The Pro Staff page contains many of the best professional anglers fishing today who utilize Dobyns Rods to bring home the money.
Hometown: Bee Branch, AR
Favorite Rod: DX 705C
Larry Nixon (the General) has won 18 major tournaments with BASS and FLW, including the Classic in 1984 and the General is a 4-time megabucks champ! The General has fished tournaments since January 1977 and qualified for 25 BASS Classics and 14 FLW Cups. The General loves to spend the winter enjoying Mother Nature and hunting deer and ducks; it clears the mind to be ready for another tournament season!! The General really loves his new Dobyns Rods. “They are so light and well balanced it’s hard to believe.” – says the General. The General is a nickname acquired for a decision made during the final day of a big tournament. After running about 10 minutes back toward where he had fished the first 3 days, he stopped the boat and told the cameraman “I can’t win where I’ve been fishing.” So he turned the boat around and ran to a creek he had not been in and won the event! Somebody said only the General would do that and the name stuck. Ha Ha! The General has a beautiful wife, Amy, married for 31 years with two grown children, Christopher and Lindsey.
Hometown: Midway, Florida
Home Lake: Lake Talquin
Boat Rig: Skeeter FXR powered by Yamaha 250 SHO
Family: Fiancé Jennifer and dog, Marlin
Social Media: drewcookingfishing
Drew is currently in his 2nd year on the Bassmaster Elite Series. Drew won the 2019 Bassmaster Rookie of The Year, finishing 7th in overall points, and his highest Elite series finish was 4th place on Lake Hartwell in 2019. Drew has fished all of his life and fished the College Series for Florida State. Drew has used Dobyns since he was in college and Dobyns started sponsoring Drew back when he fished the BASS Opens. We are currently working with Drew on a Drew Cook Signature Series rod.
Drew found a love for fishing back when he was around 4-years old and his father took him fishing on Lake Talquin in a 16’ fiberglass boat equipped with a stick steer. By age 10, Cook was out fishing by himself on the boat, staying close where his parents could watch him. This is where his passion kicked in. By age 12, he fished the whole lake as much as possible. Drew considers himself a “self-taught” angler and he never missed a single show of the Bassmasters television show. Drew fished his first competitive tournament when he was 13 and has been addicted to the competitive side of bass fishing since that day. After graduating from Florida State University in 2017, where he fished for their college bass team, Cook took a construction job so he could pursue the 2018 Bassmaster Opens. He had his sight set on qualifying for the Elite series and he nailed it on the head. From that goal was the birth of the 2019 Bassmaster Rookie of The Year, Drew Cook! Drew’s dream since he was 6-years old was to fish the Bassmaster Elites. By the looks of Drew’s past, no goal is unattainable for Drew!
When Drew isn’t bass fishing, he can always be found doing something outdoors from hunting to offshore fishing. Drew is engaged to Jennifer McClenny, and they (including their dog, Marlin) will make their home in Georgia.
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Home Lake: Lake Roosevelt
Boat: Nitro powered by Mercury
Family: Girlfriend Patty and their dog Carlos the chihuahua
Social Media: marty.lawrence.14
Marty, a 2019 FLW Tour pro as well as current Wild West Bass Tour pro, says Clear Lake is his favorite lake. Marty lives by the motto: “Never stop pushing forward, never give up”. Most everyone loves fishing but how many people do you know that fishing saved their lives? For Marty, fishing is more than just a passion. He attributes fishing to saving his life. Fishing is what got him back on track and clean from drug use. Marty remains clean and sober to this day and credits fishing and tough love from his family. We are certainly very proud to have Marty on staff with us at Dobyns Rods. He is a true inspiration to everyone that encounters him.
Marty loves the interaction with everyone who shares the same passion and passing on some of his “old school knowledge” to young anglers. A friend of Marty’s let him try his first Dobyns Rod and he was immediately hooked from the first cast. He believes in the product that Gary Dobyns produces. The best things about a Dobyns rod for Marty is that “they don’t feel like they are going to come apart in his hand because they are so durable and super sensitive”. He said he couldn’t imagine fishing with anything but a Dobyns rod. Marty was fishing with his father one day and recalls his dad dropping his rod and reel in the lake. “I handed him another and it was a Dobyns. I told him if that happened again, I had better hear a second splash of him going after it”.
Hometown: Summerville, SC
Home Lake: Lake Marion
Boat: Ranger powered by Mercury
Social Media: bradfordbeaversfishing
Bradford Beavers is a Tackle Warehouse Tour pro with 5 career wins, three FLW Cup appearances and is on his 3rd year of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit. Bradford’s dad introduced him to bass fishing, and he was hooked immediately. Bradford left his job as a fisheries biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to chase his dream of professional fishing and, so far, it is has worked out really well. Bradford didn’t depend on sponsors to start his career; it all came from his savings and winnings from tournament checks. It was a gamble he is glad he took. After the first couple of tournaments he broke even, which was stressful but look at him go now! Bradford and his wife live in Summerville, SC.
Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana
Home Lake: Sam Rayburn
Boat: Skeeter powered by Yamaha
Social Media: fish2win (Instagram) Clark Reehm (Facebook)
Family: Anna (wife) and Asher (son)
Clark was one of the first pros to sign with Dobyns Rod Company over 15 years ago. Clark started out with Bassmaster Elites in 2008 where he had two Classic appearances under his belt before moving over to the FLW. Clark now fishes the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit, formerly known as the FLW Tour. He has fished for 7 seasons. He has fished in the FLW Cup 3 times. He has career earnings of over a half million dollars. Clark is a guide on Sam Rayburn in the off season. If you are ever down that way, give Clark a call and get a trip lined up. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call at 479-970-3388.
When Clark isn’t fishing or guiding, he spends time with his family, and is a diehard LSU fan. Clark and his son, Asher, are big fishing buddies, and both spend a lot of time on the water. Clark is a great parent and a very active father alongside Anna. Give Clark a follow in his social media to see all the fun activities he and the family do both on and off the water.
Social Media: Sobi (YouTube) sam_sobi_ (Instagram)
Sobi is an angler, content creator and tournament bass fisherman from Minnesota. Sobi spends his time traveling around the country to unique bites capturing it all with his camera. From his captivating storytelling to premiere grade videography skills, Sobi’s videos will excite just about anyone to wet a line. A family member of Dobyns for years we are very excited about the future of Sobi with Dobyns!