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Conventional Fishing Expert Matthew W.
  • Matthew W.

    Growing up, I was lucky enough to learn how to fish with my dad. As a native of Atlanta, I was somewhat landlocked, but fortunate enough to spend holidays and summers on the water. Fishing (and crabbing) quickly became my favorite past time, while I studied music and art in school.

    After finishing my PhD, I moved to sunny Pensacola, Florida to perform and teach music and art. However, I can't lie and say that the Gulf Coast's amazing fishery didn't also lure me to the area! I spend 100+ days every year on the water, I've been a successful guide in the area, and I absolutely love meeting new fishing buddies and talking gear!

    I've had the opportunity to fish all over the country, and now, I live right down the street from some of the best fishing in the US, and I love the opportunity to catch-and-cook for family and friends, and create some beautiful Japanese gyotaku fish prints of my catches. What could be better?

    So, what do I need from you? Be honest with me about what you are looking for, your timeline, your budget, etc. I'm a conventional fishing expert, not a sales guy! I know this market well, and will always keep your targeted species in mind, as well as your wallet! I'm always happy to find something cheaper, a different color, or put things on hold for a while if that's better for you! Just keep me in the loop!

    288 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategoryConventional Fishing Expert
    Customers helped7,011
    Current locationPensacola, Florida
    BirthdayHalloween
    Home townAtlanta, Georgia
    My QualificationI spend 100+ days on the water
    Favorite drinkAnything ice cold in Florida sun
    Favorite beerBallast Point Imperial
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    Conventional Fishing Expert Matthew W.
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    Reviewer: Zander
    Matthew was amazing
    Matthew is one of the most if not the most helpful person I’ve met on this app he knows exactly what your looking for and even with little info he does his best I asked him what his go to’s are and to surprise me and I can’t wait to try them out and see if they work. He has a sense of humor and is a great person to talk to we talked a little about the fish in our area and what are biggest catches we’re and just talked like we ran into each other on the dock and started talking abt fishing it was great. I definitely recommend asking this guy for help, ideas and info on products.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 30, 2022
    Conventional Fishing Expert Matthew W.
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    Reviewer: Annebritt (or Anna) B
    The BEST!
    Matthew knew EXACTLY what I needed! He had it dialed in and perfect options selected for me in minutes but conversation was so interesting and his obvious intelligence was so engaging that he really made the experience of shopping for fishing gear fun! I have had great experiences shopping with Curated & will absolutely return to Matthew for my future fishing needs. Top Notch Quality Experience!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 18, 2022
    Conventional Fishing Expert Matthew W.
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    Reviewer: Jimmy
    Matthew was exceptional
    Matthew killed it honestly! He gave me a lot of great options and a big selection of lures for the murky areas I go to for bass and carp and snake heads. He did a exceptional job of keeping it on track and to the T. If Matthew is ever around my neck of the woods I'd love to show him some of the sweet holes we have!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 12, 2022
    Conventional Fishing Expert Matthew W.
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    Reviewer: Alan
    He is the go-to guy
    I have never experienced this before in a tackle shop. He was the only person that I would talk with about fishing equipment from Line to electronics he knows it all. I will not go back to shopkarls or Bass Pro Shop. This is my new home for buying all my fishing needs. So to you Matthew. Thank you for your time and for the amount of knowledge you shared.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 5, 2022
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    Reviewer: Meg
    Conventional Fishing Expert Matthew W.
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    Reviewer: Michael
    Quick and easy
    Came upon Curated researching rods and reels for bass fishing. Before I knew it I was talking to Matthew W. He asked me 3-4 questions including how much I was looking to spend. He got back to me with a rod and reel in minutes that I was already looking at so that made me feel good about making the purchase. He hit my target price and didn't try to push anything else on me besides what I asked for. Assuming shipping won't be an issue I'm very glad I came across Curated.
    Verified Review | Submitted on May 3, 2022
    Conventional Fishing Expert Matthew W.
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    Reviewer: Eileen
    Eileen's experience with Matthew
    I wanted to get my mentor a parting gift that he would use in one of his favorite hobbies, fishing. Not really knowing much about fishing equipment I found the Curated website. Matthew answered my many questions and suggested the perfect rod and reel. He patiently waited and sent links so I could bring myself up to speed on his recommendations. The absolute best customer experience ever. I wish I could hug you Matthew!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 14, 2022
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    Reviewer: Marcus F
    Matthew is a great!
    Matthew was great help to me as a first time fisherman! Very knowledgeable, very helpful, not pushy and not an upseller. You can tell he is passionate about this sport. He helped me as a first time fishing gear buyer and explained why he chose the things that he chose for me. I'm very, very happy with my purchase and very glad that I got Matthew to help me. I will be back!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 13, 2022
    Conventional Fishing Expert Matthew W.
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    Reviewer: Jennifer D
    Jennifer D's experience with Matthew
    My shopping assistant Matthew was great to work with. He was very helpful! My low rating is because of this below: We do have sales tax in Wisconsin, but Wisconsin residents claim our purchases under out of state sales tax on our purchases at the end of the year tax forms. I shouldn’t be charged sales tax. Your website excludes Wisconsin but at check out the taxes are charged. The website doesn't include Wisconsin in their collected taxes
    Verified Review | Submitted on Mar 31, 2022
    Conventional Fishing Expert Matthew W.
    Expert: Matthew W.
    Reviewer: Annebritt (or Anna) B
    Annebritt (or Anna) B's experience with Matthew
    Matthew is the PERFECT guide for my fishing needs! He was friendly, interesting, intelligent, helpful and clearly knew exactly what I needed within a few minutes of talking with me! I will DEFINITELY work with him again and so appreciate the expert help!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 18, 2022
    Matthew W.
    5.0 from 288 reviews
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