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Lew's adds Christie to pro staff

Jason Christie with a strong day one showing, sitting in 6th with 19-8. (Photo by Shaye Baker)

Lew's announces the addition of two-time 2012 Opens' winner Jason Christie to the Team Lew's pro staff. Christie will be fishing Lew's reels in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic next month on Oklahoma's Grand Lake O' the Cherokees.

Christie, an Oklahoma angler who resides at Park Hill near Lake Tenkiller, has mostly fished FLW tournaments over the past dozen years. He's earned nearly $650,000 on that trail, including the top prize money from five BFLs on Grand Lake. He's also added another $105,000 in earnings from B.A.S.S. events, with most of that coming from his two Bassmaster Open wins last year. One of those, his July win on the Detroit River in Michigan while fishing in the Northern Open series, is what qualified him for the upcoming Bassmaster Classic. He also won the Central Open tournament on Oklahoma's Fort Gibson Lake in September.

Among all Classic contenders, Christie likely has more experience on this particular lake than any of the others anglers, adding even more pressure for him to do well in this event that many consider to be bass fishing's Super Bowl.

The Lew's brand got its start more than 60 years ago, but only recently has returned to a place of prominence in the fishing industry after getting high marks from fishermen and retailers for its entire new lineup of rods and reels. All Lew's products, including the new-for-2013 BB1 series, feature the company's ongoing promise to deliver "lighter, faster and stronger" rods and reels.

For more information about Lew's pros and products, visit Lew's website.