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Justin McClelland Maxes Out Stratos 2X Payout with Nichols Marine Tournament Series Championship

Arkansas angler nets $10,000 loyalty bonus from Stratos Boats

FLIPPIN, AR (October 2, 2015) Stratos owner Justin McClelland spends a lot of time promoting the Stratos 2X program, as the lucrative loyalty program is prominently displayed on the wrap encasing his 201XL Evolution tournament boat. But if the wrap doesn't adequately explain how easy and profitable the program is, McClelland is more than happy to give a personal testimonial.

McClelland, of Bella Vista, Ark., took full advantage of the lucrative Stratos 2X contingency program, which matches first-place prize winnings up to $10,000, after he and partner Michael Hubbard won the recent Nichols Marine Tournament Series Championship on Oklahoma's Grand Lake. The duo's first-place prize package was valued at $55,000 and included the 2X contingency bonus as well as a fully rigged, 19-foot bass boat powered by a 225-hp outboard.

"Whenever people see the boat for the first time they ask if I've ever cashed in on the Stratos 2X program and now I can say I have. It makes a difference when you see a guy fishing tournaments just like you, a local guy, get a payout from it. It makes the other anglers start thinking about all the other money they could've won if they had been in the right boat," McClelland said. "The Stratos 2X program is a great reason to buy a new Stratos boat because the opportunity is there to win a lot more money fishing at a lot of different levels."

The team, fishing their first tournament out of McClelland's new 2016 Stratos 201XL Evolution, weighed in a five-fish limits totaling 23.1 pounds on the final day of the two-day event to win the tournament by an impressive 7.55 pounds.

"We are proud to have Justin on board as one of our Stratos Team members," Stratos Brand Manager Jason Bragg said. "He's an honest, hardworking and loyal representative of the Stratos brand and we couldn't be more proud to see him reach the maximum 2X payout after his and his fishing partner's recent win."

Since its inception in 2008, the Stratos Boats 2X program has rewarded Stratos owners with hundreds of thousands of bonus money, doubling first-place tournament winnings from any qualified tournament up to $10,000. This loyalty incentive provides fuel and additional resources to keep Stratos owners actively pursuing their passion for local and regional tournament fishing.

With no signup fee or membership dues to pay, the Stratos 2X program is available to owners of any 2013-2016 model Stratos boat and makes no restrictions on individual models or motor pairings. Anglers need only complete an affidavit within 30 days of a first-place finish in a qualified tournament and Stratos Boats will double the winnings by matching the first place prize, up to $10,000.

For more information on the Stratos Boats 2X contingency program, to get your tournament added to the qualifying tournament list or to find a list of qualified tournaments go to

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Stratos Boats are built with 100 percent composite construction to provide maximum performance and comfort. Every Stratos Boat is backed by a limited lifetime warranty on the hull. Each boat is produced with a premium-quality, gel-coat finish made to withstand the elements. Stratos, is a registered trademark.


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