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Elites - who is not in for 2018 #12536354
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Chad Grisby
John Hunter
Britt Myers
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Clent Davis
James Niggemeyer
Chad Morgenthaler
David Williams.
Shane Lineberger
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Re: Elites - who is not in for 2018 [Re: Fishspanker] #12536380
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There’s a guy named “Client”?!


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Re: Elites - who is not in for 2018 [Re: Fishspanker] #12536389
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Never heard of most of them. Looks like some flw guys anyway

Re: Elites - who is not in for 2018 [Re: Fishspanker] #12536403
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Re: Elites - who is not in for 2018 [Re: Jaret Latta] #12536405
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Never heard of most of them. Looks like some flw guys anyway


Everyone on the list ended up at the FLW Tour for 2018.

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Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
There’s a guy named “Client”?!


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Re: Elites - who is not in for 2018 [Re: Fishspanker] #12536656
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I talked to Brett. He said it isn't as fun as he thought it would be. In fact, he said if you don't have sponsors helping with lakes and waypoints, like EVERYONE ELSE, He said you pretty much are screwed or have to be lucky.

He said the rules are meant to be bent, twisted, side stepped, even flat out broken. Even then, his pockets weren't deep enough to get the same information as the more heavily sponsored anglers were able to buy.

That's not my opinion.....this is his observations from a year on the Elite tour. Maybe he's just emotionally spent, as I don't know him that well. But, from the two years I've spent sharing cabins and hotels with the guy, he is just too honest and humble to make up something like this. I believe him.


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Re: Elites - who is not in for 2018 [Re: Fishspanker] #12536687
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Even then, his pockets weren't deep enough to get the same information as the more heavily sponsored anglers were able to buy.


Gotta be some truth to this, luck plays a big part in it but there are always 5-8 guys that totally figure it out and the guy that placed top 5 last week does not make the cut!


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Re: Elites - who is not in for 2018 [Re: Fishspanker] #12536768
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I do not believe that. I'm sure some elites have buddies or former fishing partners that live close to certain lakes that they can call on and trust. But to say sponsors are giving info for certain lakes...? Come on man! Sounds like your buddy wasn't good enough to hack it at that level and he needs to move over to the FLW or back down to whatever circuit he used to fish. How did Palanuik make it? Read his story.

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I rode with Brett Pruett as a marshal on Toledo this year. He is a solid young man. I rode with Roumbanis and Lefebre as well. It was interesting to compare a 2nd year guy to those two. My biggest takeaway, organization. The more experienced guys reached for a bait, had it out and on in a flash. Made me think about how I fish.

Also Falcon had Pruett and Hunter in their boats, not sure if they have any in the Elites for 2018.


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Re: Elites - who is not in for 2018 [Re: Fishspanker] #12536796
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Some of them surprise me others do not. I was James Niggemeyer's Judge at the TBTF on day 2 at Rayburn this year. He is as nice a guy as you'll ever meet. He introduced me to his family, said a prayer prior to starting the day and actually gave a safety brief (I'm a safety professional). Hope him all the best!


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Re: Elites - who is not in for 2018 [Re: Fishspanker] #12536802
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BASS has changed the rules for this year the lakes went off limits as soon as they announced them,so it’s going to be tougher to get information now.


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Re: Elites - who is not in for 2018 [Re: Fishspanker] #12536807
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Just goes to show the real elite anglers is the elites and the tour is just " if you can pay to play come on!"

Re: Elites - who is not in for 2018 [Re: SteezMacQueen] #12536833
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One of my best friends is a long time FLW (I will not name him) pro and has been saying this for years. Much of what goes on in ANY major circuit is a "good ol boy network" and political....


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So some of you have buddies who are fishing circuits and are continuing to fish circuits they can't do well in because they're "not in the inner-circle?"

1. Why do they continue to fish them if it's a conspiracy?
2. How do young guys break in? We see it on elites, few young guys popping up and doing damage.

My opinion, if you don't have a solid network of people to help you out here and there for the circuit you fish, ie Bass Champs, FLW, Elite Series, TTT, or whatever... you may not do as well as the guys that have a lot of friends that live close to those lakes. I don't understand how a bass tournament can be "political?" If you don't catch the biggest fish, you don't win...

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