Being a professional angler is the dream of so many anglers. Boston’s Gene Ellison is one of those anglers living this dream. Gene not only has developed his very successful The Fishing Machine brand but also has made a powerful impact on our sport. So when Gene agreed to the interview, I knew there was a lot to cover. This is a must read for all anglers with professional fishing aspirations. Gene offers a number of unique takes on what it takes to be a successful full-time or part-time professional angler. I find Gene’s take on sponsorship particularly interesting. This is one of those interviews that you will want to read and reread. There is a lot here that will make you think.