How Bryan Thrift Targeted Brush Piles in FLW Cup
Oct 22nd, 2019 by Keith Worrall
Modified Oct 22nd, 2019 at 9:11 PM
If there’s one thing Bryan Thrift has learned as the number two all-time leading money winner in FLW® history, it’s that the odds are always stacked against you in tournament fishing. Fishing against the top anglers in the world means high stakes, where the difference between winning and taking home second place can often be just as much about efficiency as it is about fishing skill.
“When you get to an event like the FLW Cup, the competition is fierce. Everyone can flat out catch them,” said Thrift shortly after the win that sealed his reputation as one of the best anglers in all of competitive fishing. “That’s why I look for every advantage I can find to make my fishing time more productive. If I can make my casts more accurate and provide a better presentation than the next guy, that can be all the difference in the world.”
It’s about information & Accuracy
In the FLW Cup event, held on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Thrift found that advantage in his trusted HUMMINBIRD 360 IMAGING®, connected to a technology-rich HUMMINBIRD HELIX® 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N fish finder.
“I’ve been running Humminbird 360 for five years. I literally can’t go fishing without it. As soon as I’m in the boat, I turn it on and I rely on it every single second I’m fishing,” offered Thrift.
“The 360 Imaging technology was a key tool in winning the FLW Cup because I could see exactly what I was throwing at. I was fishing brush piles, so I’d pull up on a waypoint and immediately see the pile [on 360 Imaging] and know exactly where to cast. Without 360, it might take me four or five casts to hit my target. Instead, I’d make the perfect cast, on my first cast, every time. And that made every stop quicker and more productive and allowed me to catch more fish.” Read more…
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