No one needs to explain the value of consistency to Matt Reed. The Texan recently ran some numbers from the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series season that tell him everything he needs to know about that concept.
When you compare Reed's finishes straight up with Kevin VanDam's, Reed ended up higher in four of the eight tournaments. Still, KVD won his fourth straight Angler of the Year (AOY) title by a wide margin, while Reed (who finished 33rd in the points) barely qualified for the Bassmaster Classic.
The big difference, of course, was in their respective worst finishes. A 33rd at Toledo Bend was the bottom of the barrel for VanDam, whereas the best of Reed's four finishes in which he didn't beat VanDam was a 44th at West Point. He also had a 59th, a 75th and an 89th on his ledger. Read Complete Story