Jeff Sprague hooks up with Elite Anglr team
Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour competitor Jeff Sprague has joined the Elite Anglr Athlete program to provide his expertise on clothing and help promote the apparel company’s products.
The Texas pro helped spearhead a clothing line for one of his sponsors, which gave him some insight on choosing a fishing apparel company offering quality products. “Those guys (Elite Anglr co-owners Al McCulloch and Donny Wilson) have a great concept and a great clothing line and outdoor weather gear,” Sprague said. “That is what really attracted me was the outdoor weather gear. It is priced right and is a cool brand.”
Prior to joining the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour, Sprague competed for five years on the FLW Tour. He qualified for five FLW Cups and recorded 15 Top 10 finishes in FLW events.
Al McCulloch said Sprague was chosen to be part of the Elite Anglr family for several reasons. “Jeff is a veteran and former police officer and we admire and want those types of individuals representing the Elite Anglr lifestyle,” McCulloch said. “Life is about family and giving back and no one does it better than Jeff. He has worked hard to become a professional angler and that passion is also found in his family life. I remember there was a great shot of Jeff and his son last year on the tour when they were on the deck of his boat for morning prayer before the launch. The picture captured everything you need to know about Jeff.”
“Jeff is all about service,” McCulloch said. “As a veteran he sacrificed for this great country. As a police officer he swore to protect others. Jeff continues to carry these qualities into his professional angling life and family life. We are extremely honored that he has agreed to represent Elite Anlgr for years to come.”
Elite Anglr incorporates two sponsorship programs for anglers: Elite Anglr Athlete and Elite Anglr Family. The Athlete program includes MLF pros, Bassmaster Elite Series pros, FLW Tour pros, Costa and BFL anglers and competitors from regional circuits such as Anglers in Action, Alabama Bass Trail and Texas Team Trail. The Family program helps to develop and sponsor middle school, high school and college anglers.
About Elite Anglr
Partners Al McCulloch, marketing and media specialist for Midwest Fish Tournaments, and Donny Wilson, a former graphic designer with B.A.S.S., created the Elite Anglr fishing brand that promotes the lifestyle of anglers who need comfortable and dependable clothing for a long day on the water.
Elite Anglr’s line of apparel includes ball caps, beanies, short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts, hoodies and outdoor weather gear emblazoned with the unique Elite Anglr logo. Promoting fishing and supporting charities are major goals of the new company. Elite Anglr also plans on sponsoring conservation efforts by offering discounts on apparel for bass clubs or individual anglers who participate in conservation programs such as cleaning up waterways or better fish care.
Apparel orders may be made by visiting Elite Anglr’s web site, www.eliteanglr.com, which is also connected to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.