Reflecting on 2021

Well it’s the end of the year and time to start reflecting on 2021.

So we can let that year go and gear up for 2022.

This time of year we like to do three things.

  1. Reflecting on the year just gone.
  2. Looking forward to the new year ahead.
  3. Thank our followers, students and community for all your support over the year.

Reflecting on 2021

Well we have had an amazing year, the highlight being our trip to Princess Charlotte Bay.

While the episodes are still in edit (few technical glitches with some of the footage has delayed release), they are beginning to drop and you can check them out on our YouTube channel. (make sure you subscribe).

Of course COVID has impacted so many of our community down south, we are about to feel it’s affects now with a mask mandate and the vaccination certificate.

But for those cooped up, our courses have provided much needed respite and we have welcomed in thousands of new students.

One of the biggest changes for us, while reflecting on 2021, is the sale of our house in Cardwell.

We made all our courses here and it is very dear to our heart.

But we will be back in Cardwell regularly as we can’t go too far from our beautiful island Hinchinbrook.

And let’s not forget 2021 is the year we released our new lures to the world. Our first attempt (Scaleblazer) sold out in one hour so we have been frantically learning all about ecommerce and how we can better serve you with great products that catch fish.

Be sure and go back through some of our past blogs as we test the prototypes.

The good, the bad and the ugly/expensive.

 

Reflecting on 2021 and our time at Hinchinbrook Island

Hinchinbrook is the most amazing location for fishing. After selling the Cardwell house we will miss this place – but be back regularly to visit.

Red fish

We caught some amazing fish and released our new lures to the world. Scaleblazer sold out in an hour, Pillager stocks are almost gone and 40% of Levitators went in 24 hours. So thankyou to all of those who believed in us bringing you a quality product that catches fish!

Haul out for annual boat maintenance

Of course no year would be complete without something going wrong with Mood Swings! She ain’t called Mood Swings by chance. But we love her and she is fully operational again – ready for our next adventure beginning TOMORROW.

Looking forward to the new year ahead

 

After reflecting on 2021, we look to the year ahead and set some goals.

Although life never goes as planned, we like to set an intention that we have good health and live life to the fullest.

We have a new website on the way that will be much faster (that has been a labour of love).

And it will also have a testimonials directory to easy find and search for all the great success stories we have from students.

After reflecting on 2021, we realised that it is difficult to get away from the business.

So we have taken steps to hire staff to help with that. This has been a two year process and we are nearly there.

You don’t just find perfect staff to run and operate your business baby in 5 minutes.

There have been successes and failures, but we are now set up to travel fairly regularly knowing our business is in the best hands.

We have amazing staff to help us!

Huge thanks to our wonderful staff – Galia (Online Operations manager in Israel), Emma (Personal assistant to Karen in Cardwell), Kara (Social media manager on the Sunny Coast), Jeffrey (Tech whizz and tech support in the Philippines), Polly (Bookkeeping in Mackay), Stephen (Videographer and editing here in Cairns), Colin (Product distribution in Kuranda) and special thanks to our business mentor Ramona in Townsville. Not to mention the wonderful contractors that also assist in getting our products out to the world.

It still amazes us that we have such a diverse and amazing team that support us and you!

Allowing us to do some more trips and take you to some more amazing locations – and create hopefully two more courses next year.

New products/courses

In the pipeline are Locating Livies and Hidden Hotspots.

And some new merchandise under the brand RMFGO – coz that’s what we want to do and encourage you to do the same. Life is too short, sometimes we just need to Seaze the Day (pardon the pun) and just Go!

Our lures are flying out the door so Visit the RMF shop to purchase lures > here.

Merry Xmas and Thank you for your support

The big takeaway when reflecting on 2021, is that without your support opening our emails, buying our products, watching our videos and enjoying our courses, we would not have the lifestyle we do today. While we have worked very hard to set up a business and life we love, we could not do it without your support.

And for that we thankyou from the bottom of our heart.

Even if you never buy anything from us, we just appreciate the time you take to follow along, open our emails and enjoy our videos.

To our students, you brighten our day with your enthusiasm and dedication to success and become better anglers.

We salute you all and wish you a Happy and Safe Xmas and wonderful New Year.

 

 

 

Christmas Closures

We are heading north in Mood Swings Xmas eve, returning early January.

Jeffrey will be doing skeleton support for course students and lure purchases over Xmas.

But please be patient as he is the one man band over the holiday period.

The next blog from us (next installment in our Princess Charlotte Bay trip) will drop on the 6th January. So keep an eye out for that one.

Thanks again and see you in the New year!

 

 

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About The Author

Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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