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Okay so I'm considering about making a custom jersey and I'd like people's opinions on it, I'm not sponsored but would it be okay to use logos from companies on it and stuff like that?

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Also how effective is punching the ca delta in January, and what are ways to fish it in this time of year

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Wearing a jersey while amateur fishing is a little like wearing a NASCAR jumper while driving to get some milk. Cash some checks and get real sponsors...otherwise you look damned silly.

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This is fishing.  You can wear whatever you want when you are fishing.  Ask yourself if you really want to pay to be a human billboard?  Now, if it was your high school fishing team jersey, that would be a different story.

 

There is an old saying "Don't buy the cow if the milk is free."   Why would anyone - ever - compensate you in any way if you were already pimping their product for free?

 

I don't know, but I would rethink the whole logo jersey idea.

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Nothing wrong with it. There are many in the FireFighter tourney who wear jerseys with brands on them. I say if its a company that you use and like, why not sport it?

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To answer your question, no its not ok to wear logos on a fishing jersey for whom you are not sponsored. The very first question at checkout is do you have permission to use these logos.

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I would be having the highschool fishing team logo and our sponsors and maybe a few other logos

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I love wearing the jersey's because they're just comfortable to wear all day.

But to advertise someone's product just to have something printed on the shirt...Nope not me.

 

If I just had to have something on it, maybe my kids or grandbaby's names?

Local High School or college mascot?

 

Something that make's YOU proud to show off?

 

But thats just me

 

Mike

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Me personally, i wouldnt put "lews" on my shirt because i really like them. But if you have a local tackle guy, that you are faithful with, ask him if you can put his on. He will either estatic or he will say no. Who knows, he might slip you a bag of worms or something.

And if you doput the big companies on your shirt, have the decentcy, to send them an email and ask permission. Who knows what they will say.

Nobody mentioned this, but if you do put logos on your Jersey, (with or without permission) make sure to present your self professionally whenever you wear it. You do not want to reflect bad on a company that you really like. You really dont want people who dont know any different to see you have a melt down at a weight in or something and then think "well dang, comany-x will sponser anyone" its even worse if they send a nasty email to said company.

My two cents, but i do like the jerseys type. I have my companies logo on the shirt. It doubles as a work shirt.

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I wouldn't put any company on your jersey until you receive permission.  I would think if it was a copyrighted logo then you could possibly get in trouble.  They put their logos on merchandise to sell to the public and if you are using "said" logo without their consent they could make you remove it. 

 

I do love the jersey idea and would love to one day have some sponsors to have one made.

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My two cents, but i do like the jerseys type. I have my companies logo on the shirt. It doubles as a work shirt.

 I do the same.

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Wearing a jersey while amateur fishing is a little like wearing a NASCAR jumper while driving to get some milk. Cash some checks and get real sponsors...otherwise you look damned silly.

Lighten up, he's 15 yrs. old.

Hootie

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Precisely why I'm coming down on this. Looking silly at 41, my age, no one cares. Looking silly at 15...another story.

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Precisely why I'm coming down on this. Looking silly at 41, my age, no one cares. Looking silly at 15...another story.

Why would he look silly? I would wear a jersey that had BPS, Shimano, Zoom, YoZuri, Power Pro, and other stuff that I use on it. Who cares? Its what I like, and everyone else can blow off! What is the company gonna do? Complain about free advertising? Don't listen to these fools kid, do what you want, fish naked if you want to, whatever makes you happy.

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Why would he look silly? I would wear a jersey that had BPS, Shimano, Zoom, YoZuri, Power Pro, and other stuff that I use on it. Who cares? Its what I like, and everyone else can blow off! What is the company gonna do? Complain about free advertising? Don't listen to these fools kid, do what you want, fish naked if you want to, whatever makes you happy.

Couldn't have said it better myself LMG.

Some people are just mean and critical.

Hootie

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Precisely why I'm coming down on this. Looking silly at 41, my age, no one cares. Looking silly at 15...another story.

Sorry, that doesn't even make sense....but then..

Hootie

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I've never been the jersey type of anything but we've all seen guys wearing jerseys of their favorite players or teams in the major athletic sports.  Part of why I've never worn one is I just can't see myself having some other guys name emblazoned across my body.

 

But my point is wearing that stuff is not doing anybody any harm.  If someone likes a fishing brand or fisherman enough and like the jersey looks which I think have really taken off and gotten deliciously gaudy as tournament fishing has gotten to be more mainstream, go for it.  But you should follow the advise others have mentioned of getting permission first.  In fact most jersey manufacturers will require it and try to conduct yourself with respect when wearing it.

 

Also, I've got a 14 year old and have seen point blank that looking silly seems to be where it's at.  It's called peacocking and as young men i think we've all engaged in it at some point.  Granted I don't see how a fishing jersey is going to benefit anyone in this area. :)  But as a married man that's not something I have to figure out anymore, thank God.  Have you seen these skinny jeans?!  Oh the horror!!!

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So you own a Ranger you bought and paid for, no help no sponsorship and wear a Ranger hat and jacket. That's identifying with a product you are proud to own. That's okay. You own a Revo and get a hat on an Abu promotion. You identify with the product. That's okay. So go find a jersey and have brand logos put on it you want to identify with. There's absolutely no rule that says you can't. If someone asks you if you are sponsored tell them the truth, you love the product and share your support of it on your back. This stuff gets so far out of balance.

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I actually have a jersey with multiple sponsors so I think I can provide the best advice. First  cover your local sponsors and your team. They should be your main focus. I would put your team name front and center as well as your last name on your back just like any other jersey. Then I would put local companies that actually sponsor you on the front in premier spots even if its jims tackle and bobs burgers. After that contact companies and ask them if you can put them on your jersey ( try some of the bass resource sponsors or even bass resource itself you use it enough) . Dont worry about what some of these guys are saying you ,want to promote things you use and like there is nothing wrong with that.  Once you have your jersey dont go telling people you are sponsored by lets say Spro when you are not. To be honest a lot of these logos just look cool  for instance dobyns rods.  

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So you own a Ranger you bought and paid for, no help no sponsorship and wear a Ranger hat and jacket. That's identifying with a product you are proud to own. That's okay. You own a Revo and get a hat on an Abu promotion. You identify with the product. That's okay. So go find a jersey and have brand logos put on it you want to identify with. There's absolutely no rule that says you can't. If someone asks you if you are sponsored tell them the truth, you love the product and share your support of it on your back. This stuff gets so far out of balance.

Exactly my point , this is a great piece of advice. 

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Pretty much going to put the club name, my last name, local made lure companies that I love to use and maybe a few companies that have products that I'm proud to own such as my dobyns rods and lews reels

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And I'm obviously not going to say I'm sponsored, that is just dumb to say that you are if you aren't

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Why would he look silly? I would wear a jersey that had BPS, Shimano, Zoom, YoZuri, Power Pro, and other stuff that I use on it. Who cares? Its what I like, and everyone else can blow off! What is the company gonna do? Complain about free advertising? Don't listen to these fools kid, do what you want, fish naked if you want to, whatever makes you happy.

X3, do what ever makes you happy! If that means wearing a jersey then do it. Who cares what other people think about you, its not a popularity contest. 

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Pretty much going to put the club name, my last name, local made lure companies that I love to use and maybe a few companies that have products that I'm proud to own such as my dobyns rods and lews reels

 

 

And I'm obviously not going to say I'm sponsored, that is just dumb to say that you are if you aren't

Good to know man, that is perfect.  Let me know how it comes out.

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