I am a trophy life member. I have spent in excess of three hundred dollars on my membership to this club. I feel greatly ignored. When I watch the show every sunday right after church. I have been watching regularly for a year. I have never seen southern U.S. fresh water. I fish mostly for large mouth, but enjoy all fresh water fishing. Also most members can't afford to fish salt water, or from a boat. I woulld very much like to see those of us less fortunates represented. I think some bank fishing techniques would make for a very good series of episodes.
Also on another note. I joined the club to field test some new equipment. I have only received field testing supplies when I upgraded my membership. I Also only received the bottom of the bucket Items. Example Fishing line, and a pair of pliers. those two things, and that is it. I have registered over one hundred times. When I ask about it the answers is always we didn't get it, or there is a waiting list, or the products are sent by the manufacturers. Bull Snot! I am very upset with this situation. This club has lured me in with false promises, and false advertising. I also have not received my magizine in several months. I am D***ed P***ed off. I get constantly horassed about my end ( the money ), Well keep your end. I will gladly pay my dues, and donate to things likewild preservation When you send my D*mned magizines for the last six months, and I start getting test products worth nearly five hundred dollars I will have paid in dues in less than one year. You show rods and bait casting reels "tested and approved by members". By what members, Steve Pannaz. Sorry you don't count for advertising the club. The joe blow average fisherman is the man who should be getting the "free bees". I have backed this club on several occassions to those who call it a scam. I am beginning to agree. Well Steve here is a challange, Your turn to prove them wrong to me. Meet the expectations of the promises to me. I live on limited income. I have spent way more than I should on this club. I have the money I owe in full, and you will get yours when I get mine. I expected regular test products more often than once a year. The tset product program is still made out to be far more frequent than once a year, and to be atleast lures, but more like rods, reels, and electronics. I am starting to think that only the guys like you get these thinks. Atleast tell every one the truth. If that is the fact of the matter that only the pro's get that stuff, then say that. Don't lure the little guys in with false hope. I have been dramatically lied to. I expect some form of restitution for this. I have paid you for these things, and I want them now. If I have to wait five years for these benefits, I beleive I will leave this club. I will also expect a refund for my dues. The life member package I received wasn't even worth $150. You'll claimed that just the reel was worth that. At Cabella's the same reel was $50. That means you lied about it in your advirtisement. The rod is only $25 at Cabella's. MSRP is not the accual value. I am lucky and my set is still in one peice. These set that ya'll send out are seconds. The rod case, and lure case are a joke. I'm fine with that though, I don't use them anyway. I rods, and reels that are 50x's the life member set's quality. I'm fine with that to. I want the benefits I was promised for real. I have also promoted the club. I put my word on you, and got robbed for it. All I ask is give me what I was promised. My parents have cancelled their membership, because of this. If I promised some one something for money, and then peformed that promise less than at the expected level, I would be charged with Theft. In Texas I have the right to with hold payment untill expectation is met. I have to ask, Is this club guilty of theft? If not prove it. Send my magizines, and send me test products of real value.
life member since 07-09