Wiley X, Inc. continues to sponsor two of the worldʼs top professional bass fishermen in 2013, providing them not only with support but also with the advanced vision and protection needed to compete — and win — on the grueling professional bass tour. The 2013 fishing season is underway and once again, perennial winners Stephen Browning and Skeet Reese are counting on Wiley X premium protective sunglasses to help them find and catch more fish.

“Weʼre proud to continue our close working relationship with Stephen and Skeet and support their efforts as they compete against the best fishermen in the world,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr. “They are both dedicated anglers, fierce competitors and true gentlemen who are excellent representatives for Wiley X. Weʼve also appreciated the input and guidance theyʼve provided us in developing the finest polarized eyewear for all fishermen,” added Freeman.

Stephen Browning is fresh off an exciting B.A.S.S. win, charging from 12 spots back on the last day to win the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open April 29 on Red River, Louisiana. By Browningʼs own account, his 16-pound, 10-ounce final day limit was the answer to a prayer on a day when he struggled putting fish in the boat. “The good Lord has blessed me to even be standing here today,” said Browning on the podium recounting his 40-pound, 10-ounce finishing weight that earned him the win. In addition to prize money and a $40,000 Triton/Mercury rig, the victory also secured Browning a berth in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic (providing he fishes the last two Central Opens).

Skeet Reese, former 2009 Bassmaster Classic Champion and 2007 Bassmaster Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year, is also off to a great start this season. His May 5th win at the Bassmaster Elite Series West Point Lake Battle vaulted him into 3rd Place for the prestigious Angler of the Year race. The win —the seventh of his Bassmaster career — earned Reese a $100,000 payday, along with his 14th invitation to the Bassmaster Classic. Reese has been with Wiley X for years, and depends on the companyʼs advanced fishing vision to keep him in the winnerʼs circle. With features like Wiley Xʼs soft, removable Facial Cavity Seal to block out wind, debris and reflected light and advanced Polarized Emerald Mirror lenses with amber tint, Wiley X sunglasses help pros and weekend warriors spot bottom contour, structure and suspended fish.

Both Reese and Browning depend on Wiley X eyewear to give them an edge over the fish, as well as the competition. In addition to superior visual acuity that helps them “read the water,” Wiley X sunglasses provide these competitors with protection that goes far beyond the harmful rays of the sun. All Wiley X sunglasses meet stringent ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards for true occupational-grade protection. Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand with this level of protection on every pair of glasses it makes, allowing fishermen to fish with confidence in the face of airborne debris, low-hanging limbs or heavy, hook-laden lures flying back at the boat.

Image courtesy Full-Throttle Communications

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