Registered: December 2007
Location: Wilmington, NC
Riley Rods is a proud sponsor of 'Team Palmetto' and is honored to oufit them for the 2009 IFA Redfish Tour Season.
TEAM FINLEY/WOOD CAPTURE 2008 IFA REDFISH CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
November 11, 2008 – After securing a two fish limit during both days of
competition weighing a combined 27 .08 pounds, the team of Glenn Finley and Dodd Wood
captured the 2008 IFA Redfish Tour Championship on Saturday in Panama City Beach, Fla.
Faced with clear water fishing conditions unlike those in their native South Carolina, the two Belton, SC, natives called on their bass fishing backgrounds and targeted deeper water during the two day championship event. After weighing in one of the tournament’s largest fish on day one, a 7.43 pounder, the team edged out the second place team of Jay Cedotal and Chad Dufrene, who finished with 26.92 pounds.
“This is our first time fishing Panama City Beach. We came in the Sunday before the tournament started to prefish and we caught only a handful,” Finley said. “We have a bass fishing background and really had to go back to that to help us find the fish. We had to fish deeper water. We fish a lot in the Charleston (SC) area and there is no clear water there like there is here.” With the win, the Finley and Wood team were awarded a new Ranger 173 Ghost powered by a 115 horsepower, four stroke Yamaha outboard, equipped with a Power Pole shallow water anchor, Minn Kota trolling motor and Humminbird electronics. The value of the prize boat is $34,000.