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SkeetBlogThere’s not much going on to report about in the fishing business other than the usual prep work that goes on before the season begins.

I’ve been going through all of my gear and ordering new stuff for the season. The biggest thing that I did was order all of the new Berkley Havoc items that are launching this year. There’s a new creature bait by Bobby Lane and a new tube bait by Ike, and Boyd Duckett has come out with a new worm called the Juice Worm.

I added a bunch of new colors to the Pit Boss that I’m really excited about. There’s this one called Perfection that is… well, it’s perfect. You’ll have to see it to truly believe it, it’s an awesome color. Everyone that has seen it has totally liked it.

I’ve really got to get into my shop and start organizing everything, and I’ll do that pretty soon too. I’m also going to be working with my Performance Consultant; Charles Plot of Plott Advanced Systems to get my mental game in tip top shape and tuned up before the season.

One cool thing that’s coming up is I’m headed to Japan for the Osaka Fishing Show on behalf of Lucky Craft. This will be the first time I’ve been there since the earthquake and the big tsunami that hit there, and I’m looking forward to going back. It will be kind of cool to bring some American fishing industry well wishes over there; I’m looking forward to it.

I got to see some new placements of my Wright & McGill Co. rods and reels the other day. I’ve been really fortunate to have so many of the major retailers bring in my signature Tessera Rods. Dick’s Sporting Goods has done a great job with my product, as have the other major retailers. we got word a little while ago that Wal Mart was going to be bringing in a few of my rod models, and I got to see my first display in one of my local stores, so that was pretty cool.

Other than that, we are heading to Southern California for the National Association of Music Merchants show in Los Angeles. Kim’s dad, Tom Coster is a musician and he invited us to go down there and see the festivities. I guess this is like the ICAST of the music industry, so we’re all looking forward to it.

I’ll hopefully have some good stuff to share with you next week – Later.

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