SANFORD, North Carolina – Cashion Rods is proud to announce their partnership with US Army Veteran, US Bass Team angler and FLW, Major League Fishing professional angler, James Watson.

Cashion Fishing Rods was founded by Dr. Matthew Cashion who received a Ph.D. in chemistry with a concentration in advanced materials from Virginia Tech. Upon graduation his ambition was to combine his knowledge of material science with his passion for fishing. With that combination came the birth of Cashion Fishing Rods. Each rod is designed to be the best fishing rod for each type of fishing. Matthew and his team have an undeniable obsession for fishing and it shows.

“Adding James Watson to the Cashion Family from the angler side is a no
brainer but we are most proud to have him represent us with the manner in
which he conducts himself as a veteran and in the benevolence side of his
charity and community service contributions. James is a giver and does not
take for granted his public position as a professional angler.” Dr. Matthew Cashion. President and Founder.

“We are really excited to bring James on board for 2019. His energy and enthusiasm stand out and we feel his ability to connect to anglers on all levels will be key. James takes pride in what he does on and off the water and we feel he will add a lot to the family atmosphere we have created here at Cashion Fishing Rods. We look forward to his new ideas and input with products will we be introducing early next year!” Paul Benson. Vice President.

Having known James for a while, the first thing we noticed is that he offers all his sponsors is his unbelievable work ethic. James is the first one in and last one out at almost every show we have worked together. He finds a way to make time for all the folks he represents and even some for companies he just considers friends. His knowledge base of the business side of the industry is invaluable and he truly understands what it takes to help a company grow and increase sales year over year. James is always a team player and his positivity and leadership style lends to help others in our organization grow and become a better tighter knit family.

Cashion Fishing Rods are American made and they stand behind each and every every fishing rod they build.

James says, “I had the pleasure of drawing Paul Benson when I won the BASS Open three years ago. We’ve been friends ever since. Matthew and Paul are great people. Cashion’s business model is one that I believe in and want to be involved with. As a professional angler my future direction must be with companies that I have influence and input with.”

James Watson, also known as JMFW Worldwide, began his fishing career in 2009 at the back of the boat earning himself a trip to the Forrest Wood Cup. The following year Watson made the move to the front of the boat. Residing in Lampe, Missouri Watson has had a successful journey thus far. As an exceptional leader in the U.S. Army, he quickly established himself and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class. Upon being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Watson began a real estate career with Realty Executives quickly climbing to the top with over $100 million in residential homes sales. Watson has qualified to fish the Bassmaster Classic, Forrest Wood Cup, PAA Events and the Texas Toyota Bass Classic. Watson was this year’s winner of the FLW Sportsman and Community Leadership Award winner for his philanthropy efforts and support of Shriners Hospital for Children. As a Shriner himself he will continue to support Shriners throughout his fishing career.

Watson adds, “I am pumped to join the Cashion Rods team and work closely with some of my aristocrats like Fat Cat Newton. His two Classic victories in June of 1987 are still unprecedented. I hope that I get his autograph and possibly get some schooling from he and Bobby soon!”

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