Leading the Way Forward
Officially the very first pro to sign with Major League Fishing when the tour was created in 2018, professional bass angler Timmy Horton has been leading the way forward ever since. He made a splash in his first year, winning the Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year in 2000; since then, he’s had six major wins and earned more than $2 million in his career to date.
Based in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Horton also hosts Timmy Horton Outdoors, presented by Profound Outdoors. It’s a family-friendly outdoor television show recorded on public waters with the focus on entertaining and educating anglers of all levels. He provides an in-depth perspective of how to become a better angler, fishing a variety of public waters around the country in order to provide a broad perspective of fishing action for viewers and to highlight different tactics and methods in various fishing scenarios. His extensive knowledge and laid-back style set the stage for an entertaining 30-minute show that presents fishing tips for the viewer in every episode.
In addition to many other television appearances, he also sponsors the Timmy Horton High School Bass Angler’s Challenge. Since it began, the Challenge has awarded over $140,000 in scholarships to local young anglers competing in this tournament.
“Having professional anglers like Timmy on our promotional staff means that we stay on the cutting edge of what fishermen want and need in today’s ever-changing environments and markets,” says Fish Monkey founder and president, Tim Mossberg. “Based on their feedback, we can design and create products that are tailored to meet their needs and greatly exceed their expectations in terms of quality, durability and performance. Fish gloves have gone mainstream thanks to the efforts of pros like Timmy to bring that awareness to the general angling public.”
Horton echoed those sentiments: “Fish Monkey gloves not only perform, but they are very stylish and hold up to the rigors of the professional tournament trail. I’m honored to be a member of their promotional staff. I enjoy all their products but my favorites are the Stubby and the Pro 365 Guide gloves—perfect for all-day comfort on the water.”