Our guest on episode 6 of the It Pays to Fish podcast, Daniel Hallum, otherwise known as "Smilin' Dan'l," got his nickname because as kid he'd run through the woods wearing a coon skin cap and everybody called him Dan'l, as in Daniel Boone. He was happy kid! One day while out fishing fishing, someone asked him, "Why are you always smilin' Dan'l?" To that he replied, "Because I'm doing what I love." That's how he became known as Smilin' Dan'l.
You're really going to enjoy Angie Scott's conversation with Hallum. He holds nothing back as he reveals his best advice and insight gained over the years on a variety of topics including guiding, tournament fishing, giving seminars and securing sponsorships. You'll even get some great pointers that will help you improve your success out on the water! Get ready, class is in session!
In this episode you'll learn:
- Why it's important to have a heart of a teacher, and love what you do, if you want to be a fishing guide.
- Why you should start small and work your way up when it comes to tournament fishing.
- Strategies to tournament fishing on unfamiliar bodies of water.
- Some best practices when it comes to approaching potential sponsors, and keeping them happy.
- Hawg Chow Custom Baits
- Sufix Line
- Stones River Fiberglass
- Kistler Rods
- Al's Auto Mart
- Moon Ranch Adventures
- Solar Bat Sunglasses