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#11137070 - 09/30/15 12:17 PM More FLW defections
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Lefebre and Avena both trying to get the money to fish the Elites of BASS.

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#11137103 - 09/30/15 12:31 PM Re: More FLW defections [Re: slim 285]
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LeFebre shouldn't have any problem in that area.
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#11137328 - 09/30/15 02:07 PM Re: More FLW defections [Re: fouzman]
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Luke Clausen wants to fish the Elites, also. Trying to qualify through the Opens. He is going to try to fish both tours, though.

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#11137465 - 09/30/15 03:11 PM Re: More FLW defections [Re: slim 285]
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Avena isn't well known yet, but IMHO I think he's one of the greatest new talents. he's taking tournament prep and execution to a new level.
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#11137642 - 09/30/15 04:47 PM Re: More FLW defections [Re: slim 285]
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A lot of those guys fish the opens...and if they qualify I guarantee they would jump on the elite side in a hurry. Ish does both and so did stacy king, always gonna make room for new talent to come up.
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#11137684 - 09/30/15 05:07 PM Re: More FLW defections [Re: slim 285]
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Schedules conflict next year

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#11137745 - 09/30/15 05:41 PM Re: More FLW defections [Re: slim 285]
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I don't get it. A couple weeks ago there was a post on here that only something like 20% of Elite Pro's made entry fee + expense money back in 2015. Now new guys are looking to get in.

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#11137755 - 09/30/15 05:47 PM Re: More FLW defections [Re: Rob Lay]
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Originally Posted By: Rob Lay
Avena isn't well known yet, but IMHO I think he's one of the greatest new talents. he's taking tournament prep and execution to a new level.


How so? What does he do?
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#11137761 - 09/30/15 05:52 PM Re: More FLW defections [Re: kcb]
Kevin Bryant Offline
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Originally Posted By: kcb
I don't get it. A couple weeks ago there was a post on here that only something like 20% of Elite Pro's made entry fee + expense money back in 2015. Now new guys are looking to get in.


I bet the percentage is worse in FLW. Elites = smaller field, more tournaments, more coverage. The sponsorship dollars going to Elite guys is probably quite a bit better than FLW guys. That's just a guess though, based on the notoriety and prestige of the Elite series.
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#11137812 - 09/30/15 06:24 PM Re: More FLW defections [Re: slim 285]
Chelsea FC Offline
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Avena has what it takes to do well on the Elites. Lefebre is also a great all around angler

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#11138160 - 09/30/15 08:59 PM Re: More FLW defections [Re: slim 285]
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Less FLW tournaments makes it tougher to stay there. Sponsors get better exposure at BASS.
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#11138382 - 09/30/15 11:10 PM Re: More FLW defections [Re: slim 285]
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Avena will be at 2016 ttbc he was ranked 4rth on the year going into fwc and got a 2nd place finish at bassmaster open!
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#11138453 - 10/01/15 03:19 AM Re: More FLW defections [Re: slim 285]
mudd Offline
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The article on Bassfan is a really good one and Dave talks bout why he wants to switch. Just cause the guys didn't make money this year doesn't mean they still didn't get paid though
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#11138498 - 10/01/15 05:50 AM Re: More FLW defections [Re: slim 285]
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Yeah sponsorship dollars are not accounted for. But its still tough, and there are guys doing it from there own pocket book.

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