Month: December 2021

Early Ike

Right about the time he was getting his first taste of Bassmaster tournament trail competition, and nearly a decade before he’d score his infamous Classic title

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1968 Burke Flex-O Catalog

But read the description and there’s no mention of Texas or rig. Instead, the rig is called the “self weedless worm with special Slide Sinker.” The Texas rig would not receive its name until just after the start of the 70s. Below that they were even selling the EK102 “Professional Series New ‘Slide Sinker’ Method Erthword Kit.”

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1970s Tuner Gear Kits

This week I’m going to discuss what today would be called 1970s Tuner Gear Kits. These high-speed conversion gear kits allowed an angler to change out the old 3.75:1 gears in the ABU 5000 and 6000 reels and improve the ratio to near 5.0:1.

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