Adrian Avena

Pro Fisherman Adrian “Jersey Boy” Avena Signs with Popticals Sunglasses Company

SAINT LOUIS – March 16, 2018 – Popticals, maker of compact performance eyewear, today announced Bassmaster Elite Series Pro angler Adrian “Jersey Boy” Avena has signed with the company as one of its sponsored athletes. Avena progressed quickly through the FLW College Fishing series fishing for Chestnut Hill College. 2012 was his rookie season in the Tour Majors Division where …

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Skylar Hamilton Kicks Off Elite Series Strong on Lake Martin

Changing Conditions on Lake Martin Through rain, fog, sunshine and clouds, Pro Angler Skylar Hamilton had a great start to the Bassmaster Elite Series on Lake Martin, Alabama. Hamilton fished all but the final day, finishing the tournament with a total weight of 33lb – 2oz in 28th place out of 110 anglers and putting him in a great position …

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Mount Mitchell with Popticals

Summiting The Highest Mountain East of the Mississippi, Mt. Mitchell

By: Popticals Pro Payge McMahon Mt. Mitchell (6,684 ft./ 2,037m) is the tallest mountain, east of the Mississippi, and the perfect peak to hike for virgin baggers. It is in  Pisgah National Forest, near Burnsville, NC, and part of the Appalachian Mountains. Colliding tectonic plates created the Appalachian Mountains and at one time, they were as tall as the Rocky …

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Quick Tips with Scott Suggs

Quick Fishing Tips with FLW Pro Angler Scott Suggs

When it comes to bass fishing, details make all the difference. Which line should I use? What’s the best setup on a chatterbait? Should I wear sunglasses with gray or brown lenses for fishing on overcast days? We teamed up with FLW Pro Angler Scott Suggs to get some quick tips on how to become a better angler. In this …

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Popticals Pro Payge McMahon

A 2-Day Solo Adventure – Climbing Utah’s Highest Mountain, Kings Peak (13,528 ft.)

By Payge McMahon If you are ever in Salt Lake City, Utah, short on time, but want an epic outdoor adventure, go climb the state’s highest mountain, King’s Peak 13,528 ft. (4,123 m), via the Henry Fork Trail. A 3-hour drive from the city, this beautiful and scenic 28-mile round trip trek with 5,436 ft. of ascent, can easily be …

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Compact Gear Outdoor Retailer 2017

The Best Portable Gear at Outdoor Retailer 2017

We’re back from another great Outdoor Retailer Summer show in Salt Lake City! We scoured the show floor for the latest and greatest gear focused on compact design, staying as lightweight as possible, and innovation around portability. At this year’s show, we found a few standout products that really follow our motto of packing small and living big. Matador Droplet …

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Greg Hatten Glacier Park Popticals

Packing Small & Living Big in Glacier National Park

By Popticals Pro Greg Hatten. On my way to Glacier National Park I spent the day with one of the best outfitters and gear shops in Kalispell, Montana. Sportsman & Ski Haus was celebrating 49 years in business and I displayed my boat and FJ in front of their store and chatted with folks about river running the National Parks …

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