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#11153954 - 10/09/15 10:25 AM Balog on Bass Pros and Sponsorsships
fouzman Offline

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 42877
Loc: Houston, TX

Might anger a few, but Balog is typically pretty good at a non-nonsense perspective. Gotta say I agree with his position on sponsorships. As for a pro figuring out how to really attract sponsor dollars like Duck Commander, I think MLF has done a pretty good job of it.
"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.

#11154114 - 10/09/15 11:39 AM Re: Balog on Bass Pros and Sponsorsships [Re: fouzman]
Mark Jones Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/18/11
Posts: 1651
Good read, there's plenty of sponsor money in this vertical. It's just spread across three professional properties, hundreds of regional/local trails/events, hundreds of professional anglers and thousands of pro staffers in both freshwater and saltwater.

#11154187 - 10/09/15 12:03 PM Re: Balog on Bass Pros and Sponsorsships [Re: fouzman]
bigbass94 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3142
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Very good read. Thanks for posting.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

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#11154331 - 10/09/15 12:55 PM Re: Balog on Bass Pros and Sponsorsships [Re: fouzman]
bassmanrudy Offline

Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 345
Loc: Bossier City, LA
Good read. I ended up reading all the survey posts as well and there was some nice information. Thanks for posting!
"I'd Rather Be Fishing" smile

#11155493 - 10/10/15 07:35 AM Re: Balog on Bass Pros and Sponsorsships [Re: fouzman]
B. Dill Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/16/13
Posts: 542
Loc: Cypress
LOL @ Unions! Could hardly finish after I read that most pros would like a union.

Edited by B. Dill (10/10/15 07:37 AM)

#11156273 - 10/10/15 04:16 PM Re: Balog on Bass Pros and Sponsorsships [Re: fouzman]
David Gillham Offline

Registered: 10/07/07
Posts: 494
Pros saying the problem is a lack of sponsorship dollars. What I see as the problem for guys fishing the top level is sponsorship has become a necessity to survive. Each year there are just a few that could have made it on tournament winnings. Unions will not change that fact. There's a lot of issues making it tougher for these guys but complaining about lack of sponsorship dollars isn't the answer.


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