WFN: World Fishing Network, the leading entertainment destination and digital resource for anglers throughout North America, airs an all-new original series, Beyond the Cast with JP DeRose, beginning Wednesday, Jan 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
“The premise of the show is to move past the marketing slogans and flashy advertising and tackle the facts on the gear,” said JP DeRose. “It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the vast selection of gear in today’s marketplace and find the best value for your hard-earned dollar; I want the audience to learn about everything they need to know both before and beyond the cast.”
Each episode, JP and his team of gear testers are out to put today's fishing products to task. They’ll scrutinize and evaluate some of the best-in-class fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures and accessories. Products similar in function and price range will be evaluated on performance, quality and durability by the panel 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 related to the category of products being rated.
Beyond the Cast with JP DeRose, encourages interaction; anglers can contribute their personal reviews on Beyond the Cast online forums as well as Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheCast) and Twitter (@Beyond_the_Cast).
Added DeRose: “I want to encourage anglers to share their hands-on experience with the gear we’re testing on the show; we want to know what he or she thinks of it. Good, bad or indifferent, Beyond the Cast is going to provide honest, unfiltered opinions on the equipment out in the marketplace.”
JP DeRose, familiar to viewers as the host of Getting School’d, which has aired on WFN the past four seasons, has been fishing for nearly 30 years – 11 competitively and six professionally – and has 130 Top 10 and 30 tournament wins to his credit over the past 11 years. President of the Canadian Bass Anglers Federation for the last seven years, JP’s focus has always been to help people become better anglers.
Additional show information, including the full telecast schedule for Beyond the Cast with JP DeRose exclusively on WFN, can be found at http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/tv/shows/beyond-the-cast.aspx.
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WFN: World Fishing Network is the only 24/7 television network dedicated to all segments of fishing with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. WFN's wide-ranging programming lineup includes a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any outdoor network. Featuring popular programs hosted by the world's top anglers, the network also includes a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows including Hookin' Up with Mariko Izumi and WFN's Reel Fishy Jobs. WFN also delivers the beauty of fishing in stunning High Definition with WFN HD, which delivers 100 percent High Definition programming 24/7. Originally launched in December 2005, today WFN and WFN HD are available in more than 20 million households through North American cable, satellite and telecommunications distributors. In the U.S., distributors include Verizon FiOS, Dish Network, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, GVTC and Charter Communications.