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Face it, many, if not all of us, would like to become pro fisherman and take home the classic trophy and 1.2mil. But to do that, we gotta work hard to win consistantly enough to where someone wants to turn you into their bilboard. If you could choose your sponsors, who would they be. After you decide that, who would you turn away from and run if they asked you to wear their T-Shirt?

Dream Sponsors

Xpress Boats- I wanna be the only pro on the tour fishing an aluminum boat

Yamaha- Gotta love that VMax

Owner- No hook compares

Silver Thread- I'm sick of buying line. Handouts please??? :D

Bass Pro Shops- They make every kind of bait you need

Mountain Dew- I need my cold, carbonated caffine plus the boat wrap would be nice

Sponsors I'd never dream of-

Tampax/Maxi- Yeah...need I say more

Depends (adult diapers) Something just wouldn't feel right

Pampers- Same as above

Skittles or Lucky Charms- I don't want a rainbow as a boat wrap

lol

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I would die if team diawa sponsored me. I would have to say that is my dream sponsor.

I would run away from Vagisil and Preperation H

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Dream Sponsors:  

Ranger Boats

Team Daiwa

Berkely

Abu Garcia

Jack Daniels

Miller Beer

Sponsor I would want to stay away from?

*

Any women's products

Ronco?

Zebco

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It's not just the name brand, it's the whole package they are offering.

I've been fortunate enough to be sponsored by the ultimate sponsor.  YOU.  Skiing for the U.S. had us working for many companies that contributed to the program but when it's all said and done, the only name I ever wore that meant anything was the one on the back that said U.S.A.

(no offense intended to Kodak, Visa, UPS, powerbar,snapple,North Face,Subura,etc.,etc,etc.)

Remember, sponsorship is a WAY to your dream.  If it is the actual dream, you're looking down the wrong path.

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Yeah, but no one wants to be sponsored by Tampax ;D

LBH, were you Olympic or World Championship or what what?  This is something I've never heard about you so now I am interested. Either way, that's cool that you represented our country in competition.  

I've only had 2 sponsors.  I was sponsored by Widowmaker lures, but that dude never sent me any samples or never got back in touch with me, so I guess that one doesn't count and I was sponsored by the US Army when they bought me a plane ticket to Iraq for a year of open season hunting.

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If tampax gave me financial support to fish the big tournies and got me a nice bass boat i would wear there name.  

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LMAO!!

I skied Moguls "A" in the late 80's and early 90's.  Was an alternate for the '92 games in Tignes, Fra.  Broke shoulder 23 days before we were leaving.  Long story.  Heartbreaker.

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lol

Hey, even so you made it further than most people would ever dream of.  Still an accomplishment.  I was an alternate on my high school basketball team.  2nd string...WOOOOO

Football...now that's a different story  ;)  1st String Defense for 4 years woot!

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If tampax gave me financial support to fish the big tournies and got me a nice bass boat i would wear there name.

I bet your boat wouldn't be red

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I've been a wise guy,...a mouth of sorts, quick witted but respectful. I would love to have them as a sponsor.

Think of all the prepared come backs you would have after a couple weeks on the trail. You would have gotten every comment on earth by then and will have come up with all the possible come backs and narrowed it down to the most poignant ones.lol.

"I brought extras in case you get a little teary eyed at the scales"

To the guy who is the cooler boat owner "We had to use 6 of the super absorbant to help save one of them last week at Fork"! (pointing at his boat)

Oh,...don't get me going.

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Yeah, I lost the plug going down the highway so I used the jumbos.  Believe it or not, they really do stop leaks.  ROFL

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Brian, great comment on the one year hunting pass!! ;D

As far as sponsors go, nitro/tracker marine would be a great one to have...best packages out there for the money. Any bait manufacturer that would be willing to step up and give me product to use would get my approval.

I'm with senko, if the money is right and they pitch it the right way...yeah, I would rep just about anything out there.

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I'm with senko, if the money is right and they pitch it the right way...yeah, I would rep just about anything out there.

There's a term for that. the site filters won't allow it but it exists.

remember, you are talking about individual competition. It's YOUR name out there, this isn't a team sport.

I would only rep products I used and believed in. If you are at the level where you are attracting international or national sponsors like Skoal or Tyson,...don't be a Redman user. Instead, you approach Redman and explain that you have been approached by skoal but have always ben a redman user, allow them to make a counter offer.

You are not only marketing your skills, you are marketing your integrity and charachter.

This is a good read for all who are interested.

Sponsorship :  Marcia Ruben (reelady)

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LBh needs to pick up Sony, Panasonic, Cannon as a sponsor!

Talk about flooding the site with vids ;)

I really need to be comfortable with a product before I would rep it for anyone.

Just because someone throws product at you...it's not enough.

If they have cruddy products....I'm not going to say I like em.

Now if they want to throw products at me to make sure I like them first...then we can talk.

On that note...I'd like to test products from;

Ford Trucks

Tracker bass boats

MinnKota

I need to find a fav rod builder

I need to find a fav reel builder (although I'm liking my Shimano)

Reed's Bloody Mary mix (So Tampax will leave me alone)

Trojan Condoms (the anti Tampax)

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How funny would it be to have trojan as your primary sponsor and show up at the scales with a win using a roboworm. "Spawning bass want ribbed roboworms,....for her pleasure."

Being a primarily male based business, I'm surprised we don't see more Male aimed products than we do. Would only make sense. * is already on board I believe,right? Do I remember seeing a * boat this year?

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So, what you are saying is that because I dont use Tampax, that I shouldnt accept a sponsorship from them? I think the WBT might have something to say about that.

Look, I am comfortable with the fact that I wont likely get sponsored by anyone except my own hard work at my day job. All I am really saying is that, given the opportunity to advertise someone's product for them and get their name out in an arena where it typically wouldnt be, I would do it for them. If in the process the financial support they give me allows me to showcase my talents, so be it.

It sounds like a win-win situation.

LBH, I would love to know what term you may be referring to. PM me with the info if you can.

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No, But if someone in your family has a lawsuit against them for toxic shock syndrome, I wouldn't expect you to hop on board just cause they offered you money and a free ride.  Good luck keeping the rest of your sponsors if it gets out.

My point is that if a company that big is offering, surely there are other options also. All I'm saying is represent wisely.  You are choosing your sponsors as opposed to a team like The Patriots.  If the coorporate entity chooses the teams sponsors, it doesn't directly relfect on the individual player persay.  However, when Joe quaterback does a Burger King commercial on his own in the off season, that does directly represent upon him.

Certainly not an attack, just pointing out that fishing is like the BK commercials.  The products you endorse as much as the reason why, CAN directly reflect upon your charachter, which CAN directly reflect upon the success or demise of your career.

Again.  No defensiveness needed, no offense intended. Just sharing what I know from experience.

PM sent.

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I think it may have something to do with a not so picky woman/man with whom it may or may not be easier to have carnal relations. or promiscuous.

Just a thought.

Vince

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ok, ok....I appreciate the opinions of those who know more than me (LBH).

No, Vince, I thought that is what the insinuation was as well. Thankfully, it was not.

No ruffled feathers. No blood, no foul....

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Although, in my initial posting, I did say ALMOST anything. In my personal experience, you ALWAYS leave yourself some window of escape.

;)

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I skied Moguls "A" in the late 80's and early 90's. Was an alternate for the '92 games in Tignes, Fra. Broke shoulder 23 days before we were leaving. Long story. Heartbreaker.

I know a little about skiing and heartbreaks.  I really loved to ski and was a ski instructor for beginners at a resort.  Three years ago I bought a house at the base of the Blue Mountain Ski Resort.  Two months after I moved into my new home I was rear-ended by a truck.  The doctors discovered the collision activated problems stemming from a bad accident I had as a child (you may not believe it but I was charged by a buffalo).  The MRI results indicated I now need to live a sedentary lifestyle or risk paralysis.  I am not allowed to ever ski again, or go on those fun 60 mile-an-hour bone-crushing bass tournament boat rides.  I still fish for bass, but now it's out of a 13ft aluminum with an electric trolling motor which I leave at the local lake, and only fish tourneys on the electric-only lakes as a rider.   Life is filled with heartbreaks we've just got to make the best with what we've got.

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Ranger

Team Diawa

G.loomis

Terminater

Bageley

LC

BPS

Budlight or Rolling Rock Green Light(that would be a sweet wrap with the horse and all that on ur boat)

Jimmie johns

Dodge

I wouldnt let

Ford

Mcdonalds

Tobacco companies

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Dream Sponsors:

Dr Bongs

Zig Zag

Psychedelic Information Center

Everclear

Wild Turkey

Hamilton Syringes

I hope no one is taking me seriously.

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Hooters

Playboy

either or.  Especially if I could get my own personal cheer leader.

Others

Anheiser Bush

Hostess

Gatoraid

Orange County Choppers

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