Even if seats were still used today, I would bet you a few Vision 110s that Machine Design Inc. wouldn’t associate this piece of equipment with a “throne.” I’m guessing the word “throne,” back in those days, wasn’t a euphemism for “crapper.”
“Here I was holding an event where I was responsible to hand out $100 and I only had nine members,” he said. “Then we show up at Cachuma and 37 anglers show up to participate – 28 of which were new members.”
The year 1977 was a banner year for the company due to the fact that Rick Clunn had just won back-to-back Bassmaster Classics and caught some of his fish in each event on Bagley’s baits.
“I got the mold done and had the guys over for a pouring session. When the first few heads came out of the mold, one of the guys said, ‘That looks like a football.’” The name stuck. This was around 1965.
Originally posted 5 March 2012 Ricky Green, the man behind the Cajun’s “Ricky Green Fishin’ Machine,” was one of the big names in bass fishing in the early years of BASS. He won two events and qualified for 14 Classics, finishing in the top seven on six different occasions. Those […]
The 1971 Bassmaster season, or as they used to call it, “The Society’s Tournament Trail,” became the second such season where an angler would be recognized for consistency throughout the year. This title, as called out in the 1971 Nov/Dec issue of Bassmaster Magazine, was the Point Scoring Crown, known today as the Angler of the Year award.