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Day: February 18, 2021

Old Boat Ads – 1970

Although the boat manufacturers came up with a lot of advances, it was the anglers themselves that developed improvements in the boats. For example, the Flipping Deck was a result of someone wanting to be higher in the boat in order to better position themselves for the cast. The outlawing of bladder tanks (extra fuel tanks stored on the deck between the rod lockers that would collapse as the fuel was consumed) gave rise to larger stock fuel tanks.

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Graphite Rods: From Aerospace to Bass Fishing

“At this time I belonged to a bass club in southern California called the Saddleback Bassmasters. Dave Myers was in the club and he worked at Fenwick in Westminster. (Editor’s note: This is the same Dave Myers who helped Dee Thomas develop the Flippin’ Stik. See Birth of the Flippin’ Stik – Part One and Part Two)

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