In its second major signing of 2013, Lew's has added FLW Tour stalwart Mark Rose to its powerhouse pro staff. The company brought Jay Yelas aboard earlier this month.
"We know that today's bass anglers have many tournament options, from local to regional to national, and both Jay and Mark are excellent examples of how working hard on and off the water can pay off in a history of successes, most recently along the FLW Tour events," said Gary Remensnyder, Lew's president. "We especially like the fact that both men are good role models for our brand and for the sport of fishing everywhere they go. After all, they spend a lot more time preparing for tournaments, and traveling to and from them, than actually fishing.
"It's during these times that they have many quality interactions with the public, and that's just as important to us in their representation of the Lew's name."
Rose and Yelas will be joining many fellow Team Lew's members in the company's booth at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo being held in Tulsa, Okla., Feb. 22-24. Also in attendance will be David Fritts, Tim Horton, Kevin Short, Stephen Browning, Mark Menendez, Gerald Brown and Andrew Upshaw, along with crappie guru Wally Marshall.
Lew's pros Terry Scroggins, Mark Davis, Cliff Prince, Marty Robinson and Jason Christie, along with B.A.S.S. Nation angler Jared Knuth, have qualified for the Classic and will be among its 53 contenders.
"The Bassmaster Classic provides an excellent opportunity to meet and visit with the greatest names in fishing, old and new. And I'm confident you'll find all of Lew's guys to be approachable, friendly and ready to talk fishing," Remensnyder said.