Seth Feider admits being, "superstitious as hell." And because his growing a moustache coincides with his rise among the contenders on the Elite Series, the 'stache ain't going away anytime soon, not even at the request of his future wife.
"I've got to keep it, yeah," Feider said Thursday after finishing 10th with 22-8. "There's no turning back from something like that. I'm getting married in two weeks, and (Dayton Reinke) is not too happy about it."
Reinke's thoughts on the matter: "Goodness, well, I love him so I deal with it."
On the weigh-in stage Thursday, Feider said, "It's like a Chia Pet at this point. It just keeps sprouting and sprouting."
As does Feider's status on the Elite Series. Near the end of last season, he was all but dead in the water before finishing second on the Mississippi River at La Crosse, Wis., then winning the AOY Championship at Mille Lacs. From La Crosse until now, Feider has won just short of $125,000 on the Elite Series and qualified for his first Bassmaster Classic berth.
BASSTrakk currently shows Feider in 14th place with a limit weighing 16-4 today