Visalia, Calif. – February 13, 2023 – On the eve of the first event of the 2023 Bassmaster Elite Series season, Spearpoint Performance Hooks announces the addition of 2019 Bassmaster Angler of the Year Scott Canterbury to the National Pro Staff.
Canterbury, from Odenville, Ala., first became acquainted with the brand at ICAST 2021 when the company introduced their Fury Flip Hooks. He visited the booth and was intrigued by the product line. Spearpoint management gave him samples, hopeful that they would make a connection with the veteran angler.
Having not heard from him several months later, the company felt that there must not have been a fit. Little did they know, Canterbury was putting the hooks through a rigorous evaluation process when he wasn’t competing in tournaments. “I really liked the concept of the Spearpoint Hooks and the VGrip® Technology, but I wanted to make sure it was a match for my style,” he said. “I really put the hooks to the test for more than a year before contacting Art (Nubaryan), Spearpoint's Vice President, to make things official.”
Canterbury said he has been impressed with the hooks in every way. “I have seen marked improvement in my hook to land ratios, which is where it matters most for a professional who counts on his equipment on the Elite Series,” said the veteran pro. “Spearpoint Hooks check off every box of the hook performance list for me, they are sharp, strong and the VGrip® Technology really digs deep and doesn’t let go; I was so impressed I wanted to represent the brand.”
For Spearpoint, having someone of Canterbury’s credentials vet the product thoroughly and return with a desire to promote the company was an honor, and was an easy decision. “Scott is the consummate professional, and the type of guy who makes you feel like you’ve known him your whole life,” said Nubaryan, Spearpoint Hooks’ Vice President. “He is someone who works hard for his partners, makes himself available to them for promotional needs and is one of the best people out there; he became a priority for us instantly.”
Erik Hennesay, President of Spearpoint Hooks agreed with his partner’s assessment. “I could tell that Scott was the kind of guy we would want to work with the moment we met him,” said Hennesay. “We are thrilled to have him on the team and look forward to seeing him have an amazing year with Spearpoint Hooks on the business end of his line.”
Canterbury began his professional fishing career in 2008 on the FLW Tour, claiming the Rookie of the Year title and has been one of the sport’s most consistent performers since he arrived on the scene. Throughout his nearly 15-year career, the Alabama pro has notched two professional wins, 53 top 10 finishes, qualified for 10 Forrest Wood Cup and two Bassmaster Classics, won the 2019 Bassmaster Angler of the Year crown and posted more than $1.8-million in career earnings.
About Spearpoint Performance Hooks: Founded by two fishing partners tired of losing fish, Spearpoint Performance hooks exists to build the ultimate fishing hooks. Designed to perform with the most popular lures available today. Built around the pat. pend VGrip® Technology, Spearpoint Performance Hooks will perfectly present lures and provide the most secure connection between hook and fish to bring more fish in the boat. Information about Spearpoint Performance Hooks can be found on their website at http://www.spearpointhooks.com, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/spearpoint_hooks/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/spearpointhooks