Ron Manrose Joins Pitman Creek

Long time industry icon Ron Manrose recently joined Pitman Creek as Director of Assortments. Manrose managed one of the largest fishing lure assortments in the world for the last twenty-five years at Bass Pro Shops. Manrose stated, “I am excited about this new opportunity, working with the outstanding team at Pitman Creek. They have established themselves as the top fishing distributor in the US and we have a lot of opportunities ahead.” Pitman Creek owner, James Coffey, said, “I am extremely excited to have Ron join our team. He brings a lifetime of fishing and lure knowledge to our company. We have an outstanding team and Ron will enhance our abilities and customer service.” Manrose will work to refine and add to Pitman Creek’s industry leading fishing assortment while ensuring customers have the best-selling brands and items specific to their region.

Pitman Creek has experienced consistent growth since its founding in 1976. The company recently moved into a state of the art 205,000 SF warehouse located in Stanford, Kentucky. The Pitman Creek team prides itself on industry leading same day shipping and superior customer service. The company was started in Somerset, Kentucky along the banks of Pitman Creek, a tributary to Lake Cumberland.


Pitman Creek specializes in the bass fishing market, providing its dealers with leading edge products, hard to find special color items, and proven favorites. If you want to set your store apart by having the new items first or the hard to find products, Pitman Creek Wholesale is your source. They currently stock over 26,500 items from over 280 vendors. Need a special order from a manufacturer? Pitman Creek will gladly place special orders from most of the vendors in their catalog. Need a special color not found in mainstream market? They offer over 1,800 different custom color/size combinations. Need next day service? Pitman Creek’s sales representatives will get your order out the door and delivered to yours.