By BassFan Staff

Jason Christie cut his teeth as an angler in the shallow, dirty water of the Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma.

Over the past 5 years, he's blossomed into one of the most successful pro bass anglers and the two-tour pro isn't showing any signs of slowing down. He's won four tour-level tournaments over the past two seasons and is getting set to fish three events over the next three weeks in three different states the Delaware River Elite Series, the Forrest Wood Cup and the Cayuga Lake Elite Series.

This spring, Christie embarked on a side project at home rigging a new Ranger 1862 aluminum boat for use on lakes and rivers around his home. He traded notes with fellow pro David Walker, who completed a similar aluminum boat project last year.

In the photo gallery below, Christie shared with BassFan some of the steps involved in the process, from installing a trolling motor and electronics to Power-Poles and transducers.