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#11153954 - 10/09/15 10:25 AM Balog on Bass Pros and Sponsorsships
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 44829
Loc: Houston, TX
http://www.bassfan.com/opinion_article/1345/mandatory-sponsorships#.VhfbDOxViko

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.
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#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: 1903
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.

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

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3661
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Very good read. Thanks for posting.
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#11154331 - 10/09/15 12:55 PM Re: Balog on Bass Pros and Sponsorsships [Re: fouzman]
bassmanrudy Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 596
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!
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#11155493 - 10/10/15 07:35 AM Re: Balog on Bass Pros and Sponsorsships [Re: fouzman]
B. Dill Offline
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Registered: 07/16/13
Posts: 614
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)

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

Registered: 10/07/07
Posts: 526
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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