Earn Your Wings Program

Fenwick Earn Your Wings Program

Fenwick Earn Your Wings Program

The Fenwick “Earn Your Wings” program was started in 2013 to help support collegiate anglers and grow their passion for fishing and the fishing industry. “Earn Your Wings” team members are hand selected each year from hundreds of applicants based on their personal goals, GPA, and fishing experience and passion. These team members help with field testing the next generation of Fenwick rods and their ideas and feedback are incorporated into the overall product development process. Each year one angler is selected for a summer internship at the Fenwick headquarters to learn product development, a little rod engineering, and marketing.

Attention collegiate anglers, sign up for the Fenwick "Earn Your Wings" program for a chance to join the elite Fenwick Pro Team and win a paid summer internship with Fenwick!

Fenwick will choose 20 of the top candidates to join the team and receive:

  • $1,200 in product support:
    • $600 in Fenwick rods per angler
    • $600 in Pflueger reels, Spiderwire line, & Sebile/Berkley bait
    • $200 in Fenwick & Pflueger apparel
  • A chance to earn a paid summer internship with Fenwick!

Entries must be completed online by October 15th, 2014, so don’t wait sign up today!

Complete the Online Application.

Candidates for Fenwick Pro-team are judged based on:

  • Tournament/fishing participation
  • Academic performance
  • Extracurricular activities & leadership
  • Characteristics that qualify you to represent the Fenwick brand
  • Ability to shoot photos and videos

Rules & Requirements for the selected 20 Fenwick Pro-Team Members

On the Water

  • Fish at least one collegiate bass tournament
  • Jerseys -Fenwick logo must be the 1st largest brand logo behind the school logo
  • No competitive logos will be allowed on jerseys
  • All other line, bait and reel brands must be Pure Fishing
  • Fenwick decal on boat (driver side) and vehicle (this will be provided)

Off the Water

  • Produce & edit 3 (30sec-2min) - how to/fishing educational/product demo videos
  • Submit at least 30 fishing/product photos
  • Write 5 tip/techniques - short tips for Facebook content
  • Interaction wtih Fenwick Facebook page
  • Interaction with online forums
  • Interaction with brand, marketing, and sales managers at Pure Fishing

Program Timeline Details

Phase 1

Oct 15st, 2014 – Deadline for all entries submitted online
Oct 25th, 2014 - 20 Fenwick Pro –Team Members Chosen and Announced

Phase 2

Oct 25, 2014 - March 2014 -Videos & photos submissions open

Phase 3

March-April 2015 – Top three pro-team members identified and interviewed

Phase 4

May, 2015 - Winner of the summer internship announced

Phase 5

May-August 2015 - Summer Internship – 8 week period in Columbia, South Carolina, paid internship and housing included.

Internship Judging Criteria

  • Quality/substance of content created
  • Positive interaction and interview with brand/marketing teams
  • Academics, GPA, major, career goals
  • Successfully meeting all rules and requirements of the program