2015 Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic Exhibitors
Items of Interest at the Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic:
Red Arrow TV with host Kip Campbell
Red Arrow host, Kip Campbell, grew up near the banks of the James River in Central Virginia and spent his days bow hunting, fishing, and playing sports at Fork Union Military Academy. Kip knew early on he wanted to work with a weapon in his hand, so the military, law enforcement, or pro-hunter were the only jobs that would be acceptable in his mind. The last option seemed pretty far fetched, seeing as how he didn't come from a "big buck" part of the country and he had no tie in with any hunting companies.
After college, Kip and his partner formed Shotfish Productions Inc. in 2003 and started filming what would be the first pilot episode of Red Arrow. The show has come a long way since its conception. Red Arrow originated on Sportsman Channel in 2007 airing its first four seasons and then moved to Outdoor Channel in 2012. Currently the show is airing its sixth season and the fan base is growing exponentially. While on Sportsman Channel, Red Arrow received three Sportsman Channel Award nominations and took home awards for Best Combination Show and Top Outdoor Producer. This past January, Red Arrow received three Outdoor Channel Golden Moose Award nominations, including Best Commercial Production, Best Comedy Clip, and a Fan Favorite nomination for Best New Series. Red Arrow is also proud to have close friend and fellow bowhunter, Zac Brown, of the Zac Brown Band, as a part of the show. Not only does Zac make appearances on occasion, he supplies the show with original music from the artists on his record label, Southern Ground Artists.
Although today the Red Arrow crew hunts all over the world, Kip still lives in the small town of Fork Union, VA and frequently hunts some of the same ground he hunted as a kid. He wants to see Red Arrow become bigger, better, and more entertaining each year. More importantly, he wants Red Arrow viewers to understand just what hunting and living the country means to everyone involved with Red Arrow TV.
Keith Johnson and his Bass Tub
Keith is the owner/operator of Bass Tubs by Hurt Promotions. The Bass Tub is a 4,000 gallon mobile aquarium that travels in the country performing at over 25 sports, fishing, boat hunting and outdoor expos.
Keith is perched on top of a mounted boat on the end of the Bass Tub. You are able to see the fish swimming and chasing the lures. Each fishing demonstration will include a variety of baits and presentations, and be packed full of professional angler tips and tactics.
Keith has bass fished professionally for most of this adult life. He has 7 wins and 48 top tens to his credit in B.A.S.S. Opens, the FLW Tour and FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart BFLs, Triton Team Trail, Ranger Team Trail, Fishers of Men Team Trail, Angler’s Choice Team Trail and many other regional tournaments.
Keith currently lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with his wife of 20 years Jennifer. They have 7 children, 4 grandchildren and a dog.
Marty Fischer is one of America's best-known outdoor personalities. A graduate of Georgia Southern College, he is seen on national cable and satellite television by millions of outdoor enthusiasts and is read by more than a million outdoorsmen each month. He is a Host/Executive Producer of the highly acclaimed series TNT Outdoor Explosion currently delivered to more than 40 million American households on the Pursuit Channel (Direct TV 608 and Dish Network 393) and to more than two billion households worldwide live streaming on the Internet.
Marty is a five-time competitor in the World Duck Calling Championship in Stuttgart, Arkansas, and was a four-time finalist in that event. He is a three-time Georgia State Duck Calling Champion, a Great Lakes Calumet Regional Duck Calling Champion and a Southeastern Regional Duck Calling Champion. He is an avid whitetail hunter who has taken big game, turkeys and birds in more than 30 states and 11 different countries on four continents. Additionally he has owned two field champion Labrador retrievers, including the first chocolate Labrador in history to earn two Master Hunting Retriever titles.