Posted by Z3 MEDIA STAFF on 12/18/2017

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MARTINEZ, Ga. — Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) Elite Series Pro and Bassmaster Classic Champion Casey Ashley has signed with Greenfish Tackle for the 2018-2019 season.
Ashley is one of the sport’s top anglers, making him an ideal addition to Greenfish Tackle’s pro staff. Ashley won the 2015 Bassmaster Classic, has three Elite Series wins, and most recently finished sixth in Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year.
"I love to work with smaller companies because they are focused on feedback from pros about the needs of anglers," Ashley said. "This won’t be someone sitting in an office, somewhere saying, ‘That looks good,’ and throwing it out there, and saying, ‘Use this’ — the feedback goes both ways, and that’s what I appreciate about this opportunity with Greenfish."
Ashley added, “They take their time to get things right so the products are ready to fish out of the box.”
Ashley, a respected expert at finesse and jig fishing, will help design a signature shaky head, which will be released at the 2018 Classic Outdoors Expo, March 16-18. The Classic is on Lake Hartwell and headquartered in Greenville, S.C., the same location of Ashley’s 2015 Classic victory. This will be the first of an anticipated line of Casey Ashley signature products.
“My whole key to fishing is to keep it simple, ‘If it ain’t broke don't fix it,’” he said. “The hook will be the key standout feature of the new shaky head.
“It’s going to be a light line, or a finesse style of a shaky head,” he continued. “It’ll be the bait you pick up to do the clean-up work.”
Ashley and Greenfish Tackle plan to collaborate on the already established jig lineup, with new colors and possible designs.
"We plan on coming out with some basic colors, I like to throw, in the future,” said Ashley. “Everybody knows I throw a jig just as much, if not more than anybody. It'll be put to work.”
Located in Martinez, Ga., Greenfish Tackle was established in 2013, and manufactures a diverse line of fishing products including hand-tied jigs, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, balsa baits and terminal tackle.
“This is a homerun for the Greenfish Tackle team,” said Jon Hair, Co-Owner of Greenfish Tackle. “Having an angler of Ashley’s caliber right in our backyard, is great — we’ll make sure he gets in the shop and has his hand in the process to give our customers the best quality we can.”
Ashley is the newest addition to the Greenfish team which includes: Bassmaster Elite Series Pros Shinichi Fukae and Cliff Prince, FLW Tour Pros Brandon Cobb and Britt Myers along with B.A.S.S. Opens Pros Sam George, Wil Hardy II, and Michael Murphy.