Twenty-eight-year-old Casey Ashley has already notched two Bassmaster Elite Series victories and four Bassmaster Classic qualifications in just five years on tour. He now joins a Quantum roster of pro anglers that is rich with legends, and prideful of its exclusivity and longevity.
â€œWhat’s crazy is how light and smooth Quantum’s new EXO and Smoke are compared to the reels and rods I was using just five years ago when I got my first Elite Series win,â€ said Ashley, who is an extremely simple angler, choosing the same hand-tied jig, whether he’s casting or pitching it. â€œIt’s really obvious that the guys at Quantum have their hearts and heads in building the best products in the industry.â€
Along with racking up a list of impressive accomplishments as a pro angler, Ashley has also recorded a CD in Nashville. But amid his many accomplishments, he remains humbled by the opportunity to join Quantum’s team.
â€œObviously, Quantum has the greatest pro team in the business, and all the pros that are with them have been there for years,â€ said Casey. â€œThat kind of longevity is rare, but it speaks highly of the quality of their product and the way the company treats people. I hope I can do a good job of following in those guys’ footsteps.â€
Ashley joins a pro staff that includes Kevin VanDam, Mike McClelland, Gary Klein, Shaw Grigsby, Greg Hackney, Dean Rojas, Tommy Biffle and Gerald Swindle.