Here’s another thing. He never competes against other anglers. It’s just him against the elements and Mother Nature. Hear him when he says his proudest accomplishment is “believing that one’s success does not have to be at the expense of another.”
On the down side, in my opinion, he has a stubborn streak. (I’m sorry ,Melissa, but he does.) And he sometimes insists that the fish bite on what he wants to use, instead of visa versa.
But here comes the most important thing I can say about this man. You know how a game announcer is always saying that this athlete or that player makes everyone around him better. Well, you can say that about Rick Clunn.
In some way or another, he has made Skeet Reese, KVD, Larry Nixon, Trip Weldon, Jerry McKinnis and the whole world of bass fishing better … And we got lucky last week when he landed right in the middle of a party that Wes Miller and Overstreet were having.
Once again, let me say that Keith Combs knocked it out of the park with an outstanding performance and victory at Falcon.
On top of that, Clunn, Miller and Overstreet added something pretty special.