Wilderness Systems — a sea kayak innovator since 1986 that in 1999 was a founding brand partner in the Confluence Watersports group (now Confluence Outdoor), and remains based in Greenville, S.C. — announced its 2014 Pro Staff all-star cast of a record 36 professional anglers who are pushing the increasingly popular sport of kayak angling to the next level through competition, instruction, and product development.
While the brand has invested in the Pro Staff program for years, for the 2014 season Wilderness Systems is offering more kayak fishing leadership and coverage across the sport than ever before, including female and international anglers and experts across the categories of flat, off-shore, salt, and fresh water fishing.
Part of this growth has been made possible by appointing four regional managers to oversee the team, promote the sport, and ensure the brand is able to get perspective on kayak angling trends, needs, and news from all over the country. Managers are Jeff Little, Bobby Clark, CJ Siebler, and Troy Meyerhoeffer. Additionally, Wilderness Systems welcomes eight newcomers: Cody Carpenter, Dwayne Walley, Jeff Malott, Jedediah Plunkert, Brenden Terrill, Callie Shumway, Jim Smith, and Mike Zilkowsky.
The Wilderness Systems Pro Staff anglers will be competing in the world’s top fishing tournaments, hosting demos at local shops, guiding angling expeditions, writing informative articles, and hosting television shows throughout the 2014 season. Additionally, they each spend significant time testing an array of new products – some of which will launch at this summer’s Icast and Outdoor Retailer tradeshows – and providing feedback to the Wilderness Systems designers. Committed to building the best possible products for kayak anglers, Wilderness Systems relies heavily on continual research and testing from the Pro Staff.
Get to know the Wilderness Systems Pro Staff at www.wildernesssystems.com/community, and stay updated at wildernesssystems.ning.com.