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Would you go Pro or stay Local Hammer? #10640889 02/23/15 09:28 PM
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I am by no means any where close to either one of these qualifications just a thought. Would you want to travel the tour and have a shot at being the best of the best or just dominate other tournaments and fish on your own time?



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Re: Would you go Pro or stay Local Hammer? [Re: airforcefishin] #10640902 02/23/15 09:33 PM
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I'd rather have a job that allowed a stable (and larger) paycheck and fish whenever I wanted to, for fun.


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Re: Would you go Pro or stay Local Hammer? [Re: airforcefishin] #10640916 02/23/15 09:39 PM
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Travel the tour.

Re: Would you go Pro or stay Local Hammer? [Re: airforcefishin] #10640920 02/23/15 09:39 PM
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Tour fishing will stress out the best of bank accounts if you are lucky it only cost 6 grand to make 4

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Re: Would you go Pro or stay Local Hammer? [Re: airforcefishin] #10640921 02/23/15 09:40 PM
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I would like to win the lottery and take my shot with the big boys, if nothing else I would get schooled and learn something for my time. Wouldn't want the pressure of having to make a living at it.




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Re: Would you go Pro or stay Local Hammer? [Re: airforcefishin] #10641029 02/23/15 10:27 PM
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I would like to fish the opens - get to practice a few days before - scope stuff out - punch in some waypoints - no worries about work - just catchin fish. See what happens !!!!!!


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Re: Would you go Pro or stay Local Hammer? [Re: airforcefishin] #10641046 02/23/15 10:32 PM
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It takes more than just wanting to.. Take backing too.

A conservative number for fishing a year's worth of Opens is $100K.

Re: Would you go Pro or stay Local Hammer? [Re: airforcefishin] #10641082 02/23/15 10:42 PM
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Depends on how much money I had to play with



Re: Would you go Pro or stay Local Hammer? [Re: airforcefishin] #10641120 02/23/15 10:52 PM
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I doubt I would leave the state. Places like Erie and lakes in the north east etc would be too much driving for me. I did my traveling in the military I'm done with that crud.

Re: Would you go Pro or stay Local Hammer? [Re: 96speed] #10641138 02/23/15 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted By: 96speed
I'd rather have a job that allowed a stable (and larger) paycheck and fish whenever I wanted to, for fun.


Yup.

Re: Would you go Pro or stay Local Hammer? [Re: Triton-x] #10641141 02/23/15 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted By: Triton-x
I would like to fish the opens - get to practice a few days before - scope stuff out - punch in some waypoints - no worries about work - just catchin fish. See what happens !!!!!!


That's exactly what im doing. Well. Sort of.

I'm not paying for the fishing, but I am using my personal vacation time to attend the tournaments. So, in that respect, I guess I am paying. I will not get my beach house time in with the wife and kids. And I will not get to go Jeepin this year in CO. And probably will not get my pheasant hunting time this year either. Haha. But, then again, if I win?! Haha. Could reset the table a little.


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Re: Would you go Pro or stay Local Hammer? [Re: airforcefishin] #10641291 02/23/15 11:36 PM
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I think most local hammers always want to know if they can hang with the best in the world. Opens are not a good test of that either due to the unlimited practice. Until you pay the big entry & compete on 3 days practice you will never know. What's crazy is you more I travel & fish the worst I get around the house. I've seen guys dominate the opens & not do worth a flip on tour, & guys who just pay their way in do well. There is no true science when it comes to all the variables of fishing. In closing, it's a very hard way to make a living.

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Re: Would you go Pro or stay Local Hammer? [Re: airforcefishin] #10641520 02/24/15 12:30 AM
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If I retire at an early enough age and have money to do it, sure... Otherwise, I will stick to work and fishing on the weekends. I sure cheer on the guys I know that are out there.

Re: Would you go Pro or stay Local Hammer? [Re: airforcefishin] #10641550 02/24/15 12:37 AM
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Keep it local and make some money.

Re: Would you go Pro or stay Local Hammer? [Re: airforcefishin] #10641557 02/24/15 12:38 AM
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My lack of fishing talent dooms me to choose neither.


That being said I do want to eventually fish the Opens. Not just show up and say I fish the Opens but actually compete and give myself a chance to do well. Just got to keep working hard to get the skills to do so.

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