John Cox and custom rod building are a match destined for championships. With the Forrest Wood Cup already under his belt, John Cox talks about how meeting Mud Hole, building custom rods, and fishing with the custom confidence changed his life.
After a great start with the win at Hartwell, John Cox felt primed and prepared to tackle his biggest test, the Forrest Wood Cup. John has made multiple trips to the Cup before, but this time after building his own custom frog rod, Cox felt more confident than ever.
Coming off his championship at the Forrest Wood Cup, John Cox recalls how custom rod building and repair changed his fishing, his season, and ultimately, his life.
John Cox and custom rod building are inseparable. Like the big bang, custom rod building brought life back to his inconsistent fishing career and now, Cox is the FLW custom angler to beat.
As John Cox cast his career towards professional fishing, his experience of fishing with friends and family shaped his future determination. Transitioning from Florida’s bass fishing to catching bass across the nation, John Cox forged his fate as a Forrest Wood Cup Champion through friendship, fatherhood, and MHX.
Jim Dillard, a West Monroe, Louisiana native, is a professional fisherman known by fans and anglers for his consistency and versatility on a number of different bodies of water.
Most recently, Jim competed in the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Lake Toho, Florida.
Jim has five top-10 finishes at the sport’s top level, and has qualified for the Forrest Wood Cup twice in his career.