Cullum was born and raised in Dallas, TX. From the day he could walk he loved the outdoors, but his obsession with fishing took over at the age of 13 when he got his boater's license. He would take his father's old jon boat out early each morning to fish and wouldn't return until well past dark, or whenever his parents could track him down! Not long after, he started fishing tournaments. As an 8th grader he fished on the Ultimate High School Fishing tournament series and earned a spot in their year end Classic Tournament. "We fished the first few tournaments in my dad's old duck boat and used a cooler as our livewell. The tournaments were fun and helped me start working on growing as a fisherman." That summer, Cullum and his partner Dylan Sorrells went on to win the TBF Junior State Championship in Texas and the TBF Junior World Championship which was held on pool 14 of the Mississippi River. This year he's fishing for his high school in the THSBA series. Cullum loves being on the water whether it's fishing for fun with friends, learning a new technique, or breaking down a lake for the next tournament. In the summers when he's not in school, he holds a fishing camp for kids in his neighborhood so he can share that love with younger kids. When he's not fishing, you'll find him on the water surfing or chasing ducks. "I met the JB3 guys at the Bassmaster Expo. Even with the crowds, Britton took the time to talk to me all about their rods and my fishing style. He suggested Henry's Heavy Hitter for the techniques I was working on. The whole team at JB3 has been super supportive. Their confidence in me helped me build confidence in myself as well." "I use JB3 rods for several reasons. The lightweight rods make a huge difference when we're in a tournament and grinding all day. Every JB3 Rod is super responsive and sensitive. At the 2021 TBF Championship, the bite on the Mississippi river was very subtle and the light weight, sensitive rods really helped pick up key fish throughout the tournament. I'm also a kid and can be tough on equipment from time to time, just ask my mom and dad. I fish everything from tournaments, farm ponds, to fun fishing in different friend's boats so rods are constantly in and out of boats, trucks, and hotels. With two of us on the boat and all the rods on deck, we can't help but step on them in the heat of fighting a fish. The JB3 rods have held up to everything. If I had to choose my favorite JB3 rod it would be the Thoroughbred. It is balanced and versatile enough that you can pick it up and not put it down all day." JB3 Rods Owner & CEO, Britton Boyd, has nothing but great things to say when asked about Cullum. “You can’t help but notice the incredible amount of passion Cullum has for our sport. It’s been a pleasure working with Cullum, Ryan (father) and his family. We are truly blessed to be involved in Cullum’s journey and are very much looking forward to what the future holds for him”.
Dylan Sorrells joined JB3 Rods Pro Staff in 2021. He is an avid multi-species angler but spends most of his time chasing bass. Currently, Dylan fishes for the Highland Park High School Bass Team and regularly competes in high school events for Texas High School Bass Association, The Bass Federation, and MLF. We have won the 2020 and 2001 TBF Texas Junior State Championship, 2021 TBF World Championship, Ultimate High School Angler of the Year, and has 13th top 10 finishes in high school events. He holds a Junior IGFA World Record as well as numerous freshwater lake and saltwater state records. He was co-founder of the Highland Park B.A.S.S. Nation club, involved in local community service, and plays football for Highland Park. Most weekends are spent fishing big public lakes in Texas to prepare himself to fish in college.
I have been fishing ever since I can remember. I grew up on the water in my home state of Wisconsin chasing anything that would bite, but the most prized fish for me to catch was always bass. I grew up around the tour level tournament scene. My mom worked for a large company in the industry which really opened my eyes to competitive fishing and life on the road. I got to meet a lot of very influential people in the industry and many of them are still competing today. I knew back then that all I wanted to do was fish for a living. You could say that I never really had a chance, I was addicted right away! I have traveled the country fishing both saltwater and freshwater tournaments. I live to compete at the highest level of the sport. I have competed in a large number of tournament series around Wisconsin, Bassmaster Opens, MLF BFL's and MLF Toyota Series as well. Finishing 4th in the Central Division Toyota Series in 2022 gave me an invite into the Major League Fishing Invitationals in 2023. I am beyond excited to compete in the inaugural season and showcase my skills on a national platform!When I am not on the road, you will find me on lakes around Wisconsin or at the Firehouse as I am also a full-time firefighter/paramedic. Being in this career field is extremely rewarding and has taught me a ton of life lessons. I carry over many of those lessons into my competition days on the water. Having the right tools to do the job, whether it's fighting a fire or fighting fish, is always important. I am very particular about my tackle and rods are one of the most intricate pieces of equipment that an angler has. You need them to be light and sensitive but strong enough to handle any fish that you hook. No matter the situation. That is why I am excited to be with JB3 Rods. They have a tool for you to use no matter what the circumstances are or the technique used. Being from Wisconsin and having a very diverse number of fisheries, I have to be able to do a lot of different techniques to be efficient. Whether its 6lb line and drop shotting for Smallmouth on the Great Lakes to throwing frogs on heavy line in the thickest grass you can find. JB3 Rods has a rod for all of it and everything in between!
I’ve been fishing since I was old enough to hold a snoopy pole, so around 4 years old, mostly on a pond bank. I can remember fishing with a bobber and minnows on a local pond, sitting on a blanket my mom laid out with 2 or 3 extra minnows in an old Skoal can we found on the ground. As I got older, my uncle Chad, my PawPaw, my dad John, and stepdad Randy all played a big part in creating an artificial bait bass fisherman out of me. I’d skip school with a buddy to carry my flat bottom boat about two miles by hand, and fish all day. Since those days, I’ve fished a ton of local tournaments and clubs where I found success. Then, I went on to fish the ABA South Arkansas division and got AOY runner up. Now, I fish MLF Bass Fishing League tournaments, along with the Toyota Series. Occasionally, I will still jump in an ABA event when I'm available. In today's fishing market, there are a ton of options in any avenue of the business. I have found with JB3 Rods, you get the high end production for a fraction of the cost. The detail displayed in the models made here in the US show the workmanship in every detail. The detail that stands out the most to me is the security they place in each individual eye. Many rods I’ve used in the past had not placed enough security for the eyes to stay on the rod blanks and with JB3 they pay attention to ensure the longevity of their product to the smallest item on them. That backed by a family run business platform makes for the true American based company that anyone could stand for!
My name is John Webb and I was born in Southern California. My parents were commercial fishermen, so it was pretty much in my DNA to fish from day one. At three days old I was on the boat. My love for fishing exploded from there! My plans for the 2023 season are to fish several Arkie division BFLs and at least one Toyota Series event on Lake Dardanelle in May. I will be busy with the team series for the Arkansas Hawg Hunters with my partner Shannon Peters. We also plan to fish the Toyota Owners Open on Table Rock Lake this fall. My favorite thing about JB3 Rods is the large selection That can be used for a broad range of techniques. They are light and efficient, but still have that punch to drive the hook home. I am looking forward to seeing what they bring to the table this year!