texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Valsus, Eddie Noore, CALLEN, bshort, Jacob Taylor
115021 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 101,356
hopalong 95,512
Pilothawk 80,772
John175☮ 78,845
Bigbob_FTW 72,520
JDavis7873 67,402
Derek 🐝 66,290
Mark Perry 62,469
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,144,520
Posts15,640,595
Members140,021
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Do you think professional anglers get all of their tackle and gear for free? #13912947 03/06/21 12:42 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 581
Clark Reehm Offline OP
Pro Angler
OP Offline
Pro Angler
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 581
Do you think professional anglers get ALL their tackle and gear for free?

Think again! I am starting a new series on YouTube that highlights exactly what I am purchasing and why from stores like Tackle Warehouse, Tackle Addict, Bass Pro Shop and any other small town tackle stores I come across in my travels. A Tour level bass pro being totally open and transparent discussing the actual products I am buying and intend to use straight out of the bag or box! Keep in mind that I am a low budget angler on Tour as well compared to a lot of guys! I came up with this idea while doing my taxes and counting the massive pile of receipts(while getting dirty looks from my wife). Let me know what you think about the first video and how you think I can improve on this series.


Moritz Chevrolet - 9101 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Fort Worth, TX - Monte Coon (817) 696-2003
Re: Do you think professional anglers get all of their tackle and gear for free? [Re: Clark Reehm] #13912953 03/06/21 12:50 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,343
F
fishnfireman Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
F
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,343
thumb

Re: Do you think professional anglers get all of their tackle and gear for free? [Re: Clark Reehm] #13913080 03/06/21 02:31 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 350
S
Statton48 Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
S
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 350
I like it. Good job and good luck

Re: Do you think professional anglers get all of their tackle and gear for free? [Re: Clark Reehm] #13913188 03/06/21 04:14 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,669
Justin DuBose Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,669
Thank you for sharing, appreciate your input.

Re: Do you think professional anglers get all of their tackle and gear for free? [Re: Clark Reehm] #13913413 03/06/21 09:56 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,134
K
Ken Starling Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
K
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,134
If they do it is a very select few. Way less then what everyone thinks.


THSBA Vice President
www.THSBA.net
Re: Do you think professional anglers get all of their tackle and gear for free? [Re: Clark Reehm] #13913430 03/06/21 10:26 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 12,119
S
SteezMacQueen Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
S
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 12,119
I know they don’t. Ever try to buy tackle during an open? Every store is sold out of everything that works. roflmao


Eat. Sleep. Fish.
Re: Do you think professional anglers get all of their tackle and gear for free? [Re: Clark Reehm] #13913516 03/07/21 12:35 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 61,053
banker-always fishing Online Content
Super Freak
Online Content
Super Freak
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 61,053
thumb


[Linked Image][Linked Image]

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

Sinner's Prayer. God forgive me a sinner. I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior !
Re: Do you think professional anglers get all of their tackle and gear for free? [Re: Clark Reehm] #13913519 03/07/21 12:37 AM
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 227
R
Ranger 188 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
R
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 227
Years ago I went thru the Grapevine BPS checkout line behind David Fritts. He bought and paid for a dozen chrome rattle traps just like us common folks.

Re: Do you think professional anglers get all of their tackle and gear for free? [Re: Clark Reehm] #13913597 03/07/21 02:07 AM
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 7,607
R
Rayzor Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
R
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 7,607
They get sponsorship money but not free tackle and equipment?????


Be safe,
Rayzor
[Linked Image]
2001 Triton Tx-21/225 Mercury EFI
Re: Do you think professional anglers get all of their tackle and gear for free? [Re: Clark Reehm] #13913800 03/07/21 12:16 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,819
L
Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
L
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,819
Most Likely Yes but only sponsor lures. They have to buy other brands as mentioned above.

Last edited by Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell; 03/07/21 12:17 PM.
Re: Do you think professional anglers get all of their tackle and gear for free? [Re: Clark Reehm] #13913881 03/07/21 02:08 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 1,733
M
Mac Town Fuzz Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
M
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 1,733
Thanks for sharing the info. I saved the video to
Watch later and subscribed to the channel.

Re: Do you think professional anglers get all of their tackle and gear for free? [Re: Clark Reehm] #13914173 03/07/21 06:36 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 8,651
F
Fishspanker Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
F
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 8,651
Tough to guide and tournament fish.


A Nation of Sheep will soon have a government of Wolves.
Re: Do you think professional anglers get all of their tackle and gear for free? [Re: Clark Reehm] #13914261 03/07/21 08:25 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 42,509
R
RayBob Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
R
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 42,509
I always thought they got some stuff free, some stuff discounted, and paid just like Joe Fisherman for other stuff. For example, KVD probably gets more "free" stuff but has a name to exchange for getting "free".

So I guess the amount of free depends on who you are. Four time world champs get more than a guy that has finished in the top 10 6 times in his last 100 T's. (just an example).


Advice? Wise men don't need it. Fools won't heed it.

Re: Do you think professional anglers get all of their tackle and gear for free? [Re: Clark Reehm] #13914359 03/07/21 10:42 PM
Joined: Jul 2020
Posts: 31
R
RaptorRunner Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
R
Joined: Jul 2020
Posts: 31
The guys I knew back in the early 2000’s never got much for free. Discounts and priority orders and new stuff first yes but not free. And many times those sponsorships required their time at boat/fishing events etc.. Anything not sponsor based was paid for just like everyone else. The biggest myth is that they all get free boats every year. Those aren’t free and you better be able to move it when your are done with it.

Last edited by RaptorRunner; 03/07/21 10:43 PM.
Re: Do you think professional anglers get all of their tackle and gear for free? [Re: RayBob] #13914508 03/08/21 01:09 AM
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 7,607
R
Rayzor Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
R
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 7,607
Originally Posted by RayBob
I always thought they got some stuff free, some stuff discounted, and paid just like Joe Fisherman for other stuff. For example, KVD probably gets more "free" stuff but has a name to exchange for getting "free".

So I guess the amount of free depends on who you are. Four time world champs get more than a guy that has finished in the top 10 6 times in his last 100 T's. (just an example).


I would have to think that some of them have GOT to get their sponsor's lures for free. What do you think a $6.00 Strike King lure really costs, making millions at a time? 50 cents?

Last edited by Rayzor; 03/08/21 01:09 AM.

Be safe,
Rayzor
[Linked Image]
2001 Triton Tx-21/225 Mercury EFI
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3