Jason Christie

GILL PRO ANGLER TEAM MEMBER JASON CHRISTIE

CLASS

BASS Master

PROFILE

Jason Christie signed on with Gill as a Pro Angler in January of 2015.

    Jason was born and raised in Eastern Oklahoma. He grew up hunting on family land and fishing on the local lake. He played basketball throughout high school where he earned a scholarship to play at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. He graduated with a degree in education in 1998 and began his profession as a coach. During his last year in college, Jason married his wife, Amy, and they started a family that now includes three daughters: Ali, Ana, and Jaslyn. Over the years, Jason has competed in local and regional tournaments and has had a great amount of success. He started his tournament career fishing with various partners including his uncles and his dad and together they won many team tournaments. Jason also fished individually in pro-am events which proved to be successful and helped to build his confidence as a professional angler. His desire to compete was outgrowing the local tournament circuit and he wanted to see if he had what it takes to fish at a national level. His big break came October 2007 when he won a Stren Series event on Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Missouri and he knew that victory would help pay his way to fish against the big boys! Jason's love of fishing and the support of his family helped him make the decision to stop coaching and begin a career as a touring professional angler. In the last 5 years, he has 8 wins on a national level.

    How important is it to stay dry and warm when fishing in a competitive environment?

    If you’re not dry and warm, your body starts thinking about keeping warm rather than catching the next fish. Total concentration has to be on fishing.

    What reasons do you wear foul weather gear when it is not raining?

    I wear a Gill rainsuit even if it is not raining because a good rainsuit will cut the cold wind. It is easy to stay warm if there is no wind.

    What is your favorite Gill garment?

    OSS22 Jacket and Trousers.

    What do you like most about wearing Gill?

    I like the fact that it’s very warm. I can wear minimum clothes underneath and still stay warm. I like the attention to detail, Velcro cuffs, extra pockets etc.