It's funny you bring them up...A few years back, the guys that were sponsored by Dynamic were all over this site. We used to see a booth full of guys at the Larimer Co Fishing Expo along with the ISE. What happened? Those "Local Boys" were so proud and some of them were just getting started. I kind of enjoyed rooting for the young guns that were local as well as some of the more experienced that were local.
I can speak for myself. Dynamic was leading the swimbait craze in Colorado and they were holding a small niche in the Swimbait market. I am a big pike fanatic and fell in love with the idea of a local company making swimbaits for pike. I promoted the heck out of Dynamic and earned a very short-lived place on the prostaff. It was a S&*t-show from the start. Without talking to much crap about someone.... the prostaff position was hugely overpromised and under delivered. Dynamic advised everyone that sales were hugely affecting the future direction of the business. We were pushed to go out to local market and get more sales... and we did. Then one day, without warning or heads up ... we were told that Dynamic was ridding themselves of swimbaits production and sales all together and focusing on trout. There were trying to capitalize on the local market I guess... well this left a bad taste in my mouth. I was told that all all the gear I ordered on pro deal... mostly swimbaits and merchandise could not be honored with the pro deal discount due to diminishing limited inventory. I expressed my concern with the direction of the company and was talked to like I was completely out of place. I hadn't invested to much of my time working shows or expos at this point... So, for me it was dishonesty and falling short of promises that made me feel I could no longer be an ambassador for this company and its brand.
Good to hear some of the folks are still around. I think Dynamic has some great products and I always pull for the local companies. I just noticed they kind of disappeared from the front of the lines. It popped up when Brian the owner had a little tiny corner in another companies booth at ISE and was there all alone. Something just felt fishy.
Lastkast2010 and Masterofthrloch, thanks for the insight.