What does Hank Parker say about Solar Bat?
What is Bass fishing?
If you’re into fishing, you may have heard the term “bass fishing.” This is the angling for the North American gamefish, popularly known as black bass. There are various species of the black bass fish, including the largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass and the Guadalupe bass.
In bass fishing tournaments, each fisherman weighs their five best fish each day over a period of 1-4 days. The fish are weighed live and then released back into the water. Competitors are penalized heavily for dead fish, and sometimes dead fish are not weighed.
Bass fishing has grown into a multi-million dollar sport in North America. With a lot of champions over the years, one of the most prominent has undoubtedly been Hank Parker.
Who is Hank Parker?
Every sport has their legends, and when it comes to bass fishing, Hank Parker is a fishing legend. Hank began his professional fishing career 46 years ago in 1976. His famous career started with the prestigious B.A.S.S. Tournament Circuit, where he earned the title of Angler of the Year in 1983!
As the years went by, his career progressed, and his list of accomplishments grew. Soon, his name drew notoriety among bass fishing enthusiasts nationwide.
Hank Parker’s achievements
During his fishing career, Hank made a splash and created waves in the bass fishing sport. Some of his achievements include:
- National B.A.S.S. Tournament Circuit CLASSICl Champion (1979 & 1989). He is also one of only four anglers to win the event more than once.
- Grand Slam of Bass Fishing (1983-1985) - This included victory in B.A.S.S. premier tournament-the BASSMaster Classic, B.A.S.S Angler of the year (1983) and B.A.S.S. SuperBass Tournament (1985). - This achievement is even more spectacular because he was the first angler to win this title.
- Inducted into the Outdoors Hall of Fame and the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame.
Hank’s career soon evolved past just fishing, as he launched out into the open waters of television and hooked a series of his own in 1985. “Hank Parker’s Outdoor Magazine” television series made its debut, and premiered with national syndication.
The following season, the series was picked up by The Nashville Network. The Outdoor Life Network, The Outdoor Channel, Pursuit Channel and NBC Sports. In 2015, the series aired on both the Outdoor Channel and the Pursuit Channel.
Hank is definitely a lover of outdoor sports, and it shows as his career wasn’t just limited to fishing and television hosting. He is also an experienced hunter, having accomplished the Royal Slam of wild turkeys as well as whitetails and elk.
Through his many tournaments, achievements and hobbies, Hank has worn various brands when it came to sunglasses for fishing and hunting. However, for the last decade, he has admittedly worn nothing but Solar Bat sunglasses.
His number one reason?
“Because they’re optically clear.”
He describes them as the perfect tool. He even affirms that he hasn’t found a better pair of sunglasses than Solar Bat. He remarks that even the less expensive options are still optically clear. That only serves to prove that we don’t compromise on the quality of our glasses, even for our inexpensive pairs.