October 17th

Gails Fall Arrangement 4web

Time to go FISHING!

Reviewing this past week makes me think “Whew, I’m blessed”. There was only one day of catch-up after the SEOPA trip and then I traveled to O’Neill’s cabin to work on next year’s “Tru-Turn Tackle Tip of the Week” segments. We came up with some real informative tricks for you that will air next spring. O’Neill is great at bringing a tip to life and you feel that you’re discovering the trick with him.

This was the first time I got a chance to spend some quality time with “Woman Williams” as O’Neill calls her. I call her “Miss Gail”.

(Southern gentlemen do that out of respect. My mom was often called “Miss Mary” by our better customers at Tim’s Tackle Box.)

Like all great men, there’s a strong woman behind them. I quickly sensed that about Gail. O’Neill is a good man on his own but he’s a better man thanks to her. They are blessed.

Gail’s fall decoration is a good reminder to go fishing now. More 10-pound Bass are taken in October, than any other month! Crappie are getting active and we’ve definitely had our first cold front. (38 degrees qualifies)

Friday, I finalized our partnership plan with Chris Chaffin at the Paralyzed Veterans Association’s, Outdoor Recreation Heritage Fund. Let’s keep these veterans fishing and hunting! Please dig up $20.00 and go to: https://secure2.convio.net/pva/site/Donation2?idb=848935289&df_id=3680&3680.donation=form1 to support the 100,000 Patriots drive.

Speaking of veteran’s; I attended the Queensryche, American Soldier Tour concert with Wes, Ron, Pam, Ryon, Pat, Kyle and our webmaster Eric. Geoff Tate spent thousands of hours interviewing veterans including his dad to write the songs for the American Soldier album. It was great to see so many vets attend the show too. Please keep our soldiers in your prayers.

Blessings, -TJ

About TJ Stallings

45-year tackle industry veteran Marketing and Crazy Ideas at TTI-Blakemore Fishing Group (Home of Road Runner Lures and six hook brands including Tru-Turn, Daiichi, XPoint, Team Catfish, Mr. Crappie and StandOUT Hooks.) Home of Gun Protect. The opinions expressed in this blog are those of TJ Stallings and not necessarily those of TTI-Blakemore.
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