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JIM RONQUEST

Jim Ronquest

Jim Ronquest

Producer RNT-V, World champion Duck Caller and Public Relations manager for RNT Calls Inc in Stuttgart AR.


Having the good fortune to spend a great deal of time in and around a lot of boats, I’ve learned to appreciate quality, performance and aesthetics.

I have a choice which boat I can run, that choice is Xpress. From bow to stearn, it is obvious Xpress strives to build a boat that is tough as nails, handles like a dream, and looks great on the water!

Chosen by champions, check one out, you’ll be glad you did!

 
 

JOHN STEPHENS

John Stephens

John Stephens

3 time World Champion Duck Caller, Executive Producer of RNT-V, Owner and President of RNT Calls Inc.


Growing up duck hunting and fishing here in the heart of the Grand Prairie and spending time in a boat is second nature. I have a choice and my choice is Xpress Boats. Great performance, amazing handling characteristics in shallow and deep water, superb structural integrity, all wrapped up in great looking package.

Whether your looking for a duck boat or a bass boat, look no further than Xpress boats, they are the Choice of these champions!

 
 

BRETT MEYN

Brett Meyn

Brett Meyn

Home: Mechanicsville, VA

Occupation: Student

Discipline: Bass Fishing

Current Xpress Boats: 2002 X19


What Do you like best about your X19:

The ruggedness and versatility of my Xpress is no doubt my favorite feature. I fish a lot of shallow, treacherous tidal water areas so I can’t afford to be worrying about hurting my hull while I’m shooting across stump-filled flats. I also enjoy the jealous looks I get from the fiberglass guys when I motor across shallow creek mouths that they can only dream of getting to on low tide.

Also, with me being in college I don’t have the luxury of storing my boat in a garage or under a canopy so it is exposed to the elements 365 days a year. Upon hearing that most boat owners would cringe, however I have peace of mind because unlike fiberglass boats, my Xpress bass boat doesn’t have a fragile gel-coat that is vulnerable to the sun and other elements so I do not have to worry about expensive repairs to my hull over time.

Overall, I believe that my Xpress boat is the best platform that not only fits my needs as a college angler but also performs above and beyond my expectations as a tournament angler.

 
 

CAPTAIN ELTON RODRIGUE

Captain Elton Rodrigue

Captain Elton Rodrigue

Home: Bayou Dularge, LA

Name of Guide Service: CATCHDAT! Charters

Discipline: Speckled Trout, Flounder, Drum, Bass

Current Xpress Boats: HD20CC


Capt. Elton Rodrigue (Capt. E for short) has spent almost his entire life fishing the Cocodrie area and now the Bayou Dularge area. He loves fishing almost as much as he enjoys having his clients catch fish. When it comes to fishing for Redfish and Speckled Trout, Capt. E won't quit until the box is full!

What Do you like best about your Xpress Boat:

Able to travel deep into the shallow marsh and still able to fish the bays and barrier islands. Fishes 4 comfortable. Easy on fuel.

Pro Staff Tip:

Mounting a tool caddy on the side of your center console will keep your plyers and other fishing tools organized and easily accessible.

 
 

DARYL & BLAKE HODGE

Daryl Hodge

Daryl Hodge


Blake Hodge

Blake Hodge

Home: South Carolina

Discipline: Waterfowling & Competition Waterfowl Calling


Daryl Hodge:

Daryl owns and operates the Wrecking Crew Guide Service here in both SC & NC where we offer guided duck & goose hunts. Daryl has over 35 years of waterfowl hunting experience and have 6 top five finishes in the SC State Duck Calling Contest in addition to being named 2010 Drake Waterfowl Field Expert of the year and 2011 Drake Waterfowl Southern Flyway Field Expert Manager.


Blake Hodge:

Blake has over 13 years of waterfowl hunting experience and has been guiding for the last 3 years. Blake over 65 top five finishes with 20 wins and 1 world championship. He has won the SC State JR Duck Calling Championship 3 times and has won other state titles in NC, VA and TX.


Daryl & Blake Hodge are sponsored by:

  • Drake Waterfowl Competition Calling Team
  • RNT Pro-Staff
  • Yeti Coolers
  • Marshall's Marine
  • Mountain Khakis
  • Decoy Outdoors
  • WinnTuck Waterfowl Lanyards
  • Wehuntsc.com
  • Schofield's Hardware
 
 

PAUL SIMS

Paul Sims

Paul Sims

Home: Haughton, LA

Discipline: Tournament Bass Angler

Current Xpress Boat: H51


Paul contributes his success to his Xpress Hyper-lift hull being able to navigate around, or over any stump or log jam that others would be afraid to attempt. Paul states that Xpress is the only boat he will own and has his sights on an X19 or X21 powered of course by Yamaha.