With a Bassmaster Rookie of the Year title, nearly $1 Million in career earnings, and a proven ability to win from Toledo Bend to the windy smallmouth waters of Lake Michigan, Jacob Powroznik is positioned to represent any brand of rods and reels he deems worthy of using. The pulling guard of a pro from Virginia recently chose Quantum.
“I go way back with Quantum. Dad and I used the old Quantum 1310MG back in the day. That ol’ baitcaster was a workhorse,” said Powroznik, who worked in the family concrete business before fishing full-time.
Quantum’s come a long way since the 1310MG, and so has “J-Proz’s” career since turning pro a dozen years ago.
“It’s pretty awesome that one of the Top 10 ranked pros in the world has the confidence in our rods, reels and management staff to choose to align himself with us,” said VP of Marketing, Bob Bagby. “The fact is, we’ve made very few changes to our pro team since the 1310MG’s heyday, so Jacob joins rare and legendary company when you consider guys like VanDam, Klein, Grigsby and Biffle have been with us their entire careers.”
Far more than marketing fluff, Powroznik has spent tons of time familiarizing himself with Quantum’s latest and greatest products in recent weeks as he prepares for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.
“The new Smoke Speed Freak has a super fast 8.1:1 to gear ratio that picks up a ton of line when you set the hook on Hartwell’s big spotted bass in deep water, and I love the magnesium TMG100 for jerkbaits in cold water because it’s so lightweight. When you’re wearing a lot of clothes and holding the rod still for a long time between jerks and pauses of that jerkbait, trust me, you learn to appreciate a reel that only weighs 5.4 ounces and casts like a bullet,” concluded the likeable Powroznik.