HomeblogsBrent Ehrler – Ranger Trip and Bass U. Since my last blog I’ve taken a couple cool trips. First I headed back to Flippin’ Arkansas home of the best bass boat builder in the world – Ranger. I was there for their annual sales tour of the plant. It’s a neat tour where you literally can walk right up and watch the guys build these amazing boats. The whole process is unbelievable and it definitely makes me feel great knowing I am riding in such a well built boat. I can’t wait for my new Z-521 to arrive at Angler’s Marine in Anaheim right after X-mas. Next I head off to Chicago to speak at the Bassmaster University. There’s a couple things I can tell you about Chicago after this trip: One, its really cold there and two the anglers there know their stuff. I couldn’t get over how educated the questions they were asking me. When I think of the sport of bass fishing Chicago is the last place that I would think would have such an intelligent group of anglers. Really, some of their questions really got me to thinking. I really enjoy doing these Bassmaster University sessions and speaking with the grass roots anglers, it keeps the fundamentals in the forefront of my mind and its always a great time talking fishing with fellow anglers. Well, Christmas is right around the corner and I am enjoying some time with the family. Its nice to just lay low and get prepared for the long season. As I mentioned the boat arrives next week and starting then I will be prepping it and getting ready to go. I have high hopes for this season and I am looking forward to it. I wish all you anglers out there, and your families, an awesome Christmas and I hope you all get to spend some quality time with the people most important to you.