BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Huk, the new performance fishing apparel company, selected what promises to be the hottest Bassmaster Elite Series event of the year — the Aug. 13-16 tournament out of Cecil County, Md. — as the showcase for its coolest clothing for hot weather.
The Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay is the seventh of nine events in 2015 in the prestigious Elite Series. Competing for the $100,000 first prize are 112 of the country’s best professional anglers, including some of the biggest names in sportfishing.
“Huk Performance Fishing is extremely excited to be the title sponsor of the Bassmaster Elite Series at Chesapeake Bay,” said Ben Verner, Huk president.
“The opportunity for our brand within the bass fishing community is incredible, and we are proud to be able to offer anglers a competitive advantage, with the function and durability of our gear, as well as technical designs geared directly to help them perform at their best on the water.”
Huk Performance Fishing apparel shirts focus on sun protection with stain release properties and anti-microbial technology fabric. Added mesh at the lower back of the shirts keeps anglers cool and comfortable. The shirts are designed to allow a full range of motion for making casts at any angle. A full lineup of long- and short-sleeve fishing shirts is among the choices of performance clothing available.
“We welcome Huk as the title sponsor of one of our exciting Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments,” said Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO. “The Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay is a great platform for introducing comfortable, functional and attractive Huk gear to the performance-minded bass fishing consumer.”
Huk became a supporting sponsor of Bassmaster events in December 2014 and introduced their technical fishing clothing to anglers at the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro in Greenville, S.C.
Kyle Alsop and Taylor Bivins of Kansas State University are the winners of the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship, thanks to a series of consistent weights. They finished the tournament on Kentucky's Green River Lake with 36 pounds, 4 ounces.
The Kansas State team was the only one in the field of 89 teams to bring in more than 10 pounds every day.
You often hear the phrase there is nothing more important than a friend but like many other clichés of life especially at today’s pace, many of these old time sayings are said without really understanding their meaning. As I look back at the past five decades of my life spent in blue water and at my hunting career which has taken me all over the globe, I lift both hands in front of me and start counting off the friends which I could call at any time day or night for help; those who would put their life in jeopardy to save mine, or for that matter those who I can count on in the absolute worst of situations.
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