Field Testers

Patrick Walker


Patrick Walker honed his fishing skills at an early age in Alaska and operated one of the top 6-pack charters in Westport, Washington. Patrick is an accomplished fisherman that has earned him pro staff status for Raymarine, Shimano, Avet Reels and many more.

Justin Poe


 Justin Poe is fishing usa made rods and blanks by Thrasher rods. He has been in the fishing tackle industry for 19 years and his passion is fishing and fishing rods.  During his time he has been in charge of fishing rod product development for Shimano and G. Loomis.  His current role as Vice President of sales for Accurate has him busy visiting dealers all over the U.S.A. and internationally.  Due to the spread of applications in his vast geographical travels, we send rods to Justin for “field testing.”  our saltwater fishing rods. One day he might be fishing Tarpon in Boca Grande

Jason Champion


Jason Champion is the owner and field tester of Thrasher Rods. He is the backbone and drive behind every Thrasher rod. You can see his passion for excellence in every rod build. 

Jason also owns West Coast Stairs, a high end construction company. His customers demand the best materials and finish work he can offer. He plans on taking his years of attention to detail and quality into the blank and rod building industry. 

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Jim Thurber


Jim has a passion to chase fish! His local fisheries around Portland, Oregon has him fishing for salmon, steelhead, walleye, bass and trout.  When he's not gold mining he avoids trouble by getting out and fishing! He's guided many people on the Columbia river and it's tributaries. Jim has joined the Thrasher team to help us develop rods!!

Miles Harris


Born and raised in Washington, Miles has spent the better part of his life exploring and fishing Pacific Northwest waters from the Salish Sea to Rivers Inlet, BC. He regularly participates in northwest fishing derbies, recently placing first in the Friday Harbor Salmon Classic and third in the Roche Harbor Invitational. A passion for design and love of fishing inspired Miles to share his offshore fishing adventures through filmmaking, which we rather like.  Miles brings fishing knowledge, field testing, and 20+ years of experience in design and marketing.