Who The Heck Is Pete Robbins?
Written by Dave Mercer on February 10, 2011
Hi, I’m Pete Robbins. You may have seen my writing on a wide variety of sites like Bassmaster.com, BassZone and Wired2Fish. You may have seen me at events like the Bassmaster Classic and ICAST. Fortunately you have not seen me on Chris Hansen’s “To Catch a Predator.” Like most of you who visit Facts of Fishing, I’m a big fan of the sport but with a job to keep, a mortgage to pay and a variety of other obligations, I don’t get to spend as much time on the water as I’d like. I also realized early on (after fishing with Denny Brauer and KVD) that I’m probably not going to win the Bassmaster Classic. That left me with a dilemma: how can I distinguish myself within the fishing industry without knowing whether a spinning reel goes on top of the rod or under it?
The solution I stumbled upon (or stepped in, depending on what you think of my writing) was to start a blog. For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s found on the Yamamoto website at www.insideline.net. For those of you who have read it (Hi Mom!), thanks for reading. But while I’ve gotten a lot of satisfaction out of the blog, I haven’t gotten all of the publicity I’ve wanted. As a result, I’ve been brainstorming on ways to increase my visibility. To use the proper-but-overused fishing parlance, I wanted to “build my brand.” The question was how to do so.
Then I recalled a trip to a restaurant with Dave Mercer a few years back in Texas. He had MC’ed an event all day and hadn’t had time to eat. When we got to the all-you-can-eat buffet, he said he was so hungry he’d “take two.” Thus, I came up with the idea of a second blog. Brandishing the incriminating pictures I had of him, I approached Dave with a business proposal to host it here at Facts of Fishing. He readily, but not unsurprisingly, agreed. So now I have a second space to fill. I am officially a blogging bigamist.
Hopefully what you’ll find here in the coming months is a fun look at the lighter side of our sport. I’ll also try to teach you a little bit about what makes our mutual friend Dave tick. If you have ideas or tips, send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have complaints, please send them to my other email address: email@example.com.