FPT Tech classes begin February 18th

SACRAMENTO Ca. – The technology available to today's angler is amazing. Ol' school anglers often express their dismay at the fact that much in the way of electronics didn't exist in their day, and at times, form conjecture on how much better they could have been had they had access to today's modern marvels.

And, having the latest in “hi-tech” bass fishing equipment is without question one key to successful angling and many spare no expense in buying the best technology on the market. The question we all have to ask ourselves however is: Are we maximizing the use of this expensive technology we have invested so much money in?

Enter...Future Pro "Tech", a curriculum of hands-on classes specifically designed to help today's angler understand today's "high tech" equipment - equipment that has, in this day and age, become a necessary part of just about every competitive angler's arsenal. Many anglers today own "high tech" equipment, but a great majority are simply not familiar with the basic, or even low-level functions of these "pricey" units, and never gain the confidence in, or recognize the effectiveness of, these true modern marvels.

FPT "Tech" classes are FREE (from now thru April) and will be conducted in a hands-on, classroom format, projected on a HD big-screen TV, with electronic fish finder, and mapping unit simulations available for interactive instruction. Registration will be on a first-come, first served basis and will be limited to twenty-five (25) students per class, with each student receiving notepads/study materials, and refreshments.

FPT "Tech" courses are conducted by factory trained professionals in a seminar/lab format, helping students understand what often cannot be understood simply by reading an instruction manual.

Classes are open to all anglers whether you fish for bass, trout, kokanee, or any other species of fish, and information about various brands of electronics will be covered including Lowrance, Garmin, etc, so please know that you will leave with a better understanding of electronics and how it relates to your specific unit.

FPT "Tech" classes feature:

- "Hands on" training on the high-tech electronics, equipment, and tackle you use - Classes are presented in a one-hour seminar/one-hour lab format - No tuition fee is required (Now thorough April) - Classes are limited to twenty-five students to provide quality training

FPT "Tech" classes can help you:

- Reduce your learning curve - Increase your productivity on the water - Get the most out of your "high tech" equipment

One example of a FPT "Tech" course offered is:

Electronic Chart Navigation - 101 - "Mapping out effective strategies", featuring Tshombe Moore of NAVIONICS Inc.

Students can expect to learn from this course:

- Basic principles of electronic mapping - Navigating from point A to point B - Installing mapping chips - Course plotting - Storing data/settings - Data recall - Map/Software upgrading

For instructions on how to pre-register for FPT "Tech" classes, and information on course descriptions, class locations, date and times, please logon to the Future Pro Tour website at www.futureprotour.net and click on the "FPT Tech" navigation tab.

As always, you may call the FPT offices - ANYTIME, and we will be happy to assist you with registration.

See you all in school!


(916) 768-0938 www.futureprotour.net

Vince Harris
President/Director, Future Pro Tour Tournament Trails

3117 Merrywood Dr.
Sacramento Ca, 95825