Who is on the take?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Hooker, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Abel1

    Abel1 New Member

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    Pimp! or Ho!
    Who cares, lets go fishen. Just because you work in the industry, does not make you biased? Sage rules Loomis rules and all the non Pac. West. companies suck!
    I disagree?
     
  2. Steven Green

    Steven Green Hood Canal Pirate

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    I would argue that for every time someone pimps a product shamelessly, there are 2 more times where information on other products is invaluable for us the customers. Its no reason to lose your head.

    Steven
     
  3. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    I am paid by the Red Sox.

    Sox lost tonight,
    cds
     
  4. ceviche

    ceviche Active Member

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    Are you talkin' to me? You must be talkin' to me. I don't see anyone else around here. You must be talkin' to me... :p

    Yeah and I do fish TFO's--only because I'm too poor to own anything better.

    Then again, I ain't a respected writer. I'm just disrespected. As a matter of fact, I can't get no respect. :beathead:

    Damn, now if I could only get on the take... I could really use all that gear clutter in my too-full garage...

    --Dave E.
     
  5. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    No one would hire someone ((cou(pick me)gh)) to come on to a web site ((cou(WFF)gh)) and pimp there stuff ((co(Sage)gh)).
    :p
     
  6. Kiwi Phil

    Kiwi Phil Antipodean Piscator

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    Rick, you're living the dream buddy. Me, I have to negotiate my fishing trips to fit in with wife, kids, sports, chores..... :beathead:
     
  7. snarlac

    snarlac Member

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    No. Unless its mine. Of course, I'm biased towards my own opinions. Ooops.
     
  8. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    my favorite fishing company doesn't give me a pro deal... a lot of other ones do though.
     
  9. Les Johnson

    Les Johnson Les Johnson

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    As a writer of long standing (since 1963) I have been fortunate to develop relationships with several companies along the way. I have worked with Scientific Anglers since its inception by the Martuch brothers well before it was sold to 3M. I met Jim Teeny more than thirty years ago. He has become a respected friend over the years. I worked with Dick Posey at Lamiglas for several years. When Lamiglas decided not to charge heavily into the fly rod end of things he told me that I should feel free to look at advisory offers from other companies. This is how I made it onto the TFO advisory staff. I also worked with Orvis through the years, primarily with Tom Rosenbauer. During the writing of our latest salmon book, Bruce and I received a mountain of new, sometimes experiemental fly lines, rods and reels, etc., all of which we tried. Any of them that proved out have been mentioned in the fly chapter of the book. Through all of the years I've worked with the companies mentioned, I have been completely up front about it. Lefty Kreh has worked with a great many companies over the years, always being up front about it and never having any problems of note.
    If anyone on this thread should be given the opportunity to become an advisor of some kind just remember that you never want to promote a product that you do not believe in unquestionably -- and don't get involved unless the company really values your input. Always deal with any conflict of interest issues that might arise on the front end of a negotiaton. This is a simple rule but one that has worked for me for more than forty years.
    Finally, the term pimping, really does cheapen the meaning of advisory or endorsing one might enter into. Endorsing or advising manufacturers on their products is a serious business. You will be responsbile to the manufacturer, people you talk to about the product, and for your own reputation. If you feel that you will be pimping, run the other way.
    Good Luck,
    Les
     
  10. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    THIS is pimping....................
     
  11. jcnewbie

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    Well said, Les....and it was a pleasure meeting you at the Orvis store in Bellevue a few weeks ago.:thumb:

    Jcnewbie
     
  12. Tom Johnston

    Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    Pick me, pick me. I am a young dude, and have been fly fishing for several years. Could really test out some stuff. I have a long life ahead of me for fly fishing. My wife does not mind. I am not having to spend my own money to test out good gear.
     
  13. nb_ken

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    Did you hear about that endorsement offer Lefty Kreh turned down?

    Me neither.
     
  14. stan

    stan Banned or Parked

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    Since you are responsible to the manufacture, why do you %100 of the time recommend TFO? How would it look to TFO if Rick Pope was on here, telling everyone in every situation to buy a TFO? He rises above that. According to the original poster you ...
     
  15. Hooker

    Hooker Banned or Parked

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