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Kelly Jordon Wins Potomac Bassmaster Elite Series Event
Fenwick Pro Kelly Jordon came from fourth place to take the Potomac Bassmaster Elite Series title by 7 ounces over Skeet Reese. Fishing the grass mats that he thrives on, Jordan sacked 5 fish for 17-15 to edge out Reese’s final day of 5 at 17-14.
After the win, Jordan talked about his Fenwick Techna AV Flippin' Stik, "It has the perfect balance of strength and sensitivity. You can't find a better rod for the tough conditions we have to fish. It gave me a huge edge this week."
It was an emotional rollercoaster for both anglers at the final weigh-in.
“I was sure I’d lost.” Jordon said, “but I weighed in right behind Skeet. We were sitting right next to each other in the bag line. I had three big ones and two little rats. I thought I had 16 to 17 pounds, and Skeet thought he had 16 pounds. When he weighed in 17-14, it was like he kicked me in the stomach.”
Jordon now needed 17-09 to beat Skeet and he was sure he didn’t have it.
“When they weighed mine, I couldn’t even look,” Kelly said. “They threw my bag on the scale and it read 17-15. I was in disbelief. I couldn’t believe it.”
“My hat’s off to Kelly,” Reese said. “He beat me fair and square. But when I weighed in I thought I had it won.”
The win at Potomac is the fifth career victory for Kelly.
Jordon fished the tournament with the new Abu Garcia Revo STX low profile reel on a Fenwick 7’9” Techna AV Flippin' Stik. He spooled with the new 65 pound Spiderwire Ultracast to deal with the tough matted grass.