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.