Make A Small Fortune In The Fishing Industry...
Make Small Fortune In Fishing Industry...
....now there is a headline you don't see very often.In fact, I
have never seen it.
Unless you start out with a large fortune and slowly pitter it
away while in pursuit of our friends who live beneath the waves,
most people don't enter the exciting world of the fishing
industry to seek fame and fortune. There are rarely any
recruiters from Salmon canneries knocking on your door as you
bask in the glory of graduation from college, nor do you pick up
a copy of Entrepeneur Magazine and find" fisherman" as a hot
start-up franchise. Guys wearing lots of "bling" and chest
waders rarely come sloshing into your business and hand you a
business card and brochure claiming that: "for a $10,000
investment I can help you triple your income in thirty
In fact, I even googled "Make Money Fishing" and came away with
313 responses and the disheartening notion that if you choose
fishing as a way of life--you are pretty much destined for a
life of relaxed mediocrity. There of course are some exceptions,
like tournament bass fisherman, or guys selling fishing
adventures to Mars--but for the most part --if you have some
startling epiphany that "I want to make my fortune in fishing"-
you are barking up the wrong riffle.
Some other samples from the make money fishing offerings:
1.Russ Roy-- Offers up a slightly "tongue in cheek" article,
stating that we fisherman can earn extra cash slathering stinky
fish attractants and fish "sputem" on our jeans and then resell
them on perhaps ebay as "designer fisher wear". Complete with
fish hook holes. I only say slightly "tongue in cheek"--because
they probably would sell -- especially in some posh Beverly
Hills boutique on Rodeo drive.
"Oh dahling, those salmon roe encrusted Jordaches make your tush
Heck, throw in a "roostertail" 1/4 ounce zipper and I might buy
a pair myself.
2. A New England commercial fisherman is selling his fishing
operation--He is "grossing" about $80K per year and claims a
"cash flow" of $53k. Asking price $105k. The "hook" here is the
benefit of leaving the rat race for the "open seas". I have to
ask myself," does this mean he wants to re-enter the rat race??"
Health issues force sale?? Wear funky woolen sweaters!
Oh and by the way-- it is a one man operation--so have fun
running around that boat and giving orders to yourself, or you
can hire someone and pretty much watch your $53k disappear.
No fortune there.
3. Make your own fishing lures-- This might give you some self
satisfaction, or relieve some tension--which in itself might be
a nice benefit for the rest of society- and I suppose if you can
get $3.00 a lure you can actually triple your income as a
current fly tier...However, I doubt you are going to make a
fortune, unless you can break into a already saturated market of
fishing lure producers or you live to be 116 and can sell them
on ebay as "antiques".
I really couldn't find any bonafide "get rich in fishing"
schemes, except for the tournament fisherman offerings, which
pretty much isn't considered fishing at that point.
Not even an MLM scheme-- "You see, you buy 12 fish and send them
to each of the Kingfishers in your UPLINE-- and then you move up
from carp level!!" --"When you move to the top of the "pyramid
anchor"and become a "Marlin" you will then receive 64,000 FISH
in your mailbox!"
Are you in?
So I guess we fishermen will have to retreat to the
"zen-minimalist" philosophy of : less is more, if we want to
consider ourselves "wealthy" or "rich".
At least by fishing standards, we can consider ourselves rich in
outdoor experiences, or having a wealth of fishing knowledge.
Not to mention, that the Toyota Chinook camper is paid for!!
According to my good friend"Webster" fortune is defined as
:prosperity attained partly through luck... AND who knows more
about luck than a fisherman!!!
So, keep trying to sell those Rolex imatations, cheap
pharmaceuticals, and"secrets" to success on ebay.
The competition is a lot less in:" the road to fishing riches"
market. Which can only lead to a lot of "downtime", which can
certainly be filled with..... FISHING!
Besides, I have never heard it said that: "the time spent
selling cialis on the internet is not deducted from one's