All this new stuff is great and serves a purpose but give me an old 1/4- to 1/2-ounce Norman Redman spinnerbait (red head of course) and I’m happy about 90% of the time.
Then there’s Dee Thomas and his protégé Dave Gliebe, both just after taking the southern B.A.S.S. events by storm with the new Flippin’ technique. Another western legend in this mix is Mike Folkestad, who also put a hurtin’ on some of the events in the east and still takes a good sum of cash from western anglers today.
Originally posted 6 April, 2012 Here are a couple of ads that really show how big bass fishing was getting in the early ’70s. Here we have two, not one but two, lure companies vying for their share of the bass boat market. In the first ad we see Glin […]
The first time I came across the Action Lures Breathing Worm was around 1978. They were hanging on the wall at the shop I worked at – already having a number of birthdays there – collecting dust.
In the article, “Season at a Glance: 1971 Bassmaster Trail – Part One,” there was a little confusion as to the AOY and Classic titles. Harold Sharp was kind enough to direct me to the article that defined the AOY.
I’m not sure how it happened, Bob and Ray are not sure, but the one thing that I remember was that Bob Cobb invented the B.A.S.S. AOY by naming Bill Dance at the end of the 1970 BASS Tour.