June 1, 2011

Ott Signs with Onyx

Ott DeFoe, or "Mr. cash a check every time" as I am going to start calling him just inked a new deal with Onyx, manufacturer of rain gear, lifejackets and a whole lot more.  They sponsor several Elite Series guys and are the real deal. They are wrapping his Tracker Grizzly aluminum boat.  He really likes fishing out of this boat in shallow water and talked about it with me in his interview a few months back.  Maybe he will be using it this week at the B.A.S.S. Southern Open on Douglas Lake.  I expect to see Ott at the top of the standings this week on his home lake.

Check out the entire press release below:

St. Cloud, MN – Onyx, the outdoor recreation brand, proudly announces its official sponsorship of Elite Series Rookie Ott DeFoe.  Onyx is wrapping DeFoe’s Bass Tracker Grizzly 1860 and giving visitors to the Bass Pro Shops in Kodak, TN the opportunity to meet DeFoe and win an Onyx life jacket this weekend. 

After 6 of 8 events, the 25 year old professional from Tennessee sits in 7th place in the Bassmaster Elite Series point standings.  He leads the Bassmaster Rookie of the Year race.  “Onyx’s motto is ‘Keeping you there’ and I’m hopeful that is exactly what we do,” said DeFoe.  “The next Elite Series event on the Arkansas River may be a deal where accessing water I can’t reach in my Nitro will be a big help.  Thanks to my Bass Tracker and Onyx I will be prepared.” 

Ott is also very pleased with the Onyx line of products.  “All year long I have worn the Onyx Inflatable Life Jacket and the Pro Tech rain jacket and bib from Onyx.   I am very pleased with the performance of both of these products.  They offer fishermen outstanding quality at a great value.”

DeFoe’s Bass Tracker will be on-site at the Bass Pro Shops Thursday through Saturday, June 2-4.  Fans can enter a drawing to win an Onyx Inflatable Life Jacket and meet DeFoe on Saturday afternoon.  “As long as my wife is not in active labor I will be there Saturday afternoon,” said a proud DeFoe.  The DeFoes are expecting twins.

“As a water safety company, we are very excited to support Ott DeFoe in his fishing events and tournaments,” states Mary Snyder, VP Marketing of Absolute Outdoor.  “Our Onyx brand of fishing and boating life jackets will be ‘keeping him there’ by offering the comfort, freedom of movement, and peace of mind when out on the water.  We wish Ott the best of luck as he continues his race to the top.”

Onyx is an outdoor recreation brand under the Absolute Outdoor, Inc. company, based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Products included under the Onyx brand include life jackets for boating, hunting, and fishing; rainwear; Inflatable life jackets, camouflage hunting gear, featuring ArcticShield and X-System technologies.

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