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 he earned 23rd place in the Angler of the Year race. In 2016 he joined the Bassmaster Elite series, and has two career wins and eleven top 10 finishes on the FLW Tour.
“With being a full time Tour Angler, I am constantly on the go. The convenience of Popticals pop-out technology, combined with their high quality polarized lenses had made it a no brainer to partner with them.”
Popticals sunglasses feature the company’s patented FL2 Micro-Rail System® and crystal-clear NYDEF™ lenses manyfactured by Carl Zeiss Vision. The FL2 System allows Popticals eyewear to separate at the bridge, and the lenses to slide parallel and nest on top of each other for storage in a custom compact case. A must-have piece of fishing gear, Popticals solves the problem of how to safely and conveniently store performance wrap-around sunglasses when not being worn.
Avena joins Popticals’ roster of fishing pros which includes Skylar Hamilton, Katie Jackson, Mike McCoy, and FLW Tour favorite Scott Suggs. Avena’s first event as a Popticals Pro is the Geico Bassmaster Classic being held in Lake Hartwell, Greenville, South Carolina, March 16-18, 2018 where he will be signing autographs and answering questions from the Popticals booth throughout the event.