Eyewear innovator Wiley X®, Inc. will once again have some of fishing’s biggest names in their corner and wearing the company’s state-of-the-art shades as they fish, compete and have fun on the water. Because with these guys, fishing may be their job — but it’s also definitely their passion.
Wiley X’s team of sponsored anglers for 2014 includes professional bass anglers and perennial fan favorites Edwin Evers and Stephen Browning. Both are gearing up for the “Superbowl” of bass fishing, the 2014 GEICO Bassmasters Classic, coming to Alabama’s famous Lake Guntersville February 21-23. As it does all year long, Wiley X’s unique brand of protection and glare-cutting polarized vision help keep these top competitors on the fish and ahead of the pack.
Just making it to the Classic is an achievement, and in 2014, Evers will make his 13th appearance in the big event. With more than $2 million in career earnings, Evers is at the top of his game and is well positioned to make a strong showing on Lake Guntersville. The Oklahoma native is listed at 12:1 odds to win the Classic on the B.A.S.S. website; strong endorsement considering that more than 50 of the world’s best professional fishermen will be vying for the title.
A native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Stephen Browning is well acquainted with Southern bass fishing tactics that should serve him well on fishing’s biggest stage. Browning has earned more than $1 million on the tournament trail during his successful career, and will be making his 9th trip to the Classic this year.
Each of these pros depend on Wiley X sunglasses for the clear vision to spot underwater weedbeds, drop-offs, and other structure, as well as bait schools and cruising fish. Proven eye protection is another big reason why top anglers trust Wiley X. The shades Evers and Browning wear on the water meet stringent ANSI-Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards — for protection against everything from flying lures to airborne debris to low-hanging branches. Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand with this level of vision protection in every pair of glasses it makes. In addition, almost every Wiley X eyewear style is Rx-ready, making these glasses an ideal, no-compromise solution for fishermen and outdoor adventurers who require prescription lenses.
To learn more about Wiley X’s team of top professional anglers for 2014 — or the company’s complete line of premium performance eyewear models for fishing, boating and more— visit Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842 • Or visit online at www.wileyx.com.