MLF Pro Matt Stefan & Mud Hole Join Forces - The Fisherman

MLF Pro Matt Stefan & Mud Hole Join Forces

Mud Hole Custom Tackle, the world leader in rod building and custom tackle crafting, and Matt Stefan, established Major League Fishing (MLF) professional and custom rod builder, have agreed to an exclusive sponsorship for the 2022 MLF season. The agreement includes representation of Mud Hole and its affiliated brands across a variety of Matt Stefan marketing assets, co-development of online fishing and custom rod building content, and Mud Hole-provided rod building products to be used throughout Mr. Stefan’s 2022 season.

“On the water and off, Matt Stefan is a true professional and has really established himself as one of Major League Fishing’s top contenders” said Steve Sweeney, Managing Director of Marketing & Communications at Mud Hole Custom Tackle. “The fact that Matt has proven great success on the water with his own custom-built rods makes him an ideal angler to promote our core business. We are so pleased to grow our relationship with Matt, and we look forward to an amazing 2022 season.”

Born and raised in Chicago, Stefan is a seven-time FLW Forrest Wood Cup/MLF Title Championship qualifier with three top 10 placements in MLF competition and over $500,000 in career earnings. When not tackling largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass on the tour with his custom-built rods, Matt enjoys following the stock market and fishing for fun with his wife and two sons in their hometown of Junction City, WI.

“I’m really excited about collaborating with the Mud Hole team and taking our relationship to the next level” said Matt Stefan as he prepared for the March 13th tour stop on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesburg, FL. “I’ve been building custom rods with Mud Hole, MHX, and CRB for years and have enjoyed incremental success every season. I’m looking forward to sharing my passion for professional fishing and for custom rod building with anglers everywhere.”

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