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Gill Pro Angler Profile: Jason Williamson

B.A.S.S. Elite Pro Chooses Gill to Stay Dry and Comfortable on the Trail

Buford, GA (February 20, 2020) – Jason Williamson joins Gill’s diverse team of pro bass anglers representing the B.A.S.S. Elite Series, FLW, and Major League Fishing (MLF). The South Carolina native has fished a total of 161 tournaments with 93 finishes in the money, including three Bassmaster Classic appearances. Now preparing for the upcoming Bassmaster Classic, Williamson is excited to be working with GILL.

“The thing that comes to mind when someone mentions Gill is quality. These days there are a lot of options for foul weather gear, but when you make your living like we do as fishermen out in whatever elements Mother Nature decides to throw you, you have to have quality gear and you need people who take pride in what they manufacture,” says Williamson. “My Gill wear performs when it’s cold and wet, and they also offer apparel that’s ideal for when it’s hot.”

“Speaking to when it’s hot on the water, I’ve always been a fan of their Expedition Shorts. They’re very comfortable and forgiving and keep you super cool. Another one of my favorites is the UV Tech Hoody. It definitely protects you from the sun. Skin cancer is something that you think about as a pro angler with so much exposure to the sun. The design of the UV Performance Tech Hoody is very comfortable, and it has features like thumb holes which hold your sleeves down. It features a great hood and it’s made from materials that are super breathable and keep you cool.”

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“My most utilized piece of equipment has been the Pro Tournament 3L Jacket. In my opinion, it’s far superior to any other rain gear on the market. From a standpoint of keeping you dry, comfortable, and being able to move around with ease, it’s top-notch. It’s got everything else beat by a mile.”

Looking forward to the Classic—and dependent on the weather—Williamson will be wearing a Gill thermal base layer underneath the Pro Tournament 3L Jacket and the Tournament Bib.

“One thing I really like about the jacket is the Vortex hood, which keeps me super dry and stays over my hat when I’m running down the lake. A lot of aerodynamics went into that design, and it performs better than anything else I’ve ever worn. It’s a really sweet design that does a great job of not blocking your side vision, either.”

GILL is proud to announce that the Pro Tournament 3LTournament Jacket, and Active Jacket are all currently available at www.gillfishing.com and will be on display at the Bassmaster Classic.

“The Pro Tournament 3L is a really great design and I anticipate if it’s really cold at Guntersville, I’ll put on the OS Thermal Zip Neck top and OS Thermal Leggings underneath,” adds Williamson.

“Guntersville has always been at the top of the list as pro anglers’ favorite fisheries. It’s one of those lakes that has the potential to set records. It’s going to be exciting. From a fishing standpoint, I think we have a good chance of it being really good . But there’s always that chance of the first week of March being and icy and snowing in that part of the country. That’s kind of in the back of my mind.”

“But if we see some type of warming trend leading up to the event and decent weather for the event, I think the fishing will be phenomenal. It’s going to be interesting to see if the high muddy water gets back down, stabilizes and cleans up. Guntersville is a lake that’s full of vegetation so it will probably clear up quick. So it’s definitely going to be interesting.”

“Jason is just one of those pro’s that are ideal to work with,” says Tim Golden, U.S. National Sales Manager, Gill Fishing. “He offers great product feedback, is constantly helping us promote and is very active with social media exposure. It’s been great following him on the trail, too, and watching him perform at such a highly competitive level. Again, he’s exactly the kind of product ambassador we’re proud to be working with.”

To learn more about Gill’s fishing rainwear and additional apparel, visit www.gillfishing.com.

Jason Williamson sports the new Gill Pro Tournament 3L jacket during takeoff at the recent Bassmaster Elite Series event at St. Johns River.

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About Gill

Gill was an idea first born on British waters in 1975 by founder Nick Gill, a keen sailor who wanted to create a range of sailing product without compromise; the best fabrics, the best features, the best quality.

Now trusted for over 40 years, Gill has grown into an established technical marine apparel brand meeting consumer needs both on and off the water and continues to combine innovative design with the latest fabric technology to increase the performance of its range.

Distributed around the world to 37 countries and more recently through a global Ecommerce platform Gill remains the number one marine glove brand and its comprehensive product range driven by the well-known Race Ocean jacket (0C1) as well as global best seller the Offshore jacket (0S2) continue to set it apart. More recently Gill introduced the highly successful FG21 Tournament Suit with vortex hood to the North American Fishing market.

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