Arkansas FLW Tour pro Mark Rose has amassed a lot of money fishing offshore in recent years, so last week's announcement that he'd switched from Lowrance to Garmin electronics was a significant development.
"I am not one who likes change," he said. "However, sometimes you have to make big decisions that are best for your career. I have to stay on the cutting edge in electronics and I want to work for good people. Therefore, Garmin is the best choice for me."
Garmin, of course, is happy that an offshore stick of Rose's caliber has opted to join the company's pro staff.
“The Garmin team has more than doubled in size over the last 2 years," said VP of worldwide sales Dan Bartel. "It’s an impressive group of anglers who, like Mark, have joined the Garmin team because they believe it will give them the competitive edge.
"Garmin is more committed than ever to being a top player in the freshwater fishing industry, and we’re so excited to have the opportunity to be a part of Mark’s success on the water.”
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FLW & Bass Angler endorses Buck products
Buck Knives is pleased to announce the sponsorship of FLW & Bass Pro Angler, Mark Rose from Marion, AR.
Rose, who turned pro in 2001, has multiple tournament wins, including 11 Top-10 finishes in Tour and Tour open competition from 2009-2014. His career highlights include 2012 FLW Open and FLW BFL wins, and recipient of the 2012 Forrest L. Wood Sportsmanship and Community Leadership Award received for exemplifying the ideals of sportsmanship and community service.
In addition to being an avid fisherman, Rose is also a deacon at a church in his hometown and has been invited to numerous churches and events as a guest speaker, sharing stories of his faith and love for fishing, hunting and being outdoors.
"I've been using Buck knives since I was a kid because they have always been affordable with excellent quality," said Rose. "Now that I have worked around the Buck family, I have a deeper appreciation for this company. It is made up of quality people and products!" Rose joins Buck's Pro Angler's, Bill McDonald, Bill Lowen and Brandon Palaniuk of the Bassmaster Elite Circuit.
Rose is sponsored by many top brands including Walmart, Strike King, Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Lew's, Lowrance, Lucas Marine Products, Plano and many more.
"Buck Knives is honored to partner with Mark Rose," said Bob George, Director of Sales and Marketing of Buck Knives. "His years of experience, integrity and excellent reputation throughout the fishing community are a great fit for Buck and the Buck Knives family."
For more information, visit www.roseoutdoors.com
From Buck Knives website