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MLF Angler Longevity #13195012 06/24/19 08:36 PM
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Just wondering how long an MLF angler is allowed to fish their free entry tournaments and have minimal success? For example, if an angler continually finishes low in their elimination rounds and rarely makes it to even a knockout round, how long is the angler permitted to remain in their tournament organization?

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Re: MLF Angler Longevity [Re: befuddled] #13195024 06/24/19 08:53 PM
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I think they replace the lowest two performers with the top two performers from the "selects" or whatever the lower tier is called. The do this every two years, I believe...


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Doesn't this initial group of 80 have a 3 year guaranteed contract? As in they get 3 full years of competition before they can lose their spot based on performance.


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Originally Posted by RedRaider3933
Doesn't this initial group of 80 have a 3 year guaranteed contract? As in they get 3 full years of competition before they can lose their spot based on performance.

Yes

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Originally Posted by RedRaider3933
Doesn't this initial group of 80 have a 3 year guaranteed contract? As in they get 3 full years of competition before they can lose their spot based on performance.

Yes

Duckett said in an interview after the 3rd year the bottom 10 anglers would be bumped down to the selects, top 10 in the selects move up. The speculation has been FLW will become the selects but nothing has been officially announced yet.

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Who will be the first to jump ship and go back to tournament fishing?

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Any of the ones not winning $$ lol


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Re: MLF Angler Longevity [Re: befuddled] #13196067 06/25/19 10:18 PM
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My understanding is the after three the bottom 10. But I think they are handcuffed for the next two seasons and cannot leave. It will be interesting to see who leave voluntarily, but it will also be interesting because as of now, they have to requalify to get back into the other two organizations. Now will they bend and welcome someone back ? We will find out after the 2021 season I guess.

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Originally Posted by Burgerboy
My understanding is the after three the bottom 10. But I think they are handcuffed for the next two seasons and cannot leave. It will be interesting to see who leave voluntarily, but it will also be interesting because as of now, they have to requalify to get back into the other two organizations. Now will they bend and welcome someone back ? We will find out after the 2021 season I guess.



They can leave prior to the 3 tear mark but must pay a penalty. Not sure of amount.

Re: MLF Angler Longevity [Re: befuddled] #13196578 06/26/19 12:40 PM
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Why would they leave?

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Why would they leave?

Exactly, I don't think any of them will unless they can get a better paying jobs somewhere else, these guys at MLF aren't competing for each others money anymore like the other tours still are.

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I think after 3 years about 50% will leave and fish other trails. Just my opinion.

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Originally Posted by Sinkey
I think after 3 years about 50% will leave and fish other trails. Just my opinion.


I agree. I just think a lot of these guys are wired to fish for quality and can't stand targeting big numbers of little fish.


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They can always vote to change the rules to keep their own around for a couple more years if they so choose.

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Re: MLF Angler Longevity [Re: befuddled] #13198927 06/28/19 05:53 PM
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You do realize that most of these anglers don’t make their living fishing.
MLF offers far greater exposure for their sponsors. The ones I know that fish MLF love it.

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