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Why are some of the hands leaving FLW #13352963 11/25/19 11:40 PM
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I have not read all the specifics of what FLW will now be since the buy out. Maybe y’all can fill me in .

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Re: Why are some of the hands leaving FLW [Re: slim 285] #13353026 11/26/19 12:18 AM
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I've seen where a few are choosing to fish the BASS Opens with the goal of making the Classic...


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Re: Why are some of the hands leaving FLW [Re: slim 285] #13353030 11/26/19 12:20 AM
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Its the minor leagues to get on to the BPT now. With that said I'm sure a couple of top FLW pros will stick around to fish against a lessor field.



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Re: Why are some of the hands leaving FLW [Re: slim 285] #13353079 11/26/19 01:15 AM
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They went from being professional anglers to the AAA league and the only place they can go is to the Bass Pro Tour


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Re: Why are some of the hands leaving FLW [Re: slim 285] #13353440 11/26/19 02:45 PM
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Here's a little insight from this podcast, starts talking about it at 10 minutes in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3yXrrAiSAM

Some industry sponsors are backing away from the AAA circuit and are dropping some anglers that got stuck there.

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Re: Why are some of the hands leaving FLW [Re: slim 285] #13353459 11/26/19 03:14 PM
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It's behind the scenes logistics and sponsor alignment.

Re: Why are some of the hands leaving FLW [Re: slim 285] #13353792 11/26/19 09:33 PM
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Is Gerald Swindle leaving the BPT? Said he signed up for both divisions of Bass Opens next year.



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Re: Why are some of the hands leaving FLW [Re: Brandon Dickenson] #13353864 11/26/19 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Brandon Dickenson
It's behind the scenes logistics and sponsor alignment.


Well said Brandon. I can see with a changing market, the economics for the sponsors has to be reviewed.


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Re: Why are some of the hands leaving FLW [Re: slim 285] #13353874 11/26/19 11:05 PM
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How many of you already thought of the FLW as the AAA's? I know I did, probably couldn't name more than 2 fisherman on the circuit.

Re: Why are some of the hands leaving FLW [Re: Chris B] #13353875 11/26/19 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris B
Is Gerald Swindle leaving the BPT? Said he signed up for both divisions of Bass Opens next year.


I think he’s just a fishing nut. That and I bet not having won a classic eats at him.

Re: Why are some of the hands leaving FLW [Re: rxkid2001] #13353904 11/26/19 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by rxkid2001
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Is Gerald Swindle leaving the BPT? Said he signed up for both divisions of Bass Opens next year.


I think he’s just a fishing nut. That and I bet not having won a classic eats at him.

That's exactly right, he fishes everything he can fit in his schedule. Several of them fished the opens last year, the ones they had time for. I saw a few MLF guys at Costas, too. Another reason they kind of had to back off the no-livewell theme.

Re: Why are some of the hands leaving FLW [Re: rxkid2001] #13354051 11/27/19 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by rxkid2001
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Is Gerald Swindle leaving the BPT? Said he signed up for both divisions of Bass Opens next year.


I think he’s just a fishing nut. That and I bet not having won a classic eats at him.

He has a nephew he's trying to help get started.

Re: Why are some of the hands leaving FLW [Re: slim 285] #13354232 11/27/19 10:33 AM
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Guys have been moving from FLW to BASS and from BASS to FLW from as far back as the day FLW was formed. Nothing new except you can now put BPT into the conversation.

Re: Why are some of the hands leaving FLW [Re: slim 285] #13355037 11/27/19 11:45 PM
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FLW tour basically became the equivalent of the BASS Open when MLF brought FLW.


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Re: Why are some of the hands leaving FLW [Re: 721Phoenix] #13355684 11/28/19 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 721Phoenix
Originally Posted by Brandon Dickenson
It's behind the scenes logistics and sponsor alignment.


Well said Brandon. I can see with a changing market, the economics for the sponsors has to be reviewed.



Bottom line it's about money and cannot blame the anglers.


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