Mossy Oak Fishing joins the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, ICAST, for its 2020 ICAST Online experience to continue meeting needs of anglers and the fishing community as a whole. The online experience features new products, fishing and conservation seminars and much more.
“We’re grateful that ICAST has given us this opportunity to conduct business in the fishing arena through an online platform,” said Chris Paradise, Sr. Vice President and Chief Sales Officer of Mossy Oak. “Our presence at the ICAST show the past few years has been instrumental to our growth in the fishing community. Our team is dedicated to bringing anglers great products and continuing to foster conservation efforts that keep the sport and pastime of fishing possible for generations to come.”
Mossy Oak Fishing, the Official Brand of Conservation and its pattern Elements Agua, the Official Pattern of Tournament Bass Fishing were both launched at the ICAST show in July 2017. Since then, Mossy Oak Fishing has built the Mossy Oak Fishing Team to 13 of the top anglers in the world in both saltwater and freshwater categories. In addition, Mossy Oak Fishing’s Elements Agua has been named the official pattern of B.A.S.S., Bassmaster Junior, High School, and Collegiate Series, Major League Fishing, FLW, Bass Pro Shops' Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the CCA, and the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust.
Mossy Oak Fishing has experienced exponential growth since its inception due to the significant partnerships it has build with premier industry manufacturers and retail partners. These relationships include but are not limited to top-tier brands such as Plano, Columbia, Huk, Thermacell, Abu Garcia, Rapala, among many others.
Mossy Oak Fishing Team members continue to wear Elements Agua pattern as they compete, go to events and simply as a representation of the lifestyle they love, fishing and being outdoors. Mossy Oak Fishing Team members include Kevin VanDam (Team Leader), Gerald Swindle, Ott DeFoe, Jordan Lee, Matt Lee, Bill Lowen, Brandon Cobb, Drew Benton, Brandon Lester, Greg Hackney, and Brandon Palaniuk. Championship walleye fisherman, Johnnie Candle and saltwater fisherman, Mark Davis of “BigWater Adventures” also contribute their world-class skills, knowledge, and accomplishments to make the Mossy Oak Fishing Team one of the most accomplished and elite groups of anglers in fishing history. Momentum for the Mossy Oak Fishing Team continues to build with recent wins from Ott DeFoe, Drew Benton, and Jordan Lee’s multiple wins and recently claiming the title as Major League Fishing’s 2020 Points Champion.
“If over 30 years of making Mossy Oak camo has shown us anything, it’s that our patterns mean more than just a way to hide from critters,” said Toxey Haas, founder and CEO of Mossy Oak. “Instead, wearing Mossy Oak has become an expression of who we are. Since we entered the fishing arena in 2017 with Elements Agua, it has been incredibly rewarding for our business with its mission to ‘live our best life outdoors.’ We want more people enjoying the outdoors, and joining ICAST the past three years is a large part of that. We will continue to do what’s best to conserve wildlife, fisheries and those environments.”