Great Lakes Angler Blog

Skarlis wields St. Croix and Rapala arsenal to conquer FLW river event

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

PARK FALLS, WI – Probing the heartbeat of a river requires a fine set of instruments. Some dudes call them “structure-scopes”—ultra-precision fishing rods that ping pebbles, sand and mussel beds, and even transmit what legendary angler Ron Lindner calls “drive-by’s”; those subtle walleye nudges that barely brush the bait. When St. Croix Rods walleye pro Tommy Skarlis visited Red Wing, Minnesota, for the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour event in April, he brought with him a virtual golfbag of fishing rods, knowing in advance that success would likely hinge on versatility in the perpetually changing current conditions. “I wield fishing rods like pro golfers use clubs,” said the perennial walleye winner. “Prerequisite to consistent success, you’ve got to have access to a full range of rod lengths, actions and powers. And there’s no doubt that St. Croix gives me the most complete bag of walleye rods I’ve ever used.”  Read Full Story

GlAngler Subscription

Recent Posts


Aluminum Deep V Series Asian carp Buff Ravenswood Media Dunkirk, NY Swim Whizz USCGA Sunglasses Dogs Ice Fishing Alaska Ethanol BASSMASTER CLASSIC Lake Huron Jeff Gustafson Insect repellent Team Aqua-Vu USSA ASA Aqua-Vu Foul weather gear Bait Holder Apps Nautical Radial Up Stream Hydration Back Pack Audio Boating safety Endura South Haven, Michigan ice fishing, Bro Show, Traditions Media USO toilet Side Thruster Pop-Up LED Bowlights Lead Michigan City, Indiana Bass VMC Black Earth Creek Torpedo Divers FLW Boating JVD Delorme Footwear Boat US Kayaks Humminbird Multi-species Lake Superior DSC Contaminants Jerky Olcott, NY Sphaera Wildlife Forever Lights Deep Sea Diver Tournament Grade Circle Hooks Tim Popfinger Raritan Walleyes Northland LineGrabber The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls Traxstech great lakes Tools Shelter Vick Niagara Falls The Harry Lure River Fishing Size limits Promise Keeper Lighting ShowSpan Lund Boats Volvo Penta Soo Locks Minn Kota Oculus Invasive species Navigation Jeff Wenzel Walleye Mark Zona Scholarship Home Port Marine Marketing Knives Gravity Streams Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series Global Spectrum USCG Bass Pro Bait Rigs University of Buffalo Hamlin Costa TRAC Ecological Fishing Lake Ontario Smartfind S20 Personal AIS Beacon Catch & Cook Rig'N Tails Okuma SeaLife Cameras Corey Schmidt Downriggers Bethel University Practical Sailor LOTSA Martin-Flory Magnum Flow-Troll Bro Brosdahl DuraSafe Electronics Lock Ryan Wilson Mustad Goby WeatherStation Custom Jigs & Spins Spreads Marsh Madness Rescue Line InvisaSnap Fiberglass boat Youth Quantum Gary Dollahon Side Imaging Acme Skarlis Port of Indiana Tackle Bag PRADCO Odd'ball Fin Spin Angler EZ Dock Lakemaster BoatUS Angler Grady-White redfish Stabenow spreader light Frigibar Legend Extreme Titan Chain Angler 175T Onyx Brian Brosdahl IGFA Legend Gold McMurdo Gunnison, CO Lund Fiberglass tiller Extended Warranty Cabela's Slender Spoon STRATTEC Hobie Bristol Bay Salmon bimini top Fishing Clubs Salmon Triton Boats Shoes Seakeeper gyro spoon Swanson-Russell NMEA Evinrude Andrew Semprevivo Yamaha Fish Hawk XD4 Venice, Louisiana Gear splice Thermacell Whistler Spoon Tommy Skarlis Brite Wash CUSTOM JIGS 'N' SPINS Green Bay Forage Minnow Ditty bag Jonathon VanDam Yamaha ATV Contest Pharmaceuticals DuraSafe clubs GPS Speedometer marlin Alaskan NAIFC Championship Bad Elf EZ Splice Fasteners Holland Multitools BOLT Padlock Plano Airmar mudsnail Mack's Lures One-Handle-Does-It-All System SOG Bait head Jeff's Tackle Shop Boat lifts Mark Chmura Tournament Matt Serbenski Baitcast Fishing Pole BBQ Lighter Big Bear Products Salmon Unlimited of Illinois Rough Weather FRIDAY FUNNIES Reef Runner Trout Unlimited Mike Seymour Matt Straw Dollahon Barry Brown Marine Games Plano Tackle Boxes Rain suit Costa Sunglasses Cliff Pace Chargers Fort Wayne, Indiana Safety Sharpeners Clam Oakley Sunglasses Lake Erie Chicago barrier Mag Light Marcum Telescoping JIggler Long Rod Green Bay, Wisconsin Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Owners tournament Glorvigen Bristol Bay Aquatic AV On board Brown trout boat rental treestand injury Davis Instruments Tyee Chatterbait Reese Clay Dyer Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Aqua Vu Boat Covers Gary Giudice News/Social Speakers iPilot Link jigs Iaconelli YUM Rugged Shark Alabama Rig Mosquito repellent Bass Pro Shops Four-Person Dome Tent with Screen Porch CLASSIC HELLA Rippin' Lips Boat maintenance CMP Global LCWCC Tournaments Lowrance iPad Silver Horde Ultracoat Mr. Twister Camera mount Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing Boats TRAC Weather Buoy St. Croix 360 Normark Michigan Sportsman's rights Fish America Foundation National Guard Whale Pumps tree stand injury ODNR Sport Shows Safe boating Glacier Glove Launch ramp BASSMASTER Keep Kool OHIO Tides Conservation Marine Speakers Ditch Soft Jigwobbler Marine Lighting Wild River series Evolve Larson Electronics Steve Wood Boat names Swedish FireKnife Hunting Hobie Pro Angler 1675 Pro Guide Pro Polish Bob Schmidt Rippin Lips Trade Shows Lock Sunstream Boat Lifts SeaEra QC Michigan DNR F-Series Storm Gear EVOLVE FISHING CO KVD Crankbait Net Grunden's Z-Man EZ BoatPort spinning rod Frabill Chaco Lures Interlux blue marlin New Zealand Fuel JBL Skamania Mania Dave Mull Blog Shurhold Husky Jerk Storage Snow-Shoe Tip-Up Ascend Blue Collar Outdoors Flat Slider 75 Optima Hevi-Beads Video Accessories Uncle Norm's Indiana DNR Tom Neustrom Swim bait Ranger Boats Spencer Yachts Bibs Gull Lake Marine binoculars Mack's Lure Traditions tackle storage hardbaits Headgear Aqualuma Ryan Kleckner Scott Martin Rovermax LR 100 eZSplice Serious Shine South Haven WFN Faria GPS for Lightning Connector MUSHING Kayak Radio Mazurek Slide Moor LineSnubber New York Soul5 Tackle Labs Bheestie Bag Prosepec Electronics YUMphibian Tip-Up John E. Phillips dock lines Shock Wave Kill switch U.S.S.A. Kindle book Bass Pro Shops exotic species New Lures ONIX Homeport Marine Marketing Power Line Recycle Bin Brandon Newby iPhone Bug repellent Moisture Muncher Innovative Outdoors Rushton Gregory Walleye tournament AmVets WileyX Gene Larew Autotether Whale Insurance Coast Guard Synergy Outdoors Bass lure Army Corp of Engineers Topwater News St. Croix Rods Ranger VS1780 Cannon Accon Marine Shoremaster LakeMaster Western States Version Tight Lines Jewelry Bug bite relief Smart Guide Publications Berkley Rubrail weather Earth Day B.A.S.S. Wind Power RAT FINKEE Records Rain gear Dave Mull Kurt Mazurek Muskie Lure Wisconsin Jack Links Beckson exotic invader Sun protection Manistee Honda Knife sharpening MATE USA Traditions Media Izaak Walton League Lake trout Dave Genz Turning Point Props BoatUS Batteries ATV Great Lakes Troller Chronglobal Air show Black Velvet Tracker Marine Lake Michigan Kevin VanDam Todd Sokolow Shipping Costa Del Mar Orca Fin System Sheldon's Monel Metal Princecraft Rapala Catfish Plano Synergy AKOYA Ultimate Flannel Shirts Wedding Ring Gill NA inReach PulseTech Technology Wake Fishing Oshkosh Muscle Squared 65 Lake Assault Milennia MIL-iDock Patrick Hurst cruzin RedHead Ranger Balog Macho Minnow Wounded Warriors Church Tackle PLB Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo ABT X-2 Countdown Rods Electronics Marine Radio Ice Features ABT Betsy Strike King iPilot Marine NewsWire