WFN announces an all-new original series, Beyond the Cast with JP DeRose, produced in association with Hook Line and Sinker Productions (HLSP) and premiering in January 2013. JP is recognized by viewers as the host of Getting School'd, which has aired on WFN the past four seasons. Each of the 13 episodes of Beyond the Cast with JP DeRose for 2013 brings together a panel of experts consisting of a guide, a retailer and two tournament anglers to test and evaluate some of the best-in-class fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures and accessories. Four products similar in function and price range will be evaluated on performance, quality and durability by the panel every episode, with JP designing each controlled test and making sure it's properly conducted.
JP will be on the water each episode, giving viewers the opportunity to learn proper technique application with some valuable pointers and helpful tips that involve the category of products being rated. Full recaps and results from the testing along with a panel discussion conclude each show.
Audience participation will be encouraged as anglers are asked to share their hands-on experience with the gear we're testing on the show - we want to know what you think of it. Good, bad or indifferent, Beyond the Cast with JP DeRose will provide honest and unfiltered opinions on the best (and not so good) equipment out in the marketplace.