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fishing user avatarbluerock bass reply : 

I love this section of the website! Here is an idea go out and get a job,save your money for baits, boat, etc. the best thing about this sport is getting out there and fishing. This can be with friends, father, kids, whoever. I can bet a paycheck that 99.99% of you will never be on ESPN or other sports channell. So grab your rod, go fishing, and just have fun. This why you started fishing in the first place.

I'm proud to say I'm sponsored by me!!!!


fishing user avatarCarrington reply : 

It is true that people should fish for enjoyment, but i just feel like if im preforming well at a good level then i should get something out of the sport in return.  Its like this for every sport.


fishing user avatarTexasfishingtips reply : 

Only reason you need sponsors is so you can enter more tournaments cuz entry fees are pretty expensive. If you have the shot to go pro then its about a 10k entry fee.

Clancy W


fishing user avatarmaveric1 reply : 

Yeah just to fish 3 opens, say for any selected region of the 3 regions, your looking at around 4grand for the 3 combined entree fees not counting travel expenses like fuel food and hotel plus prefishing expenditures so sponsorship can be a huge part of beingable to do what you enjoy at a competetive level.


fishing user avatarDavid P reply : 

   There are so many posts in this section similar to this, and although I agree the majority of the time, companies do benefit greatly from pro staff and sponsorships. If these 16 year old kids want to try, there's no need to discourage them.

I personally wouldn't be anywhere close to where I am today if it weren't for deals and connections, and I'm extremely grateful for those.

Many people underestimate how much companies benefit just from word of mouth. There's a much greater market than just FLW and BASS and those of whom watch and follow those circuits. I know several people on this site alone that have been featured on television and in bass fishing articles.

Again, this isn't to necessarily disagree, it's just nice to sometimes encourage the youth instead of discourage. They just need to be realistic about what they can offer a company, and what benefits they deserve in return.


fishing user avataretommy28 reply : 
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There are so many posts in this section similar to this, and although I agree the majority of the time, companies do benefit greatly from pro staff and sponsorships. If these 16 year old kids want to try, there's no need to discourage them.

I personally wouldn't be anywhere close to where I am today if it weren't for deals and connections, and I'm extremely grateful for those.

Many people underestimate how much companies benefit just from word of mouth. There's a much greater market than just FLW and BASS and those of whom watch and follow those circuits. I know several people on this site alone that have been featured on television and in bass fishing articles.

Again, this isn't to necessarily disagree, it's just nice to sometimes encourage the youth instead of discourage. They just need to be realistic about what they can offer a company, and what benefits they deserve in return.

I could not agree more, I have said this before. There are possitives and negitives with every thing but I think its all in the learning process.


fishing user avatarTin reply : 
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I love this section of the website! Here is an idea go out and get a job,save your money for baits, boat, etc. the best thing about this sport is getting out there and fishing. This can be with friends, father, kids, whoever. I can bet a paycheck that 99.99% of you will never be on ESPN or other sports channell. So grab your rod, go fishing, and just have fun. This why you started fishing in the first place.

I'm proud to say I'm sponsored by me!!!!

I will pm you my address so you can send me your paycheck. lol


fishing user avatarfishfordollars reply : 
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I love this section of the website! Here is an idea go out and get a job,save your money for baits, boat, etc. the best thing about this sport is getting out there and fishing. This can be with friends, father, kids, whoever. I can bet a paycheck that 99.99% of you will never be on ESPN or other sports channell. So grab your rod, go fishing, and just have fun. This why you started fishing in the first place.

I'm proud to say I'm sponsored by me!!!!

I will pm you my address so you can send me your paycheck. lol

X2, will pm you my address for payment. FYI, the year was 1992 and I was the opening shot to start the 11:00pm sportscenter show.. LOL.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Does Vs. count?


fishing user avatarTin reply : 
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Does Vs. count?

Yea..he said sports channel. I've been on ESPN 2 for the Jr. Bassmaster world championship, FSN/Versus for TBF/FLW stuff as well.

That is 3 of us out of 8 posters in this thread. That is 37.5%, and if my math is right...37.5>.01 lol


fishing user avatarfishfordollars reply : 
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Does Vs. count?

Yea..he said sports channel. I've been on ESPN 2 for the Jr. Bassmaster world championship, FSN/Versus for TBF/FLW stuff as well.

That is 3 of us out of 8 posters in this thread. That is 37.5%, and if my math is right...37.5>.01 lol

That's three checks. Hope he's working overtime.


fishing user avatarpreach4bass reply : 

I was on ESPN in 2005 (Pittsburg Classic).  My wife, parents, and I were right next to the weigh-in stage all three days, so we were on TV a lot.  Do we each get a check, or just me? :-?


fishing user avatarGlenn reply : 

Yep.  I've been on ESPN several times during the last 3 Classics, Bassmaster.com several times, and VS too.  Been on too many local stations to remember.  I'm not bragging or anything.  It just kinda happened.

But back on topic - the cool thing about this sport is that you can do whatever you want and get enjoyment out it.  Whether it's "going pro", fishing tournaments for fun, trophy bass hunting, or just enjoying the great outdoors with a friend or family member, this sport is all of that and more.  Most importantly, there is no "wrong" or "right" way.  I think that's why it appeals to so many.


fishing user avatarNateFollmer reply : 

I was on ESPN and in an IMAX movie about extreme sports... But that was only because I was standing beside the winners of a downhill BMX race when the X games did a few events at Woodward.... But I digress...

I'll be honest with you, I went into last year really wanting to grow a small group of staff positions so I could start fishing tournaments and not be the only guy with no 'sponsors'. As I went through last year, I saw how much work, money and time you have to put into tournament fishing. Needless to say, I gave up on all that. I do it now because I love it. I also love teaching people about fishing and conservation, so that is really what keeps me writing and trying to teach people. I still have a few Field and Pro staffs because of my site, so maybe I'll get to a tournament or two... but it's not something I want to go into 100%.

I just realized my post really has nothing to do with this thread...


fishing user avatarSoFlaBassAddict reply : 
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But back on topic - the cool thing about this sport is that you can do whatever you want and get enjoyment out it.

Thats my favorite part about fishing.  No matter what your level of involvement in the sport is, you can always relate with everybody else.  From the top pros down to the kid sitting on the bank with a rod, everybody just wants to catch a fish.

Fishing has really made me want to pursue a different career path in life.  I've got no desire to become a pro though.  I'd much rather get into the product development and or journalism side of things.  This is one of those times that I really wish I took some advanced writing classes in college.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 
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I was on ESPN and in an IMAX movie about extreme sports... But that was only because I was standing beside the winners of a downhill BMX race when the X games did a few events at Woodward.... But I digress...

I'll be honest with you, I went into last year really wanting to grow a small group of staff positions so I could start fishing tournaments and not be the only guy with no 'sponsors'. As I went through last year, I saw how much work, money and time you have to put into tournament fishing. Needless to say, I gave up on all that. I do it now because I love it. I also love teaching people about fishing and conservation, so that is really what keeps me writing and trying to teach people. I still have a few Field and Pro staffs because of my site, so maybe I'll get to a tournament or two... but it's not something I want to go into 100%.

I just realized my post really has nothing to do with this thread...

Why do you feel you need sponsorship to fish tournaments?


fishing user avatarLucky Craft Man reply : 
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I was on ESPN in 2005 (Pittsburg Classic). My wife, parents, and I were right next to the weigh-in stage all three days, so we were on TV a lot. Do we each get a check, or just me? :-?

Hey, I was also on ESPN in 2005 (Pittsburgh Classic) with Jerry McKinnis (Actually, I was standing right behind him as he gave some commentary, but I was on ESPN).


fishing user avatarlmoore reply : 

Send a paycheck my way too.  You're going to have to work a long time to back up that post  ;D


fishing user avatarbasspro96 reply : 

Hey buddy...I'll be sending you a PM too for your paycheck..... :)  ;D ;D ;D 8-) ;)


fishing user avatarTexasfishingtips reply : 

Baseball team was in newspaper, dose that count?

Clancy W


fishing user avatarSPEEDBEAD. reply : 

I've been on the evening news.

;D


fishing user avatarsenko_77 reply : 
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It is true that people should fish for enjoyment, but i just feel like if im preforming well at a good level then i should get something out of the sport in return. Its like this for every sport.

I'm not so sure I agree with this.  What exactly should you get in return for performing well at a good level?  What exactly is a "good level"?

To say you deserve something out of fishing because you did well in a couple "good" tournaments just doesn't sound right to me. 


fishing user avatarTin reply : 
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It is true that people should fish for enjoyment, but i just feel like if im preforming well at a good level then i should get something out of the sport in return. Its like this for every sport.

I'm not so sure I agree with this. What exactly should you get in return for performing well at a good level? What exactly is a "good level"?

To say you deserve something out of fishing because you did well in a couple "good" tournaments just doesn't sound right to me.

Agreed, as much as a win is a win, a club win with 10 guys compared to a win in a tournament with 100 is completely different.


fishing user avatarlmoore reply : 

Agreed on both of the above.  If you perform well at a good level, you get a payout from the tournament.  If your not performing well enough to get a check, then you aren't performing well at a good level.  Expecting anything beyond tournament winnings is just a false sens of entitlement, IMO.


fishing user avatarbassnleo reply : 

Another that will be sending a PM for a paycheck.

And.......yes, I have sponsors!


fishing user avatarBass XL reply : 
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It is true that people should fish for enjoyment, but i just feel like if im preforming well at a good level then i should get something out of the sport in return. Its like this for every sport.

If you really are performing well at a good level, then you shouldn't be worried about what the sport SHOULD be doing for you in return; you should already be taking advantage of what the sport has to offer. In other words, if you think you deserve something, you probably don't deserve anything.


fishing user avatarSPEEDBEAD. reply : 
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It is true that people should fish for enjoyment, but i just feel like if im preforming well at a good level then i should get something out of the sport in return. Its like this for every sport.

If you really are performing well at a good level, then you shouldn't be worried about what the sport SHOULD be doing for you in return; you should already be taking advantage of what the sport has to offer. In other words, if you think you deserve something, you probably don't deserve anything.

I love it!!!

One of the top quotes I have seen.


fishing user avatarWoolleyBass reply : 
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I was on ESPN and in an IMAX movie about extreme sports... But that was only because I was standing beside the winners of a downhill BMX race when the X games did a few events at Woodward.... But I digress...

I'll be honest with you, I went into last year really wanting to grow a small group of staff positions so I could start fishing tournaments and not be the only guy with no 'sponsors'. As I went through last year, I saw how much work, money and time you have to put into tournament fishing. Needless to say, I gave up on all that. I do it now because I love it. I also love teaching people about fishing and conservation, so that is really what keeps me writing and trying to teach people. I still have a few Field and Pro staffs because of my site, so maybe I'll get to a tournament or two... but it's not something I want to go into 100%.

I just realized my post really has nothing to do with this thread...

Why do you feel you need sponsorship to fish tournaments?

It's not a necessity but boy when it comes to paying for tournaments a couple sponsors would be very nice. For example say your interested in being a co angler in FLW tour it costs 700 dollars to enter and thats not including lodging, gas and all the other little goodies you have to pay for. Now this is just my 2 cents but im pretty sure thats why Nate was looking for a few sponsors last year. But what the hell do i know :D


fishing user avatarbluerock bass reply : 

Alright Guys, Let me put it this way, without being a wiseass. I have seen a lot of guys on this sight with really stupid shi* and most think because they win a couple 10 boat tx they should be sponsored. I'm not doubting anyone fishing ability or lack of. The odds of one of you guys being on espn competing in the elite series is highly unlikely. Enjoy the sport for the reason you started to have fun not be paid. Yes I realize a couple extra bucks for fishing can go a long way .....just because you were standing next to a pro when he won does not mean you won or in the crowd that does not count either


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 
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I was on ESPN and in an IMAX movie about extreme sports... But that was only because I was standing beside the winners of a downhill BMX race when the X games did a few events at Woodward.... But I digress...

I'll be honest with you, I went into last year really wanting to grow a small group of staff positions so I could start fishing tournaments and not be the only guy with no 'sponsors'. As I went through last year, I saw how much work, money and time you have to put into tournament fishing. Needless to say, I gave up on all that. I do it now because I love it. I also love teaching people about fishing and conservation, so that is really what keeps me writing and trying to teach people. I still have a few Field and Pro staffs because of my site, so maybe I'll get to a tournament or two... but it's not something I want to go into 100%.

I just realized my post really has nothing to do with this thread...

Why do you feel you need sponsorship to fish tournaments?

It's not a necessity but boy when it comes to paying for tournaments a couple sponsors would be very nice. For example say your interested in being a co angler in FLW tour it costs 700 dollars to enter and thats not including lodging, gas and all the other little goodies you have to pay for. Now this is just my 2 cents but im pretty sure thats why Nate was looking for a few sponsors last year. But what the hell do i know :D

I doubt he was looking to jump in to tournaments at that level. I know Nate, and if that was his thinking, I'd say its pretty foolish to expect that level of support this early. Just getting some "pro staffs" doesn't pay your entry fees.  You earn your stripes, bro. 


fishing user avatarRed reply : 

I have never been on TV, but can I just HAVE one of your peychekcs so I can buy some Lucky Crafts?   ;D


fishing user avatarbluerock bass reply : 

Yes, Red I will send you one, but not for luck craft lures. Go take a spelling class!!! How are you going to get sponsored if you can't spell paycheck.....I'm just kidding with ya


fishing user avatarRed reply : 

Nice!!  Guess I was so excited about my funny joke I forgot to "proof read" my post! ;D




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