Happy New Year!
I would like to start off by thanking everyone of you… sponsors and members alike for making Bend The Rod the greatest and most positive place to talk fishing. When Aaron and I started this site 2 years ago we had the vision of a positive forum that brought a free place to talk and tell all about what we love without restriction. It not only took the great members and sponsors here to make that vision happen, we all made a place where we ourselves did not even envision.
So with that said we have great things planned for 2015!
Aaron has invested a tremendous amount of time designing a new layout for BTR that will make it more user friendly especially on mobile devices. In addition, it will increase efficiency and enable more features. The new layout will debut in the coming weeks.
Our goal is to triple our membership by year end. To help achieve this goal, we will be displaying Bend The Rod at fishing tournaments, shows and events. BTR will be at the Somerset Show this year and we expect great recruitment during this event. Our tournament schedule this year will include all the great tournaments we covered last season with a few new events for 2015. BTR will continue the coverage of the Big Fish Classic with a live chat again this year.
Also, we are continuing our Annual Fishing Tournament! With the help of our sponsors the First Annual BTR Fishing Tournament was a tremendous success. A nice touch by adding custom ranks to the winning members names will give them bragging rights throughout the forum. For those of you who missed last years Bend The Rod Clam Bake and Flea Market missed an awesome time. With the great people at Offshore Bait and Tackle we will be announcing another BTR Clam Bake/Flea Market to be held this year. Still in the planning stages we are preparing for Bend The Rod fishing seminars in conjunction with the South Jersey Marina Charter Fleet.
We have many new and excited things for 2015 still in the planning stages. We will announce them as they are ready for release. As we promised we will always be continuing the growth of this great community. We are very excited for this upcoming season and 2015 is going to be a great year for all of us here at Bend The Rod!
Keep your rods bent!