for the next 15 years. Getting hurt 2 times racing in a year and a half span, Cody decided to hang up the motocross boots and go 100 percent into Fishing. Qualifying for 5 state teams through the Bass Nation in Oregon and making one Nation Championship.
Skylar Hamilton is a Bassmaster Elite Series angler from Dandridge, Tennessee. When he is not tournament fishing, he guides on Douglas and Cherokee Lake. Skylar's love for bass fishing started at an early age, during trips with his father, Larry Hamilton, and grandfather, Ralph McKinney. Skylar started fishing the Bassmaster Open's at 16 years old. His first Open event was on Douglas Lake, he finished in 23rd place. Although he had a solid tournament, especially at a young age, Skylar was not satisfied. After a few years of sharpening his fishing skills, Skylar's breakout season came in 2016. He won the opening Central Open event on the Arkansas River. Along with the trophy and prize, the win also qualified him for the 2017 Bassmaster Classic. Skylar followed his first Open win with a Top 12 finish on Louisiana's Red River (7th place).
Clay Dyer was born on May 23, 1978, without any lower limbs, no arm on the left side and a partial arm on the right. However, these limitations did not dampen his determination and positive spirit.
Clay began fishing at age 5. A natural competitiveness became evident early. Clay never allowed his physical disabilities to be an obstacle and began competing in fishing tournaments at age 15. He fished with FLW from 2000 to 2010 and began his career with BASS in 2012.
Clay spends the majority of his time sharing his life experiences through motivational and leadership presentations to various companies, charities and churches. Clay currently fishes the Bassmaster Open Series and select charity events, and is passionate about helping special needs kids.
Clay's television appearances include ESPN, Fox, CNN Headline News, Versus, the Outdoor Channel, Fox Sports South, the 700 Club and CBS. Published articles about Clay have appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, Bassmaster, FLW Outdoors Magazine, and many more.
Clays motto for life is : "If I can, you can."