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Re: Rick Clunn [Re: SC-001] #13994134 05/12/21 02:20 AM
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Heard once that you should never try and meet your hero. (Someone in this class of a sport). They might break your heart, i am sure they can get tired of people not respecting your personal time. If your lucky, they will meet you. Fished with many people, and have made friends with many. But when you meet a mentor, who teaches you things it's refreshing. I have met a couple in my life, and currently learning from one now. I can remember watching the big guns battle it out on tv when i was younger. Many people have done it, but it's the ones with the correct mindset, and family backing them that succeed.. Would love to chew the fat, with a man like Mr. Clunn, or Many of the others from back in the day. Mr. Parker, Mr. Dance, and especially Mr. Houston. Those three kept my mind in the clouds for many years while in college, work, and the such. If i wasn't fishing, I was thinking about it. I don't think fishing is a sport, It's a gift that will reward you if you can slow down and really see the beauty in it. Don't know why there is so much drama in the clubs, tournaments, and the circuits.. Life is too short..

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Re: Rick Clunn [Re: SC-001] #13994263 05/12/21 09:42 AM
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Once at one of the BASS events on Lake Wylie, where only the top 20 or 30 fished and there was no entry, the weigh in was held inside the old Charlotte arena. Dave Wolack won the event. The arena wasn't to full and I just happened to look way up in the top row and by himself set Clunn. I had spoke with him before and could read him a little. I went around and walked up and asked him to sign my hat. I thanked him and he said no Thank You. I then asked him why he was watching. He said while he was fishing he knew he was missing something. Instead of loading up and moving on he stayed and listened as how the top guys fished. The winner caught the fish on bluegill beds on a topwater prop bait. The man's mind never stops working, sort of like Ike's mouth,. I seen several big names treat folks a little rough at events where they just get off the water. In my book Rick Clunn is THE MAN

Re: Rick Clunn [Re: rj74955] #13994291 05/12/21 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by rj74955
Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
....or maybe he’s just a tired, old, croggetty man. I wouldn’t put a halo on his head just yet.

Kinda where I’m at on him these days. Looks miserable and treats everyone like [censored]. Give me a Jay Yelas attitude any day.


Ask Jay about Rick... He's the devil... Dan flame


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Re: Rick Clunn [Re: SC-001] #13994692 05/12/21 03:57 PM
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I have followed Rick since the beginning. He is lazer focused when he is fishing. One of the greatest. His focus is what a lot of people think is arrogance. I'm only a couple years younger than he is. People think I'm crazy too. Maybe that's why he is still my hero.

Re: Rick Clunn [Re: reeltexan] #13996753 05/13/21 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by reeltexan


not true. there's always an element of luck involved.

If that’s the case he sure had more than most


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Re: Rick Clunn [Re: Mark Perry] #13997366 05/14/21 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark Perry
Several years back while a BASS Open was on Lewisville the BPS Spring Classic sale/show was going on. The Friday evening in the Grapevine store was pretty slow. I was there for a company and it was literally just a few vendors and customers. Mr. Clunn came in after he weighed in and he had gotten a hook in his hand that day while fishing per the BASS website. I figured he was exhausted and just wanted closing time to get there fast since he was doing an appearance. I gave him his space but after a few minutes he walked over and asked how busy the store had been. We struck up a conversation. For the next 2 hours or so he walked me around and showed me what he looks for in a crankbait and the differences in each one. We spoke about other lures as well. Eventually the conversation turned to family and such. He was extremely personable and I truly enjoyed the time spent with him. It was unfiltered and personable. He might not show that side much but I am glad for the experience and time he gave.



This is a great story here, I'm sure 60 years of microphones and media gets old.

Re: Rick Clunn [Re: SC-001] #13998032 05/14/21 11:31 PM
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In 1983 I watched him come from behind at the US OPEN and win that $50,000 pile of cash under glass at TROPICANA. Three decades later in 2013 I watched once again as he came close to winning the Falcon Slam finishing second. He will always be one of my heros.

Re: Rick Clunn [Re: SC-001] #13998749 05/15/21 05:10 PM
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Clunn has always been a head case but he is one of the greats in bass fishing


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Re: Rick Clunn [Re: SC-001] #13998762 05/15/21 05:30 PM
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met him at Texas Bassfest at Lake Travis. Stopped his conversation with others to take pic with me. Rick's alright.

Re: Rick Clunn [Re: Mark Perry] #13999969 05/16/21 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark Perry
Several years back while a BASS Open was on Lewisville the BPS Spring Classic sale/show was going on. The Friday evening in the Grapevine store was pretty slow. I was there for a company and it was literally just a few vendors and customers. Mr. Clunn came in after he weighed in and he had gotten a hook in his hand that day while fishing per the BASS website. I figured he was exhausted and just wanted closing time to get there fast since he was doing an appearance. I gave him his space but after a few minutes he walked over and asked how busy the store had been. We struck up a conversation. For the next 2 hours or so he walked me around and showed me what he looks for in a crankbait and the differences in each one. We spoke about other lures as well. Eventually the conversation turned to family and such. He was extremely personable and I truly enjoyed the time spent with him. It was unfiltered and personable. He might not show that side much but I am glad for the experience and time he gave.


Cool story Mark

Re: Rick Clunn [Re: SC-001] #14000748 05/17/21 04:00 PM
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Mark

Had the exact same experience with him at the Bass Pro in San Antonio several years ago. Talked to my wife and I for over an hour
and took us down multiple aisles to show us the baits that he was talking about. Very impressed with our experience with him..

AJ

Re: Rick Clunn [Re: SC-001] #14001615 05/18/21 05:05 AM
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I think its fishy as hell they still don't have the day 3 weigh in video up, I think 'ol Rick might have got called to the trailer after this one.

Re: Rick Clunn [Re: Lone_Wolf] #14001640 05/18/21 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Lone_Wolf
I think its fishy as hell they still don't have the day 3 weigh in video up, I think 'ol Rick might have got called to the trailer after this one.


agreed

Re: Rick Clunn [Re: Neal G] #14007710 05/23/21 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Neal G
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I think its fishy as hell they still don't have the day 3 weigh in video up, I think 'ol Rick might have got called to the trailer after this one.


agreed


Yep it's still not up, and Day 3 of Guntersville is up one day after...


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Re: Rick Clunn [Re: Fishinfellow] #14007887 05/23/21 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Fishinfellow
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I went to the Day 1 weight in at the Elite Series event at Pickwick and he weighed his fish, stepped up to the mic and left. Didn’t say a word. I thought to myself, he must’ve had a bad day and was pissed. Every other pro at least said something except him


He's been known not to be the nicest or most personable person lol. I've gone to get his autograph and chat with him a couple of times at some expo's and registrations and I wouldn't waste my time again....


Funny, I met him and KVD at a dealer owners convention at the Gaylord in Grapevine a few years back and the three of us had about a 15 minute conversation. They were both relaxed, funny, and very easy to talk to. I wasn't even supposed to be in that place and told them how I "conned my way in". They thought it was a hoot and we took a picture together. We didn't talk about fishing much as we just chatted about our backgrounds in general. As nice guys as they are great fishermen.


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