john has a great show...
John calling items by their brand name pays the bills. It's what keeps him on the air doing what he loves. Frabill, Recon, Johnsonvilles (btw, I ate some tonight!), Jerkos, etc., I love the show and would love to fish with him. He seems genuinely in love with what I love to do. Fish! If his style offends you, Rachelle Ray is on the Food Network.
You go John!
In case nobody has noticed the show has had some changes, guessing from comments on here and other social media. John has been explaining techniques, bait setups, and boat positioning in more detail. He has really been trying not to get overly excited on big fish... I think it was the show with Dale where, Dale was calming him down before the fish even got to the hole... He is taking what is said and trying to make it better. Any show will push it's sponsors or there will be no show, common sense.
I love all the people that come on here to say negative things about a show that is on 52 weeks a year. Until Larry, how many others accomplish that?
You're probably the same people that are nightmares to run into on the water or you're mad no matter how many fishing shows you watch you can't boat fish like they do. If you like Larry Smith better, go watch Larry.
One thing is clear about John. He is very good at promoting gear and he is very excited to go fishing. He fits brand names into anywhere he can and im sure sponsors love that. Why do you think he has had this show for so long? Sponsors love the marketing and exposure they get from John and they will continue to keep his show on air because of it.
If I were in John's or Larry's shoes I would take all of the data from the show such how many people watch it on TV or YouTube and talk about it on forums such as these. I would even include all the people who trash the show because it means they're still watching if they know what's going on. I would show the data to sponsors every year and try and get as much gear to promote and the best deal I could. This is a job.
I've interacted with Larry at boat launches on the wolf, I've talked to John at sports shows and I've gotten a few musky tips from Rob online that have paid off. They all have one thing in common, they love fishing.
I'll take advantage of anyone who wants to share what they do and how. It's alot more fun than getting my panties in a bunch and upset they are on the tv.
Most of us have been watching him for years and feel like we know him. He is kind of like a crazy Uncle John that fishes all the time and does stuff to embarrass himself. He also encourages others to do embarrassing stuff like having fat guys dance to bad music. Mrt.
I think its great JG is going with Recon since its made in WI.
But do not forget, these sponsors pay JG money to use their products.
Lund is owned by Brunswick (a huge company), maybe they do not sponsor fishing shows like they used to or maybe Recon was just willing to pay more.
My guess is most of the outdoor shows are like infomercials with a little outdoors mixed, its how they cover the costs to produce the shows.
I saw that video on his show Saturday. The owner is a guy I would buy from; no 3 piece suit, no BS. Just a guy next door leaning on one of his pride and joy. If I were in the market I would seriously look at Recon and compare.
As others have posted, it's no biggie. Clam recently came on board, too. Whoever pays the bills, I'm in.