Professional fisherman are pro’s for a reason, and the fact that very few of them remain the best at what they do, is incredible. Often times we see their sponsors drawn all over them like NASCAR, but some of those sponsors are there for a reason, including fish finding electronics.
Have you ever wondered what brand of fish finders the pro’s use? Do you think they only represent a certain brand because they get paid as an endorsement? That may be, however, think of it this way: How many people do you know that are willing to switch their fish finder brand for another? A few…maybe. Offer them money to switch, and maybe a few more yet. Offer them a lot of money, okay, they’ll switch, but…
The point is that, fisherman are generally very loyal people and that shows in the brands of equipment they use. The top professionals have found their winning formulas with ‘their’ brands, and they generally stick to them. Gary Parsons is a name that get’s brought to mind. One of his favorite sponsors is Lowrance. Time and time again, he’s ranked among the top of the leaderboards. He’s trusted his Lowrance products to perform as expected, sending him to the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.
At the highest of levels, endorsement deals can be life-changing, as you see in all sports. Kevin Van Dam recently joined the Humminbird pro staff in 2009. Though the deal was probably pretty sweet, he decided to join a company who was, at the time, at the forefront of imaging technology for fish finders. He knows how important it is to have the best, to be the best.
If you are just a beginner, and new to fish finders, don’t cut yourself short at trying only one brand. Get in the boat with a buddy, a friend of a buddy, a guide, or buy a fish finder you are interested in. Each fisherman is different, and you should do some research to figure out what may best suit you.
My name is Brad Bolton, a husband and father of four. I live in Minnesota and I enjoy spending time in the outdoors and also spending time with my family. If there is water nearby, I want to fish it.