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NorCalFishinguru

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http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/ICAST12.html?ccode=SICKFISH

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Horrible. I feel bad for Benno. That just sucks.
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Horrible. I feel bad for Benno. That just sucks.


Not only that but his buddy Skeet is promoting the new baits.

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I think they had to pay him for the rights. I could be wrong but thought i heard something like that
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Isnt that a kick in the nuts. I will ALWAYS buy a benno bait over anyone else.. not only did they rip off the body design, but the tail is EXACTLY like bennos trash fish ... But of course Skeet is going with the new bait .. The manufacture is all over his shirt .. low blow Skeet
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AC, Andy and I were talking about this after the meeting last night and Benno was approached. I guess he sold it to Berkely but part of the deal was he got to keep making and selling his original design.
  These Sick Fish aren't made of the same type of plastic so they are not as good as Benno's

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Well thats good to know that they approached him and he made $ out of it,good for him.

 
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AC, Andy and I were talking about this after the meeting last night and Benno was approached. I guess he sold it to Berkely but part of the deal was he got to keep making and selling his original design.
  These Sick Fish aren't made of the same type of plastic so they are not as good as Benno's


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"The Ultimate Baitfish Presentation" ... Berkely sickfish.... geeze Skeet, to bad you couldnt say that about the ORIGINAL BENNO BAIT TRASHFISH ..... what a F******* sell out...
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how much you wanna bet Skeet still has pleanty of the original trash fish in his boat and he still buys from Benno? Like they say there is nothing like the original.
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The unfortunate reality is, Berkeley is probably the biggest name in the industry and through mass production will have the ability to put the trash fish design in places Benno couldn't because his hand pours are produced in limited quantities. It would be great if Benno somehow got royalties from the sales. Plus you can't blame Skeet for plugging this bait, he's sponsored by them, it's his job. 
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I bet Benno will make more money this way and it was all because of Skeet connection.


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I stopped by the Sportsmans Headquarters today, and I asked 3 peopel there WTF.. heres the answer.. and its really shitty, but its the answer none-the-less...

The guys said that skeet approached benno and told him that Berkley aws going to make a trash fish knock off anyway weather benno approved or not, so it would be much better to sell his bait to Berkley and get royalties from the sale... Of course Skeet is sponsored by Berkeley, and will be the first to use the new baits, and I guess in the deal that Benno will still be able to make his trash fish and sell it under his bait company name ... either way no matter how you slice it, look at it and disect it, Benno got railroaded by the biggest name in plastic baits on the planet becasue he did a fantastic job in making a bait that Berkley wanted...

Benno, youre the MAN... and I will NEVER buy berkley again ... anyone want a skeet reese flipping rod for cheap?

 
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WOW....LOL
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How much for the rod Mike?
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Hey mike, I will buy it from you, bring it to the tournament and i will have cash on me.
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