!%get a better understanding of how unglamourous of a lifestyle it really is.
The Bassmaster Elites require an angler to qualify through the Opens. The pros also must requalify based upon their performance for the following year of fish a second chance tourney along with those in the Opens that didn't out right qualify. FLW also has qualifying tourneys but you can also be placed on a sponsor team. That simply means it all about marketability. Receiving sponsorships has little to do with preformance and everything about being able to market and sell product. Doing well will put you in the lime light and increase your value but that isn't the only media exposure an angler can get so it has limited value. The sponsorship game isn't about what your sponsors can do for you but what you can do for your sponsors. Fishing at the top level requires skill to remain there and it also requires a lot of money to pay for it.I thought that it just took money. What entry level Pro tournaments require experience? What are the requirements?
My original response was a brief tongue-in-cheek reply. And I certainly never said it was ONLY money.HOOK N BOOK, No its not just money. If that were the case you would see alot of rich folf Pro fishing. It takes a heck of alot more than just money EXPERIENCE