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(Yahoo)   Arkansas man sues a fishing group for denying him the $1 million prize, accuses them of pulling the old bait and switch   (gma.yahoo.com ) divider line
    More: Followup, bait and switch, Arkansas, International Game Fish Association, Rodney Ply  
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3024 clicks; posted to Business » on 29 Jul 2013 at 12:22 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-29 12:32:13 PM  
FTA: He said he is not a professional fisherman

Ok, let's just get this out of the way... fishing is not a sport.
 
2013-07-29 12:40:35 PM  

PsyLord: FTA: He said he is not a professional fisherman

Ok, let's just get this out of the way... fishing is not a sport.


So things have to be classified as a sport for one to be a professional?

I guess all those professional pilots and truck drivers are just amateurs then...
 
2013-07-29 12:45:30 PM  

PsyLord: FTA: He said he is not a professional fisherman

Ok, let's just get this out of the way... fishing is not a sport.


You're correct, to many people it is Holy Communion.

OT:

I'm not surprised. Many of these small-time operators advertise these large prizes because they make for good advertising and the odds of anyone winning are a million to one. Then the dice rolls goes against them and they want to weasel out of their obligations. Well, tough shiat.
 
2013-07-29 12:49:30 PM  
He should win something just for catching anything on a Mustad piece of shiat.
 
2013-07-29 12:50:23 PM  

joness0154: PsyLord: FTA: He said he is not a professional fisherman

Ok, let's just get this out of the way... fishing is not a sport.

So things have to be classified as a sport for one to be a professional?

I guess all those professional pilots and truck drivers are just amateurs then...


Nah, you can be a professional fisherman if you do that for your profession.  I'm just getting the whole "sports fishing" thing out.
 
2013-07-29 12:51:26 PM  
What's with TFA?
It contradicted itself about the 2 types of lures.  I'm more confused now than I was before I read the article.
 
2013-07-29 01:06:27 PM  
Mr. Ply is your average hardworking decorated veteran..."

How exactly does being a veteran affect the lawsuit in any way?
 
2013-07-29 01:20:57 PM  

ToddMU03: Mr. Ply is your average hardworking decorated veteran..."

How exactly does being a veteran affect the lawsuit in any way?


the jury.  everything matters in a lawsuit that has a jury.

/ everything but the facts or law relevant to the case, anyways.
 
2013-07-29 01:58:36 PM  
I like all the 'big evil corporation' comments after the article.

When they have nothing to do with why he isn't getting paid.
 
2013-07-29 02:04:05 PM  
Annnnd no picture of the lure in question. So no way you could reasonably form an opinion as to the veracity of his claim on innocence.
 
2013-07-29 02:09:40 PM  
http://www.bassmaster.com/news/million-dollar-catch

Much better article with picture of said lure, and sorry in my opinion that's a spreader not a spinner. Guy should still get the 100k from the state they are kinda being dickish about it.
 
2013-07-29 02:23:34 PM  

FabulousFreep: http://www.bassmaster.com/news/million-dollar-catch

Much better article with picture of said lure, and sorry in my opinion that's a spreader not a spinner. Guy should still get the 100k from the state they are kinda being dickish about it.


Judging from the pick in FF's link, its a "mini" umbrella rig, possibly made by combining three (or more) spinners?

www.bassmaster.com

I still don't understand how if he made the lure he is eligible for a prize that goes to somebody using a Mustad lure?
 
2013-07-29 02:35:43 PM  
Noted for future reference: If I am going to GIS the term "spreader bar" at work, I should make sure the safe search is turned on.
 
2013-07-29 02:39:24 PM  

ToddMU03: Mr. Ply is your average hardworking decorated veteran..."

How exactly does being a veteran affect the lawsuit in any way?


Because y'all supposed to be kissing our asses in a country where fewer than 2 pct are serving, and less than 10 pct will ever serve.

Or something.
 
2013-07-29 02:50:44 PM  

Archae hippy: I still don't understand how if he made the lure he is eligible for a prize that goes to somebody using a Mustad lure?


Requires use of their hook, not their lure. So if he made his lure with their hook he qualifies. Or would have if he hadn't made an illegal or rather disqualifying lure.
 
2013-07-29 03:11:33 PM  

FabulousFreep: Archae hippy: I still don't understand how if he made the lure he is eligible for a prize that goes to somebody using a Mustad lure?

Requires use of their hook, not their lure. So if he made his lure with their hook he qualifies. Or would have if he hadn't made an illegal or rather disqualifying lure.


The contest was for a certified record fish, using a Mustad hook.  He caught the fish, but IGFA would not certify it... because it was caught with a non-sanctioned rig.  So ergo, no record, no prize.
 
2013-07-29 03:38:48 PM  

worlddan: I'm not surprised. Many of these small-time operators advertise these large prizes because they make for good advertising and the odds of anyone winning are a million to one. Then the dice rolls goes against them and they want to weasel out of their obligations. Well, tough shiat.


In this case the promoter of the prize isn't the party being sued. The fishing group that decides just what is and what isn't a record fish says the guy used an illegal lure, so they wouldn't award the record. The promoter of the prize isn't even a plaintiff.
 
2013-07-29 03:56:36 PM  

MFAWG: ToddMU03: Mr. Ply is your average hardworking decorated veteran..."

How exactly does being a veteran affect the lawsuit in any way?

Because y'all supposed to be kissing our asses in a country where fewer than 2 pct are serving, and less than 10 pct will ever serve.

Or something.


THIS.
 
2013-07-29 03:59:14 PM  

ToddMU03: Mr. Ply is your average hardworking decorated veteran..."

How exactly does being a veteran affect the lawsuit in any way?


Came to say this.  I respect our veterans but it has nothing to do with this story or lawsuit.
 
2013-07-29 05:35:52 PM  

Archae hippy: FabulousFreep: http://www.bassmaster.com/news/million-dollar-catch

Much better article with picture of said lure, and sorry in my opinion that's a spreader not a spinner. Guy should still get the 100k from the state they are kinda being dickish about it.

Judging from the pick in FF's link, its a "mini" umbrella rig, possibly made by combining three (or more) spinners?



www.hwdyk.com
 
2013-07-29 05:54:02 PM  

turbidum: Noted for future reference: If I am going to GIS the term "spreader bar" at work, I should make sure the safe search is turned on.


img.medicalexpo.com

www.talkfishin.com

hamina hamina hamina...
 
2013-07-29 05:55:35 PM  

BigBooper: worlddan: I'm not surprised. Many of these small-time operators advertise these large prizes because they make for good advertising and the odds of anyone winning are a million to one. Then the dice rolls goes against them and they want to weasel out of their obligations. Well, tough shiat.

In this case the promoter of the prize isn't the party being sued. The fishing group that decides just what is and what isn't a record fish says the guy used an illegal lure, so they wouldn't award the record. The promoter of the prize isn't even a plaintiff.


Not only that, but the promoter would have been insured in case someone did win the prize and the insurance company will not pay out unless the record is certified. And the sponsor probably doesn't have a million lying around to just throw away out of pity. They are really stuck between a rock and a hard place.
 
2013-07-29 05:56:50 PM  

MFAWG: ToddMU03: Mr. Ply is your average hardworking decorated veteran..."

How exactly does being a veteran affect the lawsuit in any way?

Because y'all supposed to be kissing our asses in a country where fewer than 2 pct are serving, and less than 10 pct will ever serve.

Or something.


Corporate interests trump veterns/soldiers.  This should be obvious after Iraq.
 
2013-07-29 06:13:31 PM  

Parthenogenetic: turbidum: Noted for future reference: If I am going to GIS the term "spreader bar" at work, I should make sure the safe search is turned on.

[img.medicalexpo.com image 484x656]


I liked the original photo better. You know, the one with the woman the size of a hippo...

And by "better" I mean 'gag me with a spoon'.
 
2013-07-29 06:21:50 PM  
CSB:
When I was a kid, I won the Neilson Fishing Tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.  It was mainly a doctor's / hospital / medical staff and their families affair.  They'd generally have the fishing done in one day and then have an awards banquet later in the year.

I caught the biggest fish, but a bunch of the nambly pamply doctors didn't like a kid with a borrowed rod on a party boat beating them out with their yachts, so they let this one doctor submit a fish like six damn months after the tournament.

To make up for being screwed, my father bought me Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco vs. the Time Rippers.
 
2013-07-29 11:33:19 PM  

WhoIsNotInMyKitchen: MFAWG: ToddMU03: Mr. Ply is your average hardworking decorated veteran..."

How exactly does being a veteran affect the lawsuit in any way?

Because y'all supposed to be kissing our asses in a country where fewer than 2 pct are serving, and less than 10 pct will ever serve.

Or something.

Corporate interests trump veterns/soldiers.  This should be obvious after Iraq Vietnam.



FTFY.
 
2013-07-30 12:29:59 AM  
Lord. I read that as fisting group. I had to stop, pause for a while, take a minute to think about what I think I just read, and then slowly re-read the headline. What a relief when I saw it was fishing.
 
2013-07-30 11:58:21 AM  

ongbok: Lord. I read that as fisting group. I had to stop, pause for a while, take a minute to think about what I think I just read, and then slowly re-read the headline. What a relief when I saw it was fishing.


File that under "you know you've been on Fark too much when..."
 
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