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Dufrene parlays Angler of the Year into National Sponsorships


The Academy Sports + Outdoors HT Professional Redfish Series Announces Partnership:
Paul Dufrene kicked off the year with an Open victory and finished it with the Angler of the Year award.



2014 Elite Series Angler of the Year Paul Dufrene

Orlando, FL: Today, HT3 Outdoors, LLC, producer of professional Elite redfish events throughout the Gulf Coast region is proud to announce that Paul Dufrene has landed a sponsorship with frogg toggs for the 2015 Yellowfin Elite Series season.

At the first event of 2014, The Louisiana Crawfish Festival Paul Dufrene made a big come back to notch his first win on the Elite Series tour. Finishing in 7th place and 9 pounds back after day 1, Paul’s immediate goal on day 2 was to, just catch enough fish to make the cut. He did that and more!

On day 2 Paul brought a great 5 fish limit to the scale (the elite series is the only redfish tour that allows anglers to weigh in the state size and creel limit) and made the cut. Day 3 he followed that up and took home his only win of 2014 but always finished near the top.

“It’s great, without the 5 fish limit there is no way I make that comeback, the tournament would of been over for me after day 1”, Dufrene told a reporter at day 3’s exciting weigh in which took place at the Louisiana Crawfish Festival grounds in front of thousands of onlookers. 

Dufrene and frogg toggs partnership should be a good one, Paul’s tenacious approach to competitive fishing and frogg togg’s commitment to excellence will make for a perfect fit.

randychrisDufrene joins great company with this signing, 2012 and 2014 Bassmaster Classic Champions, Chris Lane and Randy Howell anchor a nationwide group of professional anglers and outdoor enthusiast that have joined the frogg toggs nation.

Frogg toggs will join a great group of sponsors for Dufrene as well, Majek Boats, Yamaha Outboads, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Quality Companies and more will all be a part of Paul’s 2015 line up.

“It’s exciting to know that the frogg toggs redfish boat will be back on the water and piloted by Paul Dufrene, a proven professional and champion of and for the sport of redfish angling and conservation. We’ve been waiting for years for the sport to rebound and it’s obvious with the Elite Redfish Series it has done just that”, stated Will Fowler of frogg toggs.

About frogg toggs: Located in one of the “wettest” parts of the country, frogg toggs was founded in 1996 on the promise of total customer satisfaction and to this day we don’t introduce a product, make a change, or commit a resource unless we know it will result in giving our customers even more reason to seek out and purchase the frogg toggs brand.

As our customer base expands from the traditional sporting segments into other outdoor activities, this commitment is strengthened rather than diluted. We understand that a growing market means increased demand for and scrutiny of product quality. Our response to this is embodied in the quality found in our ever-expanding product line. We have every confidence that each and every frogg toggs product will provide our customers with the quality, performance, and value associated with the frogg toggs brand.



frogg toggs 2009 season’s tournament boat…

Your first chance to check out the new frogg toggs Majek in 2015 will be at the Gulfcoast Yacht and Boat show when Paul Dufrene pilots his freshly wrapped frogg toggs Majek/Yamaha rig to, what he hopes is another seasonal kick off victory as the 2015 Yellowfin Elite Series tournament season gets underway.  

Learn more about frogg toggs by clicking this link and check out all the exciting action to come on The Series by visiting the Elite Series fan page here





2009 frogg toggs tournament season’s trailer…

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