Garmin expands its marine pro angler lineup
The Garmin marine pro team is expanding! Jason Christie, the number one ranked bass fisherman in the world, and Greg Hackney, the 2014 Bassmaster Angler of the Year, join a host of fishermen that will be representing Garmin and its new line of sonar and GPS devices designed specifically for freshwater anglers across the B.A.S.S. Elite Series and FLW Tour bass fishing circuits in 2015.
In the last five years, professional angler Jason Christie has had five wins on a national level with a career total of 10 FLW wins and three B.A.S.S. Elite wins. A native of Oklahoma, Christie currently holds the number one BassFan World Ranking for the second consecutive year.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Garmin team,” said Christie. “In our profession, seeing is believing and from what I’ve seen – especially the clear fish returns and precise map detail – I know Garmin is going to give me the competitive advantage on the water.”
Greg Hackney, two-time B.A.S.S. Elite Series champion, has recorded four FLW victories, four B.A.S.S. Elite victories, and a combined 70 top-10 finishes across both circuits in his career. Hackney, a Louisiana native, was recently named 2014 Angler of the Year.
“From my experience, the technology at Garmin is much more advanced and will give me a huge advantage on the tournament trail,” said Hackney. “I’m excited about what’s to come from my partnership with Garmin as I really believe they offer the clearest sonar on the market today and will continue to revolutionize the world of sonar technology moving forward.”
Other professional anglers joining Christie and Hackney on the 2015 Garmin team include:
- Stetson Blaylock, FLW Tour
- Clent Davis, FLW Tour
- Charlie Evans, FLW Tour
- Jason Lambert, FLW Tour
- John Murray, B.A.S.S. Elite
- Fred Roumbanis, B.A.S.S. Elite
- Casey Scanlon, BA.S.S.S. Elite
- Clark Wendlandt, FLW Tour
They join a number of pros currently representing Garmin on the B.A.S.S. Elite and FLW Tour tournament circuits, including Scott Martin, Brent Chapman, and Dion, Guido and Payden Hibdon. Rounding out the team is bass fishing’s elder statesman and ambassador, Bill Dance. Meet all of the Garmin pro anglers and find out how they fish at garmin.com/fishingpros.
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