We sought out to gather an exclusive team of Pro Staff members that are the best at what they do. We did not want just anyone, but wanted individuals that would represent the brand in the best way possible. We are extremely excited and look forward to seeing our Pro Staff members continue to succeed in their field...ONLY THE BEST BY JB3!
Doug is a U.S, Army Veteran, who after multiple deployments in the middle east, discovered an unwavering passion for tournament bass fishing. The adrenaline and the thrill of the chase of finding and catching bass in a competition has proven to have some parallels to being an infantry soldier. Doug applies the same principals of being prepared, working hard and accomplishing his goals every time he is on the water. Doug fishes with The National Professional Fishing League. The league is a national level tour that has six seasons events. In 2021 the league traveled to six states which included Alabama, Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma. "I am absolutely blessed to have the opportunity to fish the NPFL. I am living out a childhood dream that turned into a goal and is now reality." - Doug Chapin
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 has 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 am from Leland, Mississippi and I fish in the National Professional Fishing League. I am known on social media platforms as The Racing Fish. I started out fishing in my early high school years but I had also developed a love for racing dirt stock cars. So, this meant that I was fishing during the day and racing at night. This led to me being referred to as The Racing Fish and it has stuck with me ever since. I also am a big baseball fan and I enjoy watching the Mississippi State Bulldogs any chance I get. I am married and have two sons that fish with me as much as possible and they were the ones that pushed me to join the NPFL. I am proud to be a part of such a great company with JB3 Rods. Their rods are super lightweight and extremely sensitive. My favorite thus far would be the Sea Pony for a frog and the Doctor G for crankbaits. If anyone has any questions about the rods, feel free to reach out to me on any social media platforms and I can help! I am looking forward to fishing with JB3 Rods this season and I am gunning for some great tournament finishes!