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If You Can't Beat 'Em... Christy Peters - CarpPro's first female cover angler!
So with our first lady carper on the cover we thought we’d call her up and see what’s going on? Cristy Peters is serious, rumor has it Tom’s position as Colin’s right hand man at tournaments maybe in jeopardy!
Hi Cristy, thanks for talking to us. So is this a case of "if you can't beat them, join them!"?
Very much!.....but I'm thinking more like 'if you can't beat em, join em.....THEN beat em!!
Is fishing something new to you or did you grow up around outsdoorsmen?
Oh I grew up around hunters and fishermen for sure!...just about every vacation was so my dad and his buddies could fish lakes around Oklahoma and Texas. We grew up 'noodling' for catfish on the Red River...it’s gross I know, sticking your hand in holes along the riverbank and pulling out a fish, but we loved it.
Are there any particular fishy fashion accessories the lady must have? I noticed the camo pants!
Hey! Come on now!!!......gotta catch a few more fish before I start my new line of rhinestone rods and pink reels! Seriously-no fashion in fishing...you're just one of the guys.
How proud where you last year as Colin represented the USA in France?
Was that the most AWESOME thing ever??!!! I know he was so pumped to go and it was an amazing experience for him. The whole family was
proud of him. The entire time he was gone, it was all we could talk about! He did a great job representing the US, he met so many wonderful people and enjoyed every second of it--the least he could have done is won right? Oh well, there's always next time!
I noticed last time a I spoke to Colin that he has lost a lot of his British accent, is that a relief??
Lol....no, I LOVE his accent!....But get him around a few Englishmen, which there are a lot of in the carp world, and I can barely understand him myself....
Do you plan on fishing more this year?
I really do, I'm finally at a place where the kids are grown and now I can ask myself 'what do I want to do?'....and ONE of those things is catch a bigger fish than my husband! :-)
Any advice for all the other carp widows out there?
I'd say, give it a try!... And do everything yourself....bait the hook, cast out the line, take the hook out of the fish, that's where the fun is.....its no good getting bored to death watching someone do it for you and just reeling it in. You'll meet some really nice people and the day just flies by!
Many thanks Cristy. We’ll be keeping an eye out for you this year!