Powell Rods Signs Retired Big Leaguer Doug Flynn

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Novato, Calif. (January 22, 2014) – Being a former college athlete himself, Keith Bryan, president of Powell Rods, knows the dedication and commitment it requires to excel at high levels of athletics. He also knows that when athletes work to build a career in fishing, Bryan enjoys being a partner to that journey.

The most recent example of that is the addition of former Major League Baseball player and Outdoor Radio host Doug Flynn and his tournament and co-host Keith Munson to the Powell Rods promotional team.

Flynn played 11 seasons for five different Major League ballclubs, including the Big Red Machine days of the Cincinnati Reds which won World Series titles in 1975 and 1976. Throughout his career, he played in total of 1308 games and had 3853 plate appearances where he logged 918 hits. He was known as a true glove man. Playing primarily as a middle infielder, Flynn had 5629 chances and was so efficient that his career fielding percentage is .982. His excellence in the field earned him a Gold Glove Award in 1980.

These days, Flynn and his radio partner Munson have become known for their Fishing radio program Big League Fishing which is heard on 12 affiliates throughout Kentucky. They have also become known for competing in tournaments throughout the region together.

Flynn discovered Powell Rods by accident. He said he was looking to replace the set of rods he had been using, and went into a local retailer who introduced him to the brand. He purchased two initially, then added more, and when he sent an email to Powell Rods to tell them how much he liked the rods, the rest became history.

“I have really enjoyed getting to know Keith (Bryan) over the phone and I’ve enjoyed the rods so much, that when he asked me to join the team, I jumped at the chance,” said Flynn. “Powell Rods are extremely light and well balanced, and they have actions for everything I love to do. Couple that with the reputation of the company – and Keith himself – I am truly blessed to be a part of the Powell Rods team.”

Bryan also spoke highly of Flynn. “Doug is truly a class act and a well spoken man who impressed me with his knowledge and love of fishing,” said Bryan. “I have great respect for anyone who can have such longevity in high level athletics, and he brings that same commitment to all of his ventures today. He and Munson, and their Big League Radio show, are tremendous and will be strong assets to the Powell brand, but more importantly, they are quality people I’m proud to have them representing our company.”

Tune in to hear Big League Fishing early Saturday mornings throughout Kentucky.


Powell Rods is a 104 year-old company with its roots in fly fishing. In 2005, Powell introduced their bass fishing rods featuring proprietary high modulus graphite Maxumfiber blank material coupled with the world’s highest quality rod building components. Their product lines now include the Diesel lineup, a value priced line of rods, the Inferno lineup, a mid range performance based line. The Max 3D, a performance rod with upper middle price points and the high end TiMax, which features the highest quality materials and components available today.

Each Powell rod is the product of many years of rod building experience and the expertise of our design team that couples engineering and angler input; the result is a rod that of exceptional quality and high performance demanded by anglers. The Powell focus is to provide products with the highest quality standards, backed with superior customer service. Try one and see why a Powell bass rod is the best performance and value on the planet

To find a Powell retailer near you, please visit www.powellco.com, or call them at (888) 635-9763.