Why We Turned Down $60,000+ (Answer Inside)
By: Joe Simonds on June 25, 2019
Have you ever listened to a podcast where you’re seven minutes into the episode and the host is still reading off advertisements?
Or have you ever watched a fishing YouTube video or fishing TV show where the person was clearly paid to say a particular thing about the product?
In the back of your mind, you kind of make a mental note thinking, “I’m not sure if I can 100% trust whatever he or she says… since someone behind the scenes is clearly controlling a part of it.”
Well, if you’ve been watching our videos or listening to our podcast, you’ll know that you’ve never seen any of that.
And that’s very intentional!
We’ve said NO to countless deals over the past couple of years… which means we also said NO to quite a bit of money…
- NO paid ads
- NO sponsors
- NO paid endorsements of any kind
Why would we reject paid sponsorships?
Your trust is one of the most important things to us, and the minute we take money from a brand or manufacturer (allowing them to dictate what we say, how we say it, and when we say it), we know that your trust in us is going to be decreased.
We also know that this doesn’t serve you well…
You need a fishing brand that you can trust to give you the full scoop, showing you the pros AND cons of products you might be interested in purchasing.
However, we have really big goals, and we need your help.
We want to have a fishing theme park, where families can come together and experience fishing and the value of our environment.
We want to launch Fish Strong Dads, where men in the community are standing up and teaching kids how to fish, and through that, teaching them important life skills and letting them know that they’re valued and loved (and don’t worry moms, we’re including you in this as well).
And we want to make America a great place to grow up and live in, where people spend time outdoors, fishing, and taking care of the environment.
But in order to do that, we need your help.
Listen to the podcast below to see how you can help us in this mission.
- Why Fishing Will Die If We Don’t Fix This… (To learn about Fish Strong Dads, listen to this)
- The Path To 60 Million Anglers In America…
- “Fishing, Gone?” How To Protect Our Fisheries For Generations To Come
Join Our Mission
If we’ve added any value to your life…
By helping you catch a fish…
Or create a memory on the water…
Or even if you just like us and want to support our mission…
Then please join us in the Insider Club.
The only way we’ll be able to succeed in our mission is with your help, and the best way to support us is by joining the Insider Club.
Plus, this is the best way to get access to us.
In the beginning, Luke and I answered every Facebook, YouTube and Instagram comment and message personally, as quick as we could.
Now, the majority of our time is spent in the Insider Club answering member questions.
We do private events with the Insiders, have an annual holiday party, and many of them even have our personal email and cell phone numbers.
Not to mention, we’re sharing the best fishing spots and trends, and teaching our members how to catch more fish!
To make it easier than ever to join us, we’ve created a basic membership option for the Insider Club.
It’s currently 50% off (as low as $5 right now!), and you still get access to us, our helpful community, and the Strike Score.
If you want to help support us in creating a fishing theme park, Fish Strong Dads, and just making America a better place to grow up in general by keeping our kids outdoors and protecting the environment, then click here to join the Insider Club.
Have any questions about our goals or the Insider Club?
Let us know in the comments below!
And if you know someone who would love our mission, TAG or SHARE this with them!
P.S. you can join the Insider Club by clicking here.
Do You Want To Quickly Find New Fishing Spots In Your Area?
Then you’ve got to see this private fishing club!
Here’s what you’ll receive today:
- Weekly fishing reports and TRENDS revealing where the inshore fish are feeding all year long
- Weekly “spot dissection” videos that walk you through all the best spots in certain areas
- Exclusive fishing tips from the PROS you can’t find anywhere else
- Everything you need to start catching fish more consistently (regardless if you fish out of a boat, kayak, or land).