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The SFVU Business Group


John 12:46
"I have come as a
Light into the World!"


The SFVU BUSINESS Group is proud and excited to announce that RUSS NIXON from Virginia is the 2011 SFVU Pro Staffer of the Year!


When considering all the candidates, President and CEO, Ian Godwin said this, “SFVU and our factory partners are really blessed with a great group of pro staff so deciding who would follow in the footsteps of previous winners was a difficult choice, especially considering how much growth we endured in 2011. When it ultimately came down to it, Russ was selected because he really embodies what anyone would look for in a pro staffer.



Kopper's SaltWater


Daiichi Strike King Crankbaits


Mizmo Crappie Tubes


Yamamoto Senkos

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February 2012

Tyler Scott Dallas, Texas
John Stewart III Monroe, Louisiana
Bradley Jernigan Armory, Mississippi

January 2012

Joe Walker Montgomery, Alabama
Mike Griffin Orlando, Florida
Kris Johnson Montross, Virginia

December 2011

Josh Williamson – Benson, North Carolina
Rob Clark – Ruckersville, Virginia
Pat Churchman – Lake Ozark, Missouri

Click here for the complete list of winners


(SFVU News Archives)

SFVU Partners with Strike King Lure Company


The Wholesale Fishing Tackle Distribution division of The SFVU BUSINESS Group is pleased to announce its newest factory partner, Strike King Lures. Ian Godwin, President & COO of SFVU, Inc. explained how it all came about, “We have known we wanted to work with the Christian leadership at Strike King for a while, it just took us some time to maneuver contracts while protecting current product mixes. Strike King is the biggest lure company in the world and one of the final pieces we needed to round out our mix. We get a chance to support a great Christian company and they get an opportunity for a loyal following from the SFVU team of dealers and pro staff to promote their product lines in a viral grass roots way. Plus, I know personally that Allan, Chris and Doug have been so supportive of The Fishers of Men national Tournament Trail and Ministry so any way to give back and help them is just the right thing to do! I look forward to a long and productive relationship.” When the decision was originally announced, Bill, who has worked with SFVU in the past in support of their Quantum Reels and TTI-Blakemore programs exclaimed, “This is a great fit for SFVU, and I know from what they have done with my other represented companies, I expect big things from these guys. Their unique approach almost guarantees new opportunities for both players and I can’t wait to see where this leads.” Due to the immense amount of product SKU’s offered by Strike King Lures, The SFVU Wholesale Distribution Group will initially work to stock in inventory the complete line up of every Strike King Crankbait, in every style and color. As of this press release, final and complete stocking for the warehouse should be complete by the middle of December with most product already in house for dealer purchase. To see their complete line-up, please click here.

Growth at Record Pace Announces Major
Hiring for 2012

Despite a stagnant economy, The SFVU BUSINESS Group has been blessed with phenomenal growth for 2011 and is anticipating even bigger things for 2012 and beyond. Because of this, and in the spirit of one of our CEO’s favorite adages, “to whom much is given, much is required”, we are excited to announce that we have numerous positions opened up for 2012 that we are currently seeking qualified applicants for. Please visit our Current Employment Opportunities section of the web for more details?



The SFVU BUSINESS Group is a multi-divisional corporation dedicated to the recreational, tournament and business development realms of the sport of fishing for everyone, from aspiring junior anglers to college fishing teams to weekend family farm pond fishermen, from Christian bass club members to PAA, FLW & BASS touring professionals as well as Redfish Inshore Saltwater, Walleye, Catfish & Crappie tournament anglers, from guides & outfitters to dealers and manufacturers alike, The SFVU Business Group is here to grow the sport of fishing while maintaining an eye toward the future and an ear towards listening to the needs of the present, all the while keeping our relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at the forefront of all we do in support of you and the business arenas of fishing in all its realms!

The SFVU BUSINESS Group divisions include our Wholesale Fishing Tackle Distribution Group, our Retail Independent Fishing Tackle Dealer Support system, our Sportfishing Industry Business Consulting Group, our Manufacturers Rep Group, our OYOFB Division – an entire support system to allow individuals to enter the exciting business world offered within the sport fishing arena, our Public Relations Media group for support of TV, Radio, Internet, Print and Outdoor Writers, our Pro Staff & Tournament Administration Support & Development teams, our Sport Fishing Ventures Unlimited TV programming as well as major volunteer and financial support for The Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail and the non-profit, charitable giving foundation called Fishing Dreams Unlimited

We are proud of our long standing and loyal relationships with each of our manufacturers with whom SFVU has partnered with, those being Kistler Rods, Solar Bat Polarized Sunglasses, Quantum Reels, McCoy Fishing Lines, Plano Tackle Storage Systems, Koppers Live Target Lures, Secret Weapon Spinnerbaits & Buzzbaits, RoboWorm, Mizmo Tubes, both Bass and Crappie, All Terrain Tackle “Technique Specific” Jigs, JC’s Custom Lures, including their complete line of Tungsten Weights, Jigheads and Terminal Tackle as well as their handpoured soft plastic baits under the Maximum Series brand, Gary Yamamoto Senkos and Soft Plastics, Strike King Lure Company, Blakemore Roadrunner Lures, Hooks from X-Point, Daichii, Stand-Out Drop Shot and Tru-Turn thru the TTI Group, Attraxx Patented Saltwater Baits, and many more  - all of these are featured and serviced thru independent tackle stores within The SFVU Wholesale Fishing Tackle Groups support network of dealers – all offered at the very best competitive prices with extra special rewards and savings programs for active members of The Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail, Christian Bass Clubs, OYOFB affiliates, and select field and pro staff.

We appreciate your support, patronage and feedback as we work diligently to meet our president's number one goal of 100% client satisfaction while providing the best example of a successful business run on solid Christian principles and sound ethics!

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