It’s not enough that the industry wants me to buy Skeet Reese undergarments or yellow rods and reels. Now people want me to fret about what boat he floats?

The Bassmasters Classic is coming up and every qualifier will be dissected like an African nightcrawler. In the case of the “Dancing Dangler” from Auburn, hype over his boat deal sounds like so many squealing kids at a slumber party. The issue is about as important as what color socks Reese will be wearing on Valentine’s Day.

Where’s the intrigue? He’s not jumping to a better deal somewhere else.

Due to mismanagement, desperation and dipping boat sales, the Champion Boats line can’t sponsor a bake sale, let alone the highest paid fisherman in the country. Reese will use his “old” rig and somehow struggle through the fourth “Alabama State benefit tournament” on a tired Lay Lake–and he may well win the darn thing.

If Skeet goes back-to-back on World Championships it won’t matter who on Bassfan.com doesn’t like his personality. I’m telling you, the Reese brothers are going to have to carry his tackle boxes and his yellow rods and reels if they want to fish with the family icon. And then, only by appointment.

But when it comes to boats, whether Skeet takes the “me too” route with Ranger, or if he does what he did with Eagle Claw: give credence to a “What the heck?” label, it will all work out for the Skeet Man. Somebody will pay the tax.

And don’t go fretting that another brand is “built better” or some other subjective, dealer pitch. The Elite pros only fish the rig for a year. Every company’s best offering will handle that just fine.

And hey, this is Skeet Reese. He could win in an ’84 ProCraft.

 




3 Responses to “That whole Skeet Reese bass boat deal…”


I totally agree…..Sometimes people (Fishermen) can and need a reality CHECK……..

Rich

I love the dose of reality you just fed everyone about the whole boat sponsorship thing. Keep up the honest writing, I would like to see an Elite series fished out of John boats myself.

If KVD and Rick Clunn can win out of Nitros, it seems pretty clear that boat choice isn’t what makes a winner.
Nitros are good boats, but they’re not the Cadillacs of bass boats.