Finally! The Sport Show is gone and passed! Don’t get me wrong, I actually enjoy working the shows but the ending of the show means fishing season is underway! The long winter is over and the temps stay steadying in the mid 50’s, the lakes ice is on it’s last stand.
The show itself went great. The Navionics booth was hopping as usual, everybody very excited about the new lake map application by iPhone and Android. The different vendors were very pleased as well as people were out in droves to cash in on all the deals floating around.
I got my new St. Croix Fiberglass Glass Rod for a great price and my boy Ryan Brant picked up a couple Shimano Stradic Ci4 4000 Spinning Reels for just over $160 a piece! Capra’s Sporting Goods was selling G Loomis NRX Rods like they were the last rod made. I guess the words finally out.
I also got the privilege to hang out and have dinner with the walleye legend himself, Tommy Skarlis as well as Navionics own, Jeff Brodeur. Lets just say I’m glad ole’ Tommy stays on the walleye side, I really wouldn’t want to try to compete against that guy on the regular, dude’s a stick! I got the opportunity to hear about whats in the works for Navionics and there continuing efforts of providing the best and most detailed maps available. It’s real easy to represent a company when you have 100% confidence in them.
See you on the water.