BURFORD, Ga. – GILL announced several key changes to its already aggressive and growing pro staff campaign. Looking ahead to 2020, GILL will now be the title sponsor for Bassmaster Elite Series pro Luke Palmer, and the company has also added 2019 Bassmaster Angler of the Year, Scott Canterbury, to its pro staff, along with fellow Elite Series pros Jason Williamson, Skylar Hamilton, Chris Groh and Quentin Cappo.
Oklahoma-based Palmer is looking forward to the upcoming title sponsorship appointment with GILL for the 2020 Bassmaster Elite season. “It’s a major deal for me. As a newcomer to the tour, to partner with a company of Gill’s magnitude means a lot. They are a company I can trust and they’re great people to work with. As far as the GILL performance wear is concerned, I really like it. I wear it pretty much every day. Not only does it protect me on the boat, they have a line of clothing that fits my lifestyle both on and off the water. They have clothing for pretty much every application. I’ve tried several rain suits and the GILL rain gear is the first that’s really stood up to all conditions. It keeps me dry and comfortable, which is number one for when I’m fishing under pressure,” says Palmer.
Following an awesome 2019 season, including points lead for Bassmaster Angler of the Year, Canterbury is still riding a wave of surprise and excitement, now culminating in Gill sponsorship for 2020.
“It’s a real honor to be working with a manufacturer of what is truly the best rain gear and skin protection out there. They not only design and manufacture top-notch apparel, they are incredibly easy to work with and are interested in our product feedback to keep improving their designs for comfort and efficiency,” says Canterbury. “There are a lot of rain suits on the market, but GILL gear really does what it promises and has become a must-have for me on the water. Staying dry and comfortable is a big deal in my business.”
US National Fishing Sales Manager Tim Golden is excited about the Bassmaster Elite Series team Gill has assembled: “These are definitely some of the top tournament guys, and ones to watch in the future as well. Even more importantly, they’re class-acts and great ambassadors for fishing and the Gill brand.”