November 27, 2012
HALO Fishing announced today it has signed FLW Tour pro Adrian Avena to its pro staff. "Making the decision to bring Adrian onboard was an easy one," said HALO co-owner Alex Pappas. "After meeting him at the Forrest Wood Cup and seeing his enthusiasm and commitment to the sport we liked him from the start." HALO co-owner Lionel Botha added, "We then spoke with one of our current pro-staffers, Randall Tharp, who recommended him highly and felt he could be a key ingredient in elevating the finesse side of our equipment to the highest level possible." In 2011, Avena won the Lake Champlain Eastern EverStart Series and the New Jersey native made the successful jump to the Tour this year by qualifying for the Forrest Wood Cup as a rookie. "I am really excited to become a member of HALO's team," said Avena. "Their company revolves around satisfying customers and they are constantly working on improving their product to fit an individual's needs. "In the past two months I have caught some bruiser smallmouth on HALO's very light and sensitive bass rods, but I've also put their rods to the test in saltwater catching numerous species of fish such as flounder, striped bass, mahi mahi, cobia and a 100-pound dusky." For more information on HALO Fishing, click here.