HI-SEAS kicks off 2011

COATESVILLE, Pa. — HI-SEAS proudly announces its support of the talented lineup of winning Elite Series anglers for the 2011 fishing season. This group of remarkable anglers has worked its way to the top of many national professional B.A.S.S. tournaments and events, and they have proven their successful track records through high rankings and winnings.


Cliff Pace of Petal, Miss., will again be running a brand new HI-SEAS Wrapped boat on the trail for 2011, and debuted this with his 12th place finish at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic. Cliff has been a member of the HI-SEAS team since 2008, and has since been one of the most consistent anglers on the B.A.S.S. Elite Series. Cliff is coming off back to back seasons with top 12 finishes in the B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year race, has two wins and 29 top 20 finishes in his B.A.S.S. tournament career. Cliff attributes his success to HI-SEAS lines, "I was at a point in my professional career in finding a line I was comfortable with, and that would help take my success to the next level. I purchased the HI-SEAS 100% Fluorocarbon Line and was instantly hooked on its extremely high quality and ease of use. This is one of the greatest factors to my success over the past three seasons."

Jeff Kriet of Ardmore, Okla., is back for his third season on the HI-SEAS Pro-staff Team. Jeff first came on board the HI-SEAS team at the beginning of the 2009 season. Jeff is one of the top anglers on the the B.A.S.S. Elite Series, B.A.S.S. Open circuit, and PAA Tournament series. Jeff has achieved 39 Top 20 finishes in his B.A.S.S. tournament career and has added $834,000 in career winnings. Jeff's loyalty to HI-SEAS lines is unsurpassed. "The biggest part of competing against the highest caliber anglers is having confidence in your tools. One of my key tools is HI-SEAS line. With HI-SEAS lines, I know I have the best line available. My line is probably the main tool I have since it's your direct connection with the fish, and I can tell it's the best line I can use."

B.A.S.S. Elite Series angler Terry "Big Show" Scroggins of Palatka, Fla., is back for his second year on the HI-SEAS Pro-staff Team. Terry has been one of the top performers in professional B.A.S.S., FLW, and PAA Circuits, and is a fan favorite in the industry. Terry is a member of the B.A.S.S. $1 million club, winning a total of $1.32 million in career B.A.S.S earnings, and 50 top 20 finishes. Terry is currently starting a strong 2011 campaign where he is currently second place in Angler of the Year standings, 18 points out of frist. HI-SEAS is thrilled to have Terry back on board for 2011!

B.A.S.S. Elite Series angler Jeff Connella of Bently, La., is a three-year member of the HI-SEAS team and is again running a HI-SEAS featured wrap. Jeff also ran one of the HI-SEAS-wrapped boats in the 2010 Elite Series campaign. Jeff has accounted for 34 career top 50 finishes, including seven top 20s and four top 10 performances. Jeff has added $254,000 in career B.A.S.S. winnings. HI-SEAS Quattro 100% Fluorocarbon is Jeff's preferred line of choice when competing in Elite Series tournaments. "The best enhancement to fluorocarbon line since the original 100% Fluorocarbon. This line provides all the excellent qualities of the original Fluorocarbon line, with a softer feel, the same strength, and a greater invisibility factor."

For more than 30 years, AFW & HI-SEAS has been providing serious freshwater and saltwater anglers with the finest quality line, leader, and rigging products. AFW has the largest selection of wire line and leader products in the industry. All wire, strand, and cable are manufactured in the United States. HI-SEAS offers a variety of lines specifically designed and formulated to meet any fishing challenge. Visit online at www.americanfishingwire.com or www.hiseas.net. High-resolution images are available upon request.