Chicago, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/04/2014 -- Expert Waters ECN (http://www.expertwaters.com), an Expert Calling Network or “ECN” of expert Anglers, opened to the public today. Expert Waters ECN brings together some of the best locally and nationally recognized professional anglers to share their knowledge and expertise via paid telephone calls.
“Expert Waters ECN is dedicated to making fishing expertise more accessible to consumers of all skill levels,” stated John Miao, Sponsor of Expert Waters ECN and Founder of Xcalibur Rods. “Whether someone is seeking advice on how to catch Steelhead along the famous Pere Marquette river in Michigan, Blue Marlin off the Kona coast in Hawaii, Permit in the Lower Florida Keys, or if someone just wants a little advice on how to become more skilled with a Spey or Centerpin rod, Expert Waters ECN can provide an experienced fishing expert to answer those questions.”
Recreational fishing is a popular outdoor activity in the United States. According to Statista, almost 48 million people participated in freshwater, saltwater and/or fly fishing in the U.S. in 2012. According to US NOAA, the expenditures of anglers contribute an estimated $56 billon in economic impact and support 364,000 jobs in the US.
"We are pleased to be the technology platform that powers the Expert Waters ECN," stated Brian Christie, CEO and Chief Innovation Officer at Fanaticall, Inc. "Fishing is an important outdoor experience for relaxation and recreation and Expert Waters ECN will make expertise more accessible in this sport that brings joy to millions of anglers and their families.”
Website visitors can register for free to view the experts in the Expert Waters ECN directory - a growing directory that is expected to one day include experts that know every body of water, every type of fish, gear, and every angling technique needed to help guide consumers in their fishing outings. Participating experts set their own rates to respond to call requests from consumers and range in price from $30 for a 15-minute discussion to $1,000 for a one-hour discussion.
“By participating in Expert Waters ECN, I can guide clients that I don’t have time to take out on the water,” said Captain Bob Santangelo expert guide at Heidecke Lake and the Kankakee river. “I’ve spent 20 years getting to know the waters around Illinois and Florida and can give some excellent guidance to anyone planning to give them a try.”
Some of the local and national experts featured on Expert Waters ECN include:
Conway Bowman: World Traveling expert fly-fisherman, TV show host and author.
Captain Dennis Cintas: 100 Ton USCG Masters License holder with twenty years knowledge fishing the Kona Coast, Hawaii.
Jeffry Gottfried: Oregon based Lead Guide and Executive Director, Educational Recreational Adventures with tenkara expertise.
Captain Pete Greenan: Everglades expert, Sarasota and Boca Grande Fly fishing School Expert.
Keith Kay: Largemouth Bass fishing expert including Mexico’s world famous Lake El Salto.
Justin Nguyen: Steelhead guide, professional river guide and casting instructor in Michigan City, Indiana (60 miles east of Chicago).
Gabe Nyblad: Full time guide Lower Florida Keys (Dec-Aug) and Pere Marquette and Muskegon River Guide Guide (Sept-Nov).
Captain Bob Santangelo: Owner Kankakee River Valley Guide Service (45 Miles Southwest of Chicago).
Dr. Jimmy Sites: TV Producer & Host of Spiritual Outdoor Adventures with Jimmy Sites, best-selling author, and professional speaker.
Dennis Spike: Largely credited as the first pioneer of the modern era of kayak fishing, writer and expert since 1995.
Each expert Angler is handpicked by the team at Expert Waters ECN so experts interested in being showcased on the ECN are encouraged to visit the site for more information.
About Expert Waters ECN
Expert Waters ECN is an Expert Calling Network (ECN) dedicated to making fishing expertise more accessible to consumers of all skill levels. On the Expert Waters ECN website, consumers can register for free to view a directory of experts that are available to share their knowledge and expertise. Participating experts set their own rates to respond to call requests from
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