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AFTCO Pro Jason Christie Wins the 2022 Bassmaster Classic

Jason Christie accomplished a lifelong goal this week with his win at the Bassmaster Classic. He beat out the fifty-five anglers that found themselves at Lake Hartwell where cold nights and sunny days put the fish in all zones of the water column. Christie weighed in 17 pounds, 9 ounces on the final day to win by only 5 ounces. He spent mornings fishing one of the many ditches on Hartwell before quickly transitioning to docks and pitching jigs in shallow water.

Christie’s history at Hartwell isn’t shabby by any means, but a 3rd place finish in 2018 left its mark. A successful return to the Elite Series has garnered a win last season and this year’s Classic.

It’s no doubt he has accomplished the feat he set for himself when coming back to the Bassmaster Elite Series but will he really be done? Christie said many times after the Classic that he is done. What he means by that, we will have to wait and see.

Christie has been an AFTCO Pro since we initially stepped foot into the freshwater scene. He worked closely with our product team to develop the Jason Christie Sun Protection Hoodie. It’s built with an ultra-lightweight and breathable performance fabric that offers UPF 50 sun protection and Christie’s signature hood design with a larger opening and integrated bill flap.

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