Release Reels Lands Jim Sammons and The Kayak Fishing Show


Heliconia, producers of The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons, announces its new partnership with Release Reels, quality reels proudly made in, Virginia, always with a lifetime warranty.

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 "As soon as I tried out my first reel from Release Reels, it became my go-to, and has been for the last two seasons of filming,” says Sammons. “It also helps that each reel is backed by an excellent team with an obvious passion for the product and who offer great customer service.” Sammons adds, “The reels are both powerful yet surprisingly light weight, and having a reel you can trust when fighting a 200lb marlin makes all the difference.”

Sammons is most widely recognized for his two nationally televised TV shows, The Kayak Fishing Show on the World Fishing Network and The Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge on NBC Sports. Both series follow Jim as he travels the world with his kayak, while on the hunt for the biggest and most challenging game fish. Season 6 of The Kayak Fishing Show and Season 4 of The Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge will begin airing in April 2015.

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Sammons’ is also a YouTube sensation with his WebTV channel, Kayak Fishing Tales. With over 24,000 subscribers and 14 million views, Kayak Fishing Tales has the largest kayak angling presence on YouTube. 

According to Release Reels founder and President, Wes Seigler, “Jim originally approached us about simply using a few reels during the filming of the show and we could not be happier with how he has represented us this far. We are really excited that we are now able to be a formal part of the program.”

Release Reels have created among the lightest, strongest and most competitively priced fishing reels in the industry—each with a lifetime warranty. The Release Reels' design process has been developed over several years by adapting the latest technology, machine capabilities and materials—coupled with input from the finest anglers and commercial captains in the Mid-Atlantic. 

Watch the Kayak Fishing Show trailer and learn more about the series at


About Release Reels: All Release Reels are cut, machined and assembled from premium grade materials. This includes U.S. manufactured and certified 6061 T6 aluminum, 316 stainless-steel, premium bearings, and carbon fiber. Release Reels’ team is a bunch of hardworking, hard fishing guys and gals that just like making really awesome, high-quality products. They have made a commitment to making every part they can in-house to maintain their standards. 100% created and manufactured in the United States of America. All Release Reels are backed by their unconditional LIFETIME WARRANTY. For additional information contact Release Reels at

About The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons presented by Jackson Kayak: Entering its 6th Season on WFN, The Kayak Fishing Showfeatures jaw-dropping action in stunning locations. Every 30-minute episode follows Jim Sammons as he travels the world with his kayak, on the hunt for the biggest and most challenging game fish. 

About The Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge Presented by Seaguar: An exciting and inspiring NBC Sports series entering it’s 4th Season, which follows Jim on his worldwide journeys to catch the biggest game fish possible from his kayak.

About Heliconia: Since World Champion kayaker Ken Whiting founded the company in 1998, Heliconia has been a leader in outdoors media production. Heliconia produces 5 outdoor television series that air on NBC Sports, Outside Television, the World Fishing Network, and the Nautical Channel. See all of Heliconia’s work at, or follow along on Facebook at

For more information call Amy Luscombe at 613 582 7154, or e-mail to: