A new season brings with it a bunch of uncertainty; but then again, that’s also the nostalgia of the sport – The feeling that you can continue the success of the previous year, or the commitment to showing your prowess after what ended up being a tough year. Personally, 2017 was what I see as a step backwards, a year that was filled with transition. From starting a new job to establishing a new home, being in a stable environment will definitely pay dividends in 2018.
As I plan for the new year, my partnerships have begun to come together, including teaming up with @JesseEwingFishing (refer to my last blog). For those who aren’t following him on social media, Jesse has been tearing up the FLW BFL Series, Shenandoah Division over the past couple years and can’t wait to collaborate with him on and off the water. Team tournaments are an exciting platform and a mutual growth process.
Starting with the latest news, I have joined the Beast Coast Fishing “Lake Squad,” a select group of individuals from across the United States. The East Coast company has grown tremendously over the past few years, and I am extremely excited to work with the rising, affordable company to promote some seriously innovative products. Check them out at BeastCoastTungsten.com.
In other news, the new AllenLuckFishing headquarters is coming together and with it has brought plenty room for organizing the tools of the trade. Peg boards have become an extremely solid method of organization, and the new house fortunately had boards located in the basement where I will be building my shop. By using the peg board style setup, I will be able to see my tackle when I am preparing for practice and the VA Elite 70 events.
Unlike previous seasons, lodging at local hotels, we will be utilizing camping opportunities in hosting venues. Jesse’s F250 SuperDuty will be hauling a Palomino truck camper which will keep us comfortable on the tournament trail. I may even have to do a tour video in the near future to show you the perks of the camping life. To say I am excited to check out the inside of a truck camper, comfortably sleeping two focused anglers is an understatement. On the water, we will be running Jesse’s Skeeter bass boat, a favorite manufacturer of mine over the years and can’t wait to ride in the co seat.
Stay tuned as we work towards the first event on Kerr Lake, March 24th. I hope to see many of you at the Richmond Fishing Expo, January 19-21 and the Doswell Convention Center. Make sure to stop by the Reelsnot line conditioner booth to stock up for longer casts and reduced line memory. Until then, follow all the preparation @AllenLuckFishing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Thank you for the support and Keep America Fishing!