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    Is Byron Velvick still fishing the Elite Series?

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    No I think hes just fishing the opens this year.

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    Probably a lot cheaper route. 9 tournaments that aren't against the top 100 anglers in the world every tournament.

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    Not sure about that but I just googled his name and found out that he was on The Bachelor in '04! I was not aware of that! I've always kind of liked Byron, but now I've lost a lot of respect for him!
    I know he sat out the '11 elite season after having major neck surgery, then fished the '12 season but I don't think he finished in the money in any of the tourneys, so I don't think he qualified for the elites this year.
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    He was out of tournament fishing last year for back or neck problems.
    He will have to re-qualify to fish the Elite Series.

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    He took off time after a surgery
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    Quote Originally Posted by smjunior25 View Post
    Not sure about that but I just googled his name and found out that he was on The Bachelor in '04! I was not aware of that! I've always kind of liked Byron, but now I've lost a lot of respect for him!
    You didn't know about this? Welcome to earth :)

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    The Bachelor.., wtf is that?

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    I was at Amistad last week an was told by some locals at a restaurant he married a beauty worth millions. What a guy.

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    Now why exactly has someone lost respect for Byron? Is it because he was on the Bachelor in 2004 or the fact he had medical problems and isn't fishing the Elites?...Did being on a show with all those good looking chicks bring shame and disgrace to his Tournament Jersey?....I could understand being a little jealous but losing respect for having a little celebrity status on TV...The man was just trying "To Grow the Sport"...Must not have liked him to much if being on the Bachelor made you lose respect as he did get Professional Fishing a lot of publicity by being on that show

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    Hoot, I don't think they really mentioned anything about him fishing while on the show. Just maybe said his occupation was a professional fisherman.

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    Wasn't he doing his own fishing show of some kind?
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    They did talk about him being a pro a lot on the show. They even had one of the dates during the home town visit on his boat fishing. By the way I know this because of my wife. It was what got her interested in fishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabela10 View Post
    Hoot, I don't think they really mentioned anything about him fishing while on the show. Just maybe said his occupation was a professional fisherman.
    He actually took a girl fishing as a date on the show. They also showed fishing ponds around the house quite a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smjunior25 View Post
    Not sure about that but I just googled his name and found out that he was on The Bachelor in '04! I was not aware of that! I've always kind of liked Byron, but now I've lost a lot of respect for him!
    I know he sat out the '11 elite season after having major neck surgery, then fished the '12 season but I don't think he finished in the money in any of the tourneys, so I don't think he qualified for the elites this year.

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    He took the medical exemption 2 years ago and sat out of the Elites. Last year he fished the Elites but had a sub par year.

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    elite series press release this morning said that "byron and brent broderick both had signed up for the elite series but r not fishing" for some reason

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    You are probably right Cabela 10 as I was pretty much only judging on the amount of non fishing friends that commented on the Bachelor being a Pro Bass Fisherman....The fact that I didn't watch more than 10 minutes of the Bachelor back in 2004 or since then has been exposed...Byron did seem to be very popular with the ladies who asked a lot of questions about him maybe it wasn't fishing they had their minds on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snake050479 View Post
    They did talk about him being a pro a lot on the show. They even had one of the dates during the home town visit on his boat fishing. By the way I know this because of my wife. It was what got her interested in fishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eriepro View Post
    elite series press release this morning said that "byron and brent broderick both had signed up for the elite series but r not fishing" for some reason
    I am guessing their sponsors didn't pan out and decided to just take the hit on the deposits.

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