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#12031726 - 01/10/17 10:38 AM Garmin adds 21 pros for 2017
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Garmin adds 21 anglers to its 2017 Marine Pro Team

January 10, 2017 Featured, Fish and Hunt




Garmin is proud to announce the addition of 21 professional anglers to its 2017 marine pro team. The new additions round out the Garmin team of nearly 70 professional bass, walleye, and crappie fishermen who will be representing Garmin in tournament circuits across North America, including the B.A.S.S. Elite Series and FLW Tour.

The new Garmin pro anglers include: Jimmy Bell (Walleye); Luke Dunkin (FLW); Paul Elias (B.A.S.S.); Anthony Gagliardi (FLW); Jeff Kriet (B.A.S.S.); Bradley Hallman (FLW); Jamie Horton (FLW); Alton Jones. Jr. (B.A.S.S.); Alton Jones Sr. (B.A.S.S.); Shane Lehew (FLW); Billy McCaghren (FLW); Justin McClelland (B.A.S.S.); Mark Menendez (B.A.S.S.); Chad Morgenthaler (B.A.S.S.); Brock Mosley (B.A.S.S.); David Mullins (B.A.S.S.); Keith Poche (B.A.S.S.); Darrel Robertson (FLW); Bryan Schmitt (FLW); Peter Thliveros (FLW); and Andrew Upshaw (FLW). The new anglers bring many impressive accolades to the Garmin team, including previous Bassmaster Classic wins by Alton Jones Sr. and Paul Elias.

They join the dozens of world-class professional fishermen already running Garmin electronics on the tournament trail, including Jason Christie (two-time Elite Series champion), Greg Hackney (2014 Bassmaster Angler of the Year), Chris Johnston (2016 FLW Rookie of the Year), Zack Birge (2015 FLW Rookie of the Year), Jason Lambert (2014 FLW Rookie of the Year), Scott Martin (2015 FLW Angler of the Year), Andy Morgan (three-time FLW Angler of the Year), bass fishing’s elder statesman and ambassador, Bill Dance, and many more. Meet the entire 2017 team here.

The 2017 pro team will use Garmin electronics on their boats and during tournaments, television shows, and in public appearances. They’ll be equipped with detailed lake maps and best-in-class electronics and technology, including the National Marine Electronics Association award-winning GPSMAP 7600xsv series chartplotters ranging in size from eight- to 16-inches, and the Garmin Panoptix PS-21-TR all-seeing sonar. Garmin was the first to bring Panoptix sonar imaging to the water, giving anglers the ability to see all around their boat in real time.
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#12031881 - 01/10/17 12:06 PM Re: Garmin adds 21 pros for 2017 [Re: ring fry]
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AWESOME!!!!! Just keeps getting better and better!!
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#12031930 - 01/10/17 12:34 PM Re: Garmin adds 21 pros for 2017 [Re: ring fry]
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and your point is? confused

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#12032289 - 01/10/17 04:24 PM Re: Garmin adds 21 pros for 2017 [Re: ring fry]
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I know they do it as advertising but does anyone really buy a fish finder because a certain pro uses it? To me it's kind of like coke or mcdonalds. They both spend tons on advertising but why, we all know they are there.

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#12032448 - 01/10/17 06:18 PM Re: Garmin adds 21 pros for 2017 [Re: ring fry]
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Except that people that drink Coke don't make a living drinking Coke. And people eating at Mickee Dees don't make a living eating there. The guys using Garmin, probably especially Panoptix are betting their livelyhood on the product. They all could use any brand they want, and would be good with any of those units. This year they chose Garmin. If it doesn't do them any good, they will change in a few years.

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#12033853 - 01/11/17 12:12 PM Re: Garmin adds 21 pros for 2017 [Re: ring fry]
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They are being paid to use Garmin. They are basically an ad for Garmin. Nothing wrong with that. All the brands do it. My point is that I don't understand why they'd spend that money in that advertising form. Maybe I'm just different from others. I just am not influenced in one brand or another by what one of those guys are using because they are paid to promote them. Wasn't trying to be offensive about the brands just thinking out loud about their process

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#12038547 - 01/13/17 10:06 PM Re: Garmin adds 21 pros for 2017 [Re: Bobby Milam]
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
I know they do it as advertising but does anyone really buy a fish finder because a certain pro uses it? To me it's kind of like coke or mcdonalds. They both spend tons on advertising but why, we all know they are there.


A lot of folks dont do their own homework before a purchase. Thats their target audience.....

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