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FENWICK PRO STETSON BLAYLOCK BLASTS TO THE TOP IN FLW SERIES
FLORENCE, Ala. – In the last two years in FLW Tour and FLW Series competition, Berkley co-angler Stetson Blaylock of Benton, Ark., has finished 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 10th. Each time he has stood on stage at the final moments of weigh-in anticipating his win, only to have victory snatched away at the last minute.
And with each gut-wrenching defeat, the 20-year old angler, who has the poise of a professional beyond his years, only smiles and says with confidence, “Someday it will be my turn.”
Well Blaylock’s turn finally came today when he won the Co-angler Division of the FLW Series BP Eastern Division event on Lake Pickwick.
“I don’t even know if I can talk; I’m pretty weak, nervous and excited all the same time right now,” said an exasperated Blaylock on stage. “I just don’t know what to think.”
“Each time I had a near miss, I just knew in my heart that his day was coming,” he added. “I’m pretty happy about it right now.”
Blaylock’s week, however, did not start out headed for victory lane. In fact, he Saving the best for last: Stetson Blaylock sacked up an impressive 14 pounds, 1 ounce – the biggest limit caught by a co-angler – for the last day to take victory.zeroed on the first day of competition. But he righted the ship after fishing with pro leader Mark Rose on day two, catching 13 pounds, 8 ounces.
That put Blaylock in fourth place going into day three.
Today, he fished with fellow Berkley pro George Jeane, Jr., to sack up an impressive 14 pounds, 1 ounce – the biggest weight caught by a co-angler in three days of competition. His three day total came to 27 pounds, 9 ounces.
Blaylock’s winning combination consisted of a Fenwick Elite Tech jig stroking rod, a Revo STX reel, 15-pound test Trilene 100% fluorocarbon tied to a 5/8-ounce football head jig made by Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers, Ark.
He teamed the football jig with a Berkley Power Chunk in green pumpkin.
For his win, Blaylock collected $25,000, putting him at nearly $100,000 in winnings.
Story and Photo Courtesy of FLW Outdoors