It certainly has been a crazy ice season or lack thereof!  While some companies may have to pull back the reigns a bit, Clam Outdoors is not.  As a leader in the industry we are moving forward in every aspect of our business including making our Pro Staff stronger in key areas in the ice belt.

Medina, Minn. (March 26, 2012) – The Next Bite media has joined forces with Clam Outdoors and their winter-oriented brands: The Clam™ ice-fishing shelters and IceArmor™ cold-weather gear. Not only have Keith Kavajecz, Gary Parsons, Chase Parsons and Pete Maina joined the pro-staff for The Clam and IceArmor, but the media giants will share expertise and advise on product development. This rounds out an already impressive pro-staff and brings a national presence with big names to the team.
―These anglers are so well-respected in the fishing community, shared Clam’s marketing coordinator Nick Chiodo, thrilled as the excitement builds for an exceptional 2012-2013 season. ―Not just for these anglers’ fishing skills, and they are very good fishermen, but also for their knowledge of marketing and industry connections. This is a great addition for us.
―We’re pleased to join with a company that makes quality products with competitive pricing, shared Pete Maina. Gary Parsons is very excited with the new partnership, too. Perhaps not everyone knows this, but all of us ice fish quite a bit, shared Parsons from his office in Wisconsin. I think we can bring the broad base that The Next Bite has built over the years in open water communication and education to Clam, who’s already number one in the ice fishing business. We love working with top-category, good-sized companies that have room for growth. This is a great opportunity for us.
The Next Bite crew joins an already impressive lineup of pro-staff for Clam—including Dave Genz, the pioneer of ice fishing, Jim Hudson, Jeff Andersen, Jason Durham and Jason Mitchell to name just a few. The Next Bite guys bring a lot to the table, shared Steve Geertsen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Clam Outdoors. They have fantastic relationships with our retail partners and will not only be great assets for product innovation, but also improving our media presence
Clam and IceArmor are the top brands within categories of shelters and cold-weather gear and accessories. The rise in ice fishing participation can be attributed to these kinds of quality products that make time on the ice more comfortable and more productive for everyone.
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