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Defining a professional bass angler
« on: March 24, 2012, 05:13:24 PM »

This comes up every so often on fishing forums, especially where tournament anglers tend to hang out. It came up again today on facebook. I really don't know why one angler cares so much about what another angler decides to call himself - it sure doesn't bother me if someone wants to call themselves a professional angler - regardless, this is a pretty good article about being a pro angler and I've always thought Sammy Lee is one of the nicest persons in fishing.

From FLW Outdoors 01.May.2001 by Rob Newell:
Defining a professional bass angler

Hint: It's more than just good fishing skills

In the bass-fishing industry it is assumed that the words “professional bass angler” refer to one who derives his livelihood from bass fishing. But for Sammy Lee, the label carries a connotation that runs much deeper than catching fish and cashing checks.

Read complete article on FLW Outdoors.
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Re: Defining a professional bass angler
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 08:07:10 PM »

What defines a professional angler.  Not me :D :D
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Re: Defining a professional bass angler
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 10:14:02 PM »

IMO, anyone that wears a shirt and tie when fishing is professional  ;D
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Re: Defining a professional bass angler
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2012, 05:53:23 PM »

I like the idea of a tournament where everyone has to wear a tux! They used to require tuxedos at the Bassmaster Classic awards dinner. You wouldn't even recognize a few of the pros in tux!
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Re: Defining a professional bass angler
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2012, 08:50:33 PM »

One of the tourneys I fish with my pops ever fall. I have tried to get him to  do at least the blast off in a full tux with tails and a tophat.  It's either that or a chicken suit :D
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Re: Defining a professional bass angler
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 12:58:20 AM »

Get some video of that either way...
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Re: Defining a professional bass angler
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 08:36:56 PM »

One of the tourneys I fish with my pops ever fall. I have tried to get him to  do at least the blast off in a full tux with tails and a tophat.  It's either that or a chicken suit :D

I'd like to see that.


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