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Re: Another pro angler calls it quits [Re: SC-001] #14404726 06/26/22 12:36 AM
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There’s about 30 more that should retire as well!

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Re: Another pro angler calls it quits [Re: SC-001] #14404743 06/26/22 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by SC-001
Surprised there has not been more of these this year with the economy right now, I know Timmy Horton announced few months back also...

https://www.bassfan.com/docktalk_article/22458/morgenthaler-retires-from-elite-series

I don’t think your narrative is correct- the economy is still better than it’s been at many points in the past 20 years. This guy was a journeyman and was ready to move on.

Re: Another pro angler calls it quits [Re: SC-001] #14404747 06/26/22 01:16 AM
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I know of two that have dropped out this year then , Tecorante bailed for “family reasons”


Any others ?

Re: Another pro angler calls it quits [Re: wabash2015] #14404755 06/26/22 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by wabash2015
What other sport requires their "pros" to shell out upwards of $100,000 to compete? I'm talking about the tackle, truck, boat, maintenance, travel, etc etc. It's insane to me that this sport also REQUIRES people to pay entry fees for tournaments.

Sure, there's some guys in the top 1% who get free boats, etc. but the vast majority of people lose their [censored] on this. It's incredible.

Imagine if Lebron James had to pay $1500 every game just to compete.


Lebron James wipes his [censored] with $1500 lol

Re: Another pro angler calls it quits [Re: SC-001] #14404773 06/26/22 02:05 AM
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Fished as a Marshal with him at the Classic last year. He acted like I wasnt even there. Threw a tube 96% of the day and never caught a keeper on it. Picked up a chatterbait and caught 2 keepers in 10 minutes, put it down and threw the tube rest of the day. Never understood that.


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Re: Another pro angler calls it quits [Re: grandbassslayer] #14404792 06/26/22 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by grandbassslayer
Originally Posted by SC-001
Surprised there has not been more of these this year with the economy right now, I know Timmy Horton announced few months back also...

https://www.bassfan.com/docktalk_article/22458/morgenthaler-retires-from-elite-series

I don’t think your narrative is correct- the economy is still better than it’s been at many points in the past 20 years. This guy was a journeyman and was ready to move on.

With record inflation and record fuel prices a good economy is totally irrelevent for the guys out there that aren't wealthy in the Elites. The last time we had high fuel prices it got a lot of them but this time the high fuel prices are coupled with record inflation this round may put more of them on the sidelines than ever before. If you look at the economy through the eyes of the current administration the economy does look good but that is because everyone is paying record prices for everything. Is it good? Its according to who you ask. My back pocket; where it count for the majority of us, is telling me it isn't.


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Re: Another pro angler calls it quits [Re: mudd] #14404804 06/26/22 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by mudd
Elites are trying cut like 20 guys I’ve heard thru multiple people lately

They did that last year. I think thats the plan cut the bottom performers every year and replace with invites from the Opens

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Originally Posted by SC-001
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Elites are trying cut like 20 guys I’ve heard thru multiple people lately

They did that last year. I think thats the plan cut the bottom performers every year and replace with invites from the Opens


Trying to cap field size smaller then take on more money coming in from adding 20 more to make the field 100 would be smarter. That way u have 6 guys instead of 4 trying fish beside you


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Re: Another pro angler calls it quits [Re: SC-001] #14404823 06/26/22 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by SC-001
Originally Posted by mudd
Elites are trying cut like 20 guys I’ve heard thru multiple people lately

They did that last year. I think thats the plan cut the bottom performers every year and replace with invites from the Opens



They cut/replace 12 spots per year. Top 3 from each Opens division plus 3 from Overall Opens AOY list. Twelve total. I don't think they go down the list if an angler declines.


I prefer that system over protecting an angler's " brand and not replacing anyone for lack of performance over multiple seasons.

Re: Another pro angler calls it quits [Re: grandbassslayer] #14404829 06/26/22 04:11 AM
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This might be the dumbest thing I’ve read in awhile 😂. High prices for everything and empty shelves. Electricity prices and starting to double. All this extra money people have for. Biden’s booming econo


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Re: Another pro angler calls it quits [Re: grandbassslayer] #14404832 06/26/22 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by grandbassslayer
Originally Posted by SC-001
Surprised there has not been more of these this year with the economy right now, I know Timmy Horton announced few months back also...

https://www.bassfan.com/docktalk_article/22458/morgenthaler-retires-from-elite-series

I don’t think your narrative is correct- the economy is still better than it’s been at many points in the past 20 years. This guy was a journeyman and was ready to move on.


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Re: Another pro angler calls it quits [Re: ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)] #14404836 06/26/22 04:22 AM
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Originally Posted by ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)
Originally Posted by grandbassslayer
Originally Posted by SC-001
Surprised there has not been more of these this year with the economy right now, I know Timmy Horton announced few months back also...

https://www.bassfan.com/docktalk_article/22458/morgenthaler-retires-from-elite-series

I don’t think your narrative is correct- the economy is still better than it’s been at many points in the past 20 years. This guy was a journeyman and was ready to move on.

With record inflation and record fuel prices a good economy is totally irrelevent for the guys out there that aren't wealthy in the Elites. The last time we had high fuel prices it got a lot of them but this time the high fuel prices are coupled with record inflation this round may put more of them on the sidelines than ever before. If you look at the economy through the eyes of the current administration the economy does look good but that is because everyone is paying record prices for everything. Is it good? Its according to who you ask. My back pocket; where it count for the majority of us, is telling me it isn't.



I respectively disagree. The anglers who have good corporate sponsors will be okay, the corporate world has made record profits across the board for the past 2 years or so and there is a lot of money to go around.

Now the newer guys and the ones with hometown sponsorships will likely struggle.

Just because you and I may be struggling with this economy, there are many people and corporations who are killing it.



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Re: Another pro angler calls it quits [Re: grandbassslayer] #14404873 06/26/22 11:12 AM
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https://www.bassfan.com/docktalk_article/22458/morgenthaler-retires-from-elite-series[/quote]
I don’t think your narrative is correct- the economy is still better than it’s been at many points in the past 20 years. This guy was a journeyman and was ready to move on.[/quote]

I'm sorry...and what planet is this we're speaking of?


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Re: Another pro angler calls it quits [Re: SC-001] #14404887 06/26/22 11:48 AM
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The smart ones have side businesses that run themselves. Many of the elites have a business other than fishing. It's really the only way to financially succeed at fishing outside the top 10 percent

Re: Another pro angler calls it quits [Re: wabash2015] #14404903 06/26/22 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by wabash2015
What other sport requires their "pros" to shell out upwards of $100,000 to compete? I'm talking about the tackle, truck, boat, maintenance, travel, etc etc. It's insane to me that this sport also REQUIRES people to pay entry fees for tournaments.

Sure, there's some guys in the top 1% who get free boats, etc. but the vast majority of people lose their [censored] on this. It's incredible.

Imagine if Lebron James had to pay $1500 every game just to compete.


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