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Baitcasting Basics (Second Seminar & More)

Guest Blog by: James Strawbridge 3/5/2013

   It seems that the last class at Sportsmans was a great success, so I will be hosting another. This one however will be on a weekday evening. Once again it will be held at the Sportsman's Warehouse in Thornton, starting at 6:30 pm (Wednesday) on May 1st, 2013.

   I know there have been request for one of these classes at the Loveland Sportsman's and I'll try to make that happen. I also have other seminars I'm hosting before May 1st as well, and will try to get them on the FxR calendar.  Meantime....I've posted my seminar schedule at the bottom of this blog, so if any of these interest you please stop by. All the seminars below will be at the Thornton Sportsman's Warehouse and are totally free. Like the last seminar, Sportsmam's will have a couple rods & reels set up for you to try, so if you don't own a baitcaster, don't worry. If you already have a casting set up bring it in and we can get you flipping & pitching in no time. Remember to check in anything you bring into the store at the front desk. This will save you a hassle when trying to leave.


     Also, I (Galaxy Custom Rods) will have a booth at the Larimer County Expo this weekend. I'll be wrapping some custom rods, and will have a bunch for you to check out. Grab one and give it a few flips. Heck....I could cover some baitcaster basics right there at the booth. I will also have a few extra guide tips on hand so if you broke a tip on one of your favorite rods...bring it in! Chad LaChance, Nate Zelinsky, & Dan Swanson will be on hand doing seminars all weekend, so make sure to check them out. Those guys are full of great fishing tips and information!


Hope to see some of you there! 


   March 20, 2013 Jig Fishing (Wednesday) 6:30 pm

   April 3, 2013 Advanced Crankbait Techniques (Wednesday) 6:30 pm

   April 20, 2013 Understanding Sonar (Saturday) 2:00 pm

   May 1, 2013 Baitcasting Basics (Wednesday) 6:30 pm

   June 26, 2013 Pattern Fishing for Bass (Wednesday) 6:30 pm

   July 17, 2013 Drop Shotting (Saturday) 2:00 pm

Who is Jim Strawbridge you ask! Jim is a person who has a passion for bass fishing like no other. Jim grew up in Albany, N.Y. and started bass fishing with his grandfather at age six. His decision to leave New York in 1996 and head to Colorado was a tough one indeed. Although the trip was long, it really paid off. Since Jim has arrived here in Colorado his bass fishing passion has grown to new heights. Jim says, “Bass fishing in Colorado has made me a better angler”. Jim grew up fishing the Mohawk River, Hudson River, Lake George, and lots of local Ponds. He now faces the challenge of deep, clear, western reservoirs. After fine tuning his skills, Jim has decided to pursue bass fishing at the tournament level. Jim fishes The Bassmaster’s Open and is a Tournament Director for The Colorado Couples Series. The Couples Series is a male/female team type format that fishes six lakes along the Front Range, from Pueblo to FortCollins. Jim and his wife Sharon were two time winners in The Colorado Couples Series in 2010, and state champs in 2010 & 2011. Jim and Sharon also qualified for the National Championship in 2010 and 2011, and were ranked 72nd in the Nation. Jim hosts rod building seminars, and owns “Galaxy Custom Rods and Supplies”. He also will make appearances at trade shows, and sports expos. Jim loves to talk bass fishing, so the next time you see him, stop by and say hello. Remember, you don’t have to be the best, you just have to out fish the rest! Jim would like to give a special thanks to all his great sponsors, Sportsman’s Warehouse, MHX Rods, Nitro Boats, Red Dog Signs, and Galaxy Custom Rods and Supplies.
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