Re: credibility

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Posted by Doug Jeffries on 2013-03-31 11:57:47 in reply to credibility posted by Phil Ewanicki on 2013-03-30 10:41:27

Of course, you can take this concept too far the other way as well. Consider many of the televised fishing shows, especially the bass fishing shows, that start off showing the expert star casting into a beautiful pocket in the lily pads, twitching a frisky splashy lure and suddenly ripping the rod back over his head, nearly falling over backward with the force. He whoops and hollers, saying something like "This is a fish, this is a hog". He reels the fish in close to metal flake red boat and quickly flips it up onto the deck, drops his rod, and proudly lips the fish shouting "Yeah". Then the show cuts to a segment with the star holding up his rod, reel, lure, line, and fish attractor while explaining in great detail: "Today I'm using a 8 foot, 7.34 ounce Wemco Super Whip Stinger Rod paired with the Master Caster 9000Zx Baitcaster with 600:1 gearing retrieve ratio with optional extra long handle and chrome trim. It's loaded with 20000 yards of 15lb Star Trek Attractor Ray Ghost monofilament treated with their secret coating that makes it both unbreakable and invisible to the fish. On the end of the string I'm using a 3/8 ounce Lunker Whopper deep diver with internal rattles. The deep purple color combined with the bright fluorescent orange hula skirt trimmed to 2.35 inches long is just the ticket to catching these monster bass. Speaking of that, let's get back to catchin' some more fish".

Most people know that's all part of the sponsorship rules and regulations. But I often wonder if people go out and buy that exact set of equipment? Sorry, your question brought to mind the opposite perspective of precisely specifying the rod, reel, line and lure combination. I think that's all part of what makes fishing fun, the need to experiment and find what works best for you. And learning to take the advertisements and recommendations from the experts for what they're worth.

Follow ups:

  • Re: credibility - John Mauser - 2013-03-31 22:19:18 (2 replies) (414 views)
    • Re: credibility - Doug Jeffries - 2013-04-01 11:41:06 (1 replies) (315 views)
      • Re: credibility - Doug Jeffries - 2013-04-01 11:42:14 (0 replies) (288 views)

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