HomeblogsTeam Lucky Craft – Gary Dobyns I am pumped up about a hunting trip to Nevada later this week. I pulled a once in a lifetime Elk tag. I’ve been applying for it for over twenty years and I finally got one. I don’t think I can even apply again for another ten years. I could be gone for a couple weeks but, I could find a quality animal in a couple days you never know. We’ll be headed out near Pioche Nevada where the record has been set the last few times, with the last being in 2004. This is a super quality hunt and to say I am pumped up about it is an understatement. I am headed to Texas to film a TV show, The Big Bass Challenge, on Choke Canyon, Lake Fork, Falcon Lake and possibly Amistad. We were there a few weeks ago and I was catching them really well on a Staysee 90 and a Pointer 100 in Phantom Chartreuse shad, a color I came up with a few years ago. I will also have Chartreuse Shad and Ghost minnow with me because I don’t walk out the door without those colors. The Big Bass Challenge television show will feature Mark Pack a great Texas angler, Cody Roberson of the Army Bass Anglers, Justin Rackley former Texas A&M angler and national collegeiate bass champion and myself. We will each fish solo with a camera on board and we come back and go over what happened. It’s really a neat idea for a show in that you get four different perspectives of breaking down the same water. The show begins airing in 2011 and will be on Versus Network and the World Fishing Network. On the Dobyns Rods end of things we just finished up a trade show in Northern California where I was a guest speaker and I was able to show off our line of rods to many anglers. Sales were good there but, just spreading the word about the rods and supporting our dealer is just a valuable. We’ve also been hard at work at putting together a demo program that will allow anglers a chance to try out one of our rods without any cost. These rods will be available though many of our dealers. I truly feel that is the best way to get anglers to understand how well these rods are made.