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Bass Angler Magazine

Ike Partners with Panther

Mike Iaconelli, one of the world’s most recognized professional anglers, knows darkness should never interfere with a great day of fishing. Always seeking an edge on the competition, Iaconelli is now teaming with lighting innovator, Panther Vision®, to ensure anyone with a passion for fishing is able to easily maneuver around their tackle box and see their catch any time of day. The creation of an IKE Approved™ POWERCAP® provides avid anglers with the latest in high-quality hands-free lighting.

“I spend a lot of time prepping to fish in the pre-dawn hours since work done before the sun comes up can
make all the difference in a competition. That’s why I’m psyched to be working with a company that makes such reliable LED products like the Panther Vision POWERCAP and the cool, waterproof Button Lamp. Great lighting is crucial to getting my tackle ready, especially lighting that keeps my hands free so I can go out and land the big one!”

The POWERCAP 2.0 builds on the successful original by tripling its light output to 75 lumens. The new model also offers new levels of comfort and practicality; it runs on AAA batteries that slide seamlessly into the hat’s inner lining. With designs ranging from trucker-style hats to lined beanies, there’s a POWERCAP for all seasons.

Through the agreement, Panther Vision will develop a series of IKE-branded POWERCAPS. The series will include the popular Ike Shark logo hats that Iaconelli currently wears on and off the water. The Ike Signature Series POWERCAP will be available for purchase both online and at various retail locations. “As we launch our revamped POWERCAP 2.0, we wanted to do so with a partner who embodies passion for the outdoors. Now we have one in Mike Iaconelli,” said Panther Vision Marketing & Sales Manager Chas Waters. “Through this partnership, we’ll demonstrate what a difference hands-free lighting can make when you’re out on the water.”

Anglers can also join Iaconelli in using another one of Panther Vision’s signature creations, the Button Lamp. The quarter-sized adhesive LED lights can remain on for as long as 17 consecutive hours, making them a must-have addition for lighting the inside of a tackle box or hull.

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ABOUT PANTHER VISION
Panther Vision is an Illinois based company that designs, manufactures and distributes advanced engineered LED lighting solutions. Our more than 25 patented designs offer consumers unparalleled performance and provide them with uncommon solutions to common everyday problems. Panther Vision products are sold all over the world, but can be found in the U.S. at Lowes, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gander Outdoors, Fred Meyer, AutoZone, LL Bean, Bass Pro, Cabelas, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Amazon and Big 5 Sporting Goods stores.

ABOUT MIKE IACONELLI:
Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour angler, Mike Iaconelli, is a 12-time tournament winner, including two MLF wins. ‘Ike’ holds the longest active streak as a Bassmaster Classic qualifier of 19 years and is also the only angler to have won all three of Bassmaster’s most prestigious titles: Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Angler of the Year, and B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. Iaconelli is the host of the ‘Going Ike’ YouTube Series , the ‘Ike LIVE’ podcast, and is Founder of The Bass University and The Ike Foundation® , a non-profit foundation that encourages youth fishing.

Panther Vision joins Iaconelli’s group of existing sponsors that include: Toyota, BassCat Boats, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Flambeau, Tackle Warehouse, Hobie, Yamaha, RAM Mounts, NINES and Renegade, Molix, WYLD Gear, Gerber Gear, Lowrance, Power-Pole, Missile Jigs and Rapala/VMC. Follow Mike Iaconelli on Facebook @MikeIaconelliFishing on Instagram @mikeiaconelli, on Twitter @mike_iaconelli and Mike Iaconelli Fishing on YouTube.

ABOUT PROFESSIONAL EDGE FISHING:
Professional Edge Fishing, Inc. is a New Jersey based, full-service angler management, representation, and marketing company specializing in the outdoor sportfishing market. Professional Edge Fishing represents several of the top professional anglers in the fishing world. For more information, visit http://ProfessionalEdgeFishing.com or contact info@professionaledgefishing.com

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