"font-weight: 400;">"I know that they are great people to work with and that fish love SPRO lures. They listen to anglers on what we want to catch more fish and that is how SPRO lures are made. I am fishing BASS Elite Series this year and can’t wait for catching fish with SPRO lures on the circuit. Also, I have been working on new items with them and I am looking forward to announce them soon.”

Shin started his career as a professional bass angler in 1991 fishing tournaments in Japan. He had a very successful 13-year pro angler career in Japan before he had the opportunity to compete in the FLW Tour in 2004. He decided to take on the challenge even though he could not speak English at all.

Since then, he has resided in the US and competed in US tournaments. He won the FLW Tour Angler of the Year in his rookie year and became the only international angler who has won the AOY title in the US, as well as the only angler who has won the AOY title in two countries (US and Japan) in bass fishing history!

Hobbies: fishing and playing with his dogs