Ambassadors & Pro Staff

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Mariner Sails Brand Ambassadors

Chris Shaddle

Chris Shaddle is a kayak tournament fisherman, and creator of the YouTube channel, Relentless Bass Fishing. Chris enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2004, and spent the next 8 years serving at various duty stations around the world. In 2014, he married his wife Sarah, and together they welcomed their son Gunner a year later. He is currently working on his Bachelor degree at The King’s University. Chris started fishing in August 2016, and since then has been learning everything he can about the sport, and he absolutely loves it! In the 2017 season, he competed in the his first tournament trail, the North Texas Kayak Championship. He had 3 top-ten finishes, including 1st place in the tournament at Lake Granbury, and finished 10th in AOY points. Through the NTXKC, Chris earned a spot in the Tournament of Champions and the KBF National Championship. He is looking forward to another great year, and is thankful and proud to represent Mariner Sails!
 

Hobie Pro-Staff

Jason Delfraisse

Jason Delfraisse started fishing for fun in the late 80s with his Dad on local lakes in Austin TX. His love for bass fishing led him to start tournament Kayak fishing in 2015. He immediately won and AOY title for the north Texas area and has followed it up with two more top three AOY finishes since then. With over a dozen top 5 tournament finishes and two lake record fish caught in three years Jason is making his presence known in the world of kayak bass fishing.

"When I'm not fishing I enjoy deer hunting, staying active, and spending time with my wife (Megan) and kids (Zoey and Wyatt)"

"Mariner Sails carries only top notch products and is supported by the most friendly and knowledgeable staff in the sport."

Jason's other sponsors include:
Frogg Toggs
Scotty Fishing Products
Owner Hooks
Klein Tools
Smith Optics
Gambler Lures
 

Native Watercraft Pro-Staff

Jerry Hamon

Jerry started fishing when he was 5 years old. He grew up in a family that fished. He has fished coast to coast in his lifetime, but much prefers to fish freshwater lakes, rivers, and streams in Texas with a fly rod. Jerry is the former Vice President/Education Director of the Texas Council of the IFFF. In 2014 he was appointed to be a member of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Freshwater Fisheries Advisory Committee. He is also an Area Chief/Angler Ed Instructor for Texas Parks & Wildlife. In September 2013 he started the Mariner Sails Kayak Fishing Club and serves as President of that club. Jerry enjoys traveling all over speaking at fly fishing club meetings and expo’s, and also spends a lot of time volunteering with Heroes on the Water (DFW Chapter), Casting for Recovery, and Reel Recovery Texas. Jerry is also active on the kayak fishing tournament trail and recently took first place, big bass, and big panfish in the 2014 World Championship Bass on the Fly Tournament on Lake Fork, TX. He proudly represents native Watercraft when kayak and/or tournament fishing. Jerry is married, and he and his wife Patty love to travel all over Texas camping, kayaking, and fishing.

 

Christian Mondy

Christian started fishing when he was just 2 years old. He and his Grandpa, Native Pro Staffer Jerry Hamon, spend many hours together fishing from their Native Kayaks. Christian is now 7 years old and spends a lot of time fishing, hunting, and camping with his dad Austin. Christian and Austin (a US Veteran) spend time together on the water with the DFW Chapter of Heroes on the Water.