Vicious Fishing Joins Sponsorship Team of PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries

Benton, Ky. – As the PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries draws nearer, the list of companies getting behind the concept of Tour members being paired with corporate partners continues to grow. The newest member of that growing partnership is Vicious Fishing of Dora, Ala.

Vicious has made a name for itself as a fast rising star in the fishing industry as the company manufactures, markets and distributes premium fishing lines and lures, as well as licensed goods that range from lures to sunglasses and lubrication products.

The brand has made significant impact on the market in a relatively short timeframe, having become a strong player in both the retail and marketing fields within the industry. Through aggressive promotions, the brand has become known for high quality and value pricing.

Vicious counts such PAA members as Jeff Reynolds, Russ Lane, Pete Ponds and Jason Quinn among their pro staff.

The man who coordinates pro staff activities, Chris Dutton, said that being a part of the Corporate Cup, presented by OPTIMA® Batteries is something that the entire company takes pride in. “We’ve been at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic each of the past two years as vendors,” said Vicious Fishing’s Pro Staff Director. “We had great experiences there, and wanted to get in a little deeper; the Corporate Cup is a great way for us to do that.”

Aside from great experiences in Texas, Dutton said that the company likes where the PAA is headed. “We’ve always been a supporter of what the PAA stands for when it comes to angler opportunities, industry support and youth and conservation issues,” said Dutton. “Getting involved in the Corporate Cup is a great way for us to become a part of supporting the anglers of the PAA as well as the fishing industry; we are excited to be a part of it.”

Tim Horton, President of the PAA and a member of the Vicious Fishing eyewear pro staff said that he is equally pleased with their support. “We are thrilled to have Vicious join the Corporate Cup Support Team as an Associate Sponsor,” Horton said. “Their direction and energy for their company and the industry are a great complement to the PAA’s own feelings and we look forward to working with them.

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About the Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries

The PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries will be held October 9 – 11, 2008 on Alabama’s Pickwick Lake in conjunction with Florence – Lauderdale Tourism. The event will feature a unique format utilizing PAA Tour level members paired with corporate partners sharing the thrill of professional competition. Presented in conjunction with Florence-Lauderdale Tourism, The PAA Corporate Cup will be unlike other Pro-am styled events in that all contestants will be competing for a share of a sizeable purse.

PAA Corporate Cup Sponsor Information:

The PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries is sponsored by OPTIMA® Batteries, T-H Marine ATLAS jack plate, Vicious Fishing, Alabama Mountain Lakes and Florence-Lauderdale Tourism Board.

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T-H Marine Supplies, Inc. has been serving the marine industry since 1975. They are a family owned and operated marine supply manufacturer that takes pride in every product that leaves their factory. They are boaters and fishermen who design products for boaters and fishermen. Find them on the web at:

Vicious Fishing is a family owned company from Dora, Ala. who manufactures premium co-polymer, fluorocarbon and braided fishing lines for fresh and saltwater use, as well as a line of soft plastic lures. The company also licenses and markets many other products in conjunction with other manufacturers through the Vicious brand, believing that all parties can benefit from the strength of a united marketing, sales, and field staff/tournament team to quickly reach consumers visit to find out more.

For more on visiting Florence – Lauderdale, Alabama, visit: and for Alabama Mountain Lakes click:

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